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    Thursday, July 14


    Edmonton Eskimos (1-1 SU, 0-2 ATS) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS)
    Point-spread: Edmonton -3
    Total: 52



    Game Overview


    The Eskimos had the stingiest defense in the league last season when it came to points allowed, but this unit has been torched for 81 points in its first two games. They have been able to pretty much keep pace on offense with 76 points behind the play of Mike Reilly at quarterback and John White running the ball. Reilly has thrown for 761 yards and five touchdowns while completing 71.4 percent of his 77 passing attempts. White is tied for third in the league in rushing yards (139) and he has two rushing touchdowns so far.


    Winnipeg closed out the 2015 season with just two SU wins in its last 12 games and after dropping its first two contests this season both SU and against the spread, last week’s win was quite a surprise. Credit the play of quarterback Drew Willy for pacing that win. He went 32-for-42 throwing the ball and ended the day with 279 passing yards and one scoring throw. Also credit the Blue Bombers’ defense for sacking Hamilton quarterback Jeremiah Masoli four times and picking him off twice.


    Betting Trends


    Edmonton is 5-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall, but it falls to just 2-5 ATS in its last seven road games against Winnipeg. The total has stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in 11 of the last 15 meetings.
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    Thursday, July 14


    Edmonton @ Winnipeg



    Game 303-304
    July 14, 2016 @ 8:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Edmonton
    111.283
    Winnipeg
    112.788
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Winnipeg
    by 1 1/2
    50
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Edmonton
    by 3
    54
    Dunkel Pick:
    Winnipeg
    (+3); Under



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    EDMONTON (1 - 1) at WINNIPEG (1 - 2) - 7/14/2016, 8:30 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    EDMONTON is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) as a road favorite of 3 points or less since 1996.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    EDMONTON is 3-1 against the spread versus WINNIPEG over the last 3 seasons
    EDMONTON is 4-0 straight up against WINNIPEG over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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    Week 4



    Edmonton (1-1) @ Winnipeg (1-2)-- Eskimos split first two games, with both going to OT and going over total- they scored 38 ppg, are on road for first time this year. Edmonton won its last six games vs Winnipeg (5-1 vs spread); under is 11-5-1 in last 17 series games. Winnipeg lost its last eight visits here (0-5 vs spread in last five); Bombers got first win in three games at Hamilton LW- they lost 22-14 to Montreal in their home opener.


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    Thursday, July 14


    8:30 PM
    EDMONTON vs. WINNIPEG
    Edmonton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Winnipeg
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing Winnipeg
    The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Winnipeg's last 18 games when playing at home against Edmonton
    Winnipeg is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Edmonton


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    BOMBERS LOOK FOR MOMENTUM, TWO IN A ROW VS. ESKS



    WINNIPEG — For the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Thursday night’s tilt against the defending Grey Cup Champs is less of a measuring stick than it is about momentum.


    The Bombers know what they’ll be up against when they take to Investors Group Field to face the Edmonton Eskimos in an all-West duel. Not only are the Eskimos coming off a 14-4 season that ended with a win in late November; they’ve also got one of the league’s most explosive offences out of the gate in 2016.


    “[The Bombers] understand what they’re getting themselves into, that’s for sure,” Head Coach Mike O’Shea told BlueBombers.com. “[The Eskimos have] got a good offence; they’ve got a number of top-notch players and I think that’s exciting for any defensive player.


    “I think our guys are ready.”


    Add to that the fact that the Bombers have been outscored 183-72 in six straight losses to the Eskimos and it’s hard to think of Thursday’s game as anything but a measuring stick – a way to see just how far this new-look Bombers squad has come over the last year.


    Yet for a Winnipeg team that’s gone over a year since scoring 30 points in a game and nearly two years since winning two games in a row, nothing matters more than momentum.


    For the Bombers, building on last week’s spirited 28-24 win over Hamilton with a victory at home is a must.


    “We’ve got to prove that we’re a good football team,” said first-year Bomber and defensive tackle Keith Shologan. “And we’ve got to build on that confidence from last week, too.


    “Nothing is set is stone as to what kind of football team we’re going to be. The only way we can decide that is by winning football games.”


    That’s all that’s left to do for the Bombers, a team that came into 2016 amid plenty of hype following a very busy off-season from General Manager Kyle Walters. But after high-profile signings like Andrew Harris, Weston Dressler and Ryan Smith, among others, the season didn’t start according to plan. The Bombers fell behind early on the way to losses to Montreal and Calgary, digging themselves an 0-2 hole.


    For some fans it was ‘here we go again’, but for the Bombers to be successful at home they need to rebuild that home advantage. That requires a boisterous crowd at their back.


    “If I was a fan, I’d probably be the same way,” said Shologan. “But as a player, I know we can be good, we just need to build some wins and build some confidence.”


    Week 3’s win over the Ticats was an excellent starting point. The Bombers went into a tough place to play and pitched a fourth-quarter shutout along with six turnovers in the game, earning a down-to-the wire victory. In a microcosm of the full 60 minutes, defensive end Adrian Hubbard forced Ticats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli to fumble on the game’s last possession, then recovered the ball to seal the deal.


    If that was a must-win game, how the Bombers follow up is just as important. A win puts them at 2-2 and in contention in the highly-competitive West, where every team has at least one loss next to its name. A loss and they’re right back where they were.


    “We know we’re playing a good team,” said quarterback Drew Willy, who threw for 279 yards and a touchdown in the win and sits second in the league with 940 passing yards.


    “They are the defending Grey Cup Champs. We know we need to be ready.”


    Return man Quincy McDuffie will not play due to injury while Kevin Fogg is expected to handle return duties for the Bombers. C.J. Roberts will make his debut at corner, with Fogg shifting over to defensive half.


    While the Bombers are looking to ramp up the intensity and pick up momentum heading home, the Eskimos’ heart rates may still be through the roof given the short week and the team’s recent 39-36 thrilling overtime victory over the Riders.


    A wild back-and-forth affair against former head coach Chris Jones saw the Eskimos blow a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter to trail with just 19 seconds left. But after Mike Reilly quickly rallied the offence to set up a game-tying 52-yard field goal from Sean Whyte, the Eskimos took the lead on a field goal in overtime before sealing the deal with a stop on third and a yard.


    “The challenge is getting ourselves back up for this game,” cornerback Patrick Watkins told Eskimos.com. “We just came off a win. It’s easy to be complacent coming off a win. Knowing that we have a short week, we’re going to have to work harder and learn faster to be where we need to be.”


    Reilly threw for 378 yards and four touchdown passes in the win, while Adarius Bowman had his best game of the season to date with six catches for 141 yards and three touchdowns, earning him Shaw Top Performer this week.


    Meanwhile, in his first season back from a torn Achilles, John White has rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns in two games while added 63 yards on nine catches through the air.


