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    VERNON ADAMS JR. LEADS ALS PAST LIONS FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WIN
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    MONTREAL — Vernon Adams Jr. threw a touchdown and ran for two more as the Montreal Alouettes claimed a 21-16 home victory against the BC Lions on Friday night. The Als now hold a 6-4 record after winning three straight.


    A pair of rushing touchdowns from Adams gave the Als an early two-score lead, but the Lions responded before half-time with a 40-yard touchdown pass from Mike Reilly to Bryan Burnham. A 19-yard field goal from Sergio Castillo brought the Lions closer in the third quarter after BC’s defence slowed the Als down, and Castillo made it a one-point game early in the fourth quarter with a 26-yard field goal.


    Adams led a touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to put Montreal up by eight points, but the Lions added another field goal late in the quarter to make it a five-point game. The Lions got the ball back on offence with under thirty seconds to go after BC’s defence stopped Montreal on third-and-one, but the Als were able to hold on for the win after a clutch sack from John Bowman.


    Adams threw for 232 yards while completing 18 of 25 passes and now leads the league with ten rushing touchdowns on the season. William Stanback gained 133 total yards on 15 carries and two catches.


    Reilly completed 20 of 29 passes for 230 yards, and Burnham had another standout performance for BC by catching all eight of his targets for 129 yards.


    Brandon Rutley gained a first down on the first play of the game with a solid 12-yard run that gave BC a good start, but Bowman stiffed the Lions’ opening drive by taking Reilly down for his third sack of the season.


    Stanback broke free for a 36-yard catch-and-run on Montreal’s first drive before following it up with an 11-yard gain on the ground, but the Alouettes walked away without a point after a holding penalty on a missed field goal attempt negated a single and forced a punt.


    The Als opened up the scoring in the second quarter on a one-yard quarterback sneak touchdown from Adams. Stanback set up the score up by carrying the ball down to the goal line on an eight-yard run after DeVier Posey moved the ball into scoring range with a 24-yard catch. Bede kicked the convert to give the Als a 7-0 lead.


    Montreal’s defence forced another punt on the following drive, and a 21-yard run from Stanback helped set up a deep pass to Eugene Lewis in the end zone. But Lions defensive back Branden Dozier made early contact on Lewis and drew a pass interference penalty, placing the ball at the one-yard line and setting up Adams’ second rushing score of the game. Bede added the extra point to put Montreal up 14-0 with just over five minutes to play in the half.


    Reilly and the Lions looked to respond before half-time, and that mission was accomplished when Reilly connected with Burnham for a 40-yard touchdown. The Lions’ top receiver gained 22 yards after the catch and broke multiple tackles on his way to the end zone for the score. Castillo kicked the extra point to cut Montreal’s lead in half.


    The Als made another push on offence before the end of the half, but Adams was picked off by Garry Peters in the end zone while trying to complete a deep pass in the final seconds.


    The Lions cut into the Als’ lead again after a long drive in the third quarter led to a 19-yard field goal from Castillo. Rutley carried the ball four times for 29 tough yards on the drive to help set up the kick.


    BC’s defence stepped up in the third quarter and prevented the Als from adding to their lead, and the team took advantage by adding a 26-yard field goal that made it a one-point game with just under thirteen minutes to go in the game.


    The Als responded on their next possession, as Adams orchestrated a touchdown drive that saw the quarterback gain four first downs through the air before finishing the drive off with a four-yard touchdown pass to Quan Bray. Bede added the extra point to put Montreal up 21-13.


    Castillo kicked a 47-yard field goal to make it a five-point game with just under three minutes remaining, and the Lions got the ball back on offence in the game’s final thirty seconds. But the Als were able to hold on for the win after Bowman added his fourth sack of the season.


    Week 14 will see the BC Lions host the Ottawa REDBLACKS next Friday, while the Montreal Alouettes will face the Saskatchewan Roughriders on the road next Saturday.
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    Saturday, September 7, 2019
    Time (ET) Away Home
    1:00 PM Toronto Argonauts Ottawa Redblacks
    4:00 PM Saskatchewan Roughriders Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    7:00 PM Calgary Stampeders Edmonton Eskimos




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    CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE BEST BETS AND OPINIONS


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    09/06/2019.......1-1-0.....50.00%......-0.50
    09/01/2019...... 0-2-0...... 0.00%..... -11.00
    08/25/2019...... 1-1-0 .....50.00%..... -0.50
    08/24/2019 ......2-2-0 .....50.00%..... -1.00
    08/17/2019...... 3-1-0..... 75.00%..... +9.50
    08/16/2019...... 1-1-0 .....50.00%..... -0.50
    08/15/2019...... 2-0-0 .....100.00%.... +10.00
    08/10/2019...... 0-2-0........ 0.00%.... -11.00
    08/09/2019...... 3-1-0 .......75.00%.... +9.50
    08/08/2019...... 1-0-1.......100.00%.... +5.00
    08/03/2019...... 1-1-0 .......50.00%.... -0.50
    08/02/2019...... 2-0-0...... 100.00%... +10.00
    08/01/2019...... 3-1-0........ 75.00%.. +9.50




    Totals..............20-13-1..... 60.60%.... +28.500






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


    09/06/2019..............1 - 0 ............+5.00............0 - 1..............-5.50................-0.50
    09/01/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50..............0 - 1.............-5.50................-11.00
    08/25/2019..............1 - 0.............+5.00.............0 - 1.............-5.50................-0.50
    08/24/2019..............0 - 2.............-11.00.............2 - 0............+10.00..............-1.00
    08/17/2019..............1 - 1.............-0.50...............2 - 0............+10.00.............+9.50
    08/16/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50...............1 - 0............+5.00................-0.50
    08/15/2019..............1 - 0.............+5.00..............1 - 0.............+5.00..............+10.00
    08/10/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50...............0 - 1..............-5.50...............-11.00
    08/09/2019..............2 - 0............+10.00.............1 - 1.............-0.50...............+9.50
    08/08/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00..............0 -0 -1...........+0.00.............+5.00
    08/03/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00...............0 - 1.............-5.50...............-0.50
    08/02/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00...............1 - 0.............+5.00.............+10.00
    08/01/2019..............2 - 0 ...........+10.00.............1 - 1..............-0.50..............+9.50




    Totals....................11 - 6............+22.00.............9 - 8 - 1..........+6.50..............+28.50
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    NHL over/under point totals for 2019-20:


    Anaheim Ducks 81.5


    Arizona Coyotes 89.5


    Boston Bruins 100.5


    Buffalo Sabres 83.5


    Calgary Flames 96.5


    Carolina Hurricanes 95.5


    Movie Quote of the Day
    “……Who cares? I’ll tell you. Me. I’m not your best friend. I’m your only friend. I don’t make anything? I’m making you money. And lest we forget, that’s the only reason any of you became stockholders in the first place. You want to make money! You don’t care if they manufacture wire and cable, fried chicken, or grow tangerines!


    You want to make money! I’m the only friend you’ve got. I’m making you money. Take the money. Invest it somewhere else. Maybe, maybe you’ll get lucky and it’ll be used productively. And if it is, you’ll create new jobs and provide a service for the economy and, God forbid, even make a few bucks for yourselves.


    And if anybody asks, tell ’em ya gave at the plant. And by the way, it pleases me that I am called “Larry the Liquidator.” You know why, fellow stockholders? Because at my funeral, you’ll leave with a smile on your face and a few bucks in your pocket. Now that’s a funeral worth having!”
    Danny DeVito, in Other People’s Money


    Saturday’s quiz
    What city hosts the Camellia Bowl every December?


    Friday’s quiz
    Mitchell Trubisky played his college football at North Carolina.


    Thursday’s quiz
    Adrian Peterson is the only active NFL player who has been the NFL MVP but isn’t a QB.


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    Saturday’s List of 13: Random stuff with the weekend here…….


    13) Good Lord I’m tired of hearing about Antonio Brown; Oakland Raiders gave up 3rd and 5th round draft picks for Brown, who turned into a huge pain in the neck. The latest drama between Brown and GM Mike Mayock happened after HBO’s Hard Knocks turned their cameras off for the summer. Too bad.


    Brown has $30.125M of guaranteed money in his contract, so he “apologized” Friday because otherwise they were going to cut him, and he was going to lose the $30M. Go figure.


    12) Line on Monday’s Denver-Oakland game moved from pick ‘em to Broncos -2 as soon as news of Brown’s Thursday hijinks became public. Total also dropped a point; we’ll see if the spread moves back to where it was, now that Brown is back in Monday’s lineup.


    11) Week 1 of the NFL season should be called National Overreaction Week.


    Everyone that wins is going to the Super Bowl; the losers are all going to get fired or replaced by their backup.


    Green Bay’s 10-3 win in Chicago Thursday was a dull, defensive struggle, and now the teams not playing their starters in preseason are getting the blame. All of which raises the question, is it worth it to risk a starter getting hurt in a meaningless game to be sharper in Week 1?


    10) Jacob deGrom has a 2.18 ERA in his last 60 starts; Mets are 24-36 in those games.


    9) Seven American League games Friday night; only one of 14 starting pitchers got a decision; lot of close ballgames, plus a few teams were using openers.


    8) Phillies’ catcher JT Realmuto has started 118 games behind plate this year, 14 more than anyone else in the major leagues.


    7) Baseball stuff:
    — Astros’ P Aaron Sanchez (shoulder) is done for the year.
    — Cubs put P Craig Kimbrel (elbow) on IL.


    6) When the A’s/Tigers resumed a suspended game from May 19 Friday, Oakland was missing three of the nine players in their lineup when the game was stopped back then. Detroit was missing four of nine.


    A’s closer Liam Hendriks wasn’t the closer back in May; he was in the game when it was stopped in the 7th inning back then, so he was on the mound when the game resumed Friday.


    5) NHL’s San Jose Sharks hired former LA Dodgers’ general manager Ned Colletti as a scout; he once covered the Philadelphia Flyers as a beat writer, but has never worked in a hockey front office, so this is a very unusual move.


    4) Glad to see Vlade Divac getting inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this week; he was one of my favorite players to watch, a big guy who was a terrific passer. Divac was a big part of the 2002 Sacramento Kings, who lost the Western Conference final to the Lakers in seven games, one of the toughest losses I can remember in the NBA playoffs.


    3) Thursday night’s Green Bay-Chicago game averaged a 12.8 rating and 22.0M viewers, up 13% and 16% vs last year’s Falcons/Eagles Week 1 Thursday game. It was the highest-rated and most-watched Week 1 Thursday game since 2016.


    2) Wake Forest 41, Rice 21— If Wake Forest gets to a bowl game this year, it’ll be the 4th year in a row for the Deacons; Wake Forest has never played in four consecutive bowls.


    1) Altering an official government weather forecast is actually illegal. Who knew?
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    ARGOS, REDBLACKS KICK OFF SATURDAY TRIPLE HEADER
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    OTTAWA – Two teams looking to keep pace in the East Division are set to square off in the nation’s capital, with the Ottawa REDBLACKS welcoming the Toronto Argonauts to TD Place Saturday afternoon.


