British Columbia Lions at Montreal Alouettes
The Lions come off a Week 12 bye with a straight-up six-game losing streak while going 2-5 against the spread over their last seven games. This will be the first meeting this season and they do have 4-1 edge both SU and ATS in their last five road games against Montreal. BC still has Mike Reilly playing well at quarterback despite the 1-9 SU record overall.
Montreal remains in the thick of the playoff race in the East standings at 5-4 (SU and ATS). Also coming off a Week 12 bye, the Alouettes have failed to cover in three of their last four games. They are 0-2 ATS in two games closing as favorites. Montreal should be able to win this inter-division clash SU, but this is not the kind of team that covers a big spread.
Betting Pick: British Columbia +7 points with 5Dimes
Toronto Argonauts at Ottawa RedBlacks
Toronto is riding out the string in the East with just one SU win in its first 10 games. It has been much better ATS at 4-5-1. The total has stayed UNDER in four of its last six road games and it has also stayed UNDER in six of its last seven games against Ottawa. The Argonauts have averaged just 14.2 points per game in six previous road games this season.
The RedBlacks started the season 2-0 SU, but they proceeded to lose seven of their next eight outings leading up to last week’s bye. The total has stayed UNDER in four of their last six games behind an offense that is averaging 19.3 PPG. In the last nine meetings against Toronto at home, the total has stayed UNDER in eight of those games. I cannot see either team putting up all that many points this Saturday afternoon.
Betting Pick: Toronto at Ottawa UNDER 51.5 points with 5Dimes
Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Saskatchewan is coming off a tight 19-17 home victory against the Blue Bombers in a game that was won on a last-second 27-yard field goal. The Roughriders are now 7-3 SU and a half game in back of Winnipeg for the lead in the West Division standings. This was their sixth SU victory in a row with a 5-1 record ATS after failing to cover as 5.5-point home favorites.
The Blue Bombers will stick with Chris Streveler at quarterback for an injured Matt Nichols. They will also be without their leading rusher Andrew Harris due to an ongoing league suspension. Despite the situation on offense, this game is all about Winnipeg’s defense. This unit has allowed an average of 19.8 PPG this season. It has only allowed 15.5 PPG over its last four home games.
Betting Pick: Winnipeg -1.5 points with 5Dimes
Calgary Stampeders at Edmonton Eskimos
Calgary got a huge boost from Bo Levi Mitchell in Monday’s 25-9 victory against Edmonton as a 3.5-point home favorite. After missing most of the season due to injury, he completed 19-of-28 passes for 263 yards and a score. Also credit the Stampeders’ defense for completely shutting down the Eskimos. The total has now stayed UNDER in five of the last seven games between these two bitter division rivals.
The Eskimos have lost their last two games SU with a 1-4 record ATS over their last five outings. The total stayed UNDER 49 points in Monday’s loss and it has stayed UNDER in seven of Edmonton’s last nine games. Trevor Harris was held to just 216 yards passing in that game as opposed to a season average of 336 yards which leads the CFL.
Betting Pick: Calgary at Edmonton UNDER 48 points with 5Dimes