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06/26/2013 01:11 AM

Owens: 'This is for real this week'

OAKVILLE — Chad Owens is putting his fledgling mixed martial arts career on hold.

The Toronto Argonauts receiver/kick-returner signed a two-year contract extension with the CFL club Tuesday and said he won’t return to the Octagon during the course of his new deal.

“I’m not going to jeopardize what they’ve honoured me with and given me,” Owens said following Tuesday’s practice. “As far as MMA training, I’m still going to do some of those things … because of the cardio and it’s fun.

“As far as stepping into the Octagon and fighting, I can’t do that.”

Toronto also added former longtime kicker-punter Noel Prefontaine to the practice roster behind incumbent Swayze Waters.

Owens, 31, was the CFL’s outstanding player last season after posting a league-record 3,863 all-purpose yards and leading it in receiving (94 catches, 1,328 yards, six TDs). The native of Hawaii capped the 2012 campaign in style, helping Toronto win the historic 100th Grey Cup game at Rogers Centre.

He was entering the option year of his previous agreement and would’ve become a free agent in February 2014. Owens raised eyebrows last April when he participated in his inaugural MMA event in Hawaii, winning his match.

There was nothing in Owens’ CFL deal preventing from fighting but his decision was initially criticized by the Argos management, including general manager Jim Barker. But Barker wouldn’t say whether provisions preventing Owens from participating in MMA events were part of the new deal.

“I’m not going to comment about what’s in the contract,” Barker said. “In the end he got more than we wanted to give him and he didn’t get as much as he wanted, that’s the way negotiations go, it was very professional.

“We want Chad to be here. He’s a big part of what our brand has become and we’re excited about his commitment to us.”

Toronto acquired Owens from Montreal on June 23, 2010 for a 2011 fourth-round draft pick. Owens joined the Argos as a relative unknown as he made just one appearance with the Alouettes in 2009, returning two kickoffs for 80 yards and registering a reception for 10 yards.

But the speedy Owens wasted no time becoming a fan favourite in Toronto.

He brought fans to their feet with his electrifying kick returns, earning the CFL’s top special-teams player awards in 2010 and 2011. Last season, Owens became the first player in league history to finish first in receiving yards and kick-return yards (2,418) and he broke former Toronto star Mike (Pinball) Clemons’ all-purpose yards mark of 3,862.

Owens remains a dangerous special-teams weapon but now is a dual threat, having steadily improved his receiving numbers in each of his three seasons with Toronto.

After being named a CFL all-star as a returner in 2010 and ’11, Owens made the squad as a receiver in 2012. And unfortunately for rival defences, Owens and Argos quarterback Ricky Ray both return in 2013 to help Toronto defend its Grey Cup title.

“We definitely feel confident in what we’re doing,” Owens said. “Last year, we were trying to find each other, get a feel for one another and gel in a new offence, new guys, new quarterback, receivers and it’s hard to find that mesh.

“But we found that towards the end last year and it rolled right into the Grey Cup. From Day 1 in training camp we came out and had a phenomenal practice like we never skipped a beat and I know that was very motivating for us and the coaches.”

And Owens, for one, can’t wait for the 2013 season. Toronto begins its title defence Friday night at Rogers Centre hosting its arch rival, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

“This is for real this week,” he said. “This is where points matter.”

Unfortunately for Prefontaine, he won’t suit up against Hamilton because as a practice-roster player he only works out with the Argos and doesn’t dress for games.

Prefontaine, 39, is back with Toronto as an insurance policy should Waters struggle or be injured. Prefontaine was limited to seven regular-season games in 2012 after being forced to undergo major hip surgery last summer.

The five-foot-11, 205-pound Prefontaine returned earlier than expected to help the Argos win the Grey Cup but was released less than a month later. Pain-free for the first time in years, Prefontaine remains convinced he can still play well but with a current job and young family — he’s the married father of two young boys with a third child on the way — Prefontaine said remaining in Toronto is his best option.

Prefontaine is entering his 16th CFL season, 13th with Toronto.

