Argonauts vs. Blue Bombers Prediction: CFL Week 5 Point Spread, Odds
July 12, 2019, 8:30 PM ET | IG Field
The Blue and Gold were short-handed last week, but are expecting to get a couple veteran players back on the defensive side of the ball for Friday’s game.
CFL Odds and BettingThe Bombers won both games against the Argos last season in convincing fashion, outscoring them 78-34. They have also won five out of the last six games against Toronto overall. Not only have the Argos not won game this season, dating back to last year they have dropped 12 of their last 13 games.
These two teams have gone over the number six consecutive games dating back to August of 2016. Of note, the Bombers gave jumped into top spot on the CFL futures board at Sports Interaction paying +220 to win the Grey Cup.
With James Franklin placed on the six-game injured list with a hamstring ailment, the Argos needed a big effort from Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Well, despite the loss, Bethel-Thompson helped navigate the Boatmen to their best result, a 18-17 setback to the Lions Saturday evening. MBT was 25-for-33 for 303 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
The Argos hope this is a turning point to a young season that has been poor so far. Three straight losses and an offence that has managed 38 points in three games. This assignment will be difficult for them in Winnipeg, against a Blue Bombers defence that is ranked number one in many categories, including fewest points allowed.
Of note, James Wilder Jr. racked up 109 total yards last week. He’ll have his hands full this week against a Bombers defence that hasn’t allowed an offensive touchdown against in the last two games.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Bombers are off to a blazing 3-0 start with their win over the Redblacks in week four. But maybe the better news came earlier in the week when Quarterback Matt Nichols was back on the practice field.
Nicole’s left Friday’s game in the third quarter with a head/neck injury and was in the midst of his best game of the season. Nichols was on target going 16-for-20 for 262 yards. At the time, the Bombers were up 22-4 and ended up wining the game 29-14.
Special teams Mike Miller was named one of the CFL’s top performers this past week after he tied a CFL-record with seven special teams tackles.