Toronto Argonauts vs Calgary Stampeders 8/20/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Calgary Stampeders vs Toronto Argonauts
August 20, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Argonauts +2.5 / Calgary Stampeders -2.5
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The Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in week 11 CFL action at BMO Field. The Calgary Stampeders need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games. The Toronto Argonauts look for a win to get a game above a .500 record.

The Calgary Stampeders have won 8 of their last 11 regular season games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 61.6 percent of his passes for 1,861 yards, 9 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Malik Henry and Reggie Begelton have combined for 908 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Kamar Jorden has 35 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 110.5 yards per contest, and Ka’Deem Carey leads the way with 471 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 23.9 points and 388.5 yards per game. Cameron Judge leads the Calgary Stampeders with 40 tackles, Shawn Lemon has 4 sacks and Titus Wall has 3 interceptions.

The Toronto Argonauts have won 10 of their last 16 regular season games. Mcleod Bethel-Thompson is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 2,230 yards, 10 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Kurleigh Gittens Jr. and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 869 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Markeith Ambles has 36 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 82 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 490 yards on 114 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 26 points and 360.6 yards per game. Wynton McMains leads the Toronto Argonauts with 53 tackles, Shawn Oakman has 3 sacks and Tarvarus McFadden has 1 interception.

The Stampeders are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 27-11-1 ATS in their last 39 games in August. The Argonauts are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 11. The over is 7-2 in Stampeders last 9 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Argonauts last 6 games overall. The Stampeders are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Toronto and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings.

The Calgary Stampeders are more trustworthy given the larger sample size, but there’s no doubt they’ve fallen off a cliff over the last month and their defense is raising serious concerns. The Toronto Argonauts haven’t fulfilled expectations through 8 games, but this is still a team that was considered a contender before the season, and there’s still potential there if their passing game can get help in other areas. If the Argos are going to turn into the team we thought before the season, these next two home games are where it takes place. Hard to lay chalk with the Stampeders on the road given their current form. Give me Toronto.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Toronto Argonauts +2.5
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