Argonauts vs Roughriders Odds & Free Prediction [Week 5]

Toronto (2-1) at Saskatchewan (3-0)
When: Thursday, July 4th 2024
Where: Mosaic Stadium,
Regina, Saskatchewan

Time: 9:00 ET | TV: CFL+
Opening Odds: Toronto -2.5/49

Week 5 of the CFL season gets underway this Thursday night in Regina, as the Saskatchewan Roughriders host the Toronto Argonauts at Mosaic Stadium. Toronto suffered their first loss of the season last week at home against the Montreal Alouettes, 30-20. The Roughriders had a Bye, but improved to a perfect 3-0 SU and ATS with a 36-20 win over Hamilton in Week 3. The Argos are a 3.5-point favorite with the total pegged at 48.5.

Saskatchewan and Toronto remain two of the favorites on the Grey Cup futures board with the Riders +475 and Argonauts +500. Only Montreal (+275) and BC (+300) have shorter odds. Toronto swept Saskatchewan in each of the last two season series. Prior to that, the Roughriders had won five in a row. The Over has cashed in five of the last six meetings.


Toronto’s 11-game home winning streak came to an end in last week’s loss to the Als, who have not lost a game since last September. Cameron Dukes completed 22-of-32 passes with no touchdowns and his first interception of the season. Dukes, who is filling in for the suspended Chad Kelly, has had a solid season overall, completing 76.3 percent of his passes for 667 yards, five TDs and the one pick. Backup quarterback Bryan Scott completed all five of his pass attempts for 79 yards and a touchdown.


Saskatchewan jumped out to a 17-0 lead in their Week 3 game against Hamilton and never looked back. Trevor Harris completed 16-of-21 pass attempts for 177 yards, two TDs and an interception before suffering a left knee injury. The 38-year old Harris has an MCL sprain and will miss four to six weeks. Journeyman Shea Patterson will take over under center and completed 4-of-10 passes for 41 yards and a rushing touchdown in Week 3. Running back A.J. Ouellette led the team in both rushing yards (98) and receiving yards (47). Ajou Ajou and Samuel Emilus each had a receiving touchdown.

Even with Harris out, I have to keep backing this Saskatchewan team until they lose. The defense has been strong, especially against the run. It’s not one of my Best Bets, but I can’t pass up an undefeated home dog of more than a field goal.

Pick: Roughriders +3.5