Week 7 CFL Two-Team Parlay Picks

David Schwab

Monday, August 4, 2014 6:37 AM UTC

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 6:37 AM UTC

The following are my top two plays for my Week 7 parlay of the CFL regular season based on betting odds provided by BetOnline. 

While I took a step backwards last week with the wrong call in both CFL picks after cashing-in on Week 5’s two-game parlay, I remain confident that I have unearthed two winners from this week’s schedule of CFL games.

Game 1: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Pointspread: PICK

Total: 53

Betting Preview
Saskatchewan did not look like a defending Grey Cup Champ in the first few weeks of the 2014 season, but it has regained its winning form the last two weeks by outscoring Toronto and Ottawa 75-23 to improve to 3-2 both straight-up and against the spread. Darian Durant looked especially sharp this past Saturday’s victory with 294 yards passing while completing 76 percent of his throws.

The Blue Bombers have the best record in the CFL at 5-1 both SU and ATS after posting the worst mark in 2013 with just three SU wins. This dramatic reversal of fortunes is partially due to the stellar play of quarterback Drew Willy. He has thrown for the second-most yards (1,662 ) in the league while completing 65.5 of his throws. Winnipeg is ranked first in the CFL in scoring with an average of 28 points per game.


Betting Trends
The Roughriders are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five road games and the total has gone 'over' in five of their last six games in Week 7 of the CFL regular season.

The Blue Bombers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games following a SU win and the total has gone 'over' in four of their last five games played on a Thursday.

The home team in this matchup is 6-2 SU in the last eight meetings and the total has gone 'over' in five of those contests.

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Betting Prediction
Both of these teams know how to put points on the board and while I see this game staying extremely close on the scoreboard until the final gun, I also see quite a few points getting scored to take this game well 'over' the total line.


Game 2: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. British Columbia Lions

Pointspread: BC -7

Total: 50


Betting Preview
Hamilton has come out on top just once this season SU, but it has covered ATS in three of its first five games. Quarterback Zach Collaros remains out of the lineup on the Six-Game IR list with a head injury, so look for the Tiger-Cats to once again turn to Dan LeFevour as their starter. He completed just 57.6 percent of his throws in last week’s 27-26 loss to Winnipeg as 4.5-point favorites at home.

The Lions have also had issues with injuries at the quarterback position with Travis Lulay missing the first six games with a shoulder injury. None the less, the Lions have forged on behind running back Andrew Harris, who leads the league in rushing with 381 yards. He is also ranked second in receiving yards with 341. BC is only averaging 21.2 points per game, but it has one of the best defenses in the league that is allowing an average of just 19.3 PPG.


Betting Trends
The Tiger-Cats are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a SU loss and the total has stayed 'under' in seven of their last nine road games.

The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and the total has stayed 'under' in their last four games played at home.

This series is knotted at five games apiece SU in the last 10 meetings, but Hamilton is 8-2 ATS during this stretch. The total has gone 'over' in six of the last nine meetings.

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Betting Prediction
Hamilton has done a good job at covering the spread in this series over the past few years, but I am actually going to place my CFL pick against that trend this time around given both team’s current form. The Lions have developed a balanced attack on offense with Lulay out of the lineup and Hamilton is going to struggle to score points against BC’s defense. Take the home team both SU and ATS in the back end of this week’s CFL parlay.

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