    Both the REDBLACKS and Argos are in desperate need of a win, with Toronto losers of three straight and Ottawa winless since Week 8. The teams are chasing the Montreal Alouettes for second place in the East.


    The Als sit four points ahead of the REDBLACKS and eight points ahead of Toronto, although both clubs still have head-to-head meetings with Montreal on their schedule.


    “[The Argos] are a capable football team, they play a lot of close games,” REDBLACKS head coach Rick Campbell told OttawaREDBLACKS.com. “They’re somewhat like us in that they’ve played some close games they haven’t been on the right side of. It’s not a cliché that anybody can beat anybody – they’re proof of it over the last couple of weeks.”


    The REDBLACKS are looking to turn their fortunes around by handing the reins to the offence to Jonathon Jennings. A seasoned quarterback who is slated to make his 45th career start on Saturday, Jennings showed positive flashes in the team’s Week 11 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.


    Jennings completed 61.5 per cent of his passes and threw for 208 yards. His numbers were largely boosted by a 75-yard catch-and-run to Dominique Rhymes.


    “One of the things about this professional game is you’re going to have pressure as a quarterback to win,” Jennings said. “The biggest thing is I’ve been here and done it. I’ve been in this league for four years and a starter in each season. I’ve understood what that pressure feels like and I get what comes with being a starter.”


    Ottawa is also hoping to start performing in front of the home crowd. The REDBLACKS are one of only two teams in the league with a worse record at home than on the road. Moreover, Jennings has thrown a mere 24 passes in Ottawa this season, the majority of which came in a loss to the Calgary Stampeders.


    Meanwhile, the Argos are searching for their first road victory of the year and any sort of momentum, really.


    McLeod Bethel-Thompson has been putting up more than respectable numbers in recent games. In three of Toronto’s last four games, Bethel-Thompson has put up more than 300 passing yards, including a 464-yard performance against Montreal in Touchdown Atlantic. The pivot hasn’t tossed an interception during the four-game stretch.


    Having Derel Walker in top form has certainly helped Bethel-Thompson pad his stats. Walker’s career in Toronto started off slowly (seven receptions through his first three games), but he looked to have turned the corner in the Labour Day Classic. The 28-year-old wideout caught nine passes – including a 96-yard catch-and-run – and scored two touchdowns, earning Shaw Top Performer of the Week honours.


    The Toronto defence also showed signs of coming into their own on Labour Day. They held the Ticats to 11 first-half points, forced six turnovers and sacked Dane Evans seven times.


    “I thought they started the game pretty hot,” Argos head coach Corey Chamblin told Argonauts.ca of his defence’s performance last week. “[Hamilton] adjusted to the man coverage and we didn’t play as tight a man coverage in the second half. Overall, regardless of the numbers, I thought we were aggressive.


    Justin Herdman-Reed led the way on Labour Day, notching eight total tackles, two sacks and forcing a fumble. Trumaine Washington and Qudarius Ford each earned interceptions.


    Ottawa scores the second-fewest points on average in the league this season, so if the Argos can turn in another commanding defensive outing, they’ll be well on their way to earning their second win of the season.


    “It’s a short week, so it’s more of a mental week – getting ourselves mentally prepared,” Herdman-Reed said. “I see a lot of guys who are locked in and focused on their jobs. Big plays are starting to happen, balls are falling in our favour. We’re going to continue to carry that forward into this week against Ottawa.”


    REDBLACK starting tailback John Crockett finds himself back on the injured list. Crockett established himself as the team’s go-to back, but sat out Week 10 after being banged up against the Edmonton Eskimos. He returned for Week 11, getting hurt early in the second quarter.


    Mossis Madu will get the start at running back for Ottawa. The fifth-year player is looking to replicate the form that saw him earn 140 total yards in a season-opening win over Calgary.


    BY THE NUMBERS


    178 – Consecutive pass attempts from McLeod Bethel-Thompson with no interceptions.


    4-2 – Jonathon Jennings’ career record against the Argonauts.


    5,015 – Career receiving yards for Derel Walker. He eclipsed the 5,000-yard mark last week.


    12 – Straight games without a rushing touchdown for Toronto, a new league record.


    Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN, RDS and ESPN+.
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    ESKS SEEK REVENGE IN BATTLE OF ALBERTA REMATCH
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    EDMONTON – Bo is back.


    In his return from a two-month stint on the injured list, Bo Levi Mitchell helped the Calgary Stampeders to a victory over the Edmonton Eskimos on Labour Day. He’ll try to do it again in the rematch at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


    In their clash last week, the Stamps emerged 25-9 winners while dominating all phases of the game.


    Mitchell didn’t light up the stats sheet on Labour Day, but as usual, the Stampeders found a way to win. The 29-year-old pivot’s final line shows he completed 19 passes for 263 yards and a touchdown while not tossing an interception.


    A key to victory for Calgary was quality play from the offensive line. Mitchell wasn’t sacked by the Eskimos, who are tied with Hamilton for the league lead in sacks with 33.


    “Definitely felt great,” Mitchell told Stampeders.com when asked about the O-line. “Those guys, man, were awesome. Try to give ‘em the credit, though, and they’re gonna try and push it to other guys. They weren’t losing their one-on-one blocks. Just locked in, physically, the entire game.”


    Another beneficiary of the offensive line was running back Ka’Deem Carey. The first-year Stampeder notched his first 100-yard rushing game last Saturday, earning 143 yards on 16 touches.


    Labour Day was also Carey’s return from the injured reserve, having been sidelined since Week 7. Carey is penciled in as the starter this week, even with a healthy Don Jackson in the lineup. Jackson, a breakout star in 2018, has only played three games this season.


    On the opposite sideline, the Eskimos are searching for answers. They failed to get going offensively, with Trevor Harris throwing for just 216 yards (his lowest output of the year). The run game also didn’t get established, with the normally dependable C.J. Gable being held to 35 yards on the ground.


    “It’s human nature after you lose to want to do better,” Head Coach Jason Maas told Esks.com. “Ultimately, if you care and you have pride, and our group does, you want to be better. If you look at the film, you understand that we need to be better to beat them.”


    It is now a tune Harris is becoming tired of – he can’t beat the Stampeders. Over his 70 career starts, Calgary is the only team he has yet to beat. He owns a 0-8-2 record against his Alberta rivals, while his 90.8 pass efficiency is his lowest against any CFL opponent. Additionally, Harris’s 11 interceptions thrown to the Stamps are the most versus any other team.


    “They beat us in the Grey Cup last year,” Harris told Esks.com. “My feeling towards the Stamps hasn’t changed with changing colours. They’re no different than any other team really. It’s about us, as long as we can go out and execute, I feel the sky is the limit if we go out and play our best.”


    The Eskimos weren’t at their best offensively, but credit is due for the Calgary defence as well. Harris was picked off once and had five of his passes knocked down. The Stamps defence was disciplined in the game, taking a single penalty while sacking Harris twice.


    “I’d definitely say it was one of our better tackling games,” linebacker Jamar Wall said. “Didn’t leave too many out there. That’s always a priority around here. Tackle, tackle, tackle. Especially the way the league is going, involving a lot of running back action, even in the pass game. Our coaching staff puts a real emphasis on that part of the game.”


    While Harris didn’t do enough to get the Eskimos the win last week, he moved himself into a tie with a CFL great. Labour Day was his 24th consecutive game with 20 or more completions. He is tied with former teammate Ricky Ray and has the chance to set the record at Commonwealth.


    The Stampeders’ Reggie Begelton is enjoying a breakout campaign and could take over the CFL lead in receiving yards. With 10 grabs for 138 yards last week, he is now just 20 yards behind Brandon Banks for most in the league. With Hamilton on a bye week and the 26-year-old Begelton coming off back-to-back 100-yard performances, it seems likely he will assume top spot.


    Now in his third CFL season, Begelton’s 842 yards through 10 games are more than he put up in his first two seasons, combined.


    BY THE NUMBERS


    1 – Turnover by Calgary in their last two games. They made 12 in their previous five games.


    10 – Tackles by Edmonton’s Jordan Hoover last week, a career-high.


    0% – The Eskimos percentage of touchdowns when driving into the red zone in the last two games (0-for-5).


    133 – Tackles this season for Cory Greenwood, if he continues his current pace. That would be a team record.


    Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN, RDS and ESPN+.
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    TOR at OTT 01:00 PM
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    SMOOTH SAILING: ARGOS HANDLE REDBLACKS TO GET BACK IN WIN COLUMN
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    OTTAWA — The Toronto Argonauts defeated the Ottawa REDBLACKS 46-17 at TD Place on Saturday afternoon to win their second game of the 2019 season.


    James Wilder Jr. scored three times while Derel Walker and Rodney Smith added touchdowns for the double blue as Toronto walked away with their first road victory of the campaign.


    Wilder Jr. finished with 42 yards on the ground on eight carries to go along with 45 yards through the air on three catches. Walker hauled in five passes for 90 yards while Smith caught five for 52 yards. S.J. Green led all receivers in the contest with 130 yards and defensive back Qudarius Ford got in on the scoring for Toronto as well, take a fumble recovery to the house.


    Argos quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw for 411 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the victory.


    Bethel-Thompson’s counterpart, Jonathon Jennings, completed 33 of 42 pass attempts for 327 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the loss. REDBLACKS receiver Brad Sinopoli caught the only touchdown pass for the home team while Lewis Ward went 3/4 on field goals.


    The win improved Toronto to 2-9 while Ottawa dropped to 3-8.


    The Ottawa REDBLACKS defence started the afternoon with a bang as defensive lineman George Uko picked off Bethel-Thompson on the Argonauts first offensive drive. The interception was the first for the Argos pivot in 179 throwing attempts. That turnover brought out Jennings and the REDBLACKS offence for the first time in the contest.


    Jennings wasted no time putting points on the board, driving down the short field and finding Brad Sinopoli for a 12-yard major score. With Lewis Ward’s converted point-after, the home team took a 7-0 lead just three minutes into the first quarter.


    Toronto responded to Ottawa’s touchdown with three points of their own, as Tyler Crapigna booted a 47-yard field goal. That score cut the REDBLACKS lead to 7-3.


    It appeared that Ottawa had turned the ball over, with Abdul Kanneh knocking the ball out of Jerminic Smith‘s hands and Alden Darby scooping it up, but the call was overturned after review from the command centre. Instead, the REDBLACKS settled to end the drive with three points as Ward booted a 45-yard field goal to increase their lead to 10-3.


    Toronto’s first major score of the afternoon was a one-yard touchdown from Derel Walker, who came around the edge to run into the end zone. Bethel-Thompson tossed to Armanti Edwards who was stuffed at the one-yard line by Anthony Cioffi to set up the touchdown. The seven-play, 75-yard touchdown drive, along with Crapigna’s point-after, tied things at 10 with just over two minutes left in the first frame.


    Things started to get a little wild in the nation’s capital on the next drive. Argos defensive lineman, and 2019 CFL draft pick, Robbie Smith sacked Jennings and Ian Wild recovered the football, bringing the Argos offence back onto the field.


    But the REDBLACKS defence responded right away, as De’Chavon Hayes picked off Bethel-Thompson on his first throw of the drive and returned it 51 yards before Edwards brought him down, and Jennings got right back into action.


    To start the second quarter, there was yet another turnover in the ball game. Jennings was looking to score and Darby picked off the REDBLACKS pivot in the end zone.


    Toronto took their first lead of the game with 8:52 left in the first half, as Crapigna’s 39-yard field goal attempt was wide and Stefan Logan conceded the single.


    Rodney Smith scored a 24-yard major late in the second quarter, a touchdown that was set up by two big plays from Argo receivers. First was a 29-yard gain from Edwards followed by a 37-yard gain from Walker that led to Bethel-Thompson finding Smith for the score. Along with the point-after, the Argos took an 18-10 lead with under five minutes left to play in the first half.


    As the minutes were ticking down in the first 30 minutes of the ball game, Ward booted a 16-yard field goal to cut the Argonauts lead to 18-13. That would be the final scoring play of the first half.


    To start the second half, there was yet another turnover and this one went in the Argonauts favour. Robert Woodson knocked the ball out of Sinopoli’s hands and Qudarius Ford scooped it up and returned it 43 yards for the touchdown. With the completed point after, Toronto extended their lead to 25-13.


    Ottawa’s first points of the second half was a 42-yard field goal from Ward with just over six minutes left in the third quarter to cut Toronto’s lead to 25-16.


    Uko continued to make an impact on the game, recovering a fumble to go along with his interception early in the contest, as the Argonauts were knocking at Ottawa’s doorstep.


    Toronto opened the fourth quarter with a touchdown as James Wilder Jr. caught a pass out of the backfield for the major score. It was an eight-play, 83-yard scoring drive, that started in the third frame to give the Argonauts a 32-16 lead.


    Wilder found the end zone once again with 10 minutes left in the fourth. The Argos running back was wide open coming out of the backfield to catch a pass from his quarterback and waltz untouched to score the major. That score extended the Argos lead to 39-17.


    The REDBLACKS fifth turnover of the game came with just five minutes left. Mossis Madu was stopped by the Argos defence and Kenneh forced the fumble out of the REDBLACKS running back’s hands and it was recovered by Woodson. Toronto then started a drive on the REDBLACKS 13 yard line.


    That turnover led to Wilder’s third touchdown of the afternoon as he jumped through the REDBLACKS defence and into the end zone to extend the visitors lead to 46-17.


    Will Arndt took over at quarterback for the REDBLACKS to finish off the contest and James Franklin did the same for Toronto as the Argonauts would leave Ottawa with a win.


    Up next, the Argonauts head out on Week 14 bye while the REDBLACKS head West to take on the BC Lions.
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    STRUMMIN’ ALONG: MONSTER FIRST HALF POWERS BOMBERS TO BANJO BOWL VICTORY
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    WINNIPEG — A 28-point first half by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers helped them cruise to their ninth Banjo Bowl and a 35-10 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday.


    Quarterback Chris Streveler completed 15 of 21 passes for 186 yards and two touchdowns while adding 70 rushing yards and two more scores on the ground.


    Johnny Augustine rushed for 44 yards on 13 carries, but it was his 58-yard touchdown reception that was his biggest highlight of the game.


    Willie Jefferson continued to be a problem for opposing offensive lines. He compiled three tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Winston Rose also added two tackles and an interception.


    Cody Fajardo went 16-for-24 with 196 yards in the loss.


    The Bombers’ opening drive was nearly cut short after the Riders got to Streveler and pushed him back to Winnipeg’s 3-yard line. He’d answer on the next play by tucking the ball and running for 17 yards and a first down. The Saskatchewan defence would have trouble with penalties to open the game. Derrick Moncrief was called for illegal contact, giving the Bombers a fresh set of downs, a roughing the passer call on Micah Johnson would tack on 15 and a pass interference penalty in the end zone by Ed Gainey gave the hosts the ball on the goal line.


    From there, Streveler would hit pay dirt on the sneak play to open the scoring. After a Justin Medlock point after, it would be 7-0. Their opening possession spanned over half of the opening quarter and kept the opposing offence on their sideline.


    Fajardo and the Riders would get their first points to finish off the first frame. He found Shaq Evans for 21 yards before hitting Kyran Moore for a pair of completions totalling 25 yards. However, a holding call would halt the drive and force the Riders to settle for three points. Brett Lauther would knock a 16-yard chip shot through the uprights to cut the lead to four.


    Following a facemask penalty on the Riders have Winnipeg more free yardage, Streveler would scramble again, making a move to the right before pinballing off three defenders and getting the first down on a 21-yard run. After another 7-yard scamper, Streveler found Daniel Petermann in the middle of the end zone for the passing score. It would be 14-3 following Medlock’s convert.


    With Lucky Whitehead out of the lineup, return duties fell on Janarion Grant. He’d make a mark to end the first half, corralling a Jon Ryan punt near his own 40, making a move to the right sideline before beating the kicking team and taking it all the way to the house for the 72-yard score. It would serve as Grant’s third return touchdown of the campaign.


    Jefferson got his second sack of the game, going untouched to Fajardo and popping the ball loose. The Bombers would fall on it, giving them the chance to improve their lead before the end of the half.


    They’d do just that. Streveler would hit Drew Wolitarsky over the middle for a gain of 10 before finding Petermann while rolling right for a 17-yard gain. That would set the stage for the pivot’s second rushing score of the afternoon. It would be a 27-3 lead for the Bombers heading into the locker rooms.


    The second half would open the same way the first ended: with the Bombers in control. Following a three-and-out by Saskatchewan to open the third, Streveler went back to work, finding Rasheed Bailey twice — once for a gain of 15 and then another for 7 yards. Augustine then found himself behind the defence, and his quarterback hit him in stride. The running back made his way down the left sideline, won the foot race and extended for the pylon to complete the 58-yard catch and run to push the lead to 31.


    Saskatchewan got its first point of the half when Ryan’s punt wasn’t taken out of the end zone by Grant.


    They’d add to that total, as Fajardo led a 10-play, 80-yard drive that ended with him calling his own number and punching it in from eight yards out.


    In an effort to get closer, Fajardo would chuck a ball up near the end zone, but instead of landing in the hands of Evans, Rose came up with the interception. That would all but seal the 35-10 win, as the Bombers would run out the majority of the clock. Saskatchewan backup quarterback Isaac Harker led the team down the field in a last-ditch effort to put up points. They got into the red zone, but the drive ended with a turnover on downs.


    The Bombers have extended their lead atop the West Division standings with the victory. They have a bye week in Week 14 but will return to action on Sept 21 against the Montreal Alouettes. The Riders will be trying to avoid a second straight loss when they welcome the Als to Mosaic Stadium on Sept 14.
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    STAMPS SWEEP ESKS IN BATTLE OF ALBERTA
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    EDMONTON — Bo Levi Mitchell threw a pair of touchdowns and DaShaun Amos scored a pick-six to lead the Calgary Stampeders past the Edmonton Eskimos with a 33-17 win on Saturday night. Mitchell set a franchise record for most wins by a quarterback with the victory, and the Stamps are now second in the West with a 7-4 record.


    The Esks took an early lead after an interception from Don Unamba on Calgary’s opening drive led to a short touchdown pass from Trevor Harris to Tevaun Smith. The Stamps cut into the lead later in the first quarter with a short field goal from Paredes, and they pulled ahead early in the second quarter when Mitchell threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Begelton.


    Edmonton was faced with a major challenge when Harris left the game with an upper body injury. Backup Logan Kilgore led Edmonton to a game-tying field goal later in the second quarter while completing his first nine passes, but the Stamps pulled ahead before the end of the half with a touchdown pass from Mitchell to Eric Rogers after a successful fake punt pass extended the drive.


    Three straight field goals from Paredes set the Stamps up with a 16-point lead in the fourth quarter, and Calgary went up 33-10 after a 79-yard pick-six from Amos.


    Kilgore gave Edmonton momentum by scoring a touchdown on a quarterback sneak with under five minutes to play, but Calgary’s defence prevented the late comeback.


    Mitchell threw for 254 yards while completing 25 of 40 passes. Begelton caught seven passes for 88 yards and now leads the league with 930 yards.


    The Esks’ defence notched an early takeaway when Unamba picked off Mitchell to put an end to Calgary’s first drive. Unamba cut underneath Michael Klukas’ route to intercept the pass before returning the ball 28 yards to set the offence up inside the 30-yard line.


    Harris capitalized on the turnover by throwing an eight-yard touchdown pass to Smith three plays later, and Sean Whyte kicked the extra point to give Edmonton an early 7-0 lead.


    The Stamps were marching down the field on the next drive with Mitchell spreading the ball around to different receivers and moving the chains with intermediate throws. But the Esks’ potent defence came up with a big stop and forced Calgary to settle for a 18-yard field goal from Paredes.


    Calgary took a three-point lead early in the second quarter when Mitchell threw a 25-yard touchdown strike to Begelton near the left sideline. The Esks were dealt another blow when Harris left the game with an upper body injury, leading to Kilgore taking over under centre.


    Kilgore led the Esks to a game-tying field goal later in the quarter after four straight completions from the backup set up a 10-yard field goal from Whyte. Kilgore connected with Greg Ellingson three times for a pair of first downs before the drive came up short.


    Josh Johnson intercepted Mitchell in the second quarter, but the Esks were unable to convert the turnover into points.


    Calgary got back on track in a big way with an eight-play, 92-yard touchdown drive that was extended with a successful fake punt pass, as Rob Maver completed a short pass to Ante Milanovic-Litre who then gained 25 yards for a fresh set of downs.


    Mitchell finished the drive off by connecting with Rogers on three consecutive plays, including an 11-yard touchdown pass that gave Calgary the lead late in the half. Paredes kicked the extra point to put the Stamps up 17-10 heading into the third quarter.


    Paredes booted a 46-yard field goal early in the second half to extend Calgary’s lead to 10 points, and he added a 27-yard field goal later in the quarter to give the Stamps a 23-10 lead after the Esks’ defence stifled another promising Calgary drive.


    Paredes kicked a 43-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to give Calgary a 16-point lead.


    Edmonton came up with another takeaway on defence when Monshadrik Hunter intercepted Mitchell, but the Stamps quickly grabbed momentum back when Amos picked off Kilgore and returned the interception 79 yards for a touchdown. Paredes kicked the convert to put Calgary up 33-10 with 10 minutes to play.


    Kilgore then led an eight-play, 83-yard drive that saw the backup complete a 27-yard pass to Ellingson to help set up a one-yard quarterback sneak touchdown, but it was too little too late to come back against the Stamps.


