Winning Two Team Parlay Picks For CFL Week 3

David Schwab

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 7:45 PM GMT

Our Week 3 Two Team Parlay in CFL offers some solid value picks on the totals.  Read on as our Canadian Football Expert provides some insight on ‘north of the border’ action.

For the second week in a row, I split my CFL parlay picks by going with Ottawa and against British Columbia. Both teams are now 2-0 both straight-up and against the spread heading into Week 3 and I decided to work them both into this week’s top two CFL picks based on betting lines at BetOnline.

 

Toronto Argonauts at British Columbia Lions

Betting Preview
Toronto has split its first two games with a 42-20 loss to Hamilton as a five-point home favorite followed by a 30-17 victory against Saskatchewan as a 3.5-point underdog on the road. Ricky Ray is back at quarterback and he has thrown for 468 yards and four touchdowns in his first two games. Defensively, Keon Raymond and Cory Greenwood are both near the top of the list in tackles with a combined 28 on the year.

The Lions have been one of the early surprises this season starting with a big 20-18 upset over Calgary in Week 1 as 2.5-point home underdogs. They went on to stun Hamilton 28-3 on the road as 5.5-point underdogs behind a stifling defense that completely shut down one of the better offensive attacks in the CFL. Loucheiz Purifoy has been a force with an interception and two forced fumbles.

 

Betting Trends
The Argonauts are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with an SU winning record and the total has stayed UNDER in four of their last five road games and in seven of their last eight games overall.

The Lions are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an SU win and the total has stayed UNDER in their last five games. It has also stayed UNDER in four of their last five games following an SU win.

Head-to-head, the road team is 4-0 both SU and ATS in the last four meetings and the total has stayed UNDER the closing line in 17 of the last 24 meetings.

 

Betting Prediction
With the total line set at 50, I love the UNDER in this game. Both teams looked great on defense last week and I see that carrying over to Thursday night.

 

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Free CFL Pick:  Under 50 -104
Best Line Offered: at Heritage 

 

Calgary Stampeders at Ottawa RedBlacks

Betting Preview
Calgary bounced back from that opening day loss to BC with a 36-22 victory against Winnipeg as a heavy 11-point home favorite in Week 2. The total went OVER the 49.5-point closing line. The Stampeders actually trailed 7-3 midway through the second quarter last week before reeling off 30 unanswered points. Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 309 yards and two scores and Jerome Messam racked up 137 yards on the ground to help pace the win.

Ottawa is off to a perfect 2-0 start on the strength of a league-high 73 points. The RedBlacks won a 45-37 overtime thriller in a rematch of last season’s Grey Cup title game against Edmonton as six-point road underdogs before beating Montreal 28-13 in Week 2 in a game that ended as a PICK. Trevor Harris has been extremely impressive in relief for injured quarterback Henry Burris and he leads the CFL in both passing yards (687) and passing touchdowns (6).

 

Betting Trends
The Stampeders are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games and the total has gone OVER in three of their last five Friday games.

The RedBlacks are 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games and the total has gone OVER in four of their last five games played at home.

Calgary has a 3-1 edge both SU and ATS in the last four meetings and the total has gone OVER in three of the four games.

 

Betting Prediction
This is the best matchup on the Week 3 CFL slate and I think both teams will be looking to put on a show on offense with two gunslingers at the helm. Take the OVER 52.5 in the backend of this week’s parlay.

 

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Free CFL Pick:  OVER 52.5? -102
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes