Argonauts vs. Lions Point Spread: CFL Predictions, Week 17 Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Oct 01, 2019

BC Lions, 2019

The Lions still have playoff light, though it’s flickering at best. Thanks to an improbable three-game winning streak, B.C. finds itself six points back of fourth-place Edmonton with four games left.

Toronto
4-14
AT
October 05, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
BC Place Stadium
BC
5-13
Pointspread +8.5 -111
Moneyline +288
Over / Under o +51.5

51%

Betting Action

49%

Pointspread -8.5 -109
Moneyline -351
Over / Under u +51.5

51%

Betting Action

49%

There aren’t many completely meaningless games left on the CFL schedule, but this is as close as you can get as the Toronto Argonauts visit the B.C Lions in a Saturday night battle of last-place teams. The Argos are coming off back-to-back home losses to the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders and are way out of the playoff picture, while the Lions would need a winning streak and plenty of help to squeak into the postseason.

CFL Odds and Betting

B.C. is a hefty favourite in this one after shading the Argonauts 18-17 in Toronto in their Week 4 matchup. On one hand, this doesn’t happen very often, with the Lions having been favoured by seven or more points at home just once since September 2017. But on the other hand, B.C. has traditionally been a very strong cover option in this position, having gone 7-1 ATS the last eight times it has been -7 or better at B.C. Place.

Saturday’s rematch carries a total of 51, and that might fall as we get closer to game time. Why? Because these teams have made under bettors quite rich over the years, coming into their Saturday night showdown having gone 23-8 to the under in their previous 31 head-to-heads. And with the Lions riding a six-game consecutive under streak overall (with none of those games producing more than 48 points), the U51 should garner plenty of interest.

Toronto Argonauts

With the CFL trade deadline coming up next week, the Argonauts are hoping to turn at least some of their sparse treasures into future capital. But with the way quarterback James Franklin has played of late, the guy they had considered one of their biggest trade chips might not return much at all. While Franklin completed 33-of-46 pass attempts in the losses to Saskatchewan and Calgary, he threw for only one touchdown pass while getting picked off three times.

BC Lions

The Lions still have playoff light, though it’s flickering at best. Thanks to an improbable three-game winning streak, B.C. finds itself six points back of fourth-place Edmonton with four games remaining for each team. If the Lions run the table while the Eskimos lose all four of their remaining games, B.C. will snag fourth spot and a playoff berth – but don’t get too excited. The Lions are 0-7 vs. the West, and will play their final three games against divisional foes.

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