    The Calgary Stampeders will host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats next Saturday in Week 14 action, while the Edmonton Eskimos will get a bye week before hosting the Ticats in Week 15.
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    WEEK 14


    Friday, September 13, 2019
    Time (ET) Away Home
    10:00 PM Ottawa Redblacks British Columbia Lions


    Saturday, September 14, 2019
    Time (ET) Away Home
    4:00 PM Hamilton Tiger Cats Calgary Stampeders
    7:00 PM Montreal Alouettes Saskatchewan Roughriders




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    CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE AUGUST/SEPT. BEST BETS AND OPINIONS


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD




    09/07/2019.......5-1-0.....83.33%.....+19.50
    09/06/2019.......1-1-0.....50.00%......-0.50
    09/01/2019...... 0-2-0...... 0.00%..... -11.00
    08/25/2019...... 1-1-0 .....50.00%..... -0.50
    08/24/2019 ......2-2-0 .....50.00%..... -1.00
    08/17/2019...... 3-1-0..... 75.00%..... +9.50
    08/16/2019...... 1-1-0 .....50.00%..... -0.50
    08/15/2019...... 2-0-0 .....100.00%.... +10.00
    08/10/2019...... 0-2-0........ 0.00%.... -11.00
    08/09/2019...... 3-1-0 .......75.00%.... +9.50
    08/08/2019...... 1-0-1.......100.00%.... +5.00
    08/03/2019...... 1-1-0 .......50.00%.... -0.50
    08/02/2019...... 2-0-0...... 100.00%... +10.00
    08/01/2019...... 3-1-0........ 75.00%.. +9.50




    Totals..............25-14-1..... 64.10%.... +48.00






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


    09/07/2019..............2 - 1.............+4.00.............3 - 0.............+15.00.............+19.00
    09/06/2019..............1 - 0 ............+5.00............0 - 1..............-5.50................-0.50
    09/01/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50..............0 - 1.............-5.50................-11.00
    08/25/2019..............1 - 0.............+5.00.............0 - 1.............-5.50................-0.50
    08/24/2019..............0 - 2.............-11.00.............2 - 0............+10.00..............-1.00
    08/17/2019..............1 - 1.............-0.50...............2 - 0............+10.00.............+9.50
    08/16/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50...............1 - 0............+5.00................-0.50
    08/15/2019..............1 - 0.............+5.00..............1 - 0.............+5.00..............+10.00
    08/10/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50...............0 - 1..............-5.50...............-11.00
    08/09/2019..............2 - 0............+10.00.............1 - 1.............-0.50...............+9.50
    08/08/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00..............0 -0 -1...........+0.00.............+5.00
    08/03/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00...............0 - 1.............-5.50...............-0.50
    08/02/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00...............1 - 0.............+5.00.............+10.00
    08/01/2019..............2 - 0 ...........+10.00.............1 - 1..............-0.50..............+9.50




    Totals....................13 - 7............+26.00............12 - 8 - 1..........+21.50..............+47.50
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    Props for Thursday night’s NFL game:


    — Over/under passing yards for Jameis Winston: 275.5-


    — Will Mike Evans score a TD? Yes +$120, No -$140-


    — Over/under receiving yards for Chris Godwin: 59.5-


    — Over/under completions for Cam Newton: 22.5-


    — Over/under rushing yards for Christian McCaffrey: 80.5-


    — Over/under receiving yards for DJ Moore: 60.5-


    Quote of the Day
    “I don’t think there’s any excuse for how we’re playing. Certainly this time of year, every team has its challenges. We’re just not getting it done. Honestly, we’ve been essentially a .500 team for months now. Even when we were pretty healthy and guys had fewer obstacles and were not coming off injuries and things like that, we didn’t do what we needed to do to separate.”
    Theo Epstein, talking about the 2019 Cubs


    Friday’s quiz
    Who played QB for Tampa Bay when they won their only Super Bowl title?


    Thursday’s quiz
    NFC West is the only division in the NFL where none of their teams lost last week.


    Wednesday’s quiz
    Ben Kingsley, Laurence Fishburne played the little kid’s chess mentors in the excellent movie Searching for Bobby Fischer.




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    Friday’s List of 13: Writeup on extra college football games……


    13) Ohio St has won at least 18 games in a row vs Indiana, but Hoosiers covered seven of last eight games vs OSU. Buckeyes covered six of last eight visits to Bloomington. Last three years, OSU is 6-8 ATS as a road favorite. Indiana is 3-7 in its last ten games as a home underdog.


    12) Maryland ran for 354 yards in its 63-20 win over Syracuse LW. Temple’s only game was an easy win over a -AA team. Over last decade, Terps are 5-4 as a road favorite. Temple covered six of last seven tries as a home dog. Last four years, AAC teams are 10-6 ATS when facing a Big 14 opponent.


    11) Pittsburgh split its first two games, both at home; they’re 14-6 ATS in last 20 games as a road dog. Penn State hammered Pitt 51-6/33-14 last two years; under Franklin, Nittany Lions are 18-11-1 as a home favorite. Last six years, Big 14 teams are 19-13-1 in their last 33 games vs ACC teams.


    10) Florida Atlantic gave up 93 points, 549 YR in losing first two games to top 25 teams, by 24-34 points. Last 5 years, Owls are 3-8-1 as road favorites. Ball State lost 34-24 to Indiana; Cardinals are 4-9 in last 13 games as a home dog. Last 4+ years, MAC teams are 16-9-1 ATS when playing a C-USA team.


    9) Akron lost seven of last eight games with Central Michigan; favorites covered four of last five series games. Zips lost last three visits to CMU, by 21-27-3 points. Zips are 3-1-1 ATS in last five games where spread was 3 or less. Central Michigan is 6-5 ATS in its last 11 games where spread was 3 or less.


    8) Alabama won its first two games by combined score of 104-13; last four years, Crimson Tide is 10-4 ATS when laying points on road. South Carolina was outgained 483-270 in its 24-20 loss to UNC; freshman QB Hilinski makes his 2nd college start here. These teams haven’t met since ’10.


    7) Colorado State (+13.5) upset Arkansas 34-27 LY, throwing for 389 yards; under Bobo, Rams are 7-4 ATS as road dogs. Arkansas lost 31-17 at Ole Miss LW, giving up 237 YR. Hogs are 7-9 in last 16 games as a HF. Last 4+ years, MAC teams are 8-6 ATS when playing an SEC opponent.


    6) North Texas gave up 503 yards in its 49-27 loss at SMU LW; Mean Green is 9-18 in last 27 games as a road dog. California upset Washington 20-19 in Seattle LW; under Wilcox, they’re 1-4-1 as a home favorite. Last seven years, Pac-12 teams are 7-4 ATS when playing a C-USA opponent.


    5) Southern Miss (-10.5) was upset 37-31 at home by Troy in last meeting in ’16. USM is 13-9 ATS in its last 22 games as a road dog. Troy beat up on a I-AA team in its only game; they’re 14-7 ATS in last 21 non-conference games. Last 2+ years, Sun Belt teams are 8-3 ATS when facing a C-USA team.


    4) Ohio won four of last five games with Marshall; teams last met in ’15. Bobcats lost 20-10 at Pitt LY, outgained 481-212; they’re 8-3 in last 11 games as a road dog. Marshall lost 14-7 LW in Boise; they were outgained 437-172. Herd is 4-9 in last 13 games s a HF. Last 4+ years, MAC teams are 16-9-1 ATS when playing a C-USA team.


    3) Duke got smoked 42-3 by Alabama in its opener; they beat a I-AA team LW. Blue Devils are 6-3-1 in last 10 games as a RF. Middle Tennessee was outgained 453-301 in its 40-21 loss at Michigan; Blue Raiders are 5-3 in last eight games as a home dog. Last 4+ years, ACC squads are 12-6 ATS when facing a C-USA team.


    2) Clemson won five of last six games with Syracuse, but split last two, which were decided by total of 7 points. Tigers lost 27-24 (-23) in last visit here in ’17. Clemson is 6-3-1 in its last 10 games as a road favorite. Syracuse is 8-5 in its last 13 games as a home dog; they got whacked 63-20 by Maryland LW, giving up 354 YR.


    1) Northern Illinois (+11.5) upset Nebraska 21-17 two years ago, despite being outgained, 384-213. Huskies are 12-5 in last 17 games as a road dog. Nebraska covered twice in its last nine games as a home favorite. Last 2+ years, Big 14 teams are 16-10 ATS when playing a MAC team.
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    CFL Betting Notes - Week 14
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    The race to the CFL playoffs is heating up. Montreal helped its cause with Friday’s 21-16 victory over British Columbia, but it could not cover against the spread as a 6 ½-point home favorite. Week 13 featured a tripleheader of action on Saturday, starting with Toronto’s stunning 46-17 romp over Ottawa as a five-point road underdog.


    Winnipeg was the only favorite to cover with a 35-10 victory against Saskatchewan closing as a slight two-point favorite at home. Calgary is the defending CFL champ and it is back on track towards this season’s title run with Saturday’s 33-17 upset over Edmonton as a three-point underdog on the road.


    Friday, Sept. 13


    Ottawa RedBlacks (3-8 SU, 4-7 ATS) at British Columbia (1-10 SU, 4-7 ATS)
    Point-spread: British Columbia -4 ½
    Total: 50 ½



    Game Overview


    Ottawa has now lost eight of its last nine games straight-up while failing to cover in its last three losses. The total went OVER 51 ½ points in Saturday’s loss and it has gone OVER in three of its last five games. The RedBlacks only trailed Toronto by nine points after three quarters of play, but they were outscored 21-1 in the fourth quarter. Johnathan Jennings completed 78.6 percent of his 42 passing attempts for 327 yards and one score, but the offense turned the ball over five times. Ottawa ran the ball just 10 times for 46 yards.


    The Lions dropped their seventh game in a row, but they have been able to cover in three of their last four losses. The total has stayed UNDER in their last three outings. This will be their fifth game of the season at home with a SU 0-4 record (1-3 ATS) in the first four home games. Mike Reilly threw for 230 yards and one score while completing an efficient 20 of his 29 passing attempts. He also added 22 yards on the ground as part of BC’s 112 yards rushing on 24 carries. Reilly is third in the CFL in passing yards with 10 touchdown throws verse 11 interceptions.


    Betting Trends


    -- BC has won 13 of the last 18 meetings in this inter-division tilt and it has a 4-2 edge ATS in the last six matchups. The total has stayed UNDER or ended as a PUSH in seven of the last 10 games between the two.




    Saturday, Sept. 14


    Hamilton Tiger-Cats (9-2 SU, 6-4-1 ATS) at Calgary Stampeders (7-4 SU, 5-6 ATS)
    Point-spread: Calgary -6 ½
    Total: 51 ½



    Game Overview


    Hamilton comes off a bye with a SU four-game winning streak, but it is just 1-3-1 ATS over its last five games. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of the Tiger-Cats first 11 games and it has also stayed UNDER in their last three games on the road. Jeramiah Masoli remains on the 6-game injured list with Dane Evans taking his place. He has completed 66.3 percent of his 199 passing attempts for 1,591 yards and seven touchdowns. Evans has also been picked off eight times. Hamilton is averaging 30.5 points a game while holding opposing teams to 19.7 points.


