The Argos have struggled all season long and it doesn't get any easier in Calgary. They have lost nine of the last ten games (straight up) against the Stampeders and are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games against them.
The Argos are heading to Calgary for the first of two games in Alberta against the Stampeders and then the Eskimos (following week). The season has been dismal for the Boatmen, who are now facing a Stamps team looking to get on track after a tough loss.
CFL Odds and Betting
The Argos haven’t been very good on the field, and it’s not any better on paper. They have lost nine of the last ten games against the Stampeders and are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight games against them. The Argos are also 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games on the road.
The Stampeders have played well on Thursday nights, going 7-1 ATS in the last eight games.
Of note, the under has been in play hitting at 75 to the under in the last 12 games played against each other (9-for-12). Also,rain is in the forecast in Calgary, as early expectations call for an 50 percent chance of it.
To say the Argos are in trouble is a little bit of an understatement. At 0-4 the Boatmen are the only winless team remaining in the CFL, and dating back to last season, they have lost 10 in a row. Head Coach Corey Chamblin has a personal 0-13 record in his last 13 games coached in the league dating back to his time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The franchise would like to snap all these records, but it is unlikely to happen this weekend in Calgary.
Digging deeper into the numbers, the Argos hold the worst scoring offence, averaging 14.8 points per game. They have allowed the most points against, averaging 40.5 points per game. And also have the most point differential (by far) at -103.
Maybe some positive news you ask? Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson passed for a career high 388 yards against the Bombers last Friday night. His favourite target during the game was Derel Walker, who caught nine passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns.
One player that needs to come through is James Wilder Jr. The feature Running back has rushed for 117 yards on 27 carries this season.
Looking at the schedule ahead, it doesn’t get easier for the Argos, with two games against the Eskimos, and another with the Bombers after this contest on Thursday (@Edmonton, vs. Winnipeg, vs. Edmonton)
The Stampeders are likely kicking themselves after finding many ways to lose to the Tiger-Cats this past weekend in Hamilton.
Too many dropped balls, a pair of costly fumbles, four sacks allowed, special team’s mistakes, and two Rene Paredes missed field goals can be all added up in the 30-24 setback.
The team is now 2-2 on the season, and ironically both losses were against East division teams (Ottawa, Hamilton).
Nick Arbuckle has been a major positive in a season that could have been disastrous. With starter and all-star Bo Levi-Mitchell on the sidelines, Arbuckle has played has played well in the two and a half games of action. He’s completed 73 percent of his passes (52-of-71) for 723 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. If Arbuckle continues this type of play, he will be a hot commodity this off-season.