Betting CFL Week 4: Parlay Edmonton Eskimos SU and ATS & BC Lions SU

David Schwab

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 5:52 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2015 5:52 PM UTC

For last week’s CFL two-team parlay I used the opening game in two home-and-home series as my two picks and ended-up with a split. I am going right back to those two matchups again this week with a parlay play in the backend of both series based on betting odds from 5Dimes.

This Week's CFL Two-Team Parlay: Eskimos -165 and -3.5 and Lions +155

Game 1: Edmonton Eskimos vs. Ottawa RedBlacks
Edmonton opened the new CFL season by losing to Toronto 26-11 as a 7.5-point road favorite. Following a Week 2 bye, the Eskimos returned to form with a convincing 46-17 romp over Ottawa as six-point home favorites in last Thursday’s opener in this home-and home series. Matt Nichols looked solid in relief of an injured Mike Reilly with 212 yards passing and three scoring strikes. His favorite target was Adarious Bowman, who ended the day with five catches for 120 yards and a touchdown.

The RedBlacks won their first two games this season against Montreal and British Columbia as underdogs to match last season straight-up win total. They received a harsh dose of reality last week that the gap between this second-year team and some of the better teams in the CFL’s West Division is still pretty wide. Ottawa only managed to gain 25 yards on the ground against the Eskimos and its total yards on the day only added-up to 221.


CFL Betting Trends
The Eskimos are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games and they are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win. The total has stayed UNDER in six of their last eight road games.

The RedBlacks are 2-3 ATS in their last five games overall, but 3-1 ATS in their last four home games. The total has stayed UNDER in six of their last eight home games.

Edmonton has won all three meetings dating back to Ottawa’s inaugural season in the CFL and it is 2-1 ATS. The total stayed UNDER in both games last year and it went OVER the closing 45.5-point line this past Thursday night.


Betting Prediction
Ottawa is moving in the right direction following a dismal 2014 campaign, but as mentioned the gap in talent between the RedBlacks and Edmonton is still pretty wide given last week’s results. Things should be much closer this time around with Ottawa playing host, but I am still going with the Eskimos to win again both SU and ATS.

Team A CFL Pick: Eskimos -165 and -3.5 at 5Dimes

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Game 2: British Columbia Lions vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders
BC got back on track following a bad 27-16 loss to Ottawa in Week 2 as a three-point road favorite with a 35-32 thriller in overtime against Saskatchewan as a three-point home favorite to kick-off this home-and-home West Division clash. Travis Lulay lit-up Roughriders’ secondary for 404 yards total passing and three touchdowns throws while completing 34 of his 44 attempts. Austin Collie was on the receiving of six passes for 84 yards and a score.

Saskatchewan turned to Kevin Glenn as quarterback Darian Durant’s replacement and while his team was on the wrong end of this overtime loss, Glenn was still productive with 271 yards passing and two touchdown passes while completing 23-of-29 attempts. The Roughriders’ main problem in a SU 0-3 start has been a defense that has been torched for an average of 35.7 points a game in those first three outings.


CFL Betting Trends
The Lions are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games following a SU win and they are 0-3-1 ATS in their last four road games. The total has stayed UNDER in six of their last eight road games.

The Roughriders are 15-33-3 ATS in their last 51 games following a SU loss and they are 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight division games. The total has gone OVER in five of their last seven home games.

BC has now won the last three meetings SU, but they are 1-3-2 ATS in its last six games against Saskatchewan. The total has stayed UNDER in six of the Lions last seven road games against the Roughriders.


Betting Prediction
The Lions’ Lulay made a believer out of me last week after I decided to go against BC in this series opener. I will not get fooled again that Saskatchewan is better than its 0-3 record with a play on the Lions as one of my sports picks this time around to pull-off the series sweep with a SU win as a road underdog.

Team B CFL Pick: Lions +155

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