Blue Bombers vs. Argonauts Prediction: CFL Week 3 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Aug 18, 2021

Rasheed Bailey, Bombers. 2021

The Blue Bombers are 8-1 against the spread in the last nine contests in Toronto. The last four games in Toronto have all gone over the number.

August 21, 2021, 4:00 PM ET
BMO Field

It’s the return match and final regular season game between the Blue Bombers and Argos on Saturday afternoon. The Bombers handed the Boatmen a 20-7 loss last Friday night in Winnipeg. Now, the Argos hope to return the favour on home turf.

CFL Odds and Betting

The Argos were 7.5-point underdogs last weekend in Winnipeg. This week they open as 7-point underdogs in Toronto.

Between 2017 – 2019, the two teams have played a total of seven games with the Bombers winning five of those games. Winnipeg won all four of the games that were played at IG Field. The good news for the Argos – they are a perfect 2-0 against the Bombers in Toronto, with regular season wins in 2018 and 2019. Both games were decided by one point.

The Blue Bombers are 8-1 against the spread in the last nine contests in Toronto. The last four games in Toronto have all gone over the number.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Last Friday the Blue Bombers stingy defence paced the home side to a 20-7. It’s the sixth straight win (2-0 this season) for the Blue and Gold dating back to last season.

In two games this season, the Bombers have surrendered just 13 points total and have yet to allow a field goal. Deatrick Nichols collected his first career CFL interception on Friday night. He was leading the XFL in that department before the league folded in 2020.

Zach Collaros continues to look good under center. He was 32-of-40 for 292 yards and a pair of touchdowns, along with an interception. That yardage total was the highest total in six career spots as a Bomber. He is 6-0 over that time. Receiver Kenny Lawler had another strong outing hauling in 10 receptions (on 12 targets) for 99 yards. In two games, Lawler has 15 catches for 169 yards.

Toronto Argonauts

Penalties, turnovers and a lack of offence resulted in the Argos first loss of the season last weekend in Winnipeg.

The Boatmen were charged with 15 penalties for 112 yards that consistently took the team out of scoring opportunities. They also committed four turnovers in the game, with two fumbles, one interception and one loss of downs.

Nick Arbuckle came in for an ineffective McLeod Bethel-Thompson with 4:15 left in the third quarter and the Argos trailing 10-0. Bethel-Thompson finished the game a disappointing 10-of-20 for 70 yards passing, a far cry from his week one effort of 354 yards against the Stampeders.

Head Coach Ryan Dinwiddie was questioned after the game if he is considering a quarterback change for the rematch on Saturday, but he avoided the question at that time. Later at practice on Wednesday, he confirmed that Arbuckle, indeed will start on Saturday afternoon.

Of note, Receiver Juwan Brescacin hurt his knee on Friday night. He will miss the home opener on Saturday afternoon.

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