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    CFL Betting Notes - Week 6
    July 16, 2018



    With only three games on the CFL slate last week, the UNDER on the total line was the best bet with the books given that all three contests turned into low-scoring affairs.


    Calgary remained perfect on the year both straight-up and against the spread with Thursday’s 27-3 victory against Ottawa as a three-point road favorite.


    On Friday night, Edmonton squeaked past Toronto 16-15 as a 9 ½-point favorite at home and on Saturday the British Columbia Lions knocked off Winnipeg 20-17 as a 4 ½-point home underdog.




    Thursday, July 19


    Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS) at Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS)
    Point-spread: Hamilton -11
    Total: 51 ½


    Game Overview



    This will be the second meeting in an extended home-and-home series after Saskatchewan beat the Tiger-Cats 18-13 on July 5 as a six-point home underdog. The total stayed UNDER 51 points in that victory and it has stayed UNDER in three of the Roughriders’ first four games. Brandon Bridge and David Watford were ineffective throwing the ball against Hamilton with a combined 148 yards passing. However, the Roughriders did rack-up 150 yards rushing on 23 carries.


    Hamilton dropped to 2-2 (SU and ATS) with that loss after posting back-to-back victories against Edmonton on the road and Winnipeg at home in its previous two games. The total has stayed UNDER in three of the Tiger-Cats first four outings. Jeremiah Masoli was able to move the ball through the air against Saskatchewan in that first meeting with 333 total passing yards, but he could not get his team into the end zone. He is currently second in the CFL in passing with 1,378 yards through his first four games.


    Betting Trends


    -- Saskatchewan has won four of the last five meetings both SU and ATS with the total staying UNDER in four of the last five meetings in Hamilton.




    Friday, July 20


    British Columbia Lions (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS) at Ottawa RedBlacks (2-2 SU, 2-2 ATS)
    Point-spread: Ottawa -6 ½
    Total: 53 ½



    Game Overview


    The Lions are coming off a split both SU and ATS in a recent home-and-home series against Winnipeg as part of their 2-2 record both ways on the year. The total stayed UNDER 55 points in Saturday’s upset against the Blue Bombers after going OVER the closing line in two of BC’s first three games. Travis Lulay got the call at quarterback in Week 5 and he responded with 326 yards passing with one touchdown throw against one interception. He completed at least one pass to eight different players.


    Ottawa’s two losses this season have come against Calgary on the road and at home. It has also beaten Saskatchewan at home and Montreal on the road closing as a favorite. The total has stayed UNDER in each of its last three contests with a scoring average of 15.0 points per game. Trevor Harris looked awful in his two losses to the Stampeders, but he still has 915 yards passing and five touchdown throws in his first four games.


    Betting Trends


    -- Ottawa has a 4-2 edge both SU and ATS in its last six games against BC and the total has stayed UNDER in four of its last six home games against the Lions.




    Saturday, July 21


    Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-3 SU, 3-2 ATS) at Toronto Argonauts (1-3 SU, 2-2 ATS)
    Point-spread: PICK
    Total: 50 ½



    Game Overview


    The Blue Bombers have scored at least 30 points in three of their first five games this season with the total easily going OVER in each of those contests. They opened the season with a tough 33-30 loss to Edmonton as seven-point home underdogs before waxing BC 41-19 at home in Week 4 as 6 ½-point favorites. Matt Nichols is back under center for Winnipeg and he threw for 214 yards with zero touchdowns and three interceptions in last week’s less than stellar performance.


    Toronto lost the backend of its home-and-home series against Edmonton and it has now failed to score more than 20 points in each of its first four games. The total has stayed UNDER in all four contests. James Franklin got the start at quarterback against the Eskimos for an injured Ricky Ray. After throwing for 217 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception in Game 1 at home, he completed 26-of-36 passing attempts for 296 yards against Edmonton in last week’s loss on the road.


    Betting Trends


    -- The Argonauts have won 11 of the last 16 meetings against Winnipeg SU, but they have failed to cover in four of their last five matchups against the Blue Bombers. The total has gone OVER in four of those last five meetings.




    Montreal Alouettes (1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS) at Calgary Stampeders (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS)
    Point-Spread: Calgary OFF
    Total: OFF

    Game Overview


    Montreal has already established itself as the worst team in the CFL this season on each side of the ball after winning just three games SU all last season. The Alouettes have complemented an offense that is averaging 15.3 PPG with a defense that is giving up 30.8 points a game. They are coming off a bye last week after losing to Ottawa at home 28-18 on July 6 as 7 ½-point home underdogs. The total has stayed UNDER in three of Montreal’s first four games.


    At the opposite end of the spectrum in the CFL, Calgary is off to a perfect 4-0 start (SU and ATS) while winning each game by 10 points or more. The total has stayed UNDER in all four games behind a defense that has not allowed more than 14 points in any of those wins. The big concern for Saturday’s matchup as far as the actual betting spread is the playing status of quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. He left last Thursday’s victory at Ottawa with an injured knee.


    Betting Trends

    -- Calgary has won its last five home games against Montreal SU, but it has failed to cover in six of the last seven meetings overall. The total has stayed UNDER in six of the last eight games between the two.
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    CFL Week 6


    Saskatchewan (2-2) @ Hamilton (2-2) (-10.5, 51)— Roughriders nipped Hamilton 18-13 at home two weeks ago, scoring winning TD with 1:50 left. TiCats didn’t score TD in game- total yardage was 429-298, Hamilton. Saskatchewan had last week off; they split first four games (under 3-1), losing 40-17 at Ottawa in their only road game. Hamilton also had last week off; they split first four games (under 3-1), beating Ottawa 38-21 in their only home game. Riders won last four series games, but lost three of last four series games in Ontario. Under is 7-2 in last nine series games.


    BC Lions (2-2) @ Ottawa (2-2) (-7, 53)— Teams split eight series meetings, going 2-2 in each city; over is 2-0-1 in last three series games. Home side won all four BC games this season; Lions lost 41-19/41-22 in visits to Winnipeg, Edmonton- both those games went over the total. Lions covered only one of last eight road games. BC allowed 17-10 points in their wins. RedBlacks split their first four games, losing twice to unbeaten Calgary, winning other two games by 23-10 points. Ottawa’s last three games stayed under total- under is 15-5-1 in their last 21 games overall.


    Winnipeg (2-3) (-2, 52.5) @ Toronto (1-3)— Blue Bombers are only team not to have bye yet; they lost four of last five visits to Toronto- home side won seven of last nine series games, with Winnipeg covering last four. Over is 7-2 in last nine series games. Bombers are 2-1 when they score 30+ points, 0-2 when they score less than 30, losing by 14-3 points. Over is 3-2 in their games, 1-2 on road. Toronto scored 15.3 ppg in losing three of its first four games, all of which stayed under the total. Argonauts’ last two games (both vs Edmonton) were decided by total of four points.


    Montreal (1-3) @ Calgary (4-0) (NL)— Stampeders’ QB Mitchell is a ?? here; rookie Arbuckle gets nod if Mitchell can’t go. Home side won last nine series games; Alouettes lost last five visits to Calgary by 48-14-3-21-11 points- they lost 59-11 here LY. Under is 6-2 in last eight series games, 3-2 in last five here. Montreal scored 15.3 ppg in their 1-3 start; they had LW off. Alouettes won in Regina, lost 22-10 in BC; all four of their games stayed under the total. Stamps won/covered all four of their games, with 24-14 the closest win. Calgary beat Hamilton by 14, Ottawa by 10 in their two home games; all four of their games stayed under.
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    DUNKEL'S HIGHLIGHTED GAME


    Saskatchewan at Hamilton - Thursday July 19, 2018



    The Roughriders head to Hamilton on Thursday night to face a Tiger-Cats team that is 4-10-1 ATS in its last 15 home games. Saskatchewan is the pick (+10 1/2) according to Dunkel, which has the Tiger-Cats favored by only 8. Dunkel Pick: Saskatchewan (+10 1/2).

    THURSDAY JULY 19, 2018


    Saskatchewan
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    Hamilton

    Game 371-372
    July 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating: Saskatchewan
    108.738
    Hamilton
    116.896
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total: Hamilton
    by 8
    55
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total: Hamilton
    by 10 1/2
    51
    Dunkel Pick: Saskatchewan
    (+10 1/2); Over





    FRIDAY JULY 20, 2018


    BC Lions
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    Game 373-374
    July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm


    Dunkel Rating: BC Lions
    107.536
    Ottawa
    111.856
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total: Ottawa
    by 4 1/2
    56
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total: Ottawa
    by 7
    52 1/2
    Dunkel Pick: BC Lions
    (+7); Over





    SATURDAY JULY 21, 2018


    Winnipeg
    @
    Toronto

    Game 375-376
    July 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating: Winnipeg
    114.696
    Toronto
    110.233
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total: Winnipeg
    by 4 1/2
    39
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total: Winnipeg
    Pick
    51 1/2
    Dunkel Pick: Winnipeg
    Under




    Montreal
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    Calgary

    Game 377-378
    July 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating: Montreal
    98.608
    Calgary
    126.718
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total: Calgary
    by 28
    38
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total: Calgary
    No Line
    N/A
    Dunkel Pick: Calgary
    N/A
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    Thursday's Best Bet
    July 18, 2018



    Thursday CFL Betting Preview


    Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tigercats



    Week 6 of the CFL season kicks off on Thursday with a rematch from Week 4 between Saskatchewan and Hamilton. Both teams had a bye in between so it's not a “true” home-and-home, but after Saskatchewan won that first meeting 18-13 two weeks ago closing as 6-point home underdogs, you'd better believe that Hamilton has been anxiously waiting for their opportunity at redemption these past 14 days.


    Will the Tigercats get it done?


    And more importantly, will they get it done in a big way to cover this big number they are laying?


    Odds: Hamilton (-10.5); Total set at 51


    Saskatchewan won that first meeting despite getting outgained by nearly 200 yards through the air, sticking with their QB rotation (Brandon Bridge and David Watford), and really not getting much of anything done offensively outside of a decent run or two. But a fumble return TD always helps and with a defense that clearly was in bend but don't break mode, Saskatchewan found a way to get the job done. A result like that isn't really sustainable long term though and with Saskatchewan sticking with their QB rotation in all likelihood again this week, they have got to hope at least one of them catches fire to even have a chance at sweeping this series.


    But what may be more worrisome for the Riders this week is the fact that for as good as their defense was two weeks ago in shutting down Hamilton, that Riders defense didn't travel with them on the plane for their only other road game this year.


    Saskatchewan's lone game as visitors in 2018 was a 40-17 beatdown by the Ottawa Redblacks back in Week 2 and I believe we get a similar result here this week. Hamilton has had two full weeks to review the film of what did/didn't work in that first meeting, adapt accordingly, and hopefully execute at a much higher level back at home. Hamilton's lone home game this season was a 31-17 beating of Winnipeg, so scoring 30+ should come rather easily for the Tigercats here. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see them approach that 40 number that Ottawa hung on this Saskatchewan team away from home. Hamilton's offense did bounce back once already this year after a bad Week 1 performance in Calgary (28-14 loss) by putting up 38 points the next week, and it's that type of offensive output I'm expecting from the Tigercats this week.


    Therefore, if you want to lay the points with Hamilton, I say go ahead. I was hoping (and still am) that this number creeps into the single digits so I'd feel more comfortable laying the chalk and a 10-point victory would be enough to cash, but for the side at the current moment, it seems more like a very sharp line that could land a point or two on either side. But thanks to the CFL being an 'under' bettor's haven the past two weeks (1-3 O/U in Week 4, 0-3 O/U in Week 5), this total has come in at 51 again and it's that number that I'm looking to cash on.


    'Over' bettors in the CFL can't help but be a little gun shy at the moment with the 1-6 O/U run the league is on, but if you're of the mindset of “waiting to see something first from any particular offense” (especially Saskatchewan in this case) before betting an 'over', that's when you get left behind and it ends up being too late. Personally, I'm looking to stay ahead of the curve here and play on the high side of this total simply because of how the game script should play out here.


    Hamilton is going to look to jump all over this Saskatchewan defense right away, put up big points on them early (like Ottawa did) and then cruise the rest of the way to win. Saskatchewan's offense will have no choice but to take plenty of shots down the field if that's the case and that will either lead to points for the Riders or short fields for the Tigercats. Saskatchewan's QB's on an individual level aren't happy about this splitting time ordeal and the only way to really put an end to it is to go out on the field, take some chances and cash in. Both Bridge and Watson have to be of that mindset here – especially as a double-digit underdog – and no matter if it turns out great for Saskatchewan or a disaster, chances are we will see points scored.


    So while many are already looking to the low side of this total based on the previous meeting between these two, the league-wide trends of 'unders' hitting, and the idea that Saskatchewan's offense can't be trusted, I'll gladly take the value in going against the herd mentality (that's already pushed this number 0.5 points lower) and look for a high-scoring, entertaining, 35-25 type win for Hamilton. Remember, Saskatchewan's lone road game easily cashed an 'over' ticket, as did Hamilton's lone home game this year. This meeting won't be any different.


