CFL Week 17 Betting Preview: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts

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Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:02 PM GMT

Sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides a betting preview of Week 17 action in the Canadian Football League and makes a free CFL pick out of Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Toronto Argonauts.

 

CFL POW Record: 11-5 69%

 

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Toronto Argonauts - Saturday, BMO Field at 4PM ET

The Toronto Argonauts are an absolute mess right now and in a complete state of disarray. Toronto is 1-8 SU and ATS in their last 9 games with a defense that has been ripped apart over and over again as the Argos have surrendered 29 or more points in five of their last six games while the retooled offense with QB Drew Willy now at the controls has been spotty at best scoring 43 points in their last three games combined.

Toronto released three of their best and most experienced wide receivers prior to their ugly 48-20 blowout loss against Calgary and the offense looked totally out of sync in that contest. Toronto is an absolute disaster area right now and an easy team to fade in this price range. On the flip side, Saskatchewan isn’t mailing it in at all right now playing their best football of the season at the moment despite the fact their playoff chances were slim to none. The Roughriders are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games winning 3 of those games. The offense led by veteran QB Darian Durant is improving each week and the defense is finally starting to get the hang of the complicated defensive schemes and system employed by head coach Chris Jones.

 

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Saskatchewan got their first road win of the season last week in Ottawa which is a major confidence builder for them. Despite some mild concern with how they will respond here after officially being eliminated from playoff contention thanks to Edmonton’s win over Montreal on Monday, I still expect them to play out the string hard and wanting to win every game as quotes from head coach Chris Jones and many of the players have indicated that leading up to this game. Toronto has won just a single game in their last 9 and is well worth betting against in a price range, available at the different sportsbooks, where they have to win to cash a ticket.

 

Free CFL Pick: Saskatchewan +1 -110

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