The Ottawa RedBlacks and the Toronto Argonauts meet in a football betting rematch of their week 3 meeting, which the Argos won 26-25 at TD Place Stadium.
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: BMO Field
Online betting odds for fans who bet on football:
Ottawa Redblacks +3½ (-115) 55 (-110) +140
Toronto Argonauts -3½ (-105) 55 (-110) -160
Ottawa Redblacks (1-3-1)
Previous result: Trevor Harris – who leads the league in passing yards and TD passes – threw for 376 yards with two touchdowns and Le Rouge et Noir got their first win of the season with a 24-19 win over the Als on Wednesday. Harris and Greg Ellingson finished with six catches for 149 yards but it was Ottawa’s defensive prowess that held the Als off late in the game. The RedBlacks’ defense forced four turnovers, including an interception by Jerrell Gavins on Montreal’s first possession, and another by Antoine Pruneau.
Dossier: This will be Ottawa’s third game in an 11-day period, compared to the Argos’ ten days’ rest. Despite the RedBlack’s ghastly record, they could oust the Argonauts from the top of the East Division as well as exact revenge for their week 3 loss with a win tonight. The RedBlack’s defense is allowing a league-worst 5.8 yards per rushing attempt this season. Cody Hoffman will replace Dominique Rhymes at receiver tonight.
Trends for fans who bet on football: Ottawa has won only one and covered in only three of their last nine visits to Toronto. The football betting total has gone over in nine of the Red Blacks’ 13 games and over in two thirds of their last six on the road.
Toronto Argonauts (2-2)
Previous result: Ricky Ray went 27 of 46 for 330 yards but threw two interceptions in the Argos’ 25-33 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday, July 13th. Ray’s second pick in the last minute of regulation was the final nail in Toronto’s coffin.
Dossier: American football running back James Wilder Jr. will start tonight instead of veteran Brandon Whitaker who has only 66 running yards on 22 attempts this season. Wilder has the same amount of yards on eight fewer carries. “James has certainly shown us flashes,” head coach Marc Trestman said. “His No. 1 job is to make sure Ricky [Ray] is protected and take care of the football when he gets that opportunity.” The Argonauts have the passing game down pat, so they’ll be hoping that Wilder can help them improve their league-worst rushing game. Toronto is tied with Montreal for first place in the East and is embarking on four-game stretch in the next 19 days starting tonight.
Trends for fans who bet on football: The Argos are 2-9 straight-up and against the spread in their last 11 overall games and 2-6 SU and ATS in their last eight home games. The football betting total has gone under in 80% of their last five meetings with Ottawa, and under in two thirds of their last nine times hosting the Red Blacks.