Roughriders vs. Argonauts Prediction: CFL Week 16 Point Spread, Odds
September 28, 2019, 7:00 PM ET | BMO Field
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are very much in the hunt for top spot in the CFL’s West Division – but if they have any hope of reaching the top, they’ll need to be a lot better on the road. The Roughriders will look to improve their away showing beginning with Saturday’s trip to Toronto, where the Argonauts are already looking toward 2020 as they sit with just two wins through 12 games. Saskatchewan routed Toronto 32-7 in their previous meeting July 1.
CFL Odds and BettingToronto comes in as an underdog yet again, but has showed vast improvement in recent weeks and should generate some betting interest despite the chasm between these teams from a win-loss perspective. And the Argos have been a solid bounce-back team where the line is concerned, having covered four straight following a non-cover in their previous game. That said, Saskatchewan is a perfect 4-0 against the spread (ATS) in its past four games against teams below .500.
The total for Saturday’s showdown has dipped one point to 49, and that still might not be low enough to discourage under bettors. Saskatchewan has gone over five straight times following a bye, but is 8-2-1 to the under in its last 11 games after winning straight up last time out. And the Argonauts have gone below the total in five of their previous six games after failing to cover in their last game. The teams are also 4-1 to the under in their past five meetings.
The Roughriders enter Week 16 action just a half-game back of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders for first place in the division – but Saskatchewan might have the toughest row to hoe, with four of its final six games coming on the road. Three of their four defeats this season have come away from Regina, including a 35-10 thumping at the hands of the Blue Bombers in their previous road encounter Sept. 7.
The Argonauts are making a change at quarterback – and it might not necessarily be to improve their chances of winning. James Franklin will take over as the starter for Saturday’s home game; he relieved McLeod Bethel-Thompson in last week’s loss to the Stampeders, and could prove to be an attractive trade chip should he play well against the Roughriders. Franklin isn’t expected to return to the Argos next season.
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