    But while the Esks’ offence has been high-octane, the defence has not made the same seamless transition under Defensive Coordinator Mike Benevides along with several other new faces on the defensive side of the ball.


    The Eskimos have allowed 81 points in two games and a league-worst 459 yards against per game, meaning they’ll have to be better against a Bomber offence capable of creating big plays from anyone on the field.


    “They’re a tough physical team,” said Head Coach Jason Maas. “They get after the quarterback. (Offensive Coordinator Paul LaPolice) has their quarterbacks playing at a high level. They spread the ball around a lot to their backs and their receivers. They’re a challenge.”


    “(Willy) has a lot of talent around him,” added Watkins. “If you look across the board, with the two new receivers Dressler and Smith, he has tons of talent. It’s going to be a good one.


    “We have to do what we do best. Try to confuse people, fly around to the ball and make sure of our tackles.”


    The Eskimos will look to get pressure on Willy and improve on their league-low two sacks this season, while Reilly will try and keep the offence in tip top shape on the road in Winnipeg.


    Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET and can be seen live on TSN or followed online via CFL.ca GameTracker.
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    7/14 - Wednesday's Totals: 2 - 0


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    ATS Picks 5-8-0 38.46% -1900


    O/U Picks 6-6-1 50.00% -300




    THURSDAY, JULY 14



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    Friday, July 15


    Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS) vs. Montreal Alouettes (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS)
    Point-spread: Hamilton -1
    Total: 49.5



    Game Overview


    The Tiger-Cats will look to quickly bounce back from a poor effort last week against a familiar East Division foe in Montreal. They are going to have to find a way to get more out of a running game that only managed to gain 44 yards against Winnipeg. Chad Owens and Andrew Fantuz continue to light things up in the passing game with a combined 12 receptions for 181 yards and two scores in last week’s loss.


    Montreal had the week off after starting season with a road win against Winnipeg as an underdog followed by a loss to Ottawa in a game that closed as a PICK. The total has stayed UNDER in both of those contests. The Alouettes have failed to cover ATS in eight of their last 10 games in Week 4 and with the loss in Week 2 they are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games overall. Kevin Glenn should get the start at quarterback after throwing for 591 yards and two scores in his first two games.


    Betting Trends


    Hamilton has won three of its last five games against Montreal SU, but it has failed to cover ATS in seven of its last 10 games in this East Division rivalry. The total has stayed UNDER in four of the last five meetings.
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    Week 4



    Friday, July 15


    Hamilton @ Montreal



    Game 305-306
    July 15, 2016 @ 7:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Hamilton
    112.670
    Montreal
    110.212
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Hamilton
    by 2 1/2
    53
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Montreal
    by 1 1/2
    47
    Dunkel Pick:
    Hamilton
    (+1 1/2); Over



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    HAMILTON (1 - 2) at MONTREAL (1 - 1) - 7/15/2016, 7:30 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    HAMILTON is 39-23 ATS (+13.7 Units) in road games when playing on a Friday since 1996.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    MONTREAL is 3-3 against the spread versus HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    MONTREAL is 3-3 straight up against HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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    Hamilton (1-2) @ Montreal (1-1)-- Alouettes split first two games, losing 28-13 to Ottawa in its home opener- they had last week off. LY, Als are 3-5 in last eight games with Hamilton. TiCats lost four of last five visits here, winning 23-11 (-3) in last visit LY. Under is 7-2 in last nine series games, overall and in last nine games played here. Hamilton allowed 25.3 ppg in losing two of its first three games, losing 28-3/28-24 last two weeks.


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    Friday, July 15


    7:30 PM
    HAMILTON vs. MONTREAL
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Hamilton's last 5 games when playing Montreal
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Hamilton's last 7 games on the road
    Montreal is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Hamilton
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 8 games when playing at home against Hamilton
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    Friday, July 15


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    Friday's CFL betting preview and odds: Tiger-Cats at Alouettes
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    QB Kevin Glenn missed practice early in the week, but is expected to suit up for the Als vs. the Ti-Cats. Montreal is currently 1.5-point pups.


    Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Montreal Alouettes (+1.5, 46.5)



    The Montreal Alouettes hope to overcome their injury woes when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday. The Alouettes lost wide receiver S.J. Green to a season-ending knee injury while running back Tyrell Sutton (knee) and slotback Kenny Stafford (toe) were placed on the six-game injured list following the team's 28-13 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks.


    Montreal also is likely to be without Duron Carter, who was handed a one-game suspension for knocking down Ottawa coach Rick Campbell after celebrating a touchdown catch in front of the Redblacks' bench, unless he is cleared to play while he continues the appeal process. Hamilton is heading in the wrong direction after a disappointing 28-24 home loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Tiger-Cats received a major boost with the news that Zach Collaros was taken off the six-game injured list and participated in practice for the first time since tearing the ACL in his right knee on Sept. 9. Hamilton has dropped six of its last nine regular-season games since Collaros went down but likely will have to wait another week before its star quarterback is ready to contribute as coach Kent Austin confirmed he will not play against the Alouettes.

    TV:
    7:30 p.m. ET, TSN, RDS


    LINE HISTORY: The Als opened as 1-point home pups, but quickly jumped the fence to sit at -1, where they remained for most of the week. Since then however, it has been all Ti-Cats money, with the line moving to a Pick, then back to the opening number of Als +1, to the current number of +1.5.


    The total has also seen a bit of movement since opening at 49.5, getting bet down all the way to 46.5 before coming back a bit to the current number of 47. Check out the complete line history here.

    ABOUT THE ALOUETTES (1-1, 1-1 ATS, 0-2 O/U):
    Kevin Glenn, who threw for 259 yards and a touchdown in the loss to Ottawa, missed practice with an inflamed eye but is expected to recover in time to face Hamilton. Brandon Rutley will replace Sutton in the backfield while wide receivers Chandler Jones and Corbin Louks were activated from the practice roster and will see their first action of the season. "If you have multiple injuries - it doesn't matter what position - you're going to struggle," Montreal coach Jim Popp told reporters. "You structure your roster where you feel it's best, and it's not always about your starters."


    ABOUT THE TIGER-CATS (1-2, 1-2 ATS, 1-2 O/U): Jeremiah Masoli completed 29-of-39 passes for 367 yards and two touchdowns but committed five of Hamilton's six turnovers as he fumbled three times and was picked off twice in the loss to Winnipeg. "I think Jeremiah has done a great job," Collaros told reporters."But there are things that you see sometimes and can't do anything about, and it's frustrating." Third-string quarterback Jake Waters was shipped off to the Saskatchewan Roughriders to make room for former Notre Dame and Florida State quarterback Everett Golson, who was moved to the active roster.


