Argonauts vs. Roughriders Prediction: CFL Week 7 Point Spread, Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Sep 15, 2021

Despite having the same 3-2 record the Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders are dealing with extremely different comfort levels ahead of their Week 7 meeting.

Toronto
6-3
AT
September 17, 2021, 9:45 PM ET
Mosaic Stadium
Pointspread +4.5 -110
Moneyline +160
Over / Under o +44

32%

Betting Action

68%

Pointspread -4.5 -110
Moneyline -192
Over / Under u +44

32%

Betting Action

68%

The Argos should feel good after getting one back against Hamilton at home last Friday, and now sitting in first in the East. The Riders should have a combined feeling of soreness and uneasiness after losing Cody Fajardo and others in a loss at Winnipeg — their second straight to the Bombers.

Kickoff at Mosaic Stadium Friday night goes at 9:45 EST.

CFL Odds and Betting

Neither team has been superb against the spread in 2021, but where each has trended has been to the CFL’s season trend: the under. Toronto is 3-2 to the under, and Saskatchewan 4-1. Both are large in part to the Argos’ and Riders’ defences ranking second and third in net offence against respectively, as well as ranking first (Saskatchewan) and second (Toronto) in first down defence.

Where each team could have issues, some of which lead to extra scoring opportunities, is with discipline. Saskatchewan’s taken a league-high 68 penalties for 600 yards and Toronto has the third-most penalties with 50. Oddsmakers only have the over-under listed at 42.5, which could get dicey if the penalties extend drives. The Riders are also 3.5-point favourites at home.

Toronto Argonauts

The Argos got back in the win column in Week 6 with a dub against Hamilton. Toronto held the ball for over 35 minutes but nearly gave up the game after Nick Arbuckle threw a late interception.

The Argos’ starting pivot hasn’t looked too strong in three starts, reaching 240 passing yards once and throwing a pair of interceptions in each of the past two weeks. A pair of weapons out of the backfield have helped out Arbuckle at times though as running backs John White and D.J. Foster continue to ball for Toronto. White rushed for seven yards a carry on 12 attempts last week, while Foster picked up three catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

The status of Cody Fajardo is what all eyeballs should be on this week as the Riders’ star pivot deals with a head injury suffered in Week 6. Fajardo was limited in practice Tuesday, which given his injury is a minor positive sign and makes Saskatchewan about a field goal favourite.

Saskatchewan’s hurt in the wrong places too, with veteran defensive backs Ed Gainey and Mike Edem not practising to start the week as well as receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert. And if recency bias is a factor here, don’t forget Toronto didn’t bode well at Winnipeg either and the Riders are 11-3 at home under coach Craig Dickenson. If Fajardo can go, Saskatchewan should be due to bounce back.

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