2012 CFL Week 1 Free Pick
EDMONTON (ATS Consultants) - This is the season opener for both teams. Toronto was 6-12 last season, while Edmonton was 11-7. The opener starts at 7pm in Edmonton.
Odds: The oddsmakers have installed the game as a pick’em. The total is 48 in most books.
Line Movement: The Edmonton Eskimos opened as a -1.5 favorite and moved down to a pick at most books. The total started at 49 and moved down to 48 at most books.
CFL FREE PICK: Toronto (pk) over Edmonton. Latest Trends, Toronto is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 1, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in June and is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0. Edmonton is 17-35 ATS in their last 52 games as a home favorite, are 17-41 ATS in their last 58 games as a favorite and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 1.
Toronto decided to go for a complete overhaul of their roster after missing the playoffs last year. They have gotten rid of most of the veterans and made a huge trade in the offseason with Edmonton for quarterback Ricky Rice. Rice had a huge year last year with 4,594 yards passing and 24 touchdowns to go along with completing 65% of his passes. Toronto's new head coach, Scott Milanovich, will be relying heavily on his new quaterback to lead the new look Argos back to the playoffs. Milanovich brings his plenty of experience as he was the top assistant for the Montreal Alouettes when they won back to back titles. Edmonton quarterback Steven Jyles will replace Ricky Rice at the helm. He will have little success this week against a Toronto secondary that possess both speed and height.
Look for the new look Toronto Argonauts to come out and take care of the Edmonton Eskimos in this CFL opener.
2012 CFL WEEK 1 FREE PICK : ARGONAUTS +1.5