    TRENDS:


    * Tiger-Cats are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games.
    * Alouettes are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
    * Over is 4-0 in Tiger-Cats last four road games.
    * Under is 8-2 in Alouettes last 10 home games.
    * Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings.


    CONSENSUS: The public is almost split down the middle for this Eastern Division matchup, with 51 percent of wagers giving the Als a slight edge as 1.5-point home pups. As for the total, 53 percent of wagers are on the Over.


    EXTRA POINTS:


    * The Alouettes have won 18 of their last 19 meetings SU with the Tiger-Cats in Montreal.
    * Masoli leads the CFL with four interceptions.
    * The last three meetings have been decided by an average margin of six points.
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    Trends - Hamilton at Montreal

    ATS TRENDS


    Hamilton



    Tiger-Cats are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games.
    Tiger-Cats are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Friday games.
    Tiger-Cats are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

    Montreal



    Alouettes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
    Alouettes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in July.
    Alouettes are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
    Alouettes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
    Alouettes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
    Alouettes are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 4.
    Alouettes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. East.
    Alouettes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.




    OU TRENDS


    Hamilton



    Over is 4-0 in Tiger-Cats last 4 road games.
    Under is 4-0 in Tiger-Cats last 4 games in July.
    Under is 7-1 in Tiger-Cats last 8 games following a straight up loss.
    Under is 4-1 in Tiger-Cats last 5 games following a bye week.
    Under is 21-6 in Tiger-Cats last 27 games following a ATS loss.
    Under is 8-3 in Tiger-Cats last 11 games in Week 4.
    Under is 35-17 in Tiger-Cats last 52 games overall.


    Montreal


    Under is 4-0 in Alouettes last 4 games in July.
    Under is 6-1 in Alouettes last 7 Friday games.
    Under is 8-2 in Alouettes last 10 home games.
    Under is 25-8 in Alouettes last 33 vs. East.
    Under is 17-6 in Alouettes last 23 games following a straight up loss.
    Under is 11-4 in Alouettes last 15 vs. a team with a losing record.
    Under is 22-8 in Alouettes last 30 games following a ATS loss.
    Under is 5-2 in Alouettes last 7 games overall.
    Under is 5-2 in Alouettes last 7 games in Week 4.


    HEAD TO HEAD


    Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Montreal.
    Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
    Tiger-Cats are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
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    ALOUETTES SEARCH FOR FIRST WIN AT HOME VS. TICATS


    MONTREAL — Heading into the Montreal Alouettes’ Week 4 tilt against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Als will be missing their starting quarterback and two of their top receivers, leaving everyone to wonder – can they still get the job done?


    With starting pivot Kevin Glenn sitting out of Friday night’s game with an inflamed eye, it will be Rakeem Cato who will take over the Als’ offence, hoping to find a spark among the depleting receiving corps.


    Cato will be without S.J. Green, who is out for the season with a knee injury, and Kenny Stafford, who was placed on the six-game injured list.


    Duron Carter will be an option on Friday night, as he is expected to play this week while his one-game suspension is still pending an appeal. In Carter’s first two games this season, he has 11 catches for 132 yards and one touchdown and three carries for 47 yards rushing.


    Making sure the Als keep their focus on who’s in the game, and not who’s out, will be essential to pulling out the win.


    “Regardless who plays, our goal remains the same: ensure that the opposition does not score a touchdown and that their possessions end with a kick – either a field goal attempt or a punt,” safety Marc-Olivier Brouillette told MontrealAlouettes.com. “So, whoever is injured or on the sidelines, our mindset does not change.”


    Cato and company will take on the Tiger-Cats’ tough defence that has allowed the lowest average yards per play of any team this season. Their opponents are averaging just 5.2 yards per play and are second in defence at just 303 yards per game allowed.


    Linebacker Simoni Lawrence has been a large part of Hamilton’s defensive success. He currently sits seventh in the league with 18 tackles, two sacks and one interception returned for a touchdown. Keeping Lawrence under control will be vital for Montreal if they want to make sure Cato can get comfortable in his first game.


    Back in Week 2, Montreal squared off against Trevor Harris and his high-octane offence and was handed their first loss of the season in their home opener. This week, they’ll look to get their first win on home turf against a struggling Tiger-Cat club.


    Since their Week 1 victory against the Toronto Argonauts, the Ticats have lost two games in a row, both in their home stadium – a place that was once a nightmare for opposing teams. The first of the two losses was to BC, where the Ticats only managed to score three points, the second was a better effort but they ultimately lost 28-24 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.


    “We’re focused on us and playing Ticat football,” Owens told Ticats.ca. “We haven’t shown that since Week 1. We’re trying to get back to that. Maybe being on the road, that’s going to be the time for us to be able to do that because we have to.”


    The Tabbies did, however, get some good news this week with starting quarterback Zach Collaros participating in practice and being removed from the six-game injured list.


    But, with the timeline of Collaros’ return unknown, the ‘Cats will still look to Jeremiah Masoli to lead the charge.


    “Historically, we have always had very good games against Hamilton,” said Brouillette. “It’s certain that the loss of Collaros at the start of last season affected them somewhat, but Masoli is an experienced player and an extremely dangerous athlete. We’ll have to give a really strong effort if we want to win this game.”


    That strong effort has to emerge on both offensive and defensive sides of the ball, but especially when Hamilton’s star receivers are on the field.


    Montreal’s defence will have the task of containing the trio of Andy Fantuz, Luke Tasker and Owens who are all in the top eight receivers in the league. Fantuz has 21 receptions for 245 yards and a league-leading 11 second down conversion catches so far this season. Tasker has 23 catches for 242 yards and Owens has 17 for 228 yards and two touchdowns.


    If Montreal can figure out a way to get its new-looking offence clicking and can capitalize on a Hamilton offence that turned the ball over six times last week, the Als will have a good chance at improving their record to 2-1.


    “The offence, the defence and special teams have to execute during the game,” running back Brandon Rutley told MontrealAlouettes.com. “If the three units do their job, we’ll have a victory under our belts in front of our home fans.”


    Cato will look to get his first win of the season for the Alouettes in place of star quarterback Glenn, and Masoli will hope to lead his Ticats back into the win column on the road.


    Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen live on TSN or followed online via CFL.ca GameTracker.
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    WEST DIVISION


    RK TEAM GP W L T PTS F A HOME AWAY DIV


    1 Edmonton 3 2 1 0 4 96 97 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-0-0


    2 BC 3 2 1 0 4 62 46 1-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0


    3 Calgary 3 1 1 1 3 80 68 1-0-0 0-1-1 1-1-0


    4 Winnipeg 4 1 3 0 2 80 102 0-2-0 1-1-0 0-2-0


    5 Saskatchewan 2 0 2 0 0 53 69 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0






    EAST DIVISION


    RK TEAM GP W L T PTS F A HOME AWAY DIV


    1 Ottawa 4 3 0 1 7 129 96 0-0-1 3-0-0 2-0-0


    2 Toronto 4 2 2 0 4 95 103 0-2-0 2-0-0 0-2-0


    3 Montreal 2 1 1 0 2 35 42 0-1-0 1-0-0 0-1-0


    4 Hamilton 3 1 2 0 2 69 76 0-2-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
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    7/14 - Thursday's Totals: 1 - 01


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    ATS Picks 5-9-0 35.71% -2450


    O/U Picks 7-6-1 53.85% +200



    FRIDAY, JULY 15

    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    HAM at MTL 07:30 PM


    HAM -2.0


    U 47.0
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    CFL Betting Notes - Week 4

    Saturday, July 16


    British Columbia Lions (2-1 SU, 2-1 ATS) vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-2 SU, 1-1 ATS)
    Point-spread: PICK
    Total: 50


    Game Overview



    The Lions fell from the ranks of the undefeated with last week’s loss after posting impressive victories against Calgary as an underdog at home and Hamilton as a road underdog in their first two games. The total has stayed UNDER in all three of their games. BC turned to veteran quarterback Travis Lulay last week for a struggling Jonathan Jennings and he completed 12-of-15 attempts for 156 yards and a score in the losing cause.


    A 0-2 start for a team that only won three games last season is not what new head coach Chris Jones was looking for when he left Edmonton to take over the reins at Saskatchewan. The one bright spot has been the play of quarterback Darian Durant, who basically missed the entire 2015 season due to injury. In a losing cause last week against the Eskimos, he threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns while connecting on 27 of his 38 passing attempts.

    Betting Trends



    The Lions have won four of the last five meetings SU and they hold a 3-1-1 edge ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in three of those five games and it has stayed UNDER in seven of the last eight meetings in Saskatchewan.


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    Saturday, July 16


    BC Lions @ Saskatchewan



    Game 307-308
    July 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    BC Lions
    109.401
    Saskatchewan
    113.904
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Saskatchewan
    by 4 1/2
    46
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Saskatchewan
    by 2
    50
    Dunkel Pick:
    Saskatchewan
    (-2); Under



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    BRITISH COLUMBIA (2 - 1) at SASKATCHEWAN (0 - 2) - 7/16/2016, 7:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 51-31 ATS (+16.9 Units) in July games since 1996.
    BRITISH COLUMBIA is 88-61 ATS (+20.9 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 13-25 ATS (-14.5 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 13-25 ATS (-14.5 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 2-9 ATS (-7.9 Units) off a division game over the last 2 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 13-25 ATS (-14.5 Units) in games played on turf over the last 3 seasons.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    BRITISH COLUMBIA is 3-1 against the spread versus SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
    BRITISH COLUMBIA is 4-1 straight up against SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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    BC Lions (2-1) @ Saskatchewan (0-2)-- Roughriders allowed 34.5 ppg in losing first two games, losing in OT to Edmonton; Saskatchewan lost four of last five games with Lions, who won 26-13/27-24 in last two visits to Regina. BC crushed Riders 46-20 in last meeting LY. Under is 15-4 in last nineteen series games. British Columbia lost at home to Toronto LW, its first loss in three games- they road opener at Toronto 28-3 two weeks ago. Underdogs are 9-1, under is 7-4-1 so far this season.


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    Saturday, July 16

    7:00 PM
    BRITISH COLUMBIA vs. SASKATCHEWAN
    British Columbia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of British Columbia's last 5 games
    Saskatchewan is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saskatchewan's last 5 games
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    Saturday's CFL betting preview and odds: Lions at Roughriders
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    Darian Durant and the Roughriders will try to become just the 3rd CFL team to cover the spread at home this season. They're currently 1.5-pt faves.


    BC Lions at Saskatchewan Roughriders (-1.5, 49.5)


    The BC Lions look to bounce back from their first defeat when they hit the road to take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday. The Lions failed to generate any offence with Jonathon Jennings under centre, and the first-year starter was pulled in favour of Travis Lulay late in the third quarter of the 25-14 loss to the Toronto Argonauts, but BC coach Wally Buono was quick to dispel any notion of a quarterback controversy by confirming Jennings will be the starter on the weekend.


    BC has won four of the last five meetings with Saskatchewan, including the last two games in Regina, and hopes to improve to 3-1 for the first time since 2013. The Roughriders are still searching for their first win of the season after falling 39-36 in overtime to the Edmonton Eskimos. Saskatchewan head coach Chris Jones elected to go for it on third-and-inches instead of kicking the game-tying field goal in overtime and the Riders came up short resulting in their 22nd loss of their last 26 regular-season games. "We're going to be aggressive and we're playing to win," Jones told reporters. "We're going to face those situations again and we're not going to change our philosophy."


    TV: 7 p.m. TSN

    LINE HISTORY:
    The line opened this game at a Pick'em, but it has seen mostly Roughriders money since then. The line quickly moved to Roughriders -1, then -1.5, before climbing as high as -2, before settling back at the current number of -1.5.


    The total meanwhile, has seen much less movement. The line opened at 50 and remained there for most of the week, before coming down a half-point to 49.5 on Thursday. Check out the complete line history here.


    ABOUT THE LIONS (2-1, 2-1 ATS, 0-3 O/U): Jennings threw for 132 yards and added a rushing touchdown before making way for Lulay, who completed 12-of-15 passes for 156 yards and a score against Toronto. "We're not going to put Jonathon in a situation where the pressure is all on him," Buono told reporters. "If you have a guy like Travis around then why not utilize him?" Running back Anthony Allen accounted for 139 total yards and caught a touchdown pass deputizing for an injured Jeremiah Johnson and he hopes to get the call once more against his former team.


    ABOUT THE ROUGHRIDERS (0-2, 1-1 ATS, 1-1 O/U): Darian Durant threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns in the loss to Edmonton to become the 17th quarterback in CFL history to pass for over 25,000 yards. Ricky Collins had the best game of his young CFL career as he caught six passes for 115 yards and a touchdown against the Eskimos. Quarterback Jake Waters was acquired in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Bryant Moniz, who fumbled in back-to-back games, was released to make room for the former Kansas State star.

    TRENDS:



    * Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games.
    * Roughriders are 1-7 ATS in their last eight games following a ATS win.
    * Under is 6-0 in Lions last six games overall.
    * Over is 4-0 in Roughriders last four versus Western Division opponents.
    * Under is 7-1 in the last eight meetings in Saskatchewan.


    CONSENSUS: The public is giving a slight edge to the home team in this matchup, with 53 percent of wagers on the Roughriders. As for the total, bettors are split down the middle with 50 percent of wagers on the Over and 50 percent on the Under.


