Toronto Argonauts vs BC Lions
June 25, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: BC Lions -5 / Toronto Argonauts +5
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The Toronto Argonauts and BC Lions meet Saturday in week 3 CFL action at the BC Place. The Toronto Argonauts look for a quick 2-0 start after beating the Alouettes. The BC Lions also look for a 2-0 start after smacking the Elks.
The Toronto Argonauts have won 7 of their last 9 regular season games. Mcleod Bethel-Thompson is completing 71 percent of his passes for 269 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Markeith Ambles and Kurleigh Gittens Jr. have combined for 133 receiving yards on 8 catches, while DaVaris Daniels has 4 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 107 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 87 yards on 18 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 19 points and 357 yards per game. Wynton McMains leads the Toronto Argonauts with 7 tackles, Shane Ray has 1 sack and Tarvarus McFadden has 1 interception.
The BC Lions have lost 7 of their last 9 regular season games. Nathan Rourke is completing 89.7 percent of his passes for 282 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Lucky Whitehead and Keon Hatcher have combined for 165 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while James Butler has 6 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 187 yards per contest, and Butler leads the way with 108 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 54 points and 316 yards per game. Bo Lokombo leads the BC Lions with 9 tackles, Sione Teuhema has 3 sacks and TJ Lee has 2 interceptions.
The Argonauts are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Lions are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The under is 4-1 in Argonauts last 5 games overall. The over is 7-0 in Lions last 7 games overall. The Argonauts are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in BC.
The Toronto Argonauts are a team I entered the season rather high on and believe they have enough to make a run at an East title. There’s value with the Argos in the underdog role. With that said, the BC Lions have the most impressive performance of the season so far, and they’ve had extra time to prepare for this contest after getting a bye last week. In order to back the road team here, I’d need more points. Give me the Lions by a touchdown.