CFL Picks: Winning Week 20 Betting Duo Worthy of Your Bet

David Schwab

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 8:23 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 8:23 PM UTC

It is always great to get on a roll at the end of the season and after cashing-in on my last two CFL Two-Team Parlays, I am ready to make another winning CFL pick for this week.

The CFL's East Division title is the only thing up for grabs as all six postseason berths have been accounted for. This makes picking the games a bit more tricky given the vastly different levels of motivation with each of the teams, but I have still come up with a pair of matchups based on sports odds from BetOnline that come together perfectly to form a solid CFL parlay play.


Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Toronto Argonauts


Game Overview
The Blue Bombers are coming off a bye and playing for pride in their season finale after losing five of their last six games straight-up to fall to 5-12 straight-up for the year. Despite this unfortunate slide, Winnipeg has remained a good bet down the stretch with a 5-2 record against the spread in their last seven games. They may be well rested for this inter-division clash, but I do question their motivation to even show up for this game.

Toronto, on the other hand, is locked into the third spot of the playoffs in the East awaiting the winner of this Saturday’s Hamilton verse Ottawa game as its opponent in next week’s division semifinal matchup as a likely road underdog. The Argonauts have dropped their last three games both SU and ATS including a tough 27-25 loss to British Columbia last week as three-point home favorites. The return of quarterback Ricky Ray to the lineup has been a welcomed sight for Toronto fans as he tries to work himself back into top form.


Game Betting Trends
The Blue Bombers have lost six of their last seven road games SU and they are 2-4 ATS in their last six games played on the road. The total has stayed UNDER in 10 of their last 15 games overall.

The Argonauts have lost four of their last five home games SU and they are just 1-6 ATS in their last seven games at home. The total has stayed UNDER in four of their last five games.

Head-to-head in this matchup, Toronto as a 5-1 SU edge in the last six meetings and the total has gone OVER in five of the last six games.


Game Prediction
Even though the actual outcome of this game will have no impact on the final playoff picture, there is much more on the line for Toronto to try and generate some kind of momentum for the postseason. Lay the seven points and stick with the Argonauts to cover as your football pick.

CFL Pick: Toronto -7 at Heritage

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Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Ottawa RedBlacks


Game Overview
Hamilton came up short in Game 1 of this season-ending home-and-home series to determine this year’s East Division title with a 12-6 loss this past Sunday as a five-point home favorite. The Tiger-Cats have looked lost without quarterback Zach Collaros in the lineup and his replacement, Jeff Mathews was sacked six times and picked-off twice in last week’s loss. Hamilton is now just 2-4 both SU and ATS in its last six games.

The RedBlacks, on the other hand, have now won four of their last five games SU to improve to 11-6 SU. They have covered in three of those five games while averaging 28 points a game. Veteran quarterback Henry Burris appears to be a man on a mission this season with a CFL-high 5,335 passing yards while completing 70.7 percent of his 641 attempts, which are by far the most in the league.


Game Betting Trends
The Tiger-Cats are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games and the total has stayed UNDER in five of their last six games.

The RedBlacks are 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS in their last six home games and the total has gone OVER in four of those six games.

Hamilton’s SU loss was its first in the last four meetings dating back to last season and Ottawa is now 3-1 ATS in those four games.


Game Prediction
I am sticking with the hot hand in this matchup. Hamilton is going in the wrong direction without Collaros calling the shots on offense and I am expecting a much better effort from Burris and this RedBlacks’ offense this time around. Bank on Ottawa pulling-off the series sweep with a second-straight victory against the Tiger-Cats both SU and ATS.

CFL Pick: Ottawa -3 at 5Dimes

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