CFL Week 1 Betting Preview

The Canadian Football League kicks off its 2013 season on Thursday night with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers playing host to the Montreal Alouettes at their new stadium. Here's a look at the four matchups on the CFL betting schedule for Week 1, with games on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Find this week's CFL odds plus Grey Cup futures at Bovada.

Thu June 27 - Montreal at Winnipeg, 9:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Winnipeg 4-6 SU, 7-3 ATS | OU 4-5-1

The Blue Bombers missed the playoffs last season at 6-12 SU and 9-9 ATS, while the Alouettes went 11-7 SU and 8-10 ATS and finished in first place in the Eastern standings. Winnipeg, though, has managed to pay out on the CFL betting lines at the sportsbooks in seven of their past 10 games against Montreal.

Fri June 28 - Hamilton at Toronto, 7:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Toronto 5-5 SU, 6-4 ATS | OU 5-5

The Tiger-Cats also missed the playoffs at 6-12 SU (9-9 ATS) last season, while the Argonauts went just 9-9 SU and ATS last season but got on a roll in the playoffs en route to a Grey Cup championship. Toronto went 3-1 SU and ATS against Hamilton in 2012, with the OVER paying out for totals bettors each game.

Fri June 28 - B.C. at Calgary, 10:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Calgary 4-6 SU, 5-5 ATS | OU 6-4

The Lions (13-5 SU, 9-9 ATS) finished just ahead of the Stampeders (12-6 SU, 10-8 ATS) in the Western standings last season, but Calgary beat them 34-29 in the Western Final to advance to the Grey Cup against Toronto. The Stampeders and Lions split their four matchups 2-2 both SU and ATS last season.

Sat June 29 - Saskatchewan at Edmonton, 3:30pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Edmonton 7-3 SU, 7-3 ATS | OU 5-5

The Roughriders (8-10 SU, 8-10 ATS) and Eskimos (7-11 SU, 10-8 ATS) both made the playoffs last season, losing in the first round to the Stampeders and the Argonauts. Edmonton has managed to pay out on the CFL betting lines at the sportsbooks in seven of their 10 most recent games against Saskatchewan since 2010.

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