“Swayze is obviously the guy here and I’m here more as a support person for him and the other guys playing special teams,” Prefontaine said. “I have a great deal of CFL experience and I’m just going to try and show as much as I can with the guys who’ve made this team and the guys that have been here for a while.

“This is where my family is, this is where my home is. I had some opportunities but for me the best scenario was to be back with the Argos.”

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06/26/2013 11:49 AM

Thursday, June 27

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Montreal - 9:00 PM ET Montreal -5 500 POD # 1

Winnipeg - Under 52.5 500 POD # 2

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06/27/2013 12:12 AM

Alouettes at Blue Bombers: What bettors need to know


Montreal Alouettes at Winnipeg Blue Bombers (+4, 51)

Dan Hawkins has some big shoes to fill. The new coach of the Montreal Alouettes will try to continue the success his team enjoyed under Marc Trestman when the Alouettes open the CFL season at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday. Trestman, who led Montreal to a 59-31 regular-season record and two Grey Cup wins in five campaigns, is now coaching the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Hawkins was unable to guide the Alouettes to victory in either of their preseason games, but will have a chance for his first CFL triumph against last year's weakest team in the East Division.

Following an appearance in the 99th Grey Cup, Winnipeg scored a league-low 376 points to finish the 2012 season with a 6-12 mark. The Blue Bombers’ offence did not fare any better in the preseason, managing just two field goals while allowing a total of 76 points in two contests. Winnipeg has reason for optimism - including a new stadium and the return of quarterback Buck Pierce, who missed most of last season due to multiple injuries. Pierce is the only quarterback on the roster with substantial CFL experience - but the Blue Bombers' preseason struggles are a familiar refrain.

Home underdogs were a profitable play in the CFL last season. Host teams getting the points went 11-9 SU but 14-6 ATS in 2012. Oddsmakers have tabbed the Blue Bombers as 4-point home underdogs for Thursday's Week 1 opener.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, TSN

ABOUT THE ALOUETTES: QB Anthony Calvillo is returning for his 20th CFL season. The 40-year-old threw for more than 5,000 yards three times during Trestman’s tenure. With his receiving corps - led by veterans Jamel Richardson and S.J. Green - largely intact, and RB Brandon Whitaker set to return from last year’s season-ending knee injury, Calvillo has all the tools at his disposal for another successful season.

ABOUT THE BLUE BOMBERS: Construction delays pushed the opening of Investors Group Field - Winnipeg’s new home - back a full year, but the 33,422-seat stadium is finally ready to replace Canad Inns Stadium, the home of the Blue Bombers for the last 60 seasons. The change of scenery might do well for a Winnipeg squad that is largely unchanged from last year. The Blue Bombers allowed 531 points in 2012 and will have to be stronger on defence as long as their offensive struggles continue.

TRENDS:

* Over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Winnipeg.
* Alouettes are 2-7 ATS in their last nine meetings.
* Alouettes are 1-5 ATS in their last six meetings in Winnipeg.
* Over is 21-8 in Alouettes last 29 road games.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Montreal posted a losing record on the road (4-5) in each of its last two seasons.

2. Despite Grey Cup appearances in 1992, 1993, 2001, 2007 and 2011, the Blue Bombers have not won a championship since 1990 - the longest drought in the CFL.

3. Calvillo holds the professional football record for career passing yards with 78,494 and has thrown a record 449 touchdown passes.

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06/27/2013 12:15 AM

Trend says CFL champs are Week 1 fade bets

With the Canadian Football League season kicking off Thursday June 27, we decided to take a look at the past 10 seasons to see how the defending Grey Cup champion and runner up fared in the opening week of the regular season.

It would appear that squads coming off of a Grey Cup winning campaign tend to carry a bit of a hangover into Week 1. The champs are 5-5 SU (straight up) but just 2-7-1 ATS (against the spread) in the opening week of their Cup-defending season.

The runners up fare a bit better ATS going 5-5 in the opening week.

As for totals, the under seems to be the trend to open the season. Both the champs and their Grey Cup victims post an O/U record of 3-7 in the opening week. A little gun-shy perhaps in the normally high-scoring game style of football north of the border.

Here is a look back at the past 10 seasons with the defending Grey Cup champs and the runners up.

