It is a quick rematch for the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos on Friday night in a game that can be seen on ESPN 2. The teams met last week in Toronto and it was the Argos getting their first win of the season, winning 20-17. Toronto is 1-2 on the season, but they are just a game out of first place in the East, while Edmonton is 2-2 and in a three-way tie for second place in the West.
The Eskimos are listed as 7-point home favorites in this Friday night contest. Let’s look at the game and CFL picks.
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The Toronto Argonauts visit the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, July 13, 2018, at 9:00 p.m. ET at Common wealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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Edmonton -7, total 54
CFL odds have the Eskimos laying a touchdown at home with the total listed at 54. This is an immediate revenge game for Edmonton, as they were beaten last week 20-17 in Toronto. The Argos got a good performance from James Franklin, as he led a long scoring drive in the first quarter and ran the offense well. The Argos have had to turn to Franklin after Ricky Ray went out with a serious neck injury in the team’s opener. Franklin started well and he finished well, as he led a fourth quarterback comeback. “Give (my teammates) credit, they were protecting me, catching the ball, running downfield and defense did a great job of giving us the ball back,” Franklin said to the media, “It feels good to get that first (win) as a team.” The Argos also got a good game from James Wilder Jr. who had 120 yards and a TD. It was a breakout for Wilder who had just 76 yards in his first two games.
Edmonton lost last week but it wasn’t because they didn’t have the ball. The Eskimos had the ball in the first three quarters for almost 28 minutes and yet only led 14-12. Penalties were a major issue, as Edmonton was whistled for 12 flags for 126 yards.
The Argonauts are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Argonauts are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 Friday games. The Eskimos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.
Looking at the total, the Under is 5-0 in the Argonauts last 5 games overall. The Over is 5-1 in the Eskimos last 6 games overall. The Over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings and the Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton.
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Can you see Franklin playing well in back-to-back weeks? It is one thing to play well at home and do just enough to get a home win, but it is something else to play well on the road and lead your team to victory. Toronto badly needed to win last week and they came through with a good performance. This week should be different, as Edmonton is at home and playing with revenge. The Eskimos offense should be much better at home this week and I expect Reilly to have a big game. I also think that Franklin is going to struggle on the road and that he will turn the ball over. This has also been a home team series, as Edmonton has won eight of the last ten meetings and they are 6-4 ATS. I will lay the points and take Edmonton in this contest. I also lean a little bit to the over, as the last five meetings between the teams in Edmonton have gone over the total. The only concern with betting the over would be that Toronto simply doesn’t score many points.
CFL ATS Pick: Edmonton Eskimos 38, Toronto Argonauts 20
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