two weeks of byes, it is back to a full schedule for the CFL as the league
enters its eighth week of the regular season. The following is a brief betting
preview and prediction for all of this week’s games.
Thursday, August 16
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
three-game winning streak came to an end last Thursday night in a 31-20 loss to
Calgary as a four-point home favorite. The Tiger-Cats are now 3-3 straight-up
on the year and 4-2 against the spread. The total has gone OVER in five of
their six games. Winnipeg is coming off its bye week with a 1-5 SU (2-4 ATS)
record. The total has gone 3-2-1 in its six games. The Blue Bombers have
given-up the most points in the CFL while scoring the fewest points as well.
Quarterback Buck Pierce remains out of the lineup with a foot injury.
Tiger-Cats are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a SU loss and the
total has gone OVER in seven of their last 10 games following a SU loss. The
Blue Bombers are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 home games. The total has gone
OVER in five of their last eight games at home. Head-to-head, Winnipeg has won
the last four meetings SU and is 3-1 ATS. The total has gone OVER in six of the
last seven meetings in Winnipeg. Stick with same formula this time around as
the well-rested Bombers get the win at home.
Winnipeg 34 Hamilton 29
Friday, August 17
Montreal Alouettes vs. Edmonton
went into last week’s bye fresh off a 36-26 victory over Winnipeg as a
two-point road favorite. It is now 3-3 SU (2-4 ATS) and the total has gone OVER
in four of its six games. Edmonton’s 28-20 win over Saskatchewan last Friday
night as a two-point home favorite raised its record to 4-2 both SU and ATS.
The total has gone 2-3-1 this season. Look for the addition of running back
Cory Boyd, who was recently released by Toronto, to help boost the Eskimos’
Alouettes are 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games following a SU win and the total
has gone OVER in 10 of their last 13 road games. The Eskimos are 4-0 ATS in
their last four home games and the total has stayed UNDER in three of their
last five games following an ATS win. Montreal is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 trips
to Edmonton and the total has gone OVER in seven of those games. Look for
Edmonton to win at home in a game that once again goes OVER the total.
Saturday, August 18
Toronto Argonauts vs. Calgary
to British Columbia 18-9 as a three-point home underdog right before last
week’s bye to fall to 3-3 SU and 2-4 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in four of
its six games. Calgary’s win over Hamilton evened its record at 3-3 SU and ATS
and the total has been evenly split 3-3 as well. The Stampeders has scored 30
or more points in five of their six games.
Argonauts are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a SU loss. The total
has stayed UNDER in five of their last seven road games. The Stampeders are
0-3-1 ATS in their last four games following a SU win. The total stayed UNDER
in six of their last eight home games. Toronto is 4-0 SU and ATS in the last
four meetings overall, but just 1-5 ATS in its last six trips to Calgary. The
total has stayed UNDER in the last five meetings here. Go with Calgary at home
in a game that goes OVER the total.
38 Toronto 33
Sunday, August 19
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. British
has lost its last three games after a 3-0 start to fall to 3-3 SU and 4-2 ATS.
The total has gone OVER in four of the six games. It lost those three games by
a combined 12 points. BC is 4-2 SU (3-3 ATS) on the year and the total has
stayed UNDER in five of six games so far. The Lions have scored 20 points or
less three times this season.
The Roughriders are 1-6 ATS in their last seven
games following a SU win. The total has stayed UNDER in five of their last six
games following a bye. The Lions are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a
bye and the total has stayed UNDER in 16 of their last 21 games overall.
Saskatchewan is 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings and 1-5 ATS in the last six games
played in BC. The total has stayed UNDER in eight of the last nine meetings
here. Look for the same kind of result on Sunday as BC wins in a low-scoring
British Columbia 24 Saskatchewan 16