    EXTRA POINTS:


    * Saskatchewan has given up at least 30 points in each of its last seven losses.
    * BC led the CFL with 328 rushing yards through the first three weeks.
    * Durant has passed for 627 yards and five touchdowns in his first two games of 2016.
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    DURANT, RIDERS EYE FIRST VICTORY OF 2016 VS. LIONS



    SASKATCHEWAN — When the Saskatchewan Roughriders head back home to Mosaic Stadium on Saturday night to take on the BC Lions, they’ll be searching for their first victory of the season and under new bench boss Chris Jones.


    But don’t let their winless record fool you.


    Even though the Riders have lost their first two games of the season, they came from behind to take the defending Grey Cup Champion Edmonton Eskimos to overtime last week – giving Saskatchewan fans a good look at what’s to come in Riderville.


    Quarterback Darian Durant and his receivers were on display in the loss, with Durant completing 27-of-38 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns finding Rob Bagg, John Chiles, Shamawd Chambers and Ricky Collins all in the end zone.


    With confidence and chemistry brewing, the Riders are looking forward to seeing what they can do for the rest of the season.


    “Everybody’s beginning to trust it and they’re seeing the results,” Chiles told Riderville.com. “One week it was Ricky (Collins), the next week it was me, the next week it’s (Naaman Roosevelt). Everybody is getting their touches so I’m excited to see it moving forward.”


    Collins, in his first year in the CFL, hit the 100-yard mark in just his second game with a team-high six receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown last week. He had four catches for 82 yards in the first half alone before making two for 33 yards in the final 30 minutes. Roosevelt led all CFL receivers in Week 2 with 15 targets and nine receptions and caught all five passes thrown his way against Edmonton.


    When Durant, Collins and Roosevelt hit the turf on Saturday, they’ll be toe-to-toe with the league’s best defence. The Lions defence is ranked first in the CFL through Week 3 allowing just 299 yards per game, the only CFL club under the 300-yard mark. BC has also allowed just 46 total points, a league-low 15.3 points per game, in their first three match-ups.


    The Lions will have a good chance of keeping the Roughriders offence off the field and on the side lines if they disrupt the quarterback, something that they’ve had no trouble with earlier this season collecting nine sacks, but struggled with against the Argos last week.


    “You have to take his throwing lanes away,” BC head coach told BCLions.com. “You can’t give him big plays. When you look at last week’s loss, we gave up some big plays. At times Ricky Ray found the soft spot in the defence and ran on it. Darian’s no different, he’s a veteran player. If you make mistakes he’s going to take advantage of it.”


    After starting the season on a high, beating two of last year’s top teams in Calgary and Hamilton, the Lions suffered their first loss in Week 3, falling 25-14 to Toronto.


    The tilt against the Argos started out rough for the Lions, who scored just six points in the first three quarters leading to Buono substituting Travis Lulay for Jonathan Jennings late in the third to try and spark the offence. Lulay connected on 12-of-15 passes for 156 yards and one touchdown in relief. His 80% completion mark was the second-highest of his career topped only by a 30-of-37 effort in July of 2012.


    With running back Jeremiah Johnson’s injury still lingering, Anthony Allen slotted in last week and rushed 107 yards on 16 carries, adding to the Lions 328 total rushing yards on the season. Allen will look to keep the ground game rolling for BC against Saskatchewan.


    “The running back group has been tremendous, whether it’s been Johnson or Anthony in there,” Rolly Lumbala told BCLions.com. “I know Anthony has been very much looking forward to getting some playing time and he was very excited. I knew the moment he was going to get his opportunity he was going to play very hard and make some plays like this.”


    With the Riderville faithful showing their pride loud and proud, Mosaic Stadium can be a difficult place for the opponent to play, but having the challenge of dealing the noise isn’t the only challenge on the Lions’ minds.


    “It’s always a challenge, first of all, going to Saskatchewan with the environment but it’s also going to be a challenge for ourselves,” said Lumbala. “We have a lot to prove to ourselves and that’s what we like to focus on first. We still have that bitter taste from the last home game that we lost and we just want to bounce back and get this win.”


    Jennings will hope to lead his Lions back into the win column and the Riders will search for their first win of the Jones era.


    Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET and can be seen live on TSN or followed online via CFL.ca GameTracker.
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    WEST DIVISION


    RK TEAM GP W L T PTS F A HOME AWAY DIV


    1 Edmonton 3 2 1 0 4 96 97 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-0-0


    2 BC 3 2 1 0 4 62 46 1-1-0 1-0-0 1-0-0


    3 Calgary 3 1 1 1 3 80 68 1-0-0 0-1-1 1-1-0


    4 Winnipeg 4 1 3 0 2 80 102 0-2-0 1-1-0 0-2-0


    5 Saskatchewan 2 0 2 0 0 53 69 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0




    EAST DIVISION


    RK TEAM GP W L T PTS F A HOME AWAY DIV


    1 Ottawa 4 3 0 1 7 129 96 0-0-1 3-0-0 2-0-0


    2 Hamilton 4 2 2 0 4 100 83 0-2-0 2-0-0 2-0-0


    3 Toronto 4 2 2 0 4 95 103 0-2-0 2-0-0 0-2-0


    4 Montreal 3 1 2 0 2 42 73 0-2-0 1-0-0 0-2-0
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    7/15 - Friday's Totals: 2 - 0


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    CFL Betting Notes - Week 5
    July 18, 2016




    Last week’s schedule in the CFL featured four head-to-head division matchups and the road team made it a clean sweep both straight-up and against the spread. Ottawa got things started with a 30-20 victory as a one-point road favorite against Toronto on Wednesday night. Thursday’s lone showdown between Edmonton and Winnipeg ended with the Eskimos grinding out a hard fought 20-16 victory as 3 -point favorites on the road.


    On Friday night, Hamilton returned to form with a 31-7 pasting of Montreal as a one-point road favorite and British Columbia closed out Week 4 with a 40-27 romp over Saskatchewan on Saturday after closing as a slight 1 -point underdog. Here is a look at this week’s games.


    Thursday, July 21


    Calgary Stampeders (1-1-1 SU, 2-1 ATS) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS)
    Point-spread: Calgary -5
    Total: 50


    Game Overview



    Coming off a bye week, the Stampeders will turn to quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell to once again move the offense up and down the field through the air. In a rare 26-26 tie with Ottawa in Week 3, he put the ball up 43 times and racked up 368 yards and two touchdowns on 29 completions. He was able to connect with seven different receivers including Joe West, who had six catches for 99 yards to lead the way.


    The Blue Bombers put up a hard fight against Edmonton last week after stunning Hamilton as heavy nine-point road underdogs the week before. While they still only have one win to show for their efforts both straight-up and against the spread, the play of quarterback Drew Willy still gives fans hope they can turn things around. He is second in the CFL in total passing yards (1,239) and he has five touchdown throws on the year.