    The Stampeders are a game and a half in back of Winnipeg for first place in the West Division standings with the home-and-home sweep over Edmonton. The are 4-1 ATS in their last five games with the total going OVER in three of their last four contests. The return of Bo Levi Mitchell at quarterback has given Calgary’s offense a significant spark. He completed 25-of-40 passing attempts for 254 yards and two scores in Saturday’s win. There was some leftover rust with three interceptions. DaShaun Amos returned a Stampeders’ interception for a score in that game.


    Betting Trends


    -- Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last five home games against the Tiger-Cats and it has covered in six of the last eight meetings overall. The total has stayed UNDER in 11 of the last 14 games in this inter-division clash.


    Montreal Alouettes (6-4 SU, 5-5 ATS) at Saskatchewan (7-4 SU, 7-4 ATS)
    Point-spread: Saskatchewan -7
    Total: 50



    Game Overview


    Montreal is still three and a half games off the pace in the East Division title race, but it is firmly in place for a playoff spot. Friday’s win was the Alouettes third in a row SU, but they are a costly 1-4 ATS over their last five outings. The total stayed UNDER 49 points against BC and it has stayed UNDER in four of their last six games. Montreal is 5-2 ATS this season when closing as an underdog. Vernon Adams Jr. continues to play well at quarterback. He threw for 232 yards with one score and one interception his last time out. Adams is fifth in the CFL in total passing yards (2,121).


    The Roughriders ended a SU six-game winning streak with Saturday’s loss to Winnipeg. They are 5-2 ATS during the same seven-game span with the total staying UNDER in four of their last five contests. Saskatchewan is 4-2 ATS at home this season and 5-2 ATS when closing as a favorite. Trailing Saturday’s game 28-3 at halftime, the offense only managed to add seven points in the second half. Cody Fajardo did not have his best day throwing the ball with 196 yards on 16 completions with zero touchdowns and one pick.


    Betting Trends


    -- The Roughriders are 4-2 SU in their last six home games against Montreal with the total staying UNDER in five of the last six meetings in Saskatchewan. The Alouettes have a 10-5 edge ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.
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    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats haven't won on the road against the Calgary Stampeders since 2004, and they're 6.5-point underdogs for their trip to McMahon Stadium on Saturday .


    It's Week 14 of the CFL season and we could be in for a preview of this year's Grey Cup in Calgary as the defending champion Stampeders host the 9-2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats.


    We break down the odds (provided by 10bet.com) and bring you in-depth analysis and predictions for all the football games north of the border.


    Season Betting Trends


    Favorites: 36-14 SU, 22-27-1 ATS
    Home teams: 30-20 SU, 25-24-1 ATS
    Over/Under: 23-26-1


    Week 13 Picks: 3-1
    Season to date: 21-23-2


    OTTAWA REDBLACKS AT BC LIONS


    This might be a matchup of the two worst teams in the league. The Lions are 1-10 and 0-4 at home, while the Redblacks have lost eight of their last nine games and are coming off a 46-17 drubbing at the hands of the Argonauts. So who has the edge? It's worth pointing out that BC has at least been competitive recently, losing three of their last four games by five or fewer points.


    BC also has the edge at QB with Mike Reilly as opposed to Ottawa's two-headed platoon of mediocrity in Jonanthan Jennings and Dominique Davis. While Reilly has struggled at times this season that's largely because of how inept his pass protection. Considering that the Redblacks pass rush has mustered only 18 sacks that shouldn't be much of a problem for the Lions on Friday. Back BC to win and cover.


    PICK: BC -5.5


    HAMILTON TIGER-CATS AT CALGARY STAMPEDERS


    Calgary survived seven games without 2018 Most Outstanding Player Bo Levi Mitchell at quarterback, going 4-3 with backup Nick Arbuckle. Now Mitchell is back and the Stamps are more than ready to defend their Grey Cup title. The Tiger-Cats are getting by without their own starting signal-caller, having won four straight with Dane Evans under center.


    However, the Ti-Cats have gotten off to poor starts ever since they lost star QB Jeremiah Masoli: they trailed 13-6 at halftime vs the Riders, were down 21-19 against the Lions, led by a score of 4-1 vs the Redblacks, were tied 3-3 at half in Week 11, and in their last game trailed the Argos by 13 points after 30 minutes.


    The Ti-Cats haven't won at McMahon Stadium since 2004, going 0-14 in their last 14 visits to Calgary, . That history of ugly Calgary road trips along with their first-half woes has me backing the Stamps on the 1H spread.


    PICK: First Half Spread Calgary -3.5


    MONTREAL ALOUETTES AT SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS


    These teams tangled back on August 9 and it was a grind-it-out slug fest with a final score of 17-10. The offenses were actually even worse than that score suggests; both of Saskatchewan's touchdowns were scored by their defense and the Alouettes' lone TD was on a punt return.


    Montreal's offense shouldn't be quite as putrid this time around since they have a competent QB in Vernon Adams Jr. as opposed to Antonio Pipkin and Matthew Schiltz (who combined for a horrific 90 passing yards in that home loss). That said, even with Adams throwing the ball they scored 21 points against BC last week and 28 against Toronto the week before, modest numbers against the two worst defenses in the league.


    The Roughriders allow the second-fewest yards in the league and lead the CFL with 3.1 sacks per game. Their offense has been limited to just 22 points per game over their last five contests. Take the Under.


    PICK: Under 50
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    Friday, September 13


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    OTTAWA (3 - 8) at BRITISH COLUMBIA (1 - 10) - 9/13/2019, 10:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    OTTAWA is 19-9 ATS (+9.1 Units) as an underdog over the last 3 seasons.
    OTTAWA is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points over the last 3 seasons.
    OTTAWA is 15-6 ATS (+8.4 Units) in road games in games played on turf over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    BRITISH COLUMBIA is 2-2 against the spread versus OTTAWA over the last 3 seasons
    OTTAWA is 3-1 straight up against BRITISH COLUMBIA 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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    Saturday, September 14


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    HAMILTON (9 - 2) at CALGARY (7 - 4) - 9/14/2019, 4:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CALGARY is 138-105 ATS (+22.5 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CALGARY is 3-2 against the spread versus HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    CALGARY is 4-1 straight up against HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    MONTREAL (6 - 4) at SASKATCHEWAN (7 - 4) - 9/14/2019, 7:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MONTREAL is 51-83 ATS (-40.3 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins since 1996.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) off a division game over the last 3 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 37-19 ATS (+16.1 Units) in home games in September games since 1996.
    MONTREAL is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in a road game where the total is between 49.5 and 52 over the last 2 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SASKATCHEWAN is 3-2 against the spread versus MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    SASKATCHEWAN is 3-2 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Friday, September 13


    British Columbia Lions
    British Columbia is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
    British Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
    British Columbia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
    British Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
    British Columbia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ottawa
    British Columbia is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Ottawa
    British Columbia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Ottawa
    Ottawa RedBlacks
    Ottawa is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
    Ottawa is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
    Ottawa is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
    Ottawa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    Ottawa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing British Columbia
    Ottawa is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing British Columbia
    Ottawa is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against British Columbia




    Saturday, September 14


    Calgary Stampeders
    Calgary is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Calgary is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Calgary's last 9 games
    Calgary is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
    Calgary is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Hamilton
    Calgary is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Hamilton
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Calgary's last 14 games when playing Hamilton
    Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Hamilton
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Calgary's last 7 games when playing at home against Hamilton
    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
    Hamilton is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Hamilton is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hamilton's last 7 games
    Hamilton is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Hamilton's last 10 games on the road
    Hamilton is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Calgary
    Hamilton is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games when playing Calgary
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Hamilton's last 14 games when playing Calgary
    Hamilton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Calgary
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Hamilton's last 7 games when playing on the road against Calgary


    Saskatchewan Roughriders
    Saskatchewan is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
    Saskatchewan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saskatchewan's last 5 games
    Saskatchewan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Saskatchewan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saskatchewan's last 7 games at home
    Saskatchewan is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Montreal
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Saskatchewan's last 7 games when playing Montreal
    Saskatchewan is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Montreal
    Saskatchewan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saskatchewan's last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
    Montreal Alouettes
    Montreal is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
    Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    Montreal is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
    Montreal is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
    Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    Montreal is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Montreal's last 16 games on the road
    Montreal is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Saskatchewan
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing Saskatchewan
    Montreal is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan
    Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan




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    CFL
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    Week 14



    Friday, September 13

    Ottawa @ BC Lions


    Game 689-690
    September 13, 2019 @ 10:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Ottawa
    108.256
    BC Lions
    115.478
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    BC Lions
    by 7
    52
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    BC Lions
    by 5 1/2
    50
    Dunkel Pick:
    BC Lions
    (-5 1/2); Over




    Saturday, September 14


    Hamilton @ Calgary



    Game 691-692
    September 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Hamilton
    103.549
    Calgary
    117.651
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Calgary
    by 14
    53
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Calgary
    by 6 1/2
    51 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Calgary
    (-6 1/2); Over


    Montreal @ Saskatchewan



    Game 693-694
    September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Montreal
    113.623
    Saskatchewan
    115.110
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Saskatchewan
    by 1 1/2
    44
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Saskatchewan
    by 6 1/2
    49 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Montreal
    (+6 1/2); Under
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    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
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    OTT at BC 10:00 PM


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    LIONS’ AIR ATTACK COMES TOGETHER IN WIN OVER REDBLACKS
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    VANCOUVER — Playing at home, the BC Lions seized the opportunity as they defeated the Ottawa REDBLACKS 29-5 at BC Place on Friday night.


    The win marked their first home win of the year and their second win of the season.


    Quarterback Mike Reilly was quick to get the offensive tempo roaring for the Lions. In their opening drive, he’d connect with Lemar Durant for a 52-yard catch-and-run, opening up the scoring in the early minutes of the first quarter.


    The touchdown became Durant’s fifth major of the season, snapping a scoreless streak for the national wideout after not scoring a touchdown since July 6 against the Argonauts.


    It was arguably the Lions best performance of the year thus far. Reilly completed the game with 286 yards passing. He completed 20 of his 29 pass attempts and passing for two touchdowns. He also added two on the ground.


    Another positive front for the Lions, their offensive line kept Reilly clean for the first time this season. Reilly has led the league in an unfavourable category of sacks given with 45.


    The run game was also clicking for the Lions. With John White out on injury, Brandon Rutley has stepped in and the ground attack hasn’t missed a beat for the Leos. Rutley finished the game with 20 carries for 111 yards.


    Jonathon Jennings, in his return to BC Place since joining the REDBLACKS in the off-season, breathed a sigh of relief on the offence’s second drive of the quarter. After passing into the flat and being intercepted by TJ Lee, the officials determined that defensive lineman Shawn Lemon lined up in the neutral zone.


