Streveler the Reveler to Help Blue Bombers Top Lions in CFL Tilt

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 3:18 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 3, 2018 3:18 PM UTC

The favorites continue to meet expectations in the early part of the CFL season with a straight-up record of 9-3 through three weeks. The favorites also have an 8-4 edge against the spread.

<h2 style="text-align:center">[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">CFL Betting Pick of the Week:</h2><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Lions-Blue Bombers Odds">British Columbia Lions vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Saturday, 8:30 p.m. ET)</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Free CFL Pick: Blue Bombers -3.5</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Best Line Offered: <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">5Dimes</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3478707, "sportsbooksIds":[19,1275,139,1096,274], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>The Lions come into this West Division clash at 1-1 both SU and ATS following last week’s 41-22 loss to Edmonton on the road as 6.5-point underdogs. The total went "over" 55.5 points after staying "under" 49 points in a season-opening 22-10 victory against Montreal as 8.5-point home favorites. <a href="" title="CFL Odds">The total for this Saturday’s start at Investors Group Field has been set at 53 points</a>.</p><p>Jonathon Jennings has completed a solid 68.8 percent of his first 48 passing attempts, but it has only added up to 383 passing yards and two touchdown throws against one interception. Jeremiah Johnson leads the team in rushing with 116 yards on 21 carries in his first two starts. Explosive is not a word I would use to describe the Lions’ offense.</p><p>Winnipeg started the season with a last-second loss to Edmonton, but it still managed to score 30 points and cover as a seven-point home underdog. The Blue Bombers went on to hammer Montreal 56-10 in Week 2 as three-point road favorites. They came up short last week against Hamilton on the road in a 31-17 loss at 4.5-point underdogs to fall to 1-2 SU with a 2-1 mark ATS. The total went "over" in those first two games.</p><p>Matt Nichols is still on the mend as Winnipeg’s starting quarterback, so it will once again be up to rookie Chris Streveler to lead the offense. While he has played like a rookie at times, especially in the loss to Hamilton last week, his overall grade is not that bad. He has put the ball up 86 times with 54 completions for 570 yards and six touchdown throws. He has also been a big part of the ground game with 183 yards rushing and two scores on 22 carries.</p><h2>Head-to-Head Betting Trends</h2><p>Winnipeg has won seven of the last eight meetings SU and it has a 6-3 edge ATS in its last nine home games against BC. The total has gone "over" in six of the last seven meetings.</p><p> </p><h2>Free Betting Pick</h2><p>There has to be some concern with the Lions’ offense given what we have seen from Jennings in his first two starts. The Blue Bombers would love to have Nichols under center in this one, but <a href="" title="Free Sports Picks">I am counting on a better effort from Winnipeg’s offense</a> as a whole to cover this spread.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;&lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#CFLFrenzy&lt;/a&gt; 2.0 is now LIVE on iOS and Android!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;With an all-new 'My Team' feature, enhanced playbook and full quarterback control, it is a whole new ballgame. 🏈🇨🇦&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Details: &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— CFL (@CFL) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;June 28, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2 style="text-align:center">Other Week 4 Games</h2><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Complete Game Odds">Hamilton (-6) vs. Saskatchewan</a></h2><p><strong>When:</strong> Thursday, 9 p.m. <strong>Total Line:</strong> 49<br /><strong>Analysis:</strong> The Tiger-Cats look like the real deal in the East, while Saskatchewan has been outscored 63-34 in its last two games including that stunning loss at home to Montreal. Lay the points on the road team.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Complete Game Odds">Ottawa (-6) vs. Montreal</a></h2><p><strong>When:</strong> Friday, 7:30 p.m. <strong>Total Line: </strong>48.5<br /><strong>Analysis: </strong>Ottawa has the talent to beat the teams it is supposed to. Look for the real Alouettes to show up on Friday night with the Redblacks cruising both SU and ATS.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Complete Game Odds">Edmonton (-5) vs. Toronto</a></h2><p><strong>When:</strong> Saturday, 5:30 p.m. <strong>Total Line:</strong> 52.5<br /><strong>Analysis:</strong> Each of these teams has failed to live up to expectations in its early play, but the Eskimos could be headed in the right direction with last week’s romp over BC. I still think Toronto, coming off the bye, finds a way to cover with the five points at home.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center">Week 3 Review</h2><p>My top CFL pick last week was the "over" in the Winnipeg-Hamilton game at 56 points, but the Blue Bombers managed to score only 17 points to keep the final score well "under" the closing line.</p>
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