Grey Cup champions: 5-5 SU, 2-7-1ATS, 3-7 O/U
Runners up: 5-5 SU, 5-5 ATS, 3-7 O/U

The Toronto Argonauts are the defending Grey Cup champions and are 4.5-point faves at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Week 1. The total is currently 55.

The Calgary Stampeders took the loss in last year's Grey Cup and open the season as 3-point home favorites against the B.C. Lions. The total is currently 52.

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06/27/2013 11:15 AM

CFL Betting Notes - Week 1

June 24, 2013


CFL Betting Preview- Week 1

This Thursday night in Winnipeg the 2013 Canadian Football League kicks off its 18-game regular season schedule that will set the stage for this year’s quest for the Grey Cup Championship in late November. The Toronto Argonauts shocked CFL fans last year with their run to a title after going just 9-9 in the regular season, so anything is possible when it comes to professional football “North of the Border.”

The following is a brief betting preview of all of the CFL Week 1 games with the opening point spread and total line provided by 5Dimes.

Thursday, June 27

Montreal Alouettes vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Point-spread: Montreal -5
Total: 53

Montreal won the East Division last season at 11-7 straight-up but it went just 8-10 against the spread overall. The total went OVER in six of its nine games on the road. The Alouettes season came to sudden end with a stunning 27-20 loss to the Argonauts in the East Division Finals as five-point home favorites.

It was a rough 2012 campaign for the Blue Bombers with an overall 6-12 SU record that had them on the outside looking in come playoff time. They did go 9-9 ATS that included a profitable 6-3 ATS record at home. The stayed UNDER in five of their nine home games.

These two teams met four times in 2012 with each team winning once at home and once on the road SU. They also split the series 2-2 ATS with the total going OVER in the first two meetings and staying UNDER in the final two.

Friday, June 28

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Toronto Argonauts
Point-spread: Hamilton -4 ½
Total: 55

The Tiger-Cats were another team that watched the Grey Cup Playoffs on TV last season after going 6-12 SU. They were somewhat better ATS at 9-9, but they still had a losing 4-5 ATS record on the road. The total went OVER in seven of their nine games on the road.

Toronto went 9-9 ATS as well last season but it proved to be costly at home with a 3-6 record ATS. The total stayed UNDER in 10 of the 18 games with an identical 4-5 record both at home and on the road. It completed a 3-0 run both SU and ATS in the playoffs by beating Calgary in the Grey Cup 35-22 as a 1 ½-point underdog. The total went OVER the 55 ½-point line in that game.

The Argonauts won the regular season series 3-1 both SU and ATS but the margin of victory was just three points in two of the victories. The total went OVER in all four games after staying UNDER in five of the previous six meetings.

British Columbia Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders
Point-spread: BC -2 ½
Total: 52

The Lions won the Grey Cup in 2011 and despite having the best SU record in the CFL last season at 13-5; they could not get past the West Division Finals with a 34-29 loss to the Stampeders as 6 ½-point home favorites. They were 9-9 ATS overall and 3-6 ATS on the road. The total stayed UNDER in seven of their nine road games.

Calgary finished just game back in the West at 12-6 SU and it went 10-8 ATS. It was 4-5 ATS at home and the total went OVER in five of the nine games. Before knocking off the Lions in the divisional final, the Stampeders beat Saskatchewan 36-30 in the semifinals in a game that ended as a PUSH.

BC won the regular-season series 2-1 SU and ATS with the home team winning two of the three games. The total stayed UNDER in two of the three games. Prior to last season, the Lions won four of the previous five meetings SU and had s slight 3-2 edge ATS.

Saturday, June 29

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Edmonton Eskimos
Point-spread: PICK
Total: 50

The Roughriders only won eight games in 2012 SU but that was good enough for third place in the West. They also went 8-10 ATS with a 3-6 ATS record on the road. The total went an even 9-9 but it stayed UNDER in five of the nine road games.

Edmonton was a game worse in the West at 7-11 SU, but it still made the playoffs as a crossover team from the division. It was over .500 ATS at 10-8 and a profitable 6-3 ATS at home. The total went OVER in 10 of its 16 games overall and in six of its nine home games.

