Calgary vs. Toronto: CFL 2012 Grey Cup Grudge Match Prediction
Two of the top clubs in the Canadian Football League clash tonight as we get a rematch of the 100th Grey Cup when the Calgary Stampeders head east to battle the Toronto Argonauts at the Rogers Centre stadium.
Toronto (5-2) sits alone on top of the CFL East Division while Calgary (5-2) sits one game back of the red hot Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Wild West. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 PM ET on Friday August 23, 2013.
Toronto Argonauts: Scoring machine rolls on in CFL East
What Grey Cup hangover? The Toronto Argonauts certainly aren’t showing any hangover effects following their 2012 Grey Cup victory. Second to the Green Riders in CFL 2013 point scoring, by just four points, the Argonauts are outscoring their opponents by a 33-25 average count. After stumbling just a tad to open the season, the Argos have now reeled of four straight wins – by a 147-77 combined count. A decent effort from a slightly suspect defense ensures an Argos win.
Calgary Stampeders: West Division offensive juggernaut is banged up
Calgary rolled into British Columbia during CFL week 8 action and dropped a 26-22 decision to the Lions. While a loss on the scoreboard is never a good thing, when it comes with a huge injury cost it’s even worse. Calgary will be without several stars on offense tonight as QB Drew Tate, all-star tailback Jon Cornish and all-star RG Dimitri Tsoumpas, join receivers Nik Lewis, Maurice Price, Joe West and John Forzani in the Stampeders infirmary room – ouch! The Stamps are in trouble here.
Argonauts vs. Stampeders Betting Odds & CFL Friday Night Football Prediction
Checking the betting board at the wagerweb.ag online sports betting website, we find Toronto as slim home chalk over Calgary. The Argonauts are posted at -3 (-115) ATS and -165 on the money line. The Stampeders roll into the center of the universe as road pups at +3 (-105) ATS and +145 S/U while the Over/Under is set at 57 (-110) total points. Those lines seem rather generous to us.
Although an injured Montreal Alouettes squad squeaked out a win last night (39-38 over BC) the Stamps have way too many injuries – Cornish and Lewis in particular. Ass such, we are going to set sail with Boatmen in the contest and lay the -3 (-115) line at the WagerWeb sportsbook!