Betting CFL Week 7: Parlay Alouettes vs. RedBlacks Under & Roughriders vs. Argonauts Over

David Schwab

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 6:04 PM GMT

There are a couple of tight matchups on the Week 7 slate in the CFL, but I have zeroed-in on a couple of golden opportunities to capitalize on the total line with this week’s picks. The following is a closer look at my two-team CFL parlay picks in Week 7 of the regular season based on betting odds from 5Dimes.

This Week's CFL Two-Team Parlay: Alouettes-RedBlacks 'Under' & Roughriders-Argonauts 'Over'

Game 1: Montreal Alouettes at Ottawa RedBlacks
Montreal blew a 17-point lead in last week’s 25-22 loss to Calgary as a five-point road underdog and for the fifth-straight game this season the total stayed UNDER against a closing line of 48. The Alouettes have turned to Rakeem Cato as their starting quarterback due to injuries and he has managed the offense fairly well in the team’s 2-3 straight-up start with 1,100 yards passing and five touchdown throws. Montreal has also gotten some solid play on defense by holding teams to an average of 18.8 points a game.

The RedBlacks are coming off a bye after beating Calgary 29-26 in Week 5 as four-point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 46-point closing line after staying UNDER in three of their first four games. Ottawa has to be thrilled with its 3-2 start both SU and against the spread, but it is still struggling to score points on a consistent basis with an average of 21 a game.

 

CFL Betting Trends
The Alouettes are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a SU loss and the total has stayed UNDER in 20 of their last 26 East Division games.

The RedBlacks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a SU win. The total has stayed UNDER in six of their last seven division games and it has also stayed UNDER in seven of their last 10 home games.

Ottawa won the first meeting this season 20-16 on opening day as an eight-point road underdog. The total stayed UNDER the closing 48-point line and it has now stayed UNDER in the last four meetings.

 

Betting Prediction
Both teams have struggled to find the end zone on a consistent basis this season and the betting trends also favor a low scoring game. Despite 5Dimes’ low total line for this matchup, I am still very comfortable that the final score will stay UNDER 46.5 points.

Team A CFL Pick: Under 46.5

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Game 2: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts
It has been a rough road for Saskatchewan so far with a 0-6 start both SU and ATS. It did not help matters when starting quarterback Darian Durant was lost for the season in Week 1. However, Kevin Glenn has been able to step-in a and throw for 1,483 yards while completing 72.3 percent of his 159 attempts to help lead the offense to a respectable scoring average of 24.7 points a game. The main problem with this team is a defense that is getting torched for 32.5 points a game.

Toronto is off to a steady 3-2 start SU with a profitable 4-1 record ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in three of the five games. These two inter-division foes met back in Week 2 in Saskatchewan and the Argonauts survived in overtime with a 42-40 victory as three-point road underdogs. The total easily went OVER the closing 51-point line. Toronto has also been one of the higher scoring teams in the CFL this season with an average of 27.2 points a game.

 

CFL Betting Trends
The Roughriders are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games played in August and the total has gone OVER in five of their last seven games in Week 7 of the regular season.

The Argonauts are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and the total has gone OVER in Week 7 in four of its last five seasons.

Head-to-head, Saskatchewan is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 trips to Toronto and the total has gone OVER in five of the last six games between the two.

 

Betting Prediction
Saskatchewan has still been able to put points on the board in most of its first six games, but defensively it cannot keep anyone out of its own end zone. Couple that with Toronto’s healthy scoring average and this game presents a great opportunity to go OVER the 48.5-point total line in the back-end sports pick for this week’s CFL Two-Team Parlay.

Team B CFL Pick: Over 48.5 at 5Dimes

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