Ottawa vs. Toronto,
08/02/2018 19:00 EDT,
Score: 41 - 42
Point Spread: -6½/-107 Ottawa
10-Unit Play. Take #371. Ottawa -6.5 vs Toronto (Thursday @ 7:00p.m. est).
These are two teams going in opposite directions in the standings. The visitors, Ottawa, are rolling right now, winners of 2 straight and three of the last 4 to move them into sole possession of first place in the East. Against teams not named Calgary, Ottawa is 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS. They now get to face a Toronto team that has been blow out in two straight games, and have failed to register more then 20 points in all but one of their games (lone win 20-17 vs Edmonton). The Argos are suffering a major Grey Cup hangover and without the services of Ricky Ray, who went down injured in Game 1, look completely lost on offense - so much so, they made are making a switch at QB, benching highly touted James Franklin for career backup Mcleod Bethel-Thompson. They have no running game to speak of as James Wilder Jr. has been held in check throughout the season, mostly because teams are selling out to stop the run since they do not fear the passing attack. Ottawa has an extremely talented defense and gave up just 31 rushing yards to Hamilton last week. If Trevor Harris can keep the momentum going for the Redblacks on offense, Ottawa will have no trouble scoring points with their collection of offensive weapons and beating their in-province rivals and extending their lead atop the Eastern Conference. Keep in mind, Ottawa is 22-6 ATS in their last 28 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs the East. Toronto is just 6-18 ATS following a SU loss.