    Best Bet: Over 51 points
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    Quote Originally Posted by tar_heel_in_sc View Post
    Cnotes, does Riders +10.5 not look like the sucker bet of the year to you?? What am I missing?
    To answer your question Tar Hell In SC...............i have the line at Ham -7....it will possibly go up to 7.5 or 8.0.......yes i think it could be a suckers bet......Just my opinion.....
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    Owens activates 10-day clause with CFL
    July 17, 2018



    Soon-to-be Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens wants to play in the Canadian Football League this season.


    Owens has invoked the 10-day clause that gives the Edmonton Eskimos a window to offer him a deal or to release him from their negotiation list. He made the request on July 14.


    Jason Staroszik, a Canada-based agent who is representing Owens, told TSN's Dave Naylor that the 44-year-old "absolutely 100 percent" wants to play in the CFL.


    "He still feels like he has some football years left in him," Staroszik said. "He just loves the game and wants to get back to playing whether it's the CFL or NFL."


    Staroszik told ESPN that Owens "wants to play in the NFL, but if he can't, the CFL is the next-best option."


    Owens last played in the NFL in 2010 with the Cincinnati Bengals, recording 72 receptions for 983 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games. He played briefly in 2011 for the Allen Wranglers of the Indoor Football League and attempted an NFL comeback in 2012 before being cut in training camp by the Seattle Seahawks.


    Owens recently posted a video of himself running a sub-4.5-second 40-yard dash while working out with Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Julio Jones.


    Last month, Owens announced that he would not attend his Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio. Instead, Owens will give his speech at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, where he played college football.


    Should Owens join the Eskimos, he could make his CFL debut on Aug. 2 against the Saskatchewan RoughRiders.


    A six-time Pro Bowl selection, Owens resides second in career receiving yards (15,934), third in receiving touchdowns (153) and eighth in receptions with 1,078. He played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills and Bengals.
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    REDBLACKS HOST LIONS ON FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL



    OTTAWA — Seven days can feel like an eternity in football.


    For the Ottawa REDBLACKS, the time between their 27-3 loss at the hands of the Calgary Stampeders last week and their upcoming date with the BC Lions this Friday (7:30 p.m. ET) will certainly have felt that way.


    Ottawa’s offence failed to lift off against Calgary, while its defence was carved up enough in less than one half by Bo Levi Mitchell and co. that the second one was rendered moot.


    It’s a different story entering Friday’s contest for the BC Lions; bolstered by the return of veteran quarterback Travis Lulay, Wally Buono’s bunch stormed back to beat Winnipeg on a last-second field goal in Week 5 and will hope to build on that momentum this week.


    The two squads will meet in a special #LiveMic edition of Friday Night Football this week in the nation’s capital.


    Last week was a breath of fresh air for BC.


    Not just under centre, where Travis Lulay threw for 326 yards and a touchdown, but in terms of the end result as well. In a season in which the Lions had struggled for positive outcomes — on individual plays, series and games at-large — they turned a 17-point deficit into a legitimate win on home turf.


    “We’re trying to use that second half and take it onto the rest of the season,” Lions defensive back Otha Foster III told BCLions.com. “We gave up a lot of rush yards last week, but if we stop the run, we’ll be pretty good.”


    Stopping the run will be markedly harder for BC this week without the presence of defensive captain and star linebacker Solomon Elimimian; the four-time CFL all-star was placed on the six-game injured list with a wrist issue, and will be unavailable for the foreseeable future.


    “That’s real tough, any time you lose a guy like that it takes a team effort to replace him,” continued Foster. “They’ve got a good core of receivers, a good offence period. We’re gonna have to jump on them fast — the quicker we take the crowd out of it, the better it’ll be for us.”


    The task of securing a road win in Ottawa will be made more difficult on offence, too, by the absence of Jeremiah Johnson; Brandon Rutley draws in and will likely split touches out of the backfield with Chris Rainey. Rutley featured extensively for Montreal in 2015 and 2016, rushing for 949 yards over two seasons with the Alouettes.


    “I’m excited, just ready to do my job,” said the veteran 29 year-old. “It’s been a great week of prep. I think we’re prepared and it’s just time for us to go out there and pound the pavement man.”


    Second-year pro Jordan Herdman will slot into Elimimian’s spot in the heart of the defence; the Simon Fraser product’s tutoring under Elimimian actually dates back to 2014, when the latter was helping coach linebackers at SFU.


    “I learned a great deal from Solly. He coached me for a year at SFU and just being a teammate and seeing how he prepares in his work ethic, his hustle, it can’t do anything but just pass on to me and I embrace it,” explained Herdman. “It’s crazy how things work sometimes, you know? From him coaching me, to us playing together and now I get the opportunity to take over his role and try to fill his shoes.”


    In Ottawa, all systems were very much not a go against Calgary last week.


    The REDBLACKS managed a grand total of one first down in the entire first half against the Stamps, and Trevor Harris’s offence was booed off the field by the irked Ottawa peanut gallery.


    Thus, the message throughout practice for the REDBLACKS this week was one of redemption: Back to basics, high-percentage plays and execution.


    “We watched that game (on film) last week, it was seven days ago when we watched it,” Ottawa head coach Rick Campbell told OttawaREDBLACKS.com. “It’s been all eyes on BC and what’s ahead of us.


    “It’s a big game. As you can see, the way things are working out, everybody’s stacked together. You’ve gotta cash out and win games. Our guys are looking forward to getting out and playing.”


    Campbell was his usual non-committal self when asked about any added importance to Friday’s contest.


    “We love this place, we love our fans, but if you get into that…” he trailed off. “Whoever we’re playing or wherever we’re playing, we’ve got to show up and play well.”


    The matchup against BC will definitely have some added juice for REDBLACKS defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy; the outspoken 25 year-old spent the last two seasons with the Lions, and did not mince words on facing his former team for the first time.


    “I’m just ready to go [win], to be honest. I let bygones be bygones, but it’s personal,” he stated. “Lulay is going to make the right throws until he finds what he needs to find. You can show him something different, then you’re good. If not he’s going to know where he’s going with the ball every time.”


    The REDBLACKS will be hoping D-lineman Michael Wakefield can continue his red-hot form to begin 2018; the FIU product has exploded onto the scene this season, with three sacks in his first three games after an inauspicious six-game, four-tackle start to his career in 2017.