    However, the Lions secondary remained on the prowl as a few short plays later, they’d get their hands on another Jennings pass. Branden Dozier came up with the interception, setting up Reilly and the offence on Ottawa’s 34-yard line.


    Reilly kept the pedal to the metal, connecting with Duron Carter along the right side of the end zone for his first touchdown of the year.


    With 100 passing yards in the first quarter, Reilly passed Tom Burgess and Sam Etcheverry for 15th on the league’s all-time passing yards list.


    While BC looked to be boasting all of the confidence in the early-goings of the game, the Ottawa defence came up with an interception in hopes of stalling them. DeAndre Farris intercepted Mike Reilly with 3:05 remaining in the quarter.


    Playing without their top receiver in Brad Sinopoli, the offence for Ottawa continued to struggle in gaining any sort of momentum. With the Lions secondary in tight coverage, Jennings had to opt for his check-down, targetting runningback Mossis Madu on four of their six plays for the drive.


    Much of the second quarter had either squad exchanging offensive outings.


    That’d remain the case until the final few minutes of the half as Reilly got his running shoes on. On a drive where he scampered for a 27-yard run, the Lions pivot capped off the drive with a touchdown plunge from three yards out, pushing the Lions lead to 21-0 following Sergio Castillo’s third point-after of the half.


    Entering the game as the league leader in quarterback sacks given up, BC’s offensive line finished the first 30 minutes of play without committing a sack.


    Meanwhile, their defensive unit managed to wrap up Jennings on two occasions.


    On 13 pass attempts in the first half, the REDBLACKS’ quarterback managed to complete just six passes for 46 yards.


    The first points on the board for Ottawa came byway of Lewis Ward. In the third quarter, the second-year kicker booted a 32-yarder.


    At the end of the third quarter, after pushing the ball deep into the red zone, the Lions drew a pass interference call in the end zone. From the 1-yard line, Reilly soared over the trench of the goal-line for his second rushing touchdown of the night, further extending the Leos lead to 28-3.


    Ottawa’s defensive locked up the Lions’ passing attack on the ensuing drive, starting the fourth quarter. De’Chavon Hayes hauled in his second interception of the year as Reilly looked to connect with Shaq Johnson on a deep route.


    The REDBLACKS tried to get some offensive tempo flowing after a 41-yard reception by Dominque Rhymes, who was cradling along the sideline in the BC end of the field before stepping out at the BC 45-yard line.


    After marching down to the BC 4-yard line, the REDBLACKS were unable to cap off the drive with any points. The Lions snatched back possession after Jonathan Newsome sacked Jennings on third down, forcing the turnover on downs with 5:26 remaining in the game.


    The two teams will be back in action next Saturday, squaring off each other once again. While the REDBLACKS will be the home squad, they will enter the game having only won once this season at TD Place Stadium. As for the Lions, they have only one road win this season.
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    Time (ET) Away Home
    4:00 PM Hamilton Tiger Cats Calgary Stampeders
    7:00 PM Montreal Alouettes Saskatchewan Roughriders




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    CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE AUGUST/SEPT. BEST BETS AND OPINIONS


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    09/13/2019.......1-1-0.....50.00%.......-0.50
    09/07/2019.......5-1-0.....83.33%.....+19.50
    09/06/2019.......1-1-0.....50.00%......-0.50
    09/01/2019...... 0-2-0...... 0.00%..... -11.00
    08/25/2019...... 1-1-0 .....50.00%..... -0.50
    08/24/2019 ......2-2-0 .....50.00%..... -1.00
    08/17/2019...... 3-1-0..... 75.00%..... +9.50
    08/16/2019...... 1-1-0 .....50.00%..... -0.50
    08/15/2019...... 2-0-0 .....100.00%.... +10.00
    08/10/2019...... 0-2-0........ 0.00%.... -11.00
    08/09/2019...... 3-1-0 .......75.00%.... +9.50
    08/08/2019...... 1-0-1.......100.00%.... +5.00
    08/03/2019...... 1-1-0 .......50.00%.... -0.50
    08/02/2019...... 2-0-0...... 100.00%... +10.00
    08/01/2019...... 3-1-0........ 75.00%.. +9.50




    Totals..............26-15-1..... 63.41%.... +47.50






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    BEST BETS:




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




    09/13/2019..............0 - 1..............-5.50.............1 - 0.............+5.00...............-0.50
    09/07/2019..............2 - 1.............+4.00.............3 - 0.............+15.00.............+19.00
    09/06/2019..............1 - 0 ............+5.00............0 - 1..............-5.50................-0.50
    09/01/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50..............0 - 1.............-5.50................-11.00
    08/25/2019..............1 - 0.............+5.00.............0 - 1.............-5.50................-0.50
    08/24/2019..............0 - 2.............-11.00.............2 - 0............+10.00..............-1.00
    08/17/2019..............1 - 1.............-0.50...............2 - 0............+10.00.............+9.50
    08/16/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50...............1 - 0............+5.00................-0.50
    08/15/2019..............1 - 0.............+5.00..............1 - 0.............+5.00..............+10.00
    08/10/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50...............0 - 1..............-5.50...............-11.00
    08/09/2019..............2 - 0............+10.00.............1 - 1.............-0.50...............+9.50
    08/08/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00..............0 -0 -1...........+0.00.............+5.00
    08/03/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00...............0 - 1.............-5.50...............-0.50
    08/02/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00...............1 - 0.............+5.00.............+10.00
    08/01/2019..............2 - 0 ...........+10.00.............1 - 1..............-0.50..............+9.50




    Totals....................13 - 8............+20.50............13 - 8 - 1..........+26.50..............+47.00
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    LEAGUE LEADING TICATS LOOK FOR RARE WIN IN CALGARY
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    CALGARY — The leading team in the Canadian Football League sets sights on the defending champions.


    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium in Calgary Saturday afternoon. The Ticats edged the Stamps 30-23 in their previous meeting back in mid-July.


    With weeks to go before the playoffs, Stampeders’ head coach Dave Dickenson is making sure his players have their eyes on the prize.


    “You can see there’s still seven games, but most people know where we’re at and how close we are to getting an opportunity,” he said. “We want to make the playoffs first, then we want to win the West, and after that you’re hopeful to get another chance at the Grey Cup.”


    As for the league best Ticats, they’re blocking out any noise about their team and their record. Despite leading the CFL, the Ticats have yet to rank higher than second in the CFL.ca Nissan Titan Power Rankings, and currently sit third.


    “I do not stay up at night (worrying about it),” Ticats head coach Orlondo Steinauer said. “Our record is what it is. However people want to view it, it’s fine. I wouldn’t feel any differently about our ball club if we were .500.


    “I know how we come to work every day. I’m really not interested in other people’s opinions.”


    “I don’t have cable. I don’t watch the TSN panel. I don’t watch the power ranking, whatever that is. None of that, absolutely none of it,” Ticats defensive tackle Dylan Wynn said. “It’s great for fans, and it (creates) amazing talking points. And I guess it would be fun guessing who would win every week, but no. Not at all.”


    Meanwhile, Calgary receiver Reggie Begelton continues his crusade for the league’s receiving triple crown, currently leading in receptions, yards, and touchdowns.


    “It feels good to have your work noticed,’’ he said. “I’m not going to deny that. We all have some sort of ego. So compliments are always nice to hear. But you never know from game to game how many times you’re going to be targeted or how many catches you’ll be able to make.”


    But even he knows what his team’s true ambitions are.


    “We, as a group, have a goal for the end of the year,” he added. “And I’m pretty sure you know what that goal is. I missed the Grey Cup last year, so I want to get back there and I want to play, especially with the game being here in Calgary.”


    The Stamps will make a few changes to their lineup, with linebacker Dwayne Norman, offensive lineman David Brown and defensive lineman Chris Casher drawing in. Casher was activated from the team’s one-game injury list after he was injured in a car crash. The 25-year old has three sacks in nine games this season.


    “Unexpected. Stuff happens, it’s life,” Casher told the Calgary Sun earlier this week. “(The Stampeders) just wanted to be on the safe side and make sure I was OK.”


    Running back Asnnel Robo was also activated from the one-game injury list but he’s on the practice roster. Running back William Langlais and offensive lineman Ucambre Williams were both moved to the one-game injured list.


    Receiver Kamar Jorden joined his teammates at practice this week but he’s not close to returning. He injured his MCL, PCL, and ACL in last year’s Labour Day Classic.


    The Ticats will have linebacker Nick Shorthill in the lineup alongside left tackle Kelvin Palmer. Shorthill will replace linebacker Jay Langa, who’s on the six-game injured list. Receiver Brian Jones won’t be in the lineup as he’s on the one-game injured list.


    Jackson Bennett will get the start at running back for the Tabbies, with Anthony Coombs also expected to make an impact. The team signed Tyrell Sutton this week, who practised but won’t make his debut.


    BY THE NUMBERS


    2-27 — Since 1989, the Tiger-Cats have only won twice in Calgary. Hamilton’s victory over the Stamps on July 13 was their first in Calgary since July 4, 2004.


    100 — Stampeders receiver Reggie Begelton is trying to become the first Calgary receiver to lead the league in receiving since Nik Lewis did in 2012. He made 100 catches that year.


    138 — Ticats receiver Brandon Banks needs 138 more receiving yards to reach 1,000 for the third straight year. The last receiver to do that was Darren Flutie (1999-2001).


    0 — Stamps’ quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has never lost a game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, having defeated them 11 times. He puts his undefeated record on the the line Saturday.



    Kickoff is at 4 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN and ESPN+, and followed live via CFL.ca Game Tracker.
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    ALS, RIDERS CAP OFF WEEK 14 IN REGINA
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    REGINA — Two teams with their sights on the Canadian Football League playoffs will renew hostilities in a Saturday evening clash.


    The Montreal Alouettes (7-4) will visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-4) Saturday afternoon at Mosaic Stadium. It’s the first time these two teams have met since Aug. 9, when the Riders won in a game that was shortened by a weather delay at Molson Percival Stadium in Montreal.


    But, after previously reeling off six straight wins, Saskatchewan is coming off a 35-10 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the annual Banjo Bowl.


    “We still think we’re a good football team. We still feel like we have a lot of good football ahead of us,” Riders head coach Craig Dickenson said.


    The Als are searching for their fourth straight win in what quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. calls a hostile environment. But he adds the way to do that is to start fast and strong.


    “There’s been a few weeks where we’ve kept these games kind of close,” Adams said. “We want to do better and that’s the goal.”


    Defensive end John Bowman will look to repeat his performance against the BC Lions last week. The 37-year old picked up two sacks and five tackles in a 21-16 victory, which resulted him being named a Shaw Top Performer of the past week.


    “I just try to execute and try to play good ball,” he told the Montreal Gazette earlier this week. “I can’t explain it. I just try to play every play like it’s my last.”


    The Riders will be without a key piece to their defence as defensive end Charleston Hughes will sit out the contest due to injury. He’s on the one-game injured list. Hughes, 35, leads the league in sacks with 13.