The home team in this series is 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS. Last season, Edmonton won the final two games at home both SU and ATS with the total going OVER in both contests. The total has now gone OVER in five of the last eight meetings.

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06/27/2013 11:21 AM

CFL
Dunkel

Montreal at Winnipeg
The Alouettes look to take advantage of a Winnipeg team that is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games in June. Montreal is the pick (-4) according to Dunkel, which has the Alouettes favored by 6. Dunkel Pick: Montreal (-4). Here are all of this week's CFL picks.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Game 121-122: Montreal at Winnipeg (9:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Montreal 116.845; Winnipeg 110.762
Dunkel Line: Montreal by 6; 48
Vegas Line: Montreal by 4; 51
Dunkel Pick: Montreal (-4); Under


FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Game 123-124: Hamilton at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Hamilton 110.452; Toronto 112.262
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 2; 59
Vegas Line: Toronto by 4; 55
Dunkel Pick: Hamilton (+4); Over

Game 125-126: BC at Calgary (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: BC 117.660; Calgary 122.616
Dunkel Line: Calgary by 5; 48
Vegas Line: Calgary by 3; 51 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Calgary (-3); Under


SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Game 127-128: Saskatchewan at Edmonton (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Saskatchewan 110.756; Edmonton 109.624
Dunkel Line: Saskatchewan by 1; 53
Vegas Line: Edmonton by 1 1/2; 49 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Saskatchewan (+1 1/2); Over




CFL
Long Sheet

Week 1

Thursday, June 27

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MONTREAL (11 - 8) at WINNIPEG (6 - 12) - 6/27/2013, 9:00 PM
There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.

Head-to-Head Series History
WINNIPEG is 5-2 against the spread versus MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
WINNIPEG is 4-3 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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Friday, June 28

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HAMILTON (6 - 12) at TORONTO (12 - 9) - 6/28/2013, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
HAMILTON is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 5-2 against the spread versus HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 4-3 straight up against HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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BRITISH COLUMBIA (13 - 6) at CALGARY (14 - 7) - 6/28/2013, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 45-22 ATS (+20.8 Units) as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points since 1996.
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 74-50 ATS (+19.0 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 28-14 ATS (+12.6 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
CALGARY is 4-3 against the spread versus BRITISH COLUMBIA over the last 3 seasons
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 4-3 straight up against CALGARY over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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Saturday, June 29

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SASKATCHEWAN (8 - 11) at EDMONTON (7 - 12) - 6/29/2013, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
EDMONTON is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in home games when playing on a Saturday over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
EDMONTON is 4-2 against the spread versus SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
EDMONTON is 5-1 straight up against SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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Week 1

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Alouettes at Blue Bombers: What bettors need to know
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Montreal Alouettes at Winnipeg Blue Bombers (+4, 51)

Dan Hawkins has some big shoes to fill. The new coach of the Montreal Alouettes will try to continue the success his team enjoyed under Marc Trestman when the Alouettes open the CFL season at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday. Trestman, who led Montreal to a 59-31 regular-season record and two Grey Cup wins in five campaigns, is now coaching the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Hawkins was unable to guide the Alouettes to victory in either of their preseason games, but will have a chance for his first CFL triumph against last year's weakest team in the East Division.

Following an appearance in the 99th Grey Cup, Winnipeg scored a league-low 376 points to finish the 2012 season with a 6-12 mark. The Blue Bombers’ offence did not fare any better in the preseason, managing just two field goals while allowing a total of 76 points in two contests. Winnipeg has reason for optimism - including a new stadium and the return of quarterback Buck Pierce, who missed most of last season due to multiple injuries. Pierce is the only quarterback on the roster with substantial CFL experience - but the Blue Bombers' preseason struggles are a familiar refrain.

Home underdogs were a profitable play in the CFL last season. Host teams getting the points went 11-9 SU but 14-6 ATS in 2012. Oddsmakers have tabbed the Blue Bombers as 4-point home underdogs for Thursday's Week 1 opener.

TV: 9 p.m. ET, TSN

ABOUT THE ALOUETTES: QB Anthony Calvillo is returning for his 20th CFL season. The 40-year-old threw for more than 5,000 yards three times during Trestman’s tenure. With his receiving corps - led by veterans Jamel Richardson and S.J. Green - largely intact, and RB Brandon Whitaker set to return from last year’s season-ending knee injury, Calvillo has all the tools at his disposal for another successful season.

ABOUT THE BLUE BOMBERS: Construction delays pushed the opening of Investors Group Field - Winnipeg’s new home - back a full year, but the 33,422-seat stadium is finally ready to replace Canad Inns Stadium, the home of the Blue Bombers for the last 60 seasons. The change of scenery might do well for a Winnipeg squad that is largely unchanged from last year. The Blue Bombers allowed 531 points in 2012 and will have to be stronger on defence as long as their offensive struggles continue.

TRENDS:

* Over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Winnipeg.
* Alouettes are 2-7 ATS in their last nine meetings.
* Alouettes are 1-5 ATS in their last six meetings in Winnipeg.
* Over is 21-8 in Alouettes last 29 road games.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Montreal posted a losing record on the road (4-5) in each of its last two seasons.

2. Despite Grey Cup appearances in 1992, 1993, 2001, 2007 and 2011, the Blue Bombers have not won a championship since 1990 - the longest drought in the CFL.

3. Calvillo holds the professional football record for career passing yards with 78,494 and has thrown a record 449 touchdown passes.


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Trend says CFL champs are Week 1 fade bets
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With the Canadian Football League season kicking off Thursday June 27, we decided to take a look at the past 10 seasons to see how the defending Grey Cup champion and runner up fared in the opening week of the regular season.

It would appear that squads coming off of a Grey Cup winning campaign tend to carry a bit of a hangover into Week 1. The champs are 5-5 SU (straight up) but just 2-7-1 ATS (against the spread) in the opening week of their Cup-defending season.

The runners up fare a bit better ATS going 5-5 in the opening week.

As for totals, the under seems to be the trend to open the season. Both the champs and their Grey Cup victims post an O/U record of 3-7 in the opening week. A little gun-shy perhaps in the normally high-scoring game style of football north of the border.

Here is a look back at the past 10 seasons with the defending Grey Cup champs and the runners up.

Grey Cup champions: 5-5 SU, 2-7-1ATS, 3-7 O/U
Runners up: 5-5 SU, 5-5 ATS, 3-7 O/U

The Toronto Argonauts are the defending Grey Cup champions and are 4.5-point faves at home against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Week 1. The total is currently 55.

The Calgary Stampeders took the loss in last year's Grey Cup and open the season as 3-point home favorites against the B.C. Lions. The total is currently 52.

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06/28/2013 09:20 AM

CFL
Dunkel

BC at Calgary
The Stampeders look to take advantage of a BC team that is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 road games. Calgary is the pick (-3) according to Dunkel, which has the Stampeders favored by 5. Dunkel Pick: Calgary (-3). Here are all of this week's CFL picks.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Game 123-124: Hamilton at Toronto (7:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Hamilton 110.452; Toronto 112.262
Dunkel Line: Toronto by 2; 59
Vegas Line: Toronto by 4; 55
Dunkel Pick: Hamilton (+4); Over

Game 125-126: BC at Calgary (10:00 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: BC 117.660; Calgary 122.616
Dunkel Line: Calgary by 5; 48
Vegas Line: Calgary by 3; 51 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Calgary (-3); Under


SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Game 127-128: Saskatchewan at Edmonton (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Saskatchewan 110.756; Edmonton 109.624
Dunkel Line: Saskatchewan by 1; 53
Vegas Line: Edmonton by 1 1/2; 49 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Saskatchewan (+1 1/2); Over




CFL
Long Sheet

Week 1

Friday, June 28

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HAMILTON (6 - 12) at TORONTO (12 - 9) - 6/28/2013, 7:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
HAMILTON is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
TORONTO is 5-2 against the spread versus HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
TORONTO is 4-3 straight up against HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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BRITISH COLUMBIA (13 - 6) at CALGARY (14 - 7) - 6/28/2013, 10:00 PM
Top Trends for this game.
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 45-22 ATS (+20.8 Units) as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points since 1996.
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 74-50 ATS (+19.0 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 28-14 ATS (+12.6 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points since 1996.