    Like most of Ottawa’s key players, however, Wakefield was held at bay last week by Caglary: quarterback pressure will be key against Travis Lulay and a BC offensive line which has given up the second-most sacks (12) in the CFL.


    Crunchin’ Numbers:


    0 — Times that BC QB Travis Lulay has thrown for 300-plus yards against Ottawa; the Lions pivot eclipsed the mark for the 20th time in his career against Winnipeg, and the REDBLACKS are the only CFL team he has not thrown for 300 yards against.


    93 – Total passing yards for Trevor Harris last week against Calgary, the first time in his career he has been held under 100 yards in a game without being lifted due to injury.


    229 – As Harris goes, so too do the REDBLACKS; the Ottawa pivot is averaging 343 pass yards in the team’s two wins, and just 114 per game in the team’s two losses.


    297 – Receptions for Emmanuel Arceneaux since the beginning of the 2015 season, ranking him second in the CFL in that time frame to only Ottawa’s Greg Ellingson at 347.



    Believe it or not, Ottawa has won two in a row and four of its last six meetings against BC.


    The difference this time around is the Lions have momentum with Lulay under centre — Jennings started and took the loss in both meetings last season — while Ottawa does not.


    The REDBLACKS have some work to do to help erase the memory of last week’s dismantling at the hands of the Stamps; BC, meanwhile, will be hoping to tap into the same mojo that helped lead the Lions to a memorable fourth-quarter comeback last week.


    Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN, RDS and ESPN+.
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    FRIDAY, JULY 20
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    BC at OTT 07:30 PM
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    Saturday, July 21, 2018
    Time (ET) Away Home
    4:00 PM Winnipeg Blue Bombers Toronto Argonauts
    9:00 PM Montreal Alouettes Calgary Stampeders


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    July's Canadian Football Record; ( All Picks )


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    07/21/2018 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    07/20/2018 0-0-0 0.00% +0
    07/14/2018 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    07/13/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/12/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/07/2018 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    07/06/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/05/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50


    Totals...............6-10...........37.50%....-24.50




    CFL Best Bets:


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    DATE.........................ATS.................. .....UNITS.....................O/U...................UNITS...........TOTAL


    07/21/2018..............0 - 1........................-5.50.....................0 - 1...................-5.50............-11.00
    07/20/2018-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    07/14/2018..............0 - 1........................-5.50.....................0 - 1...................-5.50.............-11.00
    07/13/2018..............1 - 0.......................+5.00..................... 0 - 1...................-5.50.............-0.50
    07/12/2018..............0 - 1........................-5.50.....................1 - 0...................+5.00............-0.50
    07/07/2018..............2 - 0.......................+10.00...................0 - 2...................-11.00............-1.00
    07/06/2018..............0 - 1........................-5.50.....................1 - 0...................+5.00.............-0.50
    07/05/2018..............0 - 1........................-5.50.....................1 - 0...................+5.00.............-0.50


    Totals......................3 - 5........................-17.50.....................3 - 5..................-7.00..............-24.50
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    CFL Betting Notes - Week 6




    Saturday, July 21


    Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-3 SU, 3-2 ATS) at Toronto Argonauts (1-3 SU, 2-2 ATS)

    Point-spread: PICK
    Total: 50 ½


    Game Overview


    The Blue Bombers have scored at least 30 points in three of their first five games this season with the total easily going OVER in each of those contests. They opened the season with a tough 33-30 loss to Edmonton as seven-point home underdogs before waxing BC 41-19 at home in Week 4 as 6 ½-point favorites. Matt Nichols is back under center for Winnipeg and he threw for 214 yards with zero touchdowns and three interceptions in last week’s less than stellar performance.


    Toronto lost the backend of its home-and-home series against Edmonton and it has now failed to score more than 20 points in each of its first four games. The total has stayed UNDER in all four contests. James Franklin got the start at quarterback against the Eskimos for an injured Ricky Ray. After throwing for 217 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception in Game 1 at home, he completed 26-of-36 passing attempts for 296 yards against Edmonton in last week’s loss on the road.

    Betting Trends



    -- The Argonauts have won 11 of the last 16 meetings against Winnipeg SU, but they have failed to cover in four of their last five matchups against the Blue Bombers. The total has gone OVER in four of those last five meetings.




    Montreal Alouettes (1-3 SU, 1-3 ATS) at Calgary Stampeders (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS)
    Point-Spread: Calgary OFF
    Total: OFF


    Game Overview


    Montreal has already established itself as the worst team in the CFL this season on each side of the ball after winning just three games SU all last season. The Alouettes have complemented an offense that is averaging 15.3 PPG with a defense that is giving up 30.8 points a game. They are coming off a bye last week after losing to Ottawa at home 28-18 on July 6 as 7 ½-point home underdogs. The total has stayed UNDER in three of Montreal’s first four games.


    At the opposite end of the spectrum in the CFL, Calgary is off to a perfect 4-0 start (SU and ATS) while winning each game by 10 points or more. The total has stayed UNDER in all four games behind a defense that has not allowed more than 14 points in any of those wins. The big concern for Saturday’s matchup as far as the actual betting spread is the playing status of quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell. He left last Thursday’s victory at Ottawa with an injured knee.


    Betting Trends


    -- Calgary has won its last five home games against Montreal SU, but it has failed to cover in six of the last seven meetings overall. The total has stayed UNDER in six of the last eight games between the two.
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    Winnipeg @ Toronto


    Game 375-376
    July 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Winnipeg
    114.696
    Toronto
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    Dunkel Team:
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    Winnipeg
    by 4 1/2
    39
    Vegas Team:
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    Winnipeg
    Pick
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    Dunkel Pick:
    Winnipeg
    Under


    Montreal @ Calgary



    Game 377-378
    July 21, 2018 @ 9:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
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    Calgary
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    Dunkel Pick:
    Calgary
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    WINNIPEG (2 - 3) at TORONTO (1 - 3) - 7/21/2018, 4:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    WINNIPEG is 27-15 ATS (+10.5 Units) in all games over the last 3 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 27-15 ATS (+10.5 Units) in all lined games over the last 3 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 17-5 ATS (+11.5 Units) in road games over the last 3 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 17-5 ATS (+11.5 Units) in road lined games over the last 3 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in road games off a division game over the last 3 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) in road games in non-conference games over the last 3 seasons.


