Canada Day weekend appropriately marks the kickoff of the CFL season and a tilt between the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes highlights Week 1 betting action.
And while betting trends don't always continue year over year, some historical angles between these teams are worth checking out.
For starters, the two-time defending champions from Montreal have all kinds of trouble at home against BC. In the past 13 games in Montreal, the Alouettes have covered the CFL point spread just twice. That's right - 2-11 ATS run.
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And it's not just eking out back-door covers while losing. In the past 19 games in Montreal, the Lions are 13-6 SU. Does this mean a lot as we kick off a new season of CFL betting action? Not really, but it's the type of trend you need to pay attention to, in case there are some underlying handicapping factors at play.
Overall., BC has dominated against the number overall, going 5-1 ATS. [ See the matchup report ]
Hamilton faces Winnipeg on Canada Day while Calgary faces last season's doormat - the Toronto Argonauts. The Argos and Blue Bombers are both Grey Cup longshots at online sportsbook this year.
Edmonton faces Saskatchewan in the other Week 1 game.
CFL preseason action continues and this is a great way to handicap the Week 1 action and to get an early read on the CFL future odds. Calgary and Montreal currently top the leader board around 3/1 odds. In a small league, any team can win hence the reason the Argos and Bombers are just 10/1 as the longest shot on the board.
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