Head-to-Head Series History
CALGARY is 4-3 against the spread versus BRITISH COLUMBIA over the last 3 seasons
BRITISH COLUMBIA is 4-3 straight up against CALGARY over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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Saturday, June 29

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SASKATCHEWAN (8 - 11) at EDMONTON (7 - 12) - 6/29/2013, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
EDMONTON is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in home games when playing on a Saturday over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
EDMONTON is 4-2 against the spread versus SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
EDMONTON is 5-1 straight up against SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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Friday, June 28

7:00 PM
HAMILTON vs. TORONTO
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Hamilton's last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Hamilton's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing at home against Hamilton
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

10:00 PM
BRITISH COLUMBIA vs. CALGARY
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of British Columbia's last 7 games when playing on the road against Calgary
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of British Columbia's last 17 games on the road
Calgary is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing British Columbia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games at home


Saturday, June 29

3:30 PM
SASKATCHEWAN vs. EDMONTON
Saskatchewan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Edmonton
Saskatchewan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
Edmonton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Saskatchewan
Edmonton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Saskatchewan


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CFL doubleheader: Tiger-Cats at Argos, Lions at Stamps
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Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Toronto Argonauts (-3, 54.5)

The Toronto Argonauts will look to start their quest for a repeat as Grey Cup champions on the right note when they host the provincial rival Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday. Toronto defeated the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 at home for its league-record 16th title despite posting a 9-9 record during the regular season. The Tiger-Cats struggled mightily on defence last season, finishing 6-12 in large part because they allowed a league-worst 32 points per game.

The Argonauts defeated Hamilton in three of four meetings last year, including both games at Rogers Centre. The Tiger-Cats hired coach Kent Austin, who led the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a Grey Cup championship in 2007 and spent the last three seasons coaching at Cornell University. Austin was 11-19 in his three seasons with the Big Red. Hamilton is vying for its first winning season since 2004, when it finished 9-8-1.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, TSN

ABOUT THE TIGER-CATS: In an effort to improve their defence, the Tiger-Cats drafted defensive tackle Linden Gaydosh with the first overall pick in this year’s draft. Gaydosh, however, decided to sign with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers instead. Veteran quarterback Henry Burris threw for 43 touchdowns and a career-high 5,367 yards last year in his first season with Hamilton. The 38-year-old looked strong in the preseason, completing 13 of 17 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns in a 52-0 rout of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

ABOUT THE ARGONAUTS: Weeks after signing quarterback Ricky Ray to an extension that carries through 2015, Toronto reached an agreement with last year’s Most Outstanding Player Chad Owens for two more years. The move helps secure the offence that helped the Argonauts to their first Grey Cup in eight seasons. Toronto cut veteran defensive tackle Kevin Huntley last week, showing confidence in linebackers Robert McCune and Marcus Ball. McCune registered 86 tackles and Ball added 73 last season.

TRENDS:

* Over is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
* Tiger-Cats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
* Argonauts are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Week 1 game.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Members of last year’s Argonauts squad will receive their championship rings prior to the start of the game.

2. Owens set the professional football record for all-purpose yards last season, finishing with 3,863.

3. The Tiger-Cats will open their season at home against Edmonton on July 7. They will play in Guelph, Ont., while their new stadium is under construction.


BC Lions at Calgary Stampeders (-3, 51.5)

The BC Lions finished last season with a league-best 13-5 record and looked poised to repeat as Grey Cup champions, only to drop a 34-29 decision to the Calgary Stampeders in the West Division final. The Lions will have a chance to avenge that loss as they open their season with a visit to Calgary on Friday. The Stampeders suffered a 35-22 setback to the Toronto Argonauts in the Grey Cup final and enter their sixth campaign with coach John Hufnagel, who sports a 59-30-1 regular-season record.

