CFL Week 8 Betting Preview
The Canadian Football League offers up a full slate of four games this week, starting on Thursday night when the Tiger-Cats hit the field in Winnipeg to take on the Blue Bombers. Week 8 then continues through to Sunday, when the Lions play host to the Western-rival Roughriders at BC Place.
Find this week's CFL odds plus Grey Cup futures at Bovada.
Thu August 16 - Hamilton at Winnipeg, 8:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Winnipeg 6-4 SU, 5-4-1 ATS | OU 5-5
The Blue Bombers are mired in the basement of the Eastern standings heading into their Week 8 contest at home against the Tiger-Cats, sitting at 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS on the season. Hamilton sits in a three-way tie atop the East at 3-3 (4-2 ATS) through their first six games of the season, but they're riding a four-game losing streak against Winnipeg. This is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
Fri August 17 - Montreal at Edmonton, 9:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Edmonton 3-7 SU, 3-7 ATS | OU 4-6
Edmonton will also be taking on Montreal for the first time this season on Friday night, with the Eskimos 4-2 both SU and ATS atop the Western standings heading into the contest. The Alouettes have managed to cover the posted spread at the sportsbooks in just two of their six games so far in 2012, but they're 6-1 ATS in their past seven games against the Eskimos.
Sat August 18 - Toronto at Calgary, 7:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: Calgary 6-4 SU, 5-5 ATS | OU 4-6
The Stampeders are 3-3 both SU and ATS on the season, while the Argonauts are 3-3 SU and 2-4 ATS - including a 39-36 home win over Calgary as a 3.5-point underdog when the teams met for the first time this season back on July 7. Overall Toronto has managed to pick up the win in each of its last four games against Calgary, covering the posted spread at the sportsbooks in each of those contests. July's meeting between the clubs was an OVER result.
Sun August 19 - Saskatchewan at B.C., 7:00pm ET
Last 10 Meetings: B.C. 5-5 SU, 7-3 ATS | OU 3-7
The Roughriders knocked off the Lions 23-20 at home as a 3-point underdog when those clubs hit the gridiron back on July 14, and heading into their Sunday night game Saskatchewan is 3-3 SU and 4-2 ATS on the season - compared to B.C.'s marks of 4-2 SU and 3-3 ATS. The Lions had been on a 5-0 ATS run against the Riders prior to that July matchup, and that game marked the fourth straight UNDER result between the teams for totals bettors at the sportsbooks.