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


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    MONTREAL (1 - 3) at CALGARY (4 - 0) - 7/21/2018, 9:00 PM
    There are no Top Trends with records of significance that apply to this game.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    MONTREAL is 3-1 against the spread versus CALGARY over the last 3 seasons
    CALGARY is 2-2 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
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    Winnipeg (2-3) (-2, 52.5) @ Toronto (1-3)— Blue Bombers are only team not to have bye yet; they lost four of last five visits to Toronto- home side won seven of last nine series games, with Winnipeg covering last four. Over is 7-2 in last nine series games. Bombers are 2-1 when they score 30+ points, 0-2 when they score less than 30, losing by 14-3 points. Over is 3-2 in their games, 1-2 on road. Toronto scored 15.3 ppg in losing three of its first four games, all of which stayed under the total. Argonauts’ last two games (both vs Edmonton) were decided by total of four points.


    Montreal (1-3) @ Calgary (4-0) (NL)— Stampeders’ QB Mitchell is a ?? here; rookie Arbuckle gets nod if Mitchell can’t go. Home side won last nine series games; Alouettes lost last five visits to Calgary by 48-14-3-21-11 points- they lost 59-11 here LY. Under is 6-2 in last eight series games, 3-2 in last five here. Montreal scored 15.3 ppg in their 1-3 start; they had LW off. Alouettes won in Regina, lost 22-10 in BC; all four of their games stayed under the total. Stamps won/covered all four of their games, with 24-14 the closest win. Calgary beat Hamilton by 14, Ottawa by 10 in their two home games; all four of their games stayed under.
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    Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    Winnipeg is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
    Winnipeg is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 6 games
    Winnipeg is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
    Winnipeg is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 14 of Winnipeg's last 19 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 6 games on the road
    Winnipeg is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
    Winnipeg is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Toronto
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Winnipeg's last 5 games when playing Toronto
    Winnipeg is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Winnipeg's last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
    Toronto Argonauts
    Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
    Toronto is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home
    Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
    Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Winnipeg
    Toronto is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Winnipeg
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Winnipeg
    Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Winnipeg
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Winnipeg




    Montreal Alouettes
    Montreal is 1-14 ATS in its last 15 games
    Montreal is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games
    Montreal is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
    Montreal is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 5 games on the road
    Montreal is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Calgary
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 8 games when playing Calgary
    Montreal is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Calgary
    Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Calgary
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Calgary
    Calgary Stampeders
    Calgary is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Calgary is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 5 games
    Calgary is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games at home
    Calgary is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games at home
    Calgary is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Montreal
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Calgary's last 8 games when playing Montreal
    Calgary is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Montreal
    Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Montreal
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
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    BOMBERS VISIT ARGONAUTS IN SATURDAY AFTERNOON CONTEST



    TORONTO — The first game of Saturday’s CFL doubleheader features two teams looking to bounce back in a big way from Week-5 defeats.


    Both the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts will want to start quickly in their meeting Saturday afternoon at BMO Field (4:00 p.m. ET); last week saw Winnipeg let a late lead slip in BC, while the Argonauts trudged their way to a 16-15 defeat in sopping conditions in Edmonton.


    Neither offence looked particularly potent in its respective defeat last week, and both James Franklin and Matt Nichols know they will need to be more efficient in order to pick up a win in Toronto this weekend.


    A new week is a much-needed breath of fresh air for Matt Nichols and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ offence.


    Dominant on their way to a 17-0 halftime lead last week at BC Place, a trio of interceptions and a big, fat zero on the scoreboard in the second half gave the unit a hard dose of reality.


    “Our gameplan every week (is) play clean football and give ourselves a chance to win in the end,” Nichols told BlueBombers.com. “I felt like every phase took turns not doing that last week. (We’ll) look to get back to playing more consistent football as a team this week, for sure.”


    The Bombers have lost four of their last five trips to BMO Field — something Nichols and co. are acutely aware of entering the first game of a back-to-back series against the Argonauts.


    “It’s always tougher to go into some place and win on the road, and we’ve had some tough ones here, so we expect that that’s the kind of game it’s going to be,” said Nichols. “A four-quarter game, down to the wire. (We’d) love to take it on the road, then make them come to our place.”


    Discipline will likely be a key for Winnipeg come Saturday, given how critical mistakes were in the team’s second-half collapse last week.


    “We’ve just had a few mistakes,” said Bombers receiver Weston Dressler. “We only had two penalties in the (loss to B.C.) that were unforced penalties, not a tough holding call or anything like that. It was an offsides and a false start/procedure penalty and they were both in situations where it was second and medium or second and short and it put us into second and long and into a hole.


    “Those are the little things we can always control that have nothing to do with who you’re going against, the defence they’re bringing against you or anything like that.”


    Roster-wise, Kienan Lafrance draws back into the lineup in a backup role to feature back Andrew Harris; Chandler Fenner, meanwhile, did not get the green light in time to feature in Winnipeg’s secondary. Brandon Alexander and Abubakarr Conteh enter as defensive depth in the secondary.


    In Toronto, the big news this week centred around the signing of former Pro Bowler Dexter McCluster.


    The Ole Miss alumnus has 12 NFL touchdowns to his name, but has not played since 2016 — and will not change that this weekend, as he will watch Saturday’s contest against Winnipeg in street clothes despite practicing this week.


    Practice was notably sharp for the Argonauts, who sit tied for last in the East Division at 1-3, this week.


    “From the moment we got into the meeting room after a very tough loss and travelling, you would not know we’d lost the game,” head coach Marc Trestman told argonauts.ca. “Guys were locked in with good energy, (and) the guys know that come Saturday at 4 o’clock, we’ve got to perform.”


    Perform they certainly will have to against a Winnipeg team chock full of playmakers on both sides of the football.


    “They like to run the ball in Winnipeg, I believe they’re the top rushing team in the league right now, (so) we know it’s going to be a physical game,” said Toronto safety Jermaine Gabriel. “They’ve got 33, Nichols, Adams…so we’re going to have our hands full.”


    The sixth-year safety believes the Argos’ loss last week in Edmonton gave a sour taste to an overall strong outing from his unit.


    “Just us not quitting, playing ’til the final whistle, playing hard-nosed football — it wasn’t easy out in Edmonton, the conditions were rough and it ended up being a close game,” explained Gabriel, who points to his unit’s chemistry as a key moving forward. “We’re all vets, so (we) knew of each other around the league and we come in with the (same) mindset. We have a young coach in (Tyron) Brack(enridge), and we all relate to each other.”


    Rookie Trumaine Washington will make his CFL debut at linebacker in place of the injured Cassius Vaughn; the 23-year-old Louisville product comes highly touted after recording 129 tackles with the Cardinals over three seasons (2015-17).


