CFL Two-Team Parlay for Week 3

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017 1:32 PM GMT

The underdogs are off to an 8-0 start against the spread through the first two weeks of the 2017 CFL regular season, and with a parlay play on both British Columbia and Montreal in last week’s games I was able to cash in on this early betting trend.

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Breaking down this week's action, I have come up with two more picks that come together perfectly for my free CFL Week 3 parlay pick based on the current betting spreads and total lines at SBR's top sportsbooks.

 

Calgary Stampeders At Winnipeg Blue Bombers (+3.5, 56)

The main thing we have learned about Calgary through its first two games is that this offense remains as potent as ever with Bo Levi Mitchell under center and Jerome Messam running the ball out of the backfield. After leading the CFL last season with an average of 32.6 points per game, the Stampeders have scored a total of 74 points in a home-and-home series against Ottawa. Mitchell has thrown for 671 yards and five touchdowns, and Messam has added another 116 yards on the ground.

Following a Week 1 bye, Winnipeg got things started on a positive note last Saturday with a wild 43-40 overtime victory against Saskatchewan as a 1.5-point road underdog. Quarterback Matt Nichols put the ball up 36 times in that game, completing 23 passes for 331 yards and four touchdowns against one interception. Weston Dressler was his top target with six catches for 124 yards and two scores. Defense by either team appeared to take a backseat in this one with both the Bombers and the Roughriders moving the ball downfield with relative ease.

  • The Stampeders are 6-1 ATS in their last seven division games and the total has gone OVER in their last four games against a team from the West.
  • The Blue Bombers have failed to cover in seven of their last 10 home games and the total has gone OVER in their last five division games.
  • Head-to-head in this West Division tilt, Calgary has gone 4-1-1 ATS in its last six road games against the Blue Bombers and the total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in eight of the last 10 meetings in Winnipeg.

I would have to think that Calgary can cover the 3.5 points on the road in this West Division tilt, but the ‘best bet’ pick in the front end of this week’s CFL parlay is the 'over' on the 56-point total.

Free CFL Pick: 'Over' 56Best Line Offered: 5Dimes

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Toronto Argonauts At Ottawa Redblacks (-5.5, 56)

Toronto came away with an impressive Week 1 upset against Hamilton as a slight underdog at home, but it reverted back to the form that won just five games last season in a 28-15 loss to British Columbia as a 1.5-point home favorite last Friday night. This week should be a good test to see where this team is really headed this season. The one thing we do know is that veteran quarterback Ricky Ray will be airing it out again this Saturday night after throwing for a league-high 833 yards in his first two games.

The Redblacks picked a tough way to start their defense of last year’s Grey Cup title with a pair of games against arguably the CFL’s best team. Playing at home against a familiar division foe this week could be exactly what Ottawa needs to get its first SU victory of the year following a tie and a tough four-point loss. This is another offense that has already proven it can find the end zone behind gun-slinging quarterback. Trevor Harris threw for 725 yards and five touchdowns in two games against Calgary while completing 75 percent of his 80 attempts.

  • The Argonauts are 0-6 ATS in their last six games following a SU loss and the total has stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in eight of their last 11 games played on the road.
  • The Redblacks have covered ATS in eight of their last 11 East Division games and the total has gone OVER in their last six games at home.
  • Ottawa has won two of the last three meetings both SU and ATS with the total staying UNDER in all three contests.

Toronto’s fourth-quarter collapse at home last week against BC raises some red flags for this week’s contest. I expect the Redblacks to come out firing on all cylinders to win this game both SU and ATS with relative ease.

Free CFL Pick: Redblacks -5.5Best Line Offered: SportsInteraction

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