Some interesting facts going into Week 7

Here are some stats and interesting facts as we head into week 7 of the 2019 season, some obvious, some less so:

  1. Winnipeg remains the only unbeaten team, while Toronto is still the only team without a win.

  2. The east-west head-to-head matchup is nearly even, with the West taking 7 of the 12 games played so far.

  3. Home teams have a combined record of 15-8.

  4. There has been an average of 52.96 points scored per game, with an average point spread of 15.39 points.

  5. There have been no tie games so far, and B.C.'s 18-17 win over Toronto on July 6 is still the only game decided by 1 point.

  6. 9 games have been decided by 7 points or less, and 10 have been decided by 14 points or more.

  7. Hamilton has scored more points per game than any other team; Winnipeg is second. Winnipeg has allowed fewer points per game than any other team; Hamilton is second. That makes for an interesting matchup on Friday.

  8. After their slow start, Montreal is now the second hottest team in the league, with a 3-game winning streak. More remarkably, with a bye in Week 7, they will be the only team not to lose a game in the month of July.

2a. Standings in cross-divisional games.

West
[tr][td]Team[/td]
[td]GP [/td]
[td]W [/td]
[td]L [/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]Winnipeg[/td]
[td]3[/td]
[td]3[/td]
[td]0[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]BC[/td]
[td]1[/td]
[td]1[/td]
[td]0[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]Edmonton[/td]
[td]2[/td]
[td]1[/td]
[td]1[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]Calgary[/td]
[td]3[/td]
[td]1[/td]
[td]2[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]Saskatchewan [/td]
[td]3[/td]
[td]1[/td]
[td]2[/td]
[/tr]

East
[tr][td]Team[/td]
[td]GP [/td]
[td]W [/td]
[td]L [/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]Hamilton [/td]
[td]2[/td]
[td]2[/td]
[td]0[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]Ottawa[/td]
[td]4[/td]
[td]2[/td]
[td]2[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]Montreal[/td]
[td]2[/td]
[td]1[/td]
[td]1[/td]
[/tr]
[tr][td]Toronto[/td]
[td]4[/td]
[td]0[/td]
[td]4[/td]
[/tr]

Note that four of the west’s seven wins have been against Toronto. Wonder what these standings would look like if it weren’t for Toronto’s odd schedule?

Nice posts!

Now I’m even more looking forward to this week’s match of best-in-west Winnipeg vs best-in-east Hamilton.

If my Argos or Redblacks can’t make it to the Cup, I hope it’s these two. One of these teams needs to bring home a GC to its fans.

Need’m Will trade Argo win this Thursday for a Bomber loss Friday night

That’s the average? Holy moly, we’ve had some blowouts this year. 64-14, 41-10, 32-7, 37-10, 33-6, 31-1! We’re averaging one blowout (25 or more differential) a week!

So I see you’ve snuck a bold prediction of a Blue Bomber loss in Hamilton this week into your fact heavy post.

:wink:

That appears to be an oversight rather than a prediction.

Overall its a nice post…wondering how many of those blowouts were against the Argos?

For some reason the worst team in the league is always in the East and the best team (best record) is always in the west. Any theories on this?

Standings of intra-divisional games:

West East
Cal 2-0 Ham 2-1
Wpg 2-0 Mon 2-1
Edm 2-1 Ott 0-1
Reg 1-1 Tor 0-1
B.C. 0-5!

This week: Regina at B.C.

Tip: you watch these records to know how the standings are going to wind up. This sees Regina crossing over to play Montreal.

so did Regina decide they were no longer going to share the team with the rest of the province

u got me thinking, hmmm

Ontario Tiger Cats

Nice ring to it …and they really are!

Well it is high time Saskatoon got its own team instead of just coat-tailing on Regina’s.

:wink:

Well out east, there is even another wrinkle, will the new team be called

Halifax Schooners OR
Nova Scotia Schooners OR
Maritime Schooners OR
Atlantic Schooners

Should be interesting…

Or maybe the names will be interchangeable?

sort of like Regina and Sask :slight_smile:

Sorry, it was indeed an oversight to say that Montreal will be the only team not to lose in July.

I was looking down the “last loss” column in my spreadsheet and saw that Montreal was the only team that listed a June date. Winnipeg showed “—”, so I didn’t notice it.

No disrespect intended to the Bombers.

If Hamilton wins on Friday, though, my point remains.

But you can’t compare the record of “Regina” with the record of Ottawa and Toronto, as Regina will play 10 intra-divisional games, while Ottawa and Toronto will play only 8.

But you can’t compare the record of “Regina” with the record of Ottawa and Toronto, as Regina will play 10 intra-divisional games, while Ottawa and Toronto will play only 8.

Check!

My vote goes to Halifax Schooners. That way they’re not trying to claim any of the rest of the Atlantic provinces as their own territory and thus effectively standing in the way of another expansion franchise in the Atlantic provinces at some point in the future.

:slight_smile:

interesting point, but probably moot.

It’ll be a small miracle if there is one team in Atlantic provinces.

There will not be a second team in Atlantic in our life time!