Argonauts vs. Stampeders Prediction: CFL Week 16 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Sep 26, 2018


It looks like the Stampeders are well on pace to return to the Grey Cup dance, but the opposite can be said about the Argos, who are all but eliminated from the post season race.

September 28, 2018, 9:00 PM ET
McMahon Stadium
Pointspread +14.5 -110
Moneyline +500
Over / Under o +51.5


Betting Action


Pointspread -14.5 -110
Moneyline -700
Over / Under u +51.5


Betting Action


It’s a Grey Cup rematch between the Stamps and Argos. Odds makers have the Stampeders pencilled in as -13 point favourites in this game.

Betting Analysis

These two teams met back on week two of the CFL season, with the Stampeders hammering the Argos 41-7 at BMO Field in Toronto. The visiting Stamps scored all 41 points in the first three quarters on the arm of Bo Levi Mitchell who was an impressive 20 for 22 in the game for 324 yards and three touchdowns. The Stampeders have dominated the Argos in the regular season winning the last nine games played since the middle of the 2014 season. However, the Argos lone victory in the two team’s last ten head-to-head matchups was the 2017 Grey Cup, where the Boatmen won 27-24. Interesting note in this game, the under is 9-2 in the team’s last 11 meetings in Calgary.

Toronto Argonauts

The Argos are coming off a heartbreaking 30-29 home loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders this past Saturday evening. Kicker Zach Medeiros missed a game-winning 51 yard field goal with two seconds left in the contest to fall just short. Quarterback MacLeod Bethel-Thompson was a throwing machine over the weekend, completing 32 of 44 attempts for 321 yards, but no touchdowns and one interception. Running back James Wilder Jr. ranks fourth in the CFL in rushing with 665 yards, but surprisingly in the 12 games he has played, has only surpassed the 100+ yard mark one time. Last week he carried the ball just nine times for 48 yards. This Friday he faces the number one defensive team against the rush (77.9 yards per game) and the overall number one defence in the Stampeders.

Receiver S.J. Green is coming off one of his better games of the season, hauling in six receptions for 106 yards. He is ranked 13th in receiving yards in the CFL. The 33 year-old has been one of the positives on a troubling offence. Overall, with a 3-9 record, the Argos are headed in the direction of missing the post season, which is a disappointing result for the defending Grey Cup Champions.

Calgary Stampeders

The Stampeders at 10-2 are coming off a bye week, and have a prefect 6-0 home record, the only CFL team to be perfect on their own turf. The Stamps hope the rest was beneficial to a trio of receiving sidelined with various injuries, DaVaris Daniels, Kamar Jorden and Eric Rogers. Unfortunately, all are expected to miss this game against the Argos, but there is a ray of light in the darkness of the injury list. Reggie Begelton (5-150 yards) and Juwan Brescacin (5-109 yards) filled in well against the Tiger-Cats.

It seems no matter who the Stampeders have surrounded star quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell with on offence, the team has done well this season. Currently, the Stamps are 2nd in the CFL in points scored with 380 (Bombers lead with 396), and first in passing touchdowns with 28; except both of those numbers to greatly increase on Friday night.

Argonauts vs. Stampeders Prediction