The Lions defeated Calgary twice in the regular season last year, but the Stampeders won 41-21 at home in the last meeting before the West final. That victory marked the return of injured Calgary quarterback Drew Tate, but veteran Kevin Glenn would start both the West final and the Grey Cup. A healthy Tate is expected to guide the Stampeders in 2013, while BC signed quarterback Travis Lulay to a two-year extension after he recorded his first season with a passer rating over 100 (100.7) in his fourth year with the squad.

TV: 10 p.m. ET, TSN

ABOUT THE LIONS: Defence was key for BC last year, as the team finished with 354 points allowed - 55 fewer than any other team in the league. Linebacker Adam Bighill registered 104 tackles, nine sacks and four interceptions while defensive end Keron Williams led the league with 12 sacks. Veteran Paul McCallum recorded a league-high 187 kicking points last year. The Lions traded slotback Geroy Simon, the league’s all-time receiving leader, to Saskatchewan for wide receiver Justin Harper and a third-round pick in 2014.

ABOUT THE STAMPEDERS: Jon Cornish led the league in rushing last year with 1,457 yards - a record for a non-import player - and won the award for Most Outstanding Canadian. Calgary’s offence should run smoothly with Tate and Cornish in the backfield, while its defence - led by linebacker Charleston Hughes (11 sacks) - remains largely intact. The Stampeders added defensive tackle Kevin Huntley to their practice roster less than a week after he was cut by the Toronto Argonauts. Huntley played against the Stampeders in last year’s Grey Cup final.

TRENDS:

* Lions are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games.
* Under is 14-2 in Lions’ last 16 road games.
* Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last five meetings in Calgary.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Lions were 5-4 away from BC Place last year. Calgary finished 7-2 at home.

2. Despite widespread flooding in Calgary last week, McMahon Stadium escaped damage and will be ready to host Friday’s contest.

3. The Lions defeated the Stampeders 29-27 in preseason action.

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06/28/2013 09:37 AM

Friday, June 28

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Hamilton - 7:00 PM ET Toronto -4.5 500 POD # 1

Toronto - Under 55.5 500 POD # 4


BC Lions - 10:00 PM ET BC Lions +3 500 POD # 2

Calgary - Over 52 500 POD # 3

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06/28/2013 03:08 PM

CFL

Week 1

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CFL leans toward under in Week 1 over past six seasons
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The Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers went against the Week 1 grain in their CFL season opener Thursday night, playing over the 49.5-point total with a 39-33 Montreal win at Investors Group Field.

CFL teams had produced an 8-16 over/under record in Week 1 of the schedule since 2007 heading into 2013, including a 1-3 over/under count in the opening slate of the 2012 season.

Some point to rust of the offseason or new offensive players and coaches still fine tuning their schemes and timing as the reason for this one-sided result, which has paid off for under bettors at a profitable 66.6 percent rate.

The Toronto Argonauts, the defending Grey Cup champions, have been the best under bet in Week 1 during that span, staying below the number in all six games since 2007. The Calgary Stampeders are the second most profitable under play in Week 1, with a 1-5 over/under count in the opener over the past six seasons.

Both Toronto and Calgary are in action Friday night. The Argos open the schedule with a 54.5-point total hosting the Hamilton TiCats (2-4 O/U in Week 1 since 2007) while the Stampeders welcome the BC Lions (2-4 O/U in Week 1 since 2007) to McMahon Stadium with the number sitting at 51.5 points.

Only one team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders, have leaned toward the over more in Week 1 since 2007 heading into this season. They boast a 4-2 over/under count over their past six season debuts and visit the Edmonton Eskimos (2-4 O/U in Week 1 since 2007) with the total at 49 points Saturday. However, these heated rivals have stayed under the number in 14 of their last 18 head-to-head meetings.

Thursday’s season-opening result bumped Montreal to 4-3 over/under in Week 1 over the past six seasons while Winnipeg moved to 3-4 over/under in that same situation.

