Free Weekly CFL Picks Against the Spread
Each week during the Canadian Football League season our handicappers break down all the game match ups looking for the best bet on every match. Visit weekly for our handicapping analysis and CFL against the spread picks.
It is hard to see Toronto bouncing back from such a poor performance on a short week, especially with all the momentum the Roughriders are bringing into this game. Stick with the hot hand in this one both SU and ATS.
BC is continues to be a tough out at home with four wins in its last six home games both SU and ATS. Look for Jonathon Jennings to have another big game throwing the ball and this time it results in a win for the Lions both SU and ATS.
It will not help that quarterback Zach Collaros has been listed as out for Friday night with a shoulder injury, but I still see the Tiger-Cats successfully defending their home field advantage both SU and ATS in the first game of this series.
The Alouettes are still bring up the rear in the East at 4-9 on the year and I think last week’s win was more a product of just how bad the East in this season. Take the Eskimos to make it three in a row both SU and ATS.
With the loss to Montreal, the Argonauts are arguably the worst team in the CFL right now with just one win (SU and ATS) in their last eight games following a promising 4-2 start (SU and ATS). The prospect for any kind of turnaround this week does not look all that good with quarterback Ricky Ray out until later this month with a rib injury. Ride the hot hand in this one both SU and ATS and keep riding Calgary from here on in all the way to the 2016 CFL title.
I do not trust Ottawa to get things in gear this week against any team from the West, so I will take the Roughriders and the points on the current spread.
Jonathon Jennings continues to be one of the top passers in the league with 3,308 yards and 15 touchdown throws, but he only completed 57.1 percent of his 28 attempts last week against the Eskimos while getting picked off twice. I am looking for a much better effort this week at home in a game that the Lions win both SU and ATS.
It is pretty obvious to me that they are going to lose this game as underdogs at home and I also like Calgary’s chances to cover the three-point spread.
These two West Division rivals have split the first two meetings this season with the road team winning both SU and ATS, but I am banking on the Blue Bombers getting back to their winning ways with a win both SU and ATS on Friday night.
Despite their lowly place in the West Division standings, there have been no quit in the Roughriders lately and I think they use the momentum from last week’s win to keep this week’s game against Hamilton closer than the current 4.5-point spread.
Anything can happen when the two hottest teams in league go at one another in a head-to-head clash, but I am banking on the total going OVER 52.5 as my pick in the CFL’s top game of the week.
Mike Reilly continues to lead the CFL in passing yards (4,053) and he is second in touchdown throws with 20, but no matter how many points Edmonton does score, it cannot keep pace with a defense that is allowing 29.3 points a game. Look for a outright BC win on the road this Friday night with Edmonton raising the white flag on the season.
These two division foes split those two games with the road team winning each one (SU and ATS), but I am going to stick with the UNDER again on Friday night as my “best bet” pick.
Scoring should once again come pretty easy in this matchup and for the third time this season the total is going OVER the 55.5-point betting line.
Calgary is the highest scoring team in the CFL with 32.5 points a game and it has the stingiest defense in points allowed (21.5). Despite these gaudy numbers I am actually going to take Ottawa to cover with the 10 points this week in what should be a closer battle than expected.
This was the first time the total stayed UNDER in Winnipeg’s last four games and I think we are going to see enough scoring on Saturday for the total to go OVER the current 50-point betting line in this game.
The scoring basically ended there with just one second-half point. I do not trust either team to score all that much on Friday night in a game that should stay UNDER the 53-point total line.
I am once again riding the hot hand in these home-and-homes with a play on Calgary to pull off a sweep both SU and ATS.
I am looking for Winnipeg to keep things going at home with a victory that covers the spread this time around.
In a battle between two teams headed in opposite directions, stick with the Lions to win big and cover in this one.