League-leading Winnipeg will be at home as they return to action after a bye when they host streaking Hamilton in CFL betting action on Friday night.
Oddsmakers at [custom:bodog-link] have no hesitation in setting the point spread in favor of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-1) by 4.5 points. The opening total is set at 48.5 for the contest.
Winnipeg defeated the Lions 30-17 in their last game, and easily covered as a 1.5-point road underdog. The game’s total went UNDER the posted OVER/UNDER total of 49.5.
Meanwhile, the Tiger-Cats (4-3) are on a bit of a roll themselves – winning four of their last five games. Hamilton defeated provincial rival Toronto 37-32 last time out, but failed to cover the 7-point spread. That game’s combined 69 points paid out to OVER bettors in totals wagering.
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The Blue Bombers are a perfect 7-0 ATS, and have a win over Hamilton already this year – where they covered as an 8-point road dog. Totals bettors should note that Winnipeg surrenders under 19 points per game and has rewarded the UNDER bettor in six of its seven games this season.
On Saturday, the Montreal Alouettes (5-2) pack their bags for Cowtown and a date with the Calgary Stampeders, also 5-2 on the CFL season. Online sportsbook linemakers think this game is too close to call and have set the line as a pick’em with the opening total at 55.
The Stampeders rode over last year’s Grey Cup finalist Saskatchewan 45-35 last time out and easily covered the 3-point spread on the road. The teams' combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 50.
Montreal hopes it has the same success against an Alberta team as their last time out, when they clobbered Edmonton 27-4 as 6.5-point favorites at home. Against the Eskimos it was the UNDER bettor who collected in totals betting.
The reason oddsmakers have failed to give the home team an edge on the betting line is the Alouettes are 6-3 in the last nine in Calgary. Montreal has also managed a cover in five of the last nine out west.
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