Argonauts vs. Blue Bombers Prediction: CFL Week 2 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Aug 10, 2021

Brady Oliveira, Blue Bombers, 2021

Brady Oliveira's first CFL start was a memorable one as he rushed for 126 yards on 22 carries and was named a CFL Top Performer in week one.

August 13, 2021, 8:30 PM ET
IG Field

This game marks the start of a home and home series between the Argos and Blue Bombers. Both teams are coming off impressive wins in week one, looking to build off of strong performances.

The Bombers will have the benefit of playing their second straight home game to start the season, while the Argos will play their second straight game in Western Canada this week.

CFL Odds and Betting

The Argos were 7-point underdogs last week in Calgary and opened as 6.5-point underdogs in Winnipeg on Friday night. This could be a good omen for the Boatmen, in week one underdogs were a perfect 4-0 against the spread.

Between 2017 – 2019 these two teams have played a total of six games with the Bombers winning four of those games. Winnipeg won all three of the games that were played at IG Field by an average of 18 points per game. In the Argos two wins, both games were decided by one point. Overall, the Bombers own a 7-1 (against the spread) mark against the Argos in the last eight games.

The over is an impressive 16-5 in the last 21 games between these two teams, including a 4-0 mark in the last four games in Winnipeg.

Toronto Argonauts

There was a lot of talk on who would be the Argos starter in Calgary last weekend. McLeod Bethel-Thompson looked sharp against the Stamps, throwing for 350 yards and two touchdowns. Eight different Argos caught balls, with the biggest weapon being Ricky Collins Jr. who collected six receptions for 126 yards and 84 yards after a catch. If the Argos can beat the Bombers it’ll have to be through the air. Expect wide-outs Eric Rogers, DaVaris Daniels and Juwan Brescacin to play big roles on Friday night.

Running back John White wasn’t a factor on the ground in week one with only 28 yards on nine carries. He might have a difficult time finding holes in the Bombers front seven that only allowed 55 combined rushing yards against the Tiger-Cats in week one.

Henoc Muamba, Dexter McCoil Sr. and Jeff Richards all registered six defensive tackles in Calgary.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Blue Bombers hung their Grey Cup banner last week, then showed why they were the league’s best team knocking off the Tiger-Cats 19-6.

Running back and local Winnipeg product Brady Oliveira rushed for 126 yards on 22 carries filling in for the injured Andrew Harris. There is some hope that Harris will be ready for Friday night, but the Bombers won’t hesitate to start Oliveira once again if Harris is a no-go.

Zach Collaros looked very good in the Bombers pocket connecting on 18 of 28 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Both touchdown tosses were caught by Kenny Lawler, who was a favourite target of Collaros’ catching five passes for 70 yards. Nic Demski also hauled in five passes on seven targets for 70 yards in the win.

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