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FREE CONTEST: Toronto Argonauts at Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Over $50 in Amazon gift cards!)

"The Crowd" has Winnipeg as (-5.6) favorites

Aug 12, 2017; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) throws a pass during warm ups before a game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Aug 12, 2017; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) throws a pass during warm ups before a game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Tim Hortons Field. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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EDITORIAL BY GRAYDON FOX

Prizes:

1st Place: $25 Amazon gift card

2nd-5th Place: $10 Amazon gift card

If there are ties, a random drawing will determine the winner.

Top 5 Winners:

  1. Steve03111980 (350 points)
  2. Rubenq690 (350 points)
  3. Mikeostrzenski (350 points)
  4. Mellybee369 (350 points)
  5. Bouncer_444 (350 points)

Overview:

On Friday, July 27th, the (1-4-0) Toronto Argonauts will be on the road to take on the (3-3-0) Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

 The Crowd:

“The Crowd” projects a final score of Winnipeg 28.9 – Toronto 23.3 with an over/under of 52.2.

2018 Statistics (9 total teams):

Point differential: Winnipeg +66 (2nd) > Toronto -58 (8th)

Points per game: Winnipeg 33.2 (1st) > Toronto 16.2 (8th)

Points allowed per game: Winnipeg 22.2 (3rd) > Toronto 27.8 (8th)

Passing yards per game: Winnipeg 216.2 (6th) > Toronto 194.2 (8th)

Rushing yards per game: Winnipeg 173.2 (1st) > Toronto 69.4 (8th)

Turnovers: Toronto 8 (5th) > Winnipeg 11 (9th)

Takeaways: Winnipeg 9 (2nd) > Toronto 7 (4th)

Summary:

These two teams actually met in week 6 with Winnipeg blowing out Toronto 38-20 on their home field.  The Blue Bombers outgained the Argonauts 429-173 in total yardage and they dominated the time of possession.  Each team turned the ball over four times but Winnipeg was able to capitalize on the extra opportunities.  Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols completed 19 of 27 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns.  Andrew Harris was a workhorse rushing for 161 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries (6.0 average).  Toronto quarterback James Franklin completed 21 of 36 passes for 151 yards with an interception.  The Argonauts had no success running the football totaling only 22 yards on nine carries.  For the season, Toronto is averaging 16.2 points per game (8th) and allowing 27.8 (8th).  Winnipeg is leading the league in scoring at 33.2 points per game and they rank third in points allowed (22.2).

Bottom Line:

Andrew Harris was able to run at will against the Argonauts defense in week 6 and look for him to have a big game once again.  Winnipeg is the superior team in nearly every statistical category and they certainly proved that last week.  If Matt Nichols can be efficient and limit turnovers, Winnipeg should win easily at home.

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Winnipeg wins 34-17

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