CFL Betting Preview
Calgary (0-1) at Winnipeg (0-1)
Friday, 7:30 pm Eastern – TSN


SBG Global Opening Line: Calgary  -  5 ,  Total  52


The defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders will try and avoid an 0-2 start as they visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Friday.  The Stamps lost 40-27 last week to Montreal while Winnipeg lost to Edmonton 19-17.  Last season the Bombers were able to upset the Stamps but this year Calgary is coming off a loss and will not overlook Winnipeg. “It’s a real big game, first home game, we really want to win this one,” says Winnipeg receiver Romby Bryant, “They’re going to come ready to play, they’re the defending champs, they’ll be ready.”


SBG Global reports that early CFL Betting has the public taking Calgary on the Road.

Calgary is on a three-game losing streak in road openers and Calgary is 3-7 in its last 10 road openers but two of those wins came in Winnipeg. Winnipeg is 6-4 over its last ten home openers. Calgary is 4-6 in its last 10 games in Winnipeg and is currently on a three-game losing streak.  Calgary swept the Bombers in 2005, winning both games in Winnipeg, but has split the season series each year since, winning all three games against the Bombers at home but losing on the road every year.


Calgary’s high-powered offense struggled last week putting up only 272 yards.  Things could improve this week as the Stampeders get offensive tackle Jeff Pilon and guard Jesse Newman back in the lineup in addition to last year’s leading receiver, Ken-Yon Rambo.  Having Rambo back in the lineup should help quarterback Henry Burris who threw for 723 yards, eight TDs and only one interception against Winnipeg last year. Rambo had 17 catches for 222 yards last year against the Bombers.


Here are the CFL Betting stats for Friday’s game. The Stampeders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Stampeders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The Stampeders are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings against Winnipeg.


SBG Global Current Line: Calgary  -  6 ,  Total  52


The Blue Bombers are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 games in July.


The Over is 7-1 in the Stampeders last 8 road games. The Over is 5-1 in the Stampeders last 6 games in July. The Under is 20-6 in the Blue Bombers last 26 Friday games. The Under is 19-7 in the Blue Bombers last 26 home games.


Pick: Winnipeg