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Argonauts vs Eskimos Spread, Trends, Preview, and Free Pick – July 29th, 2011 ]]> include($base_url . “/includes/header.htm”); ?>
The Edmonton Eskimos have the opportunity to make it five in a row this Friday when they host the struggling Toronto Argonauts in Week 5 of the 2011 season.
Bet on the CFL, the Eskimos, or anybody else at Bodog.
Already the only undefeated team in the league, the northern Alberta franchise will look to see just how far they can stretch their streak a season after finishing out of the West Division playoffs altogether.
The 9:30 EST Friday kick off will see the Canadian Football Leagueâs current yards leader – Edmonton QB Ricky Ray – attempt to better an Argonauts defense that has, so far this season, been quite solvable.
Not only do the Eskimos lead the West Division in points scored thanks to Rayâs eight touch downs thrown (second in the league), they also boast the top defense in the country – as far as points allowed are concerned.
According to Bodogâs online sportsbook, Edmontonâs early season success has started to translate over into their odds of winning the Grey Cup. On the CFL futures board the Eskimos sit second with 7/2 odds.
Already last in the East, after winning their first game of the season, the Argos have league-worst 20/1 odds of winning the Grey Cup.
The betting line for this week’s matchup opened up at -9.5 in favor of the Eskimos at Bodog.eu and the total was set at 50.5. The spread has moved down to -9 and the total a whole point to 49.5. Right now, 64% of the betting public is on Toronto and 53% are on the under. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Argonauts are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in July.
Argonauts are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.
Eskimos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Eskimos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 5.
Under is 6-2 in Argonauts last 8 road games.
Under is 10-4 in Argonauts last 14 games overall.
Under is 4-1 in Eskimos last 5 vs. a team with a losing record.
Over is 4-1 in Eskimos last 5 Friday games.
Argonauts are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 meetings in Edmonton.
My Prediction: After winning their opening game in Calgary, the Argonauts have lost 3 straight and will be without QB Cleo Lemon this week. Dalton Bell will take his place. He was unimpressive last week completing only 48% of his passes while throwing 2 interceptions. The Eskimos are on fire now, not only winning their first 4 games, but covering the spread in each of those. I look for Edmonton to put a whipping on the reeling Argonauts tonight.
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