Argos vs. Lions Thursday night

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Sean_Murphy PM Sean_Murphy
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Posted: 7/4/2013 8:13:41 AM

Hey guys, just wanted to share a play I have posted for Thursday night, featuring the Argos vs. Lions. Hope everyone has a great week north of the border.

Both of these teams were involved in high-scoring season openers last week, with the Argos pulling out a wild, come-from-behind 39-34 win over the Ti-Cats and the Lions getting thumped 44-32 in Calgary.

I expect things to settle down a little bit this week, as both defenses bounce back at B.C. Place.

Toronto has undergone plenty of changes on the defensive side of the football since hoisting the Grey Cup last fall, but the cupboard isn't bare by any means. Perhaps not surprisingly, we saw the Argos get off to a slow start last week, allowing 31 first quarter points against Hamilton. However, they answered the bell in the second half, holding the Ti-Cats to only three points, and I look for that performance to carry over into this week's contest.

The Lions are regarded as one of, if not the best defensive team in the CFL but they were absolutely crushed by a game Stampeders squad in an emotional tilt in Calgary last Thursday. I don't think it's asking a lot for them to pull up their socks and perform better in their home opener this week - even against the defending champs.

Note that B.C. held Toronto to a combined 32 points in two meetings last season. The Lions allowed fewer than 20 points in five of nine regular season home games.

It's also worth noting that last year's meeting here in B.C. had a set total of only 47 points. That game played 'over' the number, but still 'under' the total we're dealing with this time around, finishing up at 51 points.

It's still early, but this is a big game for the Lions as they try to avoid falling into an early 0-2 hole. The Argos will use this game as a measuring stick after last week's inconsistent, but winning effort against Hamilton. I believe it all adds up to a hard-fought, relatively low-scoring contest at B.C. Place. Take the under.

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Posted: 7/4/2013 9:27:34 AM
thx for the analysis-BOL
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Posted: 7/4/2013 9:32:21 AM
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Posted: 7/4/2013 9:40:38 AM
Thanks for you in-depth analysis.  
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Posted: 7/4/2013 9:52:56 AM
Thanks for the pick and the write-up Sean
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Posted: 7/4/2013 12:52:26 PM
No problem guys. Best of luck tonight and this weekend.
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Posted: 7/5/2013 3:45:48 AM
Great call
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Posted: 7/5/2013 5:54:18 AM
Hopefully some of you were able to cash this one. Had to figure we would see some lower scores this week after a four 'overs' in Week 1.
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Posted: 7/5/2013 1:26:37 PM
DOES THE UNDER TREND CONTINUES TONIGHT
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Posted: 7/5/2013 5:58:07 PM
GL
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Posted: 7/9/2013 7:38:42 AM
good job brother
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