    Earl Okine will replace him in the lineup and newly-signed Chad Geter will be his backup. According to the Regina Leader-Post, Hughes practised on Tuesday but he sat out Wednesday and left Thursday’s practice early.


    “I know we gave him (Wednesday) off to rest him,” Dickenson said at the time. “He’s sore and he’s a little beaten up, but there isn’t anything injury-wise that we’re concerned about.”


    Canadian rookie receiver Mitch Picton will also make his first CFL start Saturday, as he’ll fill in for Justin McInnis who’s sidelined due to injury.


    “I don’t know about nerves, but more so excitement,” he said. “I’ve been around for a little bit so I’m pretty comfortable with how things go around here. I’m just looking forward to the experience.”


    Offensive lineman Jake Bennett will also be inserted into the lineup for the Riders.


    The Alouettes, meanwhile, will be missing running back Jeremiah Johnson. In six games this year, Johnson has one rushing touchdown and 263 rushing yards. Running back Shaquille Murray-Lawrence will take his place behind starter William Stanback.


    Als’ receiver Chris Matthews could also make his debut Saturday after joining the team as a free agent. He was released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers earlier this season. In six games, he has one touchdown, and 12 catches for 180 yards. He’s extremely grateful that his teammates have been keeping up to speed in time for this weekend’s game.


    “They’ve all shared an equal amount in helping me and making sure I know what I’m doing. The coaches are doing an amazing job with teaching me the plays and helping me learn as fast as possible,” he said.


    “All blessings to Montreal for giving me the opportunity to extend my career in the CFL,” he added. “I’m happy to be out here and to play.”

    BY THE NUMBERS


    245 — In Riders quarterback Cody Fajardo’s last start against the Alouettes, he threw for that many passing yards in the Aug. 9 encounter.


    2018 — A Montreal Alouettes victory would result in their first win in Regina since 2018, where they won 23-17. The Roughriders last defeated the Alouettes on their home turf in 2017.


    10 — Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. has thrown 10 touchdown passes this season, nine off the league lead set by Toronto Argonauts quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson. Adams also has 10 rushing touchdowns, leading the league.


    9 — Saskatchewan Roughriders running back William Powell has nine rushing touchdowns, which leads all running backs but trails Adams’ tally.



    Kickoff is at 7 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN, RDS and ESPN+, and followed live via CFL.ca Game Tracker.
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    Hamilton Tiger-Cats (9-2 SU, 6-4-1 ATS) at Calgary Stampeders (7-4 SU, 5-6 ATS)
    Point-spread: Calgary -6 ½
    Total: 51 ½



    Game Overview


    Hamilton comes off a bye with a SU four-game winning streak, but it is just 1-3-1 ATS over its last five games. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of the Tiger-Cats first 11 games and it has also stayed UNDER in their last three games on the road. Jeramiah Masoli remains on the 6-game injured list with Dane Evans taking his place. He has completed 66.3 percent of his 199 passing attempts for 1,591 yards and seven touchdowns. Evans has also been picked off eight times. Hamilton is averaging 30.5 points a game while holding opposing teams to 19.7 points.


    The Stampeders are a game and a half in back of Winnipeg for first place in the West Division standings with the home-and-home sweep over Edmonton. The are 4-1 ATS in their last five games with the total going OVER in three of their last four contests. The return of Bo Levi Mitchell at quarterback has given Calgary’s offense a significant spark. He completed 25-of-40 passing attempts for 254 yards and two scores in Saturday’s win. There was some leftover rust with three interceptions. DaShaun Amos returned a Stampeders’ interception for a score in that game.


    Betting Trends


    -- Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last five home games against the Tiger-Cats and it has covered in six of the last eight meetings overall. The total has stayed UNDER in 11 of the last 14 games in this inter-division clash.


    Montreal Alouettes (6-4 SU, 5-5 ATS) at Saskatchewan (7-4 SU, 7-4 ATS)
    Point-spread: Saskatchewan -7
    Total: 50



    Game Overview


    Montreal is still three and a half games off the pace in the East Division title race, but it is firmly in place for a playoff spot. Friday’s win was the Alouettes third in a row SU, but they are a costly 1-4 ATS over their last five outings. The total stayed UNDER 49 points against BC and it has stayed UNDER in four of their last six games. Montreal is 5-2 ATS this season when closing as an underdog. Vernon Adams Jr. continues to play well at quarterback. He threw for 232 yards with one score and one interception his last time out. Adams is fifth in the CFL in total passing yards (2,121).


    The Roughriders ended a SU six-game winning streak with Saturday’s loss to Winnipeg. They are 5-2 ATS during the same seven-game span with the total staying UNDER in four of their last five contests. Saskatchewan is 4-2 ATS at home this season and 5-2 ATS when closing as a favorite. Trailing Saturday’s game 28-3 at halftime, the offense only managed to add seven points in the second half. Cody Fajardo did not have his best day throwing the ball with 196 yards on 16 completions with zero touchdowns and one pick.


    Betting Trends


    -- The Roughriders are 4-2 SU in their last six home games against Montreal with the total staying UNDER in five of the last six meetings in Saskatchewan. The Alouettes have a 10-5 edge ATS in the last 15 meetings overall.




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    HAMILTON TIGER-CATS AT CALGARY STAMPEDERS


    Calgary survived seven games without 2018 Most Outstanding Player Bo Levi Mitchell at quarterback, going 4-3 with backup Nick Arbuckle. Now Mitchell is back and the Stamps are more than ready to defend their Grey Cup title. The Tiger-Cats are getting by without their own starting signal-caller, having won four straight with Dane Evans under center.


    However, the Ti-Cats have gotten off to poor starts ever since they lost star QB Jeremiah Masoli: they trailed 13-6 at halftime vs the Riders, were down 21-19 against the Lions, led by a score of 4-1 vs the Redblacks, were tied 3-3 at half in Week 11, and in their last game trailed the Argos by 13 points after 30 minutes.


    The Ti-Cats haven't won at McMahon Stadium since 2004, going 0-14 in their last 14 visits to Calgary, . That history of ugly Calgary road trips along with their first-half woes has me backing the Stamps on the 1H spread.


    PICK: First Half Spread Calgary -3.5


    MONTREAL ALOUETTES AT SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS


    These teams tangled back on August 9 and it was a grind-it-out slug fest with a final score of 17-10. The offenses were actually even worse than that score suggests; both of Saskatchewan's touchdowns were scored by their defense and the Alouettes' lone TD was on a punt return.


    Montreal's offense shouldn't be quite as putrid this time around since they have a competent QB in Vernon Adams Jr. as opposed to Antonio Pipkin and Matthew Schiltz (who combined for a horrific 90 passing yards in that home loss). That said, even with Adams throwing the ball they scored 21 points against BC last week and 28 against Toronto the week before, modest numbers against the two worst defenses in the league.


    The Roughriders allow the second-fewest yards in the league and lead the CFL with 3.1 sacks per game. Their offense has been limited to just 22 points per game over their last five contests. Take the Under.


    PICK: Under 50




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    HAMILTON (9 - 2) at CALGARY (7 - 4) - 9/14/2019, 4:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CALGARY is 138-105 ATS (+22.5 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1996.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    CALGARY is 3-2 against the spread versus HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    CALGARY is 4-1 straight up against HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons


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    MONTREAL (6 - 4) at SASKATCHEWAN (7 - 4) - 9/14/2019, 7:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MONTREAL is 51-83 ATS (-40.3 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins since 1996.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) off a division game over the last 3 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 37-19 ATS (+16.1 Units) in home games in September games since 1996.
    MONTREAL is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in a road game where the total is between 49.5 and 52 over the last 2 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.


    Head-to-Head Series History
    SASKATCHEWAN is 3-2 against the spread versus MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    SASKATCHEWAN is 3-2 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons




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    Saturday, September 14


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    HAMILTON (9 - 2) at CALGARY (7 - 4) - 9/14/2019, 4:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CALGARY is 138-105 ATS (+22.5 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CALGARY is 3-2 against the spread versus HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    CALGARY is 4-1 straight up against HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    MONTREAL (6 - 4) at SASKATCHEWAN (7 - 4) - 9/14/2019, 7:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MONTREAL is 51-83 ATS (-40.3 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins since 1996.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 18-8 ATS (+9.2 Units) off a division game over the last 3 seasons.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 37-19 ATS (+16.1 Units) in home games in September games since 1996.
    MONTREAL is 6-0 ATS (+6.0 Units) in a road game where the total is between 49.5 and 52 over the last 2 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 9-1 ATS (+7.9 Units) when playing on a Saturday over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SASKATCHEWAN is 3-2 against the spread versus MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    SASKATCHEWAN is 3-2 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Trend Report
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    Friday, September 13


    British Columbia Lions
    British Columbia is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
    British Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
    British Columbia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
    British Columbia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
    British Columbia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Ottawa
    British Columbia is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Ottawa
    British Columbia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Ottawa
    Ottawa RedBlacks
    Ottawa is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
    Ottawa is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
    Ottawa is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
    Ottawa is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    Ottawa is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing British Columbia
    Ottawa is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing British Columbia
    Ottawa is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against British Columbia


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    Saturday, September 14


    Calgary Stampeders
    Calgary is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Calgary is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Calgary's last 9 games
    Calgary is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
    Calgary is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Hamilton
    Calgary is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Hamilton
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Calgary's last 14 games when playing Hamilton
    Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Hamilton
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Calgary's last 7 games when playing at home against Hamilton


    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
    Hamilton is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Hamilton is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hamilton's last 7 games
    Hamilton is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 7 of Hamilton's last 10 games on the road
    Hamilton is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Calgary
    Hamilton is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games when playing Calgary
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Hamilton's last 14 games when playing Calgary
    Hamilton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Calgary
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Hamilton's last 7 games when playing on the road against Calgary




    Saskatchewan Roughriders
    Saskatchewan is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
    Saskatchewan is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saskatchewan's last 5 games
    Saskatchewan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    Saskatchewan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saskatchewan's last 7 games at home
    Saskatchewan is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Montreal
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Saskatchewan's last 7 games when playing Montreal
    Saskatchewan is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Montreal
    Saskatchewan is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saskatchewan's last 6 games when playing at home against Montreal


    Montreal Alouettes
    Montreal is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
    Montreal is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
    Montreal is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
    Montreal is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
    Montreal is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    Montreal is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Montreal's last 16 games on the road
    Montreal is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Saskatchewan
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing Saskatchewan
    Montreal is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan
    Montreal is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan




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    Saturday, September 14


    Hamilton @ Calgary



    Game 691-692
    September 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Hamilton
    103.549
    Calgary
    117.651
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Calgary
    by 14
    53
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Calgary
    by 6 1/2
    51 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Calgary
    (-6 1/2); Over


    Montreal @ Saskatchewan



    Game 693-694
    September 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm


    Dunkel Rating:
    Montreal
    113.623
    Saskatchewan
    115.110
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Saskatchewan
    by 1 1/2
    44
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Saskatchewan
    by 6 1/2
    49 1/2
    Dunkel Pick:
    Montreal
    (+6 1/2); Under
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    HAM at CGY 04:00 PM
    CGY -6.5
    U 51.5



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    CALGARY — Tre Roberson blocked Hamilton’s game-winning field goal attempt in the final minute to help give the Calgary Stampeders a 19-18 win over the Tiger-Cats on Saturday. The Stamps now hold an 8-4 record after winning three straight games since Bo Levi Mitchell’s return from injury.


