Last Updated: 2017-10-04
We enter Week 16 of the Canadian Football League season and it’s become clear that bettors have caught on to the West being the superior division. Three of the four West teams are favored over East teams and the lone exception, Toronto, is just a 1.5-point favorite over Saskatchewan as they look to clinch the division title.
So far, the CFL has been decent to us, as we’re 20-14 on the season, which isn’t anything I’ll complain about.
Hamilton at Winnipeg: The week kicks off Friday night with this match-up, as the Bombers are favored by 13 over the improving Tiger-Cats and the total is 57.5. The Tiger-Cars are just 3-10 on the season, but those three wins have all come in the last five weeks, along with a pair of 8-point losses. Winnipeg is 10-3 on the year and coming off a fairly important win against Edmonton. With a 39-12 victory over Hamilton earlier this season they could have a bit of a letdown. I make this one 35-26 and will pass.
Saskatchewan at Toronto: The Argonauts are just .500, but that’s good enough to have a solid lead in the East. A win will clinch the division and a win and an Ottawa loss will give them a berth in the East final, but the Roughriders won’t be an easy foe. Saskatchewan is 7-6 overall, but 4-1 against the East this season. Toronto is 7-7 and 1-5 against the West, but hasn’t had a game this big in some time. The Argos are favored by 2 with a total of 52, while I have Toronto winning 27-22, so will stay away.
Ottawa at British Columbia: The REDBLACKS are just 5-9-1 this season but still looking at a playoff berth due to the woes of the other two teams in the East. The defending CFL champions have dropped three of their last four, but will get quarterback Trevor Harris and his 23 touchdown passes back in the lineup after being forced to play Ryan Lindley and his 1 TD pass the last few weeks. British Columbia is 6-7 overall, but a decent 4-2 against the East. The Lions are favored by 4.5 with a total of 51.5 and I have Ottawa winning 29-26, so will take the road underdog as our lone play for this week.
Edmonton at Montreal: The Eskimos are favored by 7.5 with a total of 52.5. The Eskimos are 7-6 and need a win to keep playoff hopes alive, while the Alouettes are in a bit of a free fall. Montreal’s defense is worn out and a decent unit is now allowing 32.2 points per game, as the offense leaves them on the field too long. I make Edmonton a 27-21 winner, so will stay away.
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