    “I saw some light (from him), as we all did in the pre-season,” said Trestman of his new starting linebacker. “He’s stayed on it, (and) he’s got a bunch of guys around him helping him get better.”


    Ken Bishop slides onto the defensive line in place of the suspended Dylan Wynn.


    Bishop, a 27-year-old Northern Illinois product registered 31 tackles and started 15 games in his debut CFL campaign in 2016, but was limited to just four starts last season.


    Crunchin’ Numbers:


    .488 — Win percentage for Toronto quarterbacks who have started in place of Ricky Ray since 2012 (20-21), a number that puts to bed the notion the team is worse-off when Ray is out of the lineup. The injured veteran’s win percentage in the same time span is .465 (33-38).


    5.3 — Flags against the Argonauts in a typical game, the lowest average in the league. Winnipeg is the third-most penalized team thus far in 2018, averaging 6.6 penalties-per-game.


    6.7 — Yards-per-rush attempt for the Bombers, who own the best mark in the CFL — not just this season, but all-time. If you want to get technical, Winnipeg’s league-leading 6.680 average is 0.002 ahead of the full-season record holders, the 1994 Birmingham Barracudas.


    449 — League-high rush yards for Winnipeg’s Andrew Harris, who is trying to become the first Bomber since Charles Roberts (2005-06) to lead the CFL in rush yards in back-to-back seasons.



    Here we go: Argonauts and Bombers.


    Toronto is hosting its Family Day-themed game, the first of nine being hosted across the league this season, and will be hoping to put on a good show for the crowd.


    The Bombers, meanwhile, want to prove to the rest of the league they truly are the team which hung 41 and 56 points on BC and Montreal respectively — not the one that collapsed in Vancouver. Heck, Matt Nichols just wants to put the memory of last week’s three-INT performance behind him.


    It’s a little early to start talking redemption, but given where these teams are at in the standings — tied for last in their respective divisions — relative to the talent on their roster, pressure is starting to build as we enter the middle portion of the season.


    The stakes are getting higher. Who will rise to the occasion on Saturday at BMO?


    Kickoff is at 4:00 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN and ESPN+.
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    Saturday Week 6 CFL Betting Preview


    Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Toronto Argonauts



    Week 6 of the CFL concludes with a double-header on Saturday and with no line out on the latter half of that in the Montreal/Calgary game because of QB injuries, many bettors have been focused on the Winnipeg/Toronto game that starts the proceedings.


    Winnipeg has been receiving plenty of support all week as this line has been bumped up from a pick'em to -2.5, but is the line move correct and is it still worth a follow?


    Winnipeg (-2.5); Total set at 52


    This game is the first half of a home-and-home for these two teams over the next two weeks and for both sides it's the second consecutive home-and-home they've played. Toronto was able to get a split with Edmonton the last two weeks (2-0 ATS) while Winnipeg fell flat on their faces in the 2nd half against BC a week ago to split their set with the Lions too (1-1 ATS).


    With nine teams in the entire league, you are often going to get quirky schedules like this and the downside to it all is that because they are quite rare, these games can be tough to handicap from a situational standpoint.


    However, many handicappers don't seem to have a problem with backing Winnipeg this week as the line has been steadily climbing all week long. The Blue Bombers are the ones who come in with the better record (2-3 SU) and have looked like the better team for the majority of the season, but they are just 1-2 SU and ATS on the road this year and scored just 17 points in both defeats. Considering Toronto's defense has been one of the more stouter units in the league this year and are coming off back-to-back games of holding Edmonton's high-flying attack to 17 or fewer points, all the Winnipeg love ATS should be tempered a little bit. That's not to say I like Toronto plus the points, but at this point the side is not something I'm looking at in either direction.


    The total of 52 has seen significant action as well after opening up at 51 as it appears as thouhg the majority of bettors believe we will see a bit of a shootout here. Considering Toronto is a perfect 4-0 to the 'under' this year that is a bit surprising, but the 'over' does make sense in conjunction with all the Winnipeg love, as bettors that love the Blue Bombers to go out and win this game expect that the most likely way that happens is in a higher scoring, 30-25 type contest. After all, both of Winnipeg's wins this year have seen them score 40+ points and if they can reach that mark this week, 'over' bets are likely going to cash.


    Yet, I don't think we see that number even get a sniff this week as Toronto, at 1-3 SU, can't afford to fall even further behind in the standings and drop to 1-4. The Argos have to figure that with backup QB James Franklin making his third start, their chances of success in this game decrease the higher scoring the game becomes, and with a trip to Winnipeg ahead of them next week, maybe they don't fully expose all their cards here and play things closer to the vest.


    Toronto's got one of the best all-purpose RB's in the CFL in James Wilder Jr and he's yet to really put his stamp on any one of the Argos games this year. Considering Wilder could be the guy that can continually move the chains, help control the clock and keep Winnipeg's offense off the field, I'd look for him to be featured early and often for Toronto, especially with the weather report calling for plenty of wind at BMO Field on Saturday. Wind is the biggest detriment to 'over' bets and with one end of that stadium largely exposed to strong wins being on Lake Ontario, the passing attacks of both teams could be in some trouble.


    So I'm actually going to the low side of this total as I think this game could see plenty of running the ball which in the CFL means a lot of three-and-outs and a more field possession type contest. Both defenses can step up and plug holes if that's the case, and with Toronto cashing 'under' tickets at a perfect clip so far in 2018, I wouldn't say this week is the best time to buck that trend.


    Next week in the return match in Winnipeg is probably the better 'over' option (depending on how this week goes), but with the 'under being the minority side this week and both teams looking to keep some tricks in the bag with a return meeting next week, don't be surprised to see this game finish in the mid-40's.

    Best Bet: Under 52 points
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    WPG at TOR 04:00 PM
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    NICHOLS, HARRIS FUEL BOMBERS TO VICTORY IN TORONTO



    TORONTO – Matt Nichols passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in Winnipeg’s 38-20 win over Toronto on Saturday afternoon. Nichols and his supporting cast of rushers and receivers thrived all afternoon, never letting off the gas pedal in an impressive display at BMO Field.


    Running back Andrew Harris was another key contributor on the Blue Bombers, rushing for 156 yards while adding two touchdowns, one through the air and another on the ground, to bring Winnipeg back to .500 on the season and dropping the Argos to 1-4.


    Winnipeg imposed their will from the opening kickoff. The Argos defence forced a two-and-out on Nichols’ offence on the first drive of the game, but the ensuing Justin Medlock punt was fumbled by Toronto’s Martese Jackson on the Argos’ 35-yard-line.


