Top Two Parlay Plays for CFL Week 6 Betting

David Schwab

Monday, July 28, 2014 6:35 AM UTC

Monday, Jul. 28, 2014 6:35 AM UTC

The following are my top two plays for Week 6 of the CFL regular season based on betting odds provided by BetOnline. Let it be known that last week's two-team parlay was a profitable pick!

I was able to cash-in on last week’s CFL two-team parlay with the correct call on Calgary’s 26-22 straight-up win over Edmonton as a two-point road underdog and the 'under' 51.5 on Winnipeg’s 23-6 upset of British Columbia as an eight-point underdog on the road.


Game 1: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Pointspread: Hamilton -3.5
Total Line: 51

Betting Preview
Winnipeg has already won more games than all of last season combined at 4-1 both SU and against the spread. A good deal of credit has to go to the play of Drew Willy at quarterback after throwing for 1,301 yards in his first five games. The Blue Bombers’ defense did get off to a shaky start, but it has tightened things up recently by holding the Lions to just six points in last Friday’s win.

The Tiger-Cats have also stepped things up on defense by allowing just 10 points to Calgary in a Week 4 loss and by putting the clamps on Ottawa in the second half of last week’s 33-23 win as 6.5-point home favorites. The main problem in Hamilton’s 1-3 SU start (3-1 ATS) has been an offense that has only averaged 14.8 points per game. Dan LeFevour started the game against Ottawa for the injured Zach Collaros and he should get the call again if Collaros still cannot go.


Betting Trends
The Blue Bombers are 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a SU losing record and the total has stayed 'under' in 35 of their last 51 games following a SU win.

The Tiger-Cats are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a SU winning record and the total has stayed 'under' in four of their last five home games.

Head-to-head in this matchup, Winnipeg is just 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings. The total has stayed 'under' in 16 of the last 21 meetings in Hamilton and it has stayed 'under' in five of the last six meetings overall.


Betting Prediction
I went with the 'under' on Winnipeg last week as part of my CFL pick and I am sticking with a good thing again, especially in light of Hamilton’s trouble finding the end zone this year. Even if Collaros is cleared to play I do not expect any dramatic turnaround for the Tiger-Cats’ offense. This unit has struggled to effectively move the ball and score points no matter who has been lining up under center.

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Game 2: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Ottawa RedBlacks
Pointspread: Saskatchewan -4
Total Line: 50

Betting Preview
The Roughriders followed-up last season’s impressive run to the 2013 Grey Cup title with an ugly 1-2 start both SU and ATS this season, but they did return to form last week with a 37-9 rout of Toronto as seven-point home favorites. The recent addition of running back Will Ford paid immediate dividends with his 114 yards rushing and three scores in last Saturday’s win.

You have to give credit to Ottawa for going 1-3 both SU and ATS in their first four games as a CFL expansion team in games that were closer than the scores might indicate. Henry Burris connected with Marcus Henry 10 times for 138 yards and one touchdown in last week’s loss to Hamilton. The main concern with this team is a defense that has allowed an average of 28.5 PPG, but they did hold Toronto to just 17 points in its only home game this year.


Betting Trends
There are no recent betting trends for Ottawa and this will be the first meeting between the two this year. The Roughriders are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games following a SU win, but it is just 8-22 ATS in its last 30 games against a team with a SU losing record and 2-5-1 ATS in its last eight road games. The total has stayed 'under' in 10 of their last 14 games.


Betting Prediction
I do not see the RedBlacks coming away with the SU win in this contest, but Saskatchewan is definitely a different team on the road as opposed to when it is playing at home. Look for Ottawa to take another small step forward by covering with the points as a home underdog in this East vs. West clash.

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