The Toronto Argonauts (7-5) visit the Ottawa Redblacks (3-9) in the first game of a CFL doubleheader on Saturday.
Argonauts vs Redblacks Betting Odds
Spread: Toronto -2.5
When: Sept. 24, 2022, at 7 p.m. EDT
Venue: TD Place Stadium – Ottawa, Ontario
Argonauts vs Redblacks Betting Preview
The Toronto Argonauts have a two-game lead in the East, although they seldom look impressive. But Toronto is the only team above .500 in the East, and as long as they’re winning, they don’t need to accumulate style points. The Argos like to throw the ball and Mcleod Bethel-Thompson is second in the league in passing yards and his 16 TDs are third in the league. Toronto has had to rely on him a bit more than they’d like, as they’re last in the league with 73 rushing yards per game.
Toronto’s defense is third in the league in points allowed, despite being fifth in yards allowed. The Argonauts are No. 8 in passing yards allowed, while Ottawa is No. 4 in passing yards.
The Redblacks have been a disappointment this season, although part of that is due to the injury suffered by Jeremiah Masoli. While he was off to a slow start, Masoli did give the Redblacks big play capability, which is something they’re lacking a little bit. Nick Arbuckle can move the team but has been prone to the big error, having thrown just three touchdowns against 11 interceptions.
The Ottawa defense is capable of making stops and are fourth in points allowed, while being No. 8 in total defense. The Redblacks are No. 7 in rushing defense, but Toronto may not be the team to take advantage of that weakness.
Argonauts vs Redblacks Betting Trends
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Ottawa
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ottawa’s last 7 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa’s last 6 game
Argonauts vs Redblacks Pick & Prediction
These two teams played here two weeks ago and the Argonauts were able to hold on for a 24-19 victory. Toronto led 24-9, only to see Ottawa make it 24-19 and drive to the Argonaut 7 with a few minutes remaining but were unable to punch it in for a score. The two teams combined for 799 yards but each team attempted five field goals.
When you see 800 yards of total offense, you expect to see a little more than 43 points. The game two weeks ago featured three missed field goals, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see a few more points Saturday.