    Nichols pounced on the opportunity and lobbed a 21-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Darvin Adams to put Winnipeg up 7-0 before James Franklin stepped on the field. Adams’ third touchdown catch of the season gave him a share of the CFL lead.


    Following a punt by the Argos, Nichols was once again able to take the Bombers’ offence down the field with the help of Harris, the CFL rushing leader. The pair took Winnipeg on a nine-play, 67-yard drive capped off by Harris’ league-leading fifth rushing touchdown of the season.


    Toronto’s first big play of the day came on a 23-yard catch by Rodney Smith, which was quickly followed by 15 and 12-yard gains respectively by Armanti Edwards. Toronto could not capitalize on the momentum, however, as Ronnie Pfeffer missed a 27-yard field goal attempt to keep Winnipeg 14 points ahead.


    The Bombers kept rolling in the second quarter. Nichols completed four straight passes for 51 yards, and threw his second score of the game to Harris to put Winnipeg ahead 22-1.


    Taking over on their own 28, the Argos were able to drive the ball deep into Winnipeg territory with the help of three critical penalties taken by the Bombers defence. Pfeffer once again missed a field goal, this time from 34-yards out, to keep Winnipeg in firm control.


    Medlock, on the other hand, had no problem nailing a 44-yard field goal in the other direction to put Winnipeg on top 25-1. When all seemed loss for the Argos, the tides began to turn for the double blue in the final minute of the first half.


    First, the Bombers’ Kevin Fogg coughed up the ball on a punt return, which was then scooped up by Llevi Noel and returned 49 yards to the end zone. Then, the Bombers fumbled again as time ticked down on the half, allowing Franklin to complete a quick 27-yard pass to James Wilder Jr. and Pfeffer to finally connect on a 31-yard field goal to narrow the deficit to 25-12 at halftime.


    Winnipeg used the break to regroup and got exactly what they needed to start the second half. An early stop by the defence, followed by a 52-yard scoring drive capped off by a one-yard sneak from Nichols to go up 32-12. Another two-and-out by the Argos led to a Bombers field goal as the Argos fell behind by 23 in the third quarter.


    Following another Argos turnover, Winnipeg again let Toronto back into the game. A Nic Demsky fumble was returned 87 yards to the house by Jermaine Gabriel to bring Toronto within two scores heading late in the third quarter.


    The brief momentum spurt, however, was quashed by a Marcus Sayles interception on Franklin early in the forth quarter. Nichols led the Bombers on a 64-yard drive culminating with a Medlock field goal to bump Winnipeg’s lead to 38-20.


    Franklin and the Argos moved the ball well at times, but repeatedly fell short in their execution in front of the 10,844 fans attending the matinee. Trailing by multiple scores throughout the afternoon, Toronto was only able to pick up 19 rushing yards. Adams, Demski and Weston Dressler, meanwhile, combined for 216 receiving yards for the Bombers.


    The two teams have under a week to regroup for a Week 7 rematch at Investors Group Field next Friday evening.
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    STAMPS REMAIN UNDEFEATED WITH WIN OVER ALS



    Calgary — Bo Levi Mitchell led the way as the Calgary Stampeders grabbed their fifth win of the season in a 25-8 home victory against the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday night. Mitchell looked sharp in his return from last week’s injury against Ottawa, finishing with 25 completions for 292 yards and two touchdowns.


    The 28-year-old quarterback completed his first 12 passes of the game and passed Doug Flutie on the Stampeders’ all-time passing yards list.


    Eric Rogers led Calgary’s receiving corps with nine catches for 113 yards and a touchdown, and Calgary’s defence looked strong once again with two interceptions and two sacks.


    Alouettes quarterback Matthew Shiltz replaced an injured Drew Willy in the second quarter, and the young passer finished 16 of 25 for 160 yards and two touchdowns.


    The Alouettes got on the board right away with a single point off a big opening kickoff from Boris Bede, but it was a short-lived lead. Calgary’s offence took the field and Mitchell got things rolling on the opening drive, completing all six of his passes for 71 yards. Mitchell threw an accurate strike into double coverage to Rogers for a 40-yard gain, and he found the receiver again two plays later for a seven-yard touchdown.


    Mitchell added the two-point conversion by completing a short pass over the middle to Kamar Jorden, giving Calgary an early 8-1 lead. The Stamps later added a single point on a 44-yard punt from Rob Maver after the Als’ defence held strong on a lengthy drive.


    Montreal was presented with an added challenge when defensive back Joe Burnett had to be carted off after suffering an ankle injury while tackling DaVaris Daniels.


    The Stamps kept things moving on offence in the second quarter, and Mitchell continued to complete every single pass he attempted. The veteran passer put together another impressive drive that saw him pass Doug Flutie on the all-time Stampeders passing yards list. Mitchell connected with Rogers for a 16-yard gain before throwing a quick pass to Jorden for a 30-yard touchdown. Jorden gained 17 yards after the catch to find the end zone, and Rene Paredes kicked the convert to give Calgary a 16-1 lead.


    Drew Willy left with an injury in the second quarter, and Shiltz came into the game for Montreal in his first appearance this season. Montreal won a big challenge that set the offence up in scoring position after a pass interference call, but the Stamps quickly got the ball back after Shiltz was picked off by veteran defensive back Brandon Smith. Calgary capitalized off the turnover with a 40-yard field goal from Paredes, giving Calgary a 19-1 lead heading into halftime.


    Willy remained out of the game in the second half, but Shiltz stepped up and lead the Als on a long scoring drive to start the third quarter. The young quarterback cut into the Stamps’ lead with a 20-yard touchdown pass to B.J. Cunningham, and Bede kicked the convert to make the score 19-8. Cunningham got open with a sharp route, and Shiltz put the ball exactly where it needed to be for the score.


    Tyrell Sutton gave the Als’ offence another spark on their next drive when he took a short pass and turned it up field for a 23-yard gain, but momentum went back the other way on the following play when Shiltz was intercepted by defensive back Emanuel Davis.


    Calgary added to their score near the end of the third quarter when Paredes knocked through a 15-yard field goal, giving the Stamps a 14-point lead.


    Montreal’s defence made a big play in the fourth quarter when defensive back Tommie Campbell picked off a pass in the end zone intended for Daniels. The interception was Campbell’s first as a member of the Alouettes, but the offence was unable to capitalize and turn it into points. Paredes later added a 19-yard field goal for Calgary to secure the 25-8 victory.


