Toronto Argonauts vs Ottawa Redblacks 7/31/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Ottawa Redblacks vs Toronto Argonauts
July 31, 2022 5:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Argonauts -4.5 / Ottawa Redblacks +4.5
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The Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts meet Sunday in week 8 CFL action at BMO Field. The Ottawa Redblacks look to rebound from a rough 0-6 start. The Toronto Argonauts look for a win after splitting their last 4 games.

The Ottawa Redblacks have lost 12 of their last 13 regular season games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,083 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Jaelon Acklin and Darvin Adams have combined for 888 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Nathaniel Behar has 26 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 91 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 220 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 27.5 points and 408.2 yards per game. Avery Williams leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 32 tackles, Lorenzo Mauldin has 6 sacks and Monshadrik Hunter has 3 interceptions.

The Toronto Argonauts have won 9 of their last 13 regular season games. Mcleod Bethel-Thompson is completing 73.2 percent of his passes for 1,373 yards, 7 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Kurleigh Gittens Jr. and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 617 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Markeith Ambles has 24 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 97.6 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 407 yards on 88 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 26.2 points and 354 yards per game. Wynton McMains leads the Toronto Argonauts with 28 tackles, Shawn Oakman has 2 sacks and Tarvarus McFadden has 1 interception.

The RedBlacks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in July and 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Argonauts are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in July and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. East. The under is 9-3 in RedBlacks last 12 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Argonauts last 5 games in Week 8. The RedBlacks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Toronto and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Ottawa Redblacks aren’t winning games or covering numbers, and they’re easily the worst defensive team in the league through 6 games. The Toronto Argonauts are coming off back to back solid performances over the Roughriders, and they’ve shown a balanced attack for the most part with a ground game that can grind games out. You could argue this line is rather soft given how poor the Redblacks have been up to this point. Give me the Argos and the cheap line.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Toronto Argonauts -4.5
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