    Betting Trends


    Calgary has won five of the last six meetings SU, but the Blue Bombers has the slight edge ATS at 3-2-1. The total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in seven of the last nine meetings in Winnipeg.


    Friday, July 22


    Ottawa RedBlacks (3-0-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-3 SU, 1-2 ATS)
    Point-spread: Ottawa -6
    Total: 55



    Game Overview


    Ottawa is starting to assert itself as once again being the team to beat in the East this season after winning the division last year. The RedBlacks have averaged 32.3 points a game so far with Trevor Harris running the show. In last week’s road victory at Toronto, he completed 28-of-31 passing attempts for 392 yards. Ottawa has also been a tough team to score on this year with a points-allowed average of 22.5.


    After winning just three games last season with quarterback Darian Durant out of the lineup, the Roughriders could be faced with the same scenario early this year after he left last week’s game against BC in the first half with an ankle injury. The early injury report out of Saskatchewan has him listed as doubtful for Friday’s game. Mitchell Gale came in for Durant against the Lions and threw for 247 yards and a touchdown while going 17-for-30.

    Betting Trends



    These two interdivision foes have split the last four meetings SU with each team winning once at home and once on the road. Ottawa has the 3-1 advantage ATS and the total has gone OVER in three of the four games.

    Saturday, July 23



    Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS) vs. Edmonton Eskimos (2-1 SU, 0-2-1 ATS)
    Point-spread: Edmonton -4
    Total: 56



    Game Overview


    The Tiger-Cats will be looking to stay perfect on the road this season both SU and ATS. In two road wins this season, they have outscored both Toronto and Montreal by a combined 46 points while posting a total of 73 points on the scoreboard. In two stunning losses at home as favorites, they managed to score a combined 27 points. Jeremiah Masoli continues to run the offense with quarterback Zach Collaros still on the mend and he is ranked fourth in the league in total passing yards with 1,141.


    Edmonton has had little trouble putting points on the board this season with Mike Reilly under center with an average of 32 points over its first three games. The problem in the Eskimos’ 2-1 start has been a defense that has given up an average of 32.3 points to its opponents. Edmonton has failed to cover ATS in five of their last seven home games and it has gone 1-4 ATS in its last five games in Week 5.

    Betting Trends



    The road team is 4-2 SU in the last six meetings and it has covered ATS in all six games. The total has stayed UNDER in four of those six matchups.


    Monday, July 25


    Montreal Alouettes (1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS) vs. Toronto Argonauts (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS)
    Point-spread: Toronto -3
    Total: 47


    Game Overview



    Alouettes have only managed to score a grand total of 42 points in their first three games. They turned to Rakeem Cato at quarterback in last week’s loss to Hamilton for Kevin Glenn, but he was rather ineffective with just 203 yards passing on 18 completions. Glenn is still listed as questionable for next Monday’s game with an eye injury. Montreal has been averaging 80 yards a game on the ground.


    Toronto is now 0-2 (SU and ATS) at its new digs at BMO Field with a total of 20 points scored in each of the two losses. Defensively, the Argonauts allowed a total of 72 points in those two games. Overall, this offense is averaging 23.8 points over its first four games, but it is only generating 309.8 total yards including just 52.5 yards a game on the ground. Ricky Ray has thrown for 1000 yards and six touchdowns so far.


    Betting Trends


    This East Division clash has been dominated by the road team the past several seasons with a SU 9-1 run in the last 10 meetings. Montreal has covered ATS in four of the last six games and the total has stayed UNDER in all six contests.
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    CFL Betting Recap - Week 4
    July 17, 2016


    League Betting Notes


    -- Favorites went 3-1 SU in Week 4
    -- Favorites went 2-1-1 ATS in Week 4
    -- Road teams posted a 4-0 SU record in Week 4
    -- Road teams posted a 3-0-1 ATS record in Week 4
    -- The 'Under' went 3-1 in Week 4



    Team Betting Notes


    -- Ottawa (3-0-1) got back into the win column after last weekend's tie, rolling to a 30-20 win in Toronto (2-2). The RedBlacks are now 2-4 SU in six all-time meetings with the Argonauts while evening up at 3-3 ATS. The 'under' result was the first in four games in this series dating back to Nov. 7, 2014.


    -- The 'under' has connected in three straight games for the Argos. Over the past two games it was due to their defense, allowing just 15.5 points per game. However, in this one it was a lack of offense on their part.


    -- The good times continue to roll for road teams, as Edmonton (2-1) went east to Winnipeg (1-3) and dropped the Blue Bombers by a 20-16 count, pushing against the number at most shops. It was the first 'under' result in three games for the Eskimos, and the push makes them 0-2-1 ATS this season.


    -- After failing to cover their first two of the season, Winnipeg is 1-0-1 ATS over the past two games. The 'under' has cashed in three of the first four games for the Bombers, mainly due to a lack of fireworks on offense. Winnipeg is averaging just 20.0 PPG while allowing 24 or fewer points in three of their four contests.


    -- Hamilton (2-2) got well with a 31-7 road win against Montreal (1-3). The Tiger-Cats have averaged just 13.5 points per game after posting 42 in the opener, and they have allowed 28.0 PPG in the past two with the 'under' cashing in each game. After going 5-4 SU and 6-3 ATS in nine road games last season the Ti-Cats are 2-0 SU/ATS away from home this year.


    -- The rough start continues for Saskatchewan (0-3), as they were dumped 40-27 at home by the red-hot BC Lions (3-1). The 'over' result was the only one of the CFL weekend, and it was the first 'over' in four games for the Travis Lulay and the Lions.
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    BOMBERS LOOK TO STYMIE STAMPS’ OFFENCE IN ROUND TWO



    WINNIPEG — The last time the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Calgary Stampeders met, a Canada Day showdown in Cowtown, the Stamps emerged as clear winners while the Bombers were faced with tough questions.


    Calgary quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell threw for more than 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns, the Stamps collectively ran for more than 200 yards and Winnipeg gave up 30 unanswered points en route to a 36-22 defeat that was never in doubt beyond the second quarter.


    Fast forward to Week 5 and questions surround both teams.


    The Stamps (1-1-1) are rolling into Investors Group Field on the back of a bye week. It’s been 13 days since Calgary tied the REDBLACKS in Ottawa, and Head Coach Dave Dickenson’s team is somewhat banged up entering Thursday’s showdown in Winnipeg.


    Notables on the Calgary injury list are receiver Joe West (foot) and linebacker Taylor Reed (ankle). Though the absences of both will be felt, the Stamps will be boosted by the return of starting centre Pierre Lavertu — a major boost in the eyes of Coach Dickenson.


    “Communication in our offence is so vital, and we know we’re going to be in a hostile environment,” Dickenson told Stampeders.com earlier this week. “We got our centre back, (so) we should have better communication and a better process within the huddle — those guys have played a lot together.”


