I’d like to take Hamilton in this spot, but never easy taking an East team against a West team, as the West was 29-13 straight-up and 24-18 ATS last year, while these games went under the total 59.5% of the time. West teams were 5-6 straight-up as an underdog and 7-4 against the spread.
Parity looks to be the name of the game in 2019, as the longest odds on the board belong to the Montreal Alouettes and they’re just +1525 at 5Dimes, so the title looks to be completely wide open.
So three teams enter this season with their basic numbers intact from last year's performances, while the other six received adjustments based on what happened since last year's Grey Cup.
We closed out the regular season with a win and now it's time to focus our attention on the Canadian Football League playoffs, which will get underway on Sunday, Nov. 11, with two games; British Columbia at Hamilton and Winnipeg at Saskatchewan.
As I present various CFL systems during the course of the season, I do try and give methods that are relevant for the upcoming week. The Away Underdog System that I wrote about earlier today does have one game that meets the criteria, which I'll touch upon in the daily CFL write-ups, as does this one.
Even though the Canadian Football League and CFL are two completely different beasts, there are some situational spots that work in both leagues.
A look at selected season win totals for the 2018 Canadian Football League season.
Opening power ratings for the 2018 Canadian Football League.
It's time for some football north of the border, as the Canadian Football League season kicks-off Thursday night, so we'll be spending plenty of time on the CFL the next few days to get you up to speed, beginning with the odds to win the Grey Cup. As you'll see, the 2018 CFL season is predicted to be wide open, with a number of teams given a decent chance of walking away with the CFL championship.