CFL Betting - Two Team Parlay For Division Finals

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David Schwab

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:20 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 8:20 PM UTC

The final four playoff teams in the CFL face off in a pair of division finals this Sunday to determine which two teams will go onto the 2016 Grey Cup Championship. Expert capper is ready to give his betting pick as a two team parlay.

After cashing in on both of my picks for last Sunday’s CFL Division Semifinals, I am ready to release my free “best bet” plays for this Sunday’s games based on betting lines from BetOnline as the top online sportsbook for football “North of the Boarder”.


East Division FinalsEdmonton Eskimos at Ottawa RedBlacks

Pointspread: Edmonton -3
Total: 56

Edmonton made its way into the postseason as a crossover team from the West and it was able to get past Hamilton 24-21 this past Sunday in its playoff opener as a three-point road favorite. The total stayed UNDER the 56-point closing line and it has stayed UNDER in three of its last four games. Quarterback Mike Reilly left that game in the third quarter with a wrist injury, but his status for this game has been upgraded to probable.

The RedBlacks backed their way into a second-straight East Division title after losing four of their final six games both SU and ATS. They ended the regular season at 8-9-1 SU with a 7-11 record ATS. The total went OVER in five of their last six games. Behind Trevor Harris and veteran quarterback Henry Burris in a backup roll, Ottawa boasted three players with at least 1,200 yards in receptions this season, although one of those receiver’s Chris Williams was loss for the year with a knee injury.


Betting Trends

The Eskimos are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five road games, but they have failed to cover in five of their last seven games in the division finals. The total has gone OVER in seven of their last nine games following a SU win.

The RedBlacks are 1-8 ATS in their last nine home games, but they have covered in four of five games following a SU loss. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of their last nine games following a SU loss.

Head-to-head in this inter-division tilt, Ottawa won both meetings this season SU after Edmonton went 5-0 SU with a 4-1 record ATS in the previous five meetings. The total has stayed UNDER in five of the seven games.


Betting Prediction

The Eskimos were actually fortunate to take the crossover route in the playoffs against the weaker teams in the East and they are going to make the most of this opportunity with a SU road win this Sunday that covers the three-point spread. The betting picks for this game lies with the Eskimos.

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 West Division FinalsBritish Columbia Lions vs. Calgary Stampeders

Pointspread: Calgary -7
Total: 54

The Lions opened the 2016 CFL regular season with a stunning 20-18 victory against the Stampeders as 2.5-point home underdogs and they closed things out with three wins in a row both SU and ATS. They failed to cover in last Sunday’s thrilling 32-31 victory against Winnipeg as five-point favorites at home in a game they trailed 28-12 in the third quarter. Credit the resiliency of quarterback Jonathon Jennings, who ran in the winning score from nine yards out in the closing two minutes of play.

Calgary has been waiting patiently to get back on the field after falling to Montreal in a meaningless Week 19 matchup. The important takeaway from this season was the Stampeders’ SU 14-game winning streak that included a 10-2 run ATS over the final 12 victories.  They have the league’s highest scoring offense with 32.6 points a game complementing a defense that was first in the CFL in points allowed (20.5). Bo Levi Mitchell was ranked second in passing yards (5,385) and Jerome Messam was the league’s leading rusher with 1,198 yards.


Betting Trends

The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a SU winning record, but they have covered in seven of their last nine road games. The total has gone OVER in nine of their last 10 playoff games.

The Stampeders are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 home games, but they fall to 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 playoff games at home. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of their last nine home playoff games.

BC is just 2-6 ATS in its last eight road games against the Stampeders and the total has gone OVER in six of the last eight games played in Calgary.


Betting Prediction

BC has had a way of playing Calgary tough in this bitter division rivalry, but I am not about to bet against the Stampeders as they run away with this game over the course of four quarters both SU and ATS. Lay the seven points and stick with the CFL’s top team in this one.


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