    The injury bug has opened up an opportunity for slotback Greg Wilson, a Fordham alumnus who began the year on the Stamps practice roster.


    “Joe (West)’s been one of our best receivers, he’s a lot to handle and Winnipeg struggled with him, so we’re going to need production out of that position,” said Dickenson. “Greg (Wilson)’s produced for us in the past, so we feel like we have good depth there.”


    Mitchell, the Stamps’ veteran pivot, was clinical against Winnipeg on Canada Day, and with the Bombers’ league-worst defence surrendering an average of 451 yards, there’s a very real possibility he could best his performance from July 1 on Thursday.


    Calgary’s offensive spotlight will largely be directed at hulking, 263-pound Jerome Messam. The national running back terrorized the Bombers in Week 2, and with Winnipeg’s defence giving up a league-worst 5.5 yards-per-carry, should be expected to rumble his way up the middle often.


    In other Stamps news, fullback Rob Cote will play in his 150th career game on Thursday night. The Calgary native has racked up more than 1,000 receiving yards during a ten-year career spent entirely with his hometown team.


    On the Blue Bombers side of the equation, the wounds from Week 2’s defeat are still evidently fresh, only aided by Winnipeg’s disappointing 1-3 start.


    “That was very embarrassing for our defence,” Winnipeg defensive lineman Euclid Cummings told BlueBombers.com. “We don’t want anybody running the ball down our throats; we’re doing everything we can right now to make sure that doesn’t happen again, and we’re going to come out there with the fire blazing.”


    The main concern for the Bombers out of last week’s 20-16 loss to the visiting Edmonton Eskimos was an impotent offence. Winnipeg generated just 347 total yards, quarterback Drew Willy was 25-of-38 for one touchdown and two interceptions and feature back Andrew Harris was limited to just 22 yards on nine touches, though he did pick up 88 yards receiving.


    “You’ve got to create some first downs on first down, and we didn’t do a real good job,” Bombers offensive coordinator Paul LaPolice said. “Edmonton did a good job with their front four, (but) we need to be more consistent on first down to get more plays and more opportunities.”


    Admittedly the Bombers have plenty of issues on the offensive side of the ball, chief among them an inability to break big plays.


    “We have to execute, that’s a statement nobody wants to hear but certainly we’d like to create explosive plays,” said LaPolice. “Facing a Calgary team that keep everybody deep, you have to make your plays underneath.”


    Chief amongst Winnipeg’s keys will be engaging Andrew Harris on the ground. The Bombers’ hometown running back has been more of a threat in the air than on the ground, where he has averaged just 3.8 yards-per-carry and is yet to find the end zone this season.


    With Ryan Smith (lower body) placed on the six-game injured list Wednesday, Thomas Mayo will slide in at slotback for Winnipeg.


    By the Numbers


    0 — Number of losses Calgary has suffered in four trips to Investors Group Field.
    13-0 — The Stamps are seeking their fourteenth-straight win coming off a bye week.
    13 — The Bombers have given up 13 sacks in their first four games, second-most in the league.
    86.4 — Career kicking percentage of Winnipeg’s Justin Medlock, best all-time in the CFL.



    The Skinny


    It sounds silly to say in Week 5, but it is do-or-die time for Winnipeg as the Bombers will try to exorcise multiple demons on Thursday night.


    Head coach Mike O’Shea is 1-5 against Calgary, Winnipeg is yet to beat the Stamps at home since Investors Group Field opened in 2013 and the Stamps have won 15 of 18 games between the two teams since 2008.


    Despite the historic and 2016 statistical edges enjoyed by Calgary in the matchup, don’t be surprised if Winnipeg gives its visitors all they can handle.


    The onus is, after all, on the Bombers to put in their best effort of the season in front of the home crowd as they try to claim their stake in the heat of a busy West Division race.


    Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET and can be seen live on TSN or followed online via CFL.ca GameTracker.
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    CFL.CA GAME NOTES: A LOOK AT WEEK 5


    TORONTO — When, if at all, will the tables turn for the home teams this season?


    It’s a question among many to keep in mind heading into Week 5 of play in the CFL, as the 2016 season is headed towards uncharted waters when it comes to visiting team success. So far the visitors are 12-3-1 this season as only Calgary, BC and Edmonton have mounted home wins.


    The Bombers, Riders, Eskimos and Argos will look to change that this weekend, with four games taking place Thursday through Monday.


    You can bet the urgency will be turned up a notch for Thursday Night Football in Winnipeg, where the Bombers and Stampeders each eye their second win of the season in a game that will help set the pace out of the gate in what’s been a wild, wild CFL West Division as promised.


    Mitchell Gale will make his professional debut as a starting quarterback on Friday night as he steps in for the injured Darian Durant, and what a first opponent he’ll go up against — Trevor Harris, Chris Williams and the seemingly-unstoppable Ottawa REDBLACKS.


    The action continues on Saturday in the City of Champions, Edmonton, as Mike Reilly looks to continue his record-breaking pace against Jeremiah Masoli and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. With the Ticats heading into a bye and Zach Collaros getting closer and closer, this could be Masoli’s last chance to start before turning over the reins.


    Finally, after an off-day on Sunday, Week 5 resumes with a rare Monday night game as the Alouettes and Argos clash at BMO Field. The Argos are 0-2 at BMO this season and own the CFL’s lowest-ranked offence but will look to get things back on track against Kevin Glenn, who’s back at quarterback for the Als in time for a pivotal all-East duel.


    Everything you need and more is all right here, as the CFL.ca Game Notes get you primed for what promises to be an exciting Week 5.

    CFL-WIDE TRENDS



    Road warriors: This season has seen visiting clubs dominate like no other year in Canadian Football history. Looking back over the last 70 years to the 1946 season, no other year has seen home teams win so few times across the first 16 games of any season. In Week 4, all four road clubs won – the first road sweep since Week 6 in 2014.


    Road warriors 2.0: Of note, three of the four road winners all trailed at the end of the fourth quarter, including BC, Ottawa and Edmonton. Prior to Week 4, only BC in Week 1 among all teams had trailed after 45:00 and come back to win. The Stampeders, Lions and 3 Eskimos are the only teams with home victories thus far.


    Third-and-short success: In 2016, CFL clubs have converted 37-of-47 attempts on third down gambles of two yards or less. Edmonton and Ottawa have yet to fail at 7-for-7 and 3-for-3 respectively, while Calgary has been an excellent 9-of-10. Saskatchewan trails the CFL at just 2-of-6 so far. NOTE: This statistic includes plays where first down was achieved by an opponent offside call, or failure came about because of an offensive penalty such as Procedure.


    20-point Quarter(s): The game between Saskatchewan and BC last week featured a CFL rarity in that each club recorded a quarter with 20-plus points. It was Saskatchewan’s first 20-plus point quarter since getting 26 in the second Quarter on Sept. 7, 2014 at Winnipeg. It was the first time in almost six years since Oct. 11, 2010 (Winnipeg 47, BC 35) where both teams did it in the same game.


