Week 5 Parlay for Canadian Football League Betting

David Schwab

Monday, July 21, 2014 3:30 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 21, 2014 3:30 PM UTC

After breaking down all four games on this week’s slate, the following is this week’s CFL Two-Team Parlay based on betting odds from BetOnline. 

The West Division has been dominant over the East so far in the new CFL regular season, but three of the four games on this week’s schedule are divisional matchups. 


Game 1: Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Eskimos  
Pointspread: Edmonton -2 
Total Line: 52.5

Betting Preview
Calgary appears to be the most balanced team in the CFL through the first four weeks starting with an offense that has averaged 24.3 points a game behind quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and running back Matt Walter, who is filling in for an injured Jon Cornish. The real strength continues to be a defense that has allowed a grand total of just 30 points over the course of three straight-up wins (2-1 against the spread).

The Eskimos’ stunning 4-0 SU start (3-1 ATS) has already matched last season’s win total. Quarterback Mike Reilly has thrown for 930 yards and a league-high eight touchdowns and Edmonton, as a whole, is averaging 27 points a game. There has also been a dramatic improvement on defense with an average of 14.5 points a game allowed, which is less than half of last year’s average (28.9 PPG). 


Betting Trends
The Stampeders have gone 5-1 ATS in their last six road games and 21-6 ATS in their last 27 games following an ATS loss. The total has stayed 'under' in their last seven road games.

The Eskimos are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, but they have covered ATS in just one of their last five home games.

Calgary has won eight of the last nine meetings SU and they are 5-1 ATS in the last six games of this West Division rivalry. In their last four road games against Edmonton they are a perfect 4-0 ATS with the total staying 'under' in three of those games

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Betting Prediction
This should be a great matchup between two of the best CFL teams through the first quarter of the regular season, but I am going with Calgary’s defense to prevail with a SU win on the road in low-scoring battle at Commonwealth Stadium this Thursday night.


Game 2: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. British Columbia Lions
Pointspread: BC -7
Total Line: 48.5


Betting Preview
Winnipeg could only manage three points in last Thursday’s 23-point loss to Edmonton as a 1.5-point home favorite. It is now 3-1 on the year both SU and ATS. Quarterback Drew Willy has thrown for 1,051 yards and five touchdowns while completing 62.4 percent of his attempts, but he was held to 180 yards while connecting on just 14-of-27 throws in that game.

Kevin Glenn has gotten the call at quarterback in place of an injured Travis Lulay and after a shaky start he looked sharp in BC’s 41-5 romp over Montreal this past Saturday as a 7.5-point home favorite. He threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns and Emmanuel Arceneaux hauled-in eight catches for 145 yards and three scores after missing a significant amount of time due to injury.


Betting Trends
The Blue Bombers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a SU loss. The total has stayed 'under' in 41 of their last 59 games played on the road.

The Lions are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games following a SU win and they are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 home games. The total has stayed 'under' in five of their last six home games.

BC has won the last five games in this division rivalry SU and they hold a slight 3-2 edge ATS. The total has stayed 'under' in seven of the last 10 games between these two and it has stayed 'under' in nine of the last 10 meetings at BC Place.

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Betting Prediction
Winnipeg’s offense got exposed a bit in last week’s loss and while I do see the Bombers scoring more than three points this time around, it is not going to come close to their season average. The Lions are building some solid momentum on defense which will also help to keep this game total under the 48.5-point line.

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