    The next test for the Alouettes will come when they host the 3-2 Edmonton Eskimos next Thurday, while the Stampeders will head on the road to face the 3-2 Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday night.
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    WEST DIVISION


    RK TEAM GP W L T PTS F A HOME AWAY DIV
    1 Calgary 5 5 0 0 10 145 46 3-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0
    2 Edmonton 5 3 2 0 6 128 125 2-1-0 1-1-0 2-0-0
    3 Saskatchewan 5 3 2 0 6 110 115 2-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0
    4 Winnipeg 6 3 3 0 6 199 133 1-1-0 2-2-0 1-2-0
    5 BC 5 2 3 0 4 108 138 2-0-0 0-3-0 1-2-0




    EAST DIVISION


    RK TEAM GP W L T PTS F A HOME AWAY DIV
    1 Ottawa 5 3 2 0 6 114 111 2-1-0 1-1-0 1-0-0
    2 Hamilton 5 2 3 0 4 116 115 1-1-0 1-2-0 0-0-0
    3 Toronto 5 1 4 0 2 81 139 1-2-0 0-2-0 0-0-0
    4 Montreal 5 1 4 0 2 69 148 0-2-0 1-2-0 0-1-0




    y - Clinched Division
    x - Clinched Playoff Berth
    c - Clinched Crossover
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    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    07/21/2018 3-1-0 75.00% +9.50
    07/20/2018 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    07/14/2018 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    07/13/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/12/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/07/2018 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    07/06/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/05/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50


    Totals...............9-11........45.00%%....-15.50




    CFL Best Bets:


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    DATE.........................ATS.................. .....UNITS.....................O/U...................UNITS...........TOTAL




    07/21/2018..............1 - 1 .......................-0.50.....................3 - 1...................+9.50............+9.00
    07/20/2018..............0 - 1........................-5.50.....................0 - 1...................-5.50.............-11.00
    07/14/2018..............0 - 1........................-5.50.....................0 - 1...................-5.50.............-11.00
    07/13/2018..............1 - 0.......................+5.00.................... 0 - 1...................-5.50.............-0.50
    07/12/2018..............0 - 1........................-5.50.....................1 - 0...................+5.00............-0.50
    07/07/2018..............2 - 0.......................+10.00...................0 - 2...................-11.00............-1.00
    07/06/2018..............0 - 1........................-5.50.....................1 - 0...................+5.00.............-0.50
    07/05/2018..............0 - 1........................-5.50.....................1 - 0...................+5.00.............-0.50


    Totals......................4 - 6........................-18.00....................6 - 6..................+2.50..............-15.50
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    Sunday’s 6-pack


    Odds to win the AAC football championship:
    5-4— Central Florida Knights
    5-2— Houston Cougars
    3-1— Memphis Tigers
    7-1— South Florida Bulls
    8-1— Navy Midshipmen
    40-1— SMU, Tulane


    Quote of the Day
    “That was awesome. I was close to taking off my shirt (because it was so hot). Whoever is sending these ‘please be safe, I’m glad you’re OK messages,’ come on I’m stuck on an elevator, I’m not stuck on an airplane”
    Orioles OF Adam Jones, who was stuck in an elevator after Friday night’s loss in Toronto.


    Sunday’s quiz
    Who holds the major league record for reaching base safely in the most consecutive games?


    Saturday’s quiz
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is most famous for playing for the Lakers, but he started his NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks.


    Friday’s quiz
    51 of the Cincinnati Reds’ games before the All-Star break went over the total, most in the major leagues.




    ******************************


    Sunday’s List of 13: Nobody asked me, but…….


    13) Damn, there was some serious drama in my neighborhood Saturday.


    I live on a quiet suburban street just outside Albany; went out to meet my cousin for dinner at 7:00 last night and Central Avenue, the main street in town, was totally barracaded off west of my street by the local police. That never happens here.


    Turns out a Cadillac was speeding in the eastbound lanes towards Albany and the police gave chase— finally the Cadillac smashed into one of the police cars. The Cadillac was disabled on the side of the road, missing a tire. Everyone was OK- they shut down the road to do the CSI-type re-creation of the scene, for the investigation of whatever other crime there was.


    12) So a word of thanks to the Colonie Police for protecting us and keeping our town safe.


    11) Bad news for the Mets: Yoenis Cespedes says the cause of his medical issues is calcification in both heels. He says the only way to fix the issue is surgery; the recovery time is apparently 8-10 months. Might as well get it done now, right?


    Eight months from today is March 21, just before Opening Day for 2019.


    10) This from an outstanding article written by West Virginia alum/Memphis Grizzlies’ rookie Jevon Carter, talking about practices under his college coach, Bob Huggins:


    “And the treadmill was our punishment if we made a mistake in practice. If your guy was able to dribble to the middle of the court while you were guarding him, you had to get off the court and get on the treadmill and run 18 mph for 45 seconds. Right on the side of the court. Allow an offensive rebound … you’re on the treadmill. Let your guy drive past you. Treadmill. Turn the ball over. Allow an uncontested layup, miss a box out, lag getting back on D … you’re running.”


    9) Red Sox are 28-8 vs Tampa Bay, Toronto, Baltimore this season; New York is 19-13 vs those teams, and that is why the Red Sox are leading the AL East.


    8) Colorado CF Charlie Blackmon was miked during the All-Star Game; he was explaining how at Coors Field in the high altitude, balls don’t slice away/towards outfielders as much as they do in other ballparks. Interesting knowledge.


    7) Rutgers’ football team has its 9th offensive coordinator in nine season this year.


    Utah has had eight OC’s in ten years, but at least this year they have the same OC they had this year, so maybe a little continuity for once will help the Utes.


    6) Red Sox have had 73 games started by lefty pitchers this season, most in the big leagues.


    5) Baseball doings:
    — Rockies’ 2B DJ LeMahieu strained his oblique.
    — Cardinals’ P Carlos Martinez strained his oblique.


    4) Carmelo Anthony took 463 jump shots last year that were outside the paint and inside the 3-point arc, otherwise known as mid-range shots. Analytics people hate mid-range jumpers.


    The entire Houston Rockets team took 562 mid-range jumpers last year, so if Anthony signs with the Rockets, his shot selection will be interesting to track.


    3) In the CFL, coaches can challenge pass interference calls via replay, which is interesting. Not sure if I like that or not, but its something different.


    2) Washington Wizards will finally have their own G-League affiliate this winter, making 27 NBA teams with their own G-League team. Only three teams that don’t have one: Pelicans, Trailblazers and the Nuggets.


    1) Cardinals’ IF Matt Carpenter has now homered in six consecutive games; he didn’t start in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader, but pinch-hit in the 7th inning and homered. MLB record is eight straight games with a home run.
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