    WEEK 5 GAME NOTES


    Strong off the bye: The Stampeders have had the most success in the CFL coming off the bye since 2002, currently owning a 13-game win streak and an average margin of victory of 15.3 points per game over that stretch. Their last loss when coming off a bye was on July 1, 2005. Among the 13 straight wins have been seven in which they have played away from home after the bye as they will be doing this week at Investors Group Field.

    Harris getting touches:
    Through four games, Harris has more touches than any other CFL player with 43 rushing attempts and 26 receptions. His 4.1 yard average rush is the lowest of his CFL career and he has only three runs of 10-plus yards to date.


    Paredes and Medlock: The Calgary and Winnipeg kickers rank first and second in the CFL’s all-time FG% leaders heading into this week’s game (Medlock: 86.4 per cent & Paredes 84.75) per cent. In 2016, however, they are each at just 8-of-12 for a 67 per cent success rate. For Medlock, all four of his misses have been from 47-plus yards and he is 7-of-7 from 46 yards and closer. Paredes is 2-of-4 from 40 or more yards and has missed in the 30-39 yard range twice.


    Historical comeback: The REDBLACKS were forced to kick on their first three drives last week but rallied to score on four of their next six possessions to overcome a 13-point Argos lead. It was the largest comeback victory in the 40-game history of the Ottawa REDBLACKS (previous high comeback win: From 11 points down on July 24, 2015 vs Calgary).

    League-leading offence:
    This year the REDBLACKS lead the CFL at 503.8 yards of net offence per game.
    They are first club since 1991 to threaten the 1956 Montreal Alouettes’ record mark of 532.6 yards per game. The last CFL club to exceed the 500-yard per game over a whole season was BC in 1991 at 506.5 per game. Only three teams have ever averaged over 500 net yards per game, the other being Montreal in 1955 (518.8 per game).

    SSK’s best rankings:
    The areas where Saskatchewan has been the strongest thus far are in the passing game, third overall at 326 yards per game, and having allowed just four QB Sacks in three games (tied for first in the CFL). They have controlled the ball for 31:54 per game (second), and have yet to throw an interception.
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    WEST DIVISION


    RK TEAM GP W L T PTS F A HOME AWAY DIV


    1 BC 4 3 1 0 6 102 73 1-1-0 2-0-0 2-0-0


    2 Edmonton 3 2 1 0 4 96 97 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-0-0


    3 Calgary 3 1 1 1 3 80 68 1-0-0 0-1-1 1-1-0


    4 Winnipeg 4 1 3 0 2 80 102 0-2-0 1-1-0 0-2-0


    5 Saskatchewan 3 0 3 0 0 80 109 0-2-0 0-1-0 0-2-0


    EAST DIVISION


    RK TEAM GP W L T PTS F A HOME AWAY DIV


    1 Ottawa 4 3 0 1 7 129 96 0-0-1 3-0-0 2-0-0


    2 Hamilton 4 2 2 0 4 100 83 0-2-0 2-0-0 2-0-0


    3 Toronto 4 2 2 0 4 95 103 0-2-0 2-0-0 0-2-0


    4 Montreal 3 1 2 0 2 42 73 0-2-0 1-0-0 0-2-0




    y - Clinched Division


    x - Clinched Playoff Berth
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    7/20 - Last Week Friday's Totals: 2 - 0


    June July Totals


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    ATS Picks 7-9-0 43.75% -1450


    O/U Picks 9-6-1 60.00% +1200





    THURSDAY, JULY 21


    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    CGY at WPG 08:30 PM


    WPG +5.5


    U 51.0
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    Friday, July 22


    Ottawa RedBlacks (3-0-1 SU, 3-1 ATS) vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders (0-3 SU, 1-2 ATS)
    Point-spread: Ottawa -6
    Total: 55



    Game Overview


    Ottawa is starting to assert itself as once again being the team to beat in the East this season after winning the division last year. The RedBlacks have averaged 32.3 points a game so far with Trevor Harris running the show. In last week’s road victory at Toronto, he completed 28-of-31 passing attempts for 392 yards. Ottawa has also been a tough team to score on this year with a points-allowed average of 22.5.


    After winning just three games last season with quarterback Darian Durant out of the lineup, the Roughriders could be faced with the same scenario early this year after he left last week’s game against BC in the first half with an ankle injury. The early injury report out of Saskatchewan has him listed as doubtful for Friday’s game. Mitchell Gale came in for Durant against the Lions and threw for 247 yards and a touchdown while going 17-for-30.


    Betting Trends

    These two interdivision foes have split the last four meetings SU with each team winning once at home and once on the road. Ottawa has the 3-1 advantage ATS and the total has gone OVER in three of the four games.
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    Friday, July 22


    Ottawa @ Saskatchewan


    Game 123-124
    July 22, 2016 @ 9:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Ottawa
    112.316
    Saskatchewan
    109.387
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Ottawa
    by 3
    50
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Ottawa
    by 6 1/2
    55
    Dunkel Pick:
    Saskatchewan
    (+6 1/2); Under


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    Friday, July 22


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    OTTAWA (3 - 0 - 1) at SASKATCHEWAN (0 - 3) - 7/22/2016, 9:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 120-87 ATS (+24.3 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 51-32 ATS (+15.8 Units) in July games since 1996.
    OTTAWA is 18-6 ATS (+11.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    OTTAWA is 18-6 ATS (+11.4 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
    OTTAWA is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
    OTTAWA is 9-2 ATS (+6.8 Units) in road lined games over the last 2 seasons.
    OTTAWA is 16-6 ATS (+9.4 Units) in games played on turf over the last 2 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 13-26 ATS (-15.6 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 13-26 ATS (-15.6 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 4-16 ATS (-13.6 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) off a division game over the last 2 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 13-26 ATS (-15.6 Units) in games played on turf over the last 3 seasons.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    OTTAWA is 3-1 against the spread versus SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
    SASKATCHEWAN is 2-2 straight up against OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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    Friday, July 22


    9:00 PM
    OTTAWA vs. SASKATCHEWAN
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games when playing Saskatchewan
    Ottawa is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    Saskatchewan is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
    Saskatchewan is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home


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    Ottawa (3-0-1) @ Saskatchewan (0-3)-- RedBlacks scored 32.3 ppg in their fast start, with all three wins on road, scoring 34.3 ppg. Ottawa swept Roughriders 35-13/30-27 LY; both their visits to Regina (1-1) were decided by three points. Three of four series games went over the total. Saskatchewan allowed an average of 36.3 ppg in its 0-3 start, losing both home games by 13 points. Riders lost 24 of their last 28 games overall, dating back to 2014.
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