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06/29/2013 09:31 AM

CFL
Dunkel

Saskatchewan at Edmonton
The Roughriders look to take advantage of an Edmonton team that is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games in Week 1. Saskatchewan is the pick (+1 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Roughriders favored by 1. Dunkel Pick: Saskatchewan (+1 1/2). Here are all of this week's CFL picks.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Game 127-128: Saskatchewan at Edmonton (3:30 p.m. EST)
Dunkel Ratings: Saskatchewan 110.756; Edmonton 109.624
Dunkel Line: Saskatchewan by 1; 53
Vegas Line: Edmonton by 1 1/2; 49 1/2
Dunkel Pick: Saskatchewan (+1 1/2); Over




CFL
Long Sheet

Week 1

Saturday, June 29

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SASKATCHEWAN (8 - 11) at EDMONTON (7 - 12) - 6/29/2013, 3:30 PM
Top Trends for this game.
EDMONTON is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in home games when playing on a Saturday over the last 3 seasons.

Head-to-Head Series History
EDMONTON is 4-2 against the spread versus SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
EDMONTON is 5-1 straight up against SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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CFL
Armadillo's Write-Up

Week 1

Writeups on CFL games will start in Week 2.......




CFL

Week 1

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Trend Report
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3:30 PM
SASKATCHEWAN vs. EDMONTON
Saskatchewan is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Edmonton
Saskatchewan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
Edmonton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Saskatchewan
Edmonton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Saskatchewan


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CFL

Week 1

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Roughriders at Eskimos: What bettors need to know
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Saskatchewan Roughriders at Edmonton Eskimos (+1.5, 49)

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are hoping their prized acquisition Geroy Simon will be ready when they open their regular season by visiting the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday. The veteran slotback and all-time CFL career receiving yards leader suffered a leg injury during the preseason but is considered probable to start alongside Weston Dressler in what should be a fearsome offence for the Roughriders. Edmonton allowed a West Division-worst 25 points per game last year, but the team addressed the issue by acquiring free agent Odell Willis while defensive end Marcus Howard is now healthy.

Saskatchewan finished last season on a four-game losing streak and fell 36-30 to Calgary in the playoffs. Edmonton will have its third different opening-day quarterback in three years as former BC Lions backup Mike Reilly will get the start with Matt Nichols suffering from an ACL injury. Reilly has two previous CFL starts in his career. Pivot Darian Durant is entering his fifth season as the starter for the Roughriders, who posted a 31-24 victory over the Eskimos to open the preseason.

TV: 3:30 p.m. ET, TSN

LINE MOVES: Saskatchewan opened as a 1-point road underdog but action in the Riders has swayed the line to Saskatchewan -1.5. The total opened at 50 and has moved to 49 with money on the under.

ABOUT THE ROUGHRIDERS: Saskatchewan is starting its season with eight players on the injured list, including veteran fullback Neal Hughes, wide receiver Kierrie Johnson and linebacker Abraham Kromah. Along with the injuries, the team will also be without defensive lineman Tearrius George, who will serve a one-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit against Calgary in the playoffs last year. Durant had the most efficient season of his career in 2012, throwing 20 touchdowns and completing a career-high 64.4 percent of his passes while recording his lowest interception total (12) since becoming a starter.

ABOUT THE ESKIMOS: Linebacker JC Sherritt was named Most Outstanding Defensive Player after setting a league record with 130 tackles last season. Sherritt was also tied for second on the team with five interceptions, one behind league leader Joe Burnett. Reilly fared well in his two previous career starts with the Lions, throwing for 682 yards and completing 69.3 percent of his passes. The 28 year old’s main target will be veteran slotback Fred Stamps, who finished second in the league with 1,310 receiving yards last year.

TRENDS:

* Under is 14-4 in the last 18 meetings in Edmonton.
* Roughriders are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
* Roughriders are 1-5 ATS in their last six meetings in Edmonton.
* Eskimos are 1-4 ATS in their last five games in June.
* Roughriders are 37-17-1 ATS in their last 55 games in Week 1.

EXTRA POINTS:

1. Edmonton, which finished last season with a 7-11 record, was 3-7 against West Division opponents.

2. Stamps is expected to play on Saturday despite sitting out much of Edmonton’s preseason due to soreness.

3. Roughriders RB Kory Sheets completed a mediation course last month after facing charges of battery domestic violence filed in January. The charges were dropped following the completion of the course and Sheets has been cleared to play by the team.

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