    The Ticats went ahead early on a pair of field goals from Lirim Hajrullahu before the Stamps responded with a field goal from Rene Paredes. Hamilton scored the game’s first touchdown when Brandon Banks reached the end zone on a 30-yard catch-and-run in the second quarter, and both teams traded field goals before half-time to make it a 17-6 game.


    Paredes added two more field goals in the third quarter to cut Hamilton’s lead down to just six points, and the Stamps grabbed their first lead with under seven minutes to play in the fourth quarter when Mitchell threw a 15-yard touchdown to Eric Rogers. The Ticats attempted a 42-yard field goal with less than a minute remaining, but Roberson came up with the big play to seal the victory.


    Mitchell completed 60 per cent of his passes for 342 yards in the win. Rogers caught eight-of-11 targets for 129 yards, while Reggie Begelton had another strong performance with 106 receiving yards on six catches.


    Hamilton’s defence forced the Stamps to settle for five field goal attempts, and they held Calgary to just 32 rushing yards and 129 passing yards in the first half.


    Hamilton opened up the scoring midway through the first quarter on a 25-yard field goal from Hajrullahu after the Stamps came up with a defensive stop in their own end. Addison helped set up the field goal with a 36-yard catch.


    Hajrullahu added a 22-yard field goal later in the quarter after Dane Evans helped engineer a six-play, 51-yard drive. Addison came through with the biggest play of the drive once again by breaking off an 18-yard run.


    The Stamps responded before the end of the quarter with a 42-yard field goal from Paredes that cut Hamilton’s lead in half. Mitchell completed back-to-back 19-yard passes to Rogers and Begelton to set up the kick, with Begelton making an impressive grab before gaining an extra 13 yards.


    But Hamilton reached the end zone first, with Banks turning on the jets in open space for a 30-yard touchdown. Addison also chipped in 29 yards on the drive, and Anthony Coombs added the two-point conversion on the ground to give the Ticats a 14-3 lead in the second quarter.


    The Ticats were driving for more points before the end of the opening half, but Roberson notched his seventh interception of the season when he went up high to pick off a deep pass intended for Banks.


    Mitchell and the Stamps’ offence attempted to seize the opportunity provided by the turnover, but Hamilton’s defence forced another field goal after standing tall on a long drive. Paredes made the 49-yard kick with under a minute left, but the Ticats answered back with a quick drive that led to a 45-yard field goal from Hajrullahu to make it a 17-6 game heading into the third quarter.


    The Ticats notched a single on the opening kickoff of the third quarter to extend their lead to 11 points.


    The Stamps responded once again, this time with a seven-play, 75-yard drive that led to a 17-yard field goal from Paredes. Rogers came up with a big 22-yard grab against double coverage and Ka’Deem Carey racked up 34 yards on a pair of catches to help set up the kick.


    Calgary notched another takeaway on defence when Raheem Wilson stripped the ball away from Banks after the receiver took a pitch from Addison on a sweep play. Brandon Smith recovered the ball for the Stamps, and Mitchell completed key passes to Josh Huff and Rogers to move the chains and set up a 20-yard field goal from Paredes.


    Paredes’ fourth field goal of the game cut Hamilton’s lead down to just six points with three minutes left in the third quarter.


    A 29-yard catch from Begelton gave Calgary needed momentum on a fourth quarter drive, and Mitchell made the most of it by throwing a 15-yard touchdown pass to Rogers on the very next play. Paredes kicked the extra point to give the Stamps a 19-18 lead with just under seven minutes to play.


    Both teams will be in action again next Friday in Week 15, with the Calgary Stampeders facing the Toronto Argonauts on the road and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats travelling to take on the Edmonton Eskimos.
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    REGINA — Brett Lauther kicked a game-winning 39-yard field goal with under a minute left to lift the Saskatchewan Roughriders over the Montreal Alouettes with a 27-25 home win on Saturday.


    Three field goals from Boris Bede gave Montreal an early 9-0 lead, but the Riders grabbed momentum and cut into the lead when a 46-yard catch from Shaq Evans set up a short catch-and-run touchdown from William Powell in the second quarter. The Riders took a one-point lead before half-time on a short field goal from Lauther.


    A rushing touchdown from William Stanback gave Montreal the lead in the third quarter, but Cody Fajardo responded with a touchdown run of his own and a two-point conversion to tie the game.


    The Riders extended their lead with Powell’s second touchdown of the game, but a missed extra point left the door open for Montreal. The Als answered the call when Vernon Adams Jr. threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Eugene Lewis, and Bede’s extra point gave Montreal a 25-24 lead with eight minutes to play.


    But Saskatchewan came back to win, as Fajardo led a 54-yard drive after the three-minute warning to set up the deciding field goal.


    Powell finished the game with 94 rushing yards on 15 carries, averaging 6.3 yards per carry. Powell also racked up 30 receiving yards on three catches.


    Fajardo threw for 254 yards while completing 70 per cent of his passes.


    The Als opened up the scoring late in the first quarter on a 32-yard field goal from Bede after Adams got the drive going with a 24-yard pass to DeVier Posey. Adams later completed a 42-yard strike to Chris Matthews to end the opening quarter, and the big gain led to an 18-yard field goal from Bede to extend the early lead.


    Montreal’s offence was driving down the field again later in the second quarter, with Adams completing big passes to Lewis and Quan Bray for back-to-back 30-yard gains. But the Riders’ defence held strong once again, with Loucheiz Purifoy breaking up a pass in the end zone to force a 29-yard field goal from Bede.


    The Riders began to find life on offence when Fajardo connected with Evans on a 46-yard pass play. Powell followed up the big gain by reaching the end zone on a 10-yard catch-and-run, and Lauther kicked the extra point to cut Montreal’s lead down to just two points.


    Saskatchewan attempted to take the lead late in the first half after a 25-yard catch from Naaman Roosevelt set up a field goal attempt, but Lauther’s 33-yard kick missed wide to the right.


    But the Riders’ defence forced another punt, and Fajardo capitalized by leading his team to a 14-yard field goal to grab a one-point lead before half-time.


    Montreal took the lead midway through the third quarter after a 32-yard catch from Bray set up a four-yard rushing touchdown from Stanback one play later. Adams capped off the drive by completing the two-point conversion pass to Posey, giving the Als a 17-10 lead.


    The Als extend their lead to eight points when the ensuing 80-yard kickoff from Bede resulted in a single.


    Fajardo came up with a big drive later in the third quarter to retake momentum. The Riders quarterback capped off a seven-play, 65-yard scoring drive with an incredible seven-yard touchdown run. Fajardo accelerated to the edge and stretched out to hit the pylon for the touchdown, and he followed it up by adding the two-point conversion on a three-yard run to even the score.


    Montreal turned the ball over on downs after a fumbled snap during a punt attempt, and the Riders capitalized two plays later with Powell scoring a five-yard rushing touchdown. But Lauther’s extra point attempt went wide, leaving the Riders with a 24-18 lead in the fourth quarter.


    The Als evened things up when Adams threw a 27-yard touchdown strike to Lewis, and Bede’s extra point gave Montreal a 25-24 lead with eight minutes to play.


    But the Riders found a way to come out on top, with Lauther hitting the game-winning field goal in the final minute after a brilliant 25-yard grab from Evans helped put the team in position.


    Week 15 will see the Montreal Alouettes host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers next Saturday, while the Saskatchewan Roughriders will get a week to rest before facing the Toronto Argonauts on the road in Week 16.
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    WEEK 15

    Friday, September 20, 2019
    Time (ET) Away Home
    7:00 PM Calgary Stampeders Toronto Argonauts
    9:30 PM Hamilton Tiger Cats Edmonton Eskimos


    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    Time (ET) Away Home
    4:00 PM Winnipeg Blue Bombers Montreal Alouettes
    7:00 PM British Columbia Lions Ottawa Redblacks




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    CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE AUGUST/SEPT. BEST BETS AND OPINIONS


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD


    09/14/2019.......3-1-0.....75.00%......+9.50
    09/13/2019.......1-1-0.....50.00%.......-0.50
    09/07/2019.......5-1-0.....83.33%.....+19.50
    09/06/2019.......1-1-0.....50.00%......-0.50
    09/01/2019...... 0-2-0...... 0.00%..... -11.00
    08/25/2019...... 1-1-0 .....50.00%..... -0.50
    08/24/2019 ......2-2-0 .....50.00%..... -1.00
    08/17/2019...... 3-1-0..... 75.00%..... +9.50
    08/16/2019...... 1-1-0 .....50.00%..... -0.50
    08/15/2019...... 2-0-0 .....100.00%.... +10.00
    08/10/2019...... 0-2-0........ 0.00%.... -11.00
    08/09/2019...... 3-1-0 .......75.00%.... +9.50
    08/08/2019...... 1-0-1.......100.00%.... +5.00
    08/03/2019...... 1-1-0 .......50.00%.... -0.50
    08/02/2019...... 2-0-0...... 100.00%... +10.00
    08/01/2019...... 3-1-0........ 75.00%.. +9.50




    Totals..............29-16-1..... 64.44%.... +57.00






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    BEST BETS:




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


    09/14/2019..............1 - 1..............-0.50.............2 - 0.............+10.00.............+9.50
    09/13/2019..............0 - 1..............-5.50.............1 - 0.............+5.00...............-0.50
    09/07/2019..............2 - 1.............+4.00.............3 - 0.............+15.00.............+19.00
    09/06/2019..............1 - 0 ............+5.00............0 - 1..............-5.50................-0.50
    09/01/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50..............0 - 1.............-5.50................-11.00
    08/25/2019..............1 - 0.............+5.00.............0 - 1.............-5.50................-0.50
    08/24/2019..............0 - 2.............-11.00.............2 - 0............+10.00..............-1.00
    08/17/2019..............1 - 1.............-0.50...............2 - 0............+10.00.............+9.50
    08/16/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50...............1 - 0............+5.00................-0.50
    08/15/2019..............1 - 0.............+5.00..............1 - 0.............+5.00..............+10.00
    08/10/2019..............0 - 1.............-5.50...............0 - 1..............-5.50...............-11.00
    08/09/2019..............2 - 0............+10.00.............1 - 1.............-0.50...............+9.50
    08/08/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00..............0 -0 -1...........+0.00.............+5.00
    08/03/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00...............0 - 1.............-5.50...............-0.50
    08/02/2019..............1 - 0............+5.00...............1 - 0.............+5.00.............+10.00
    08/01/2019..............2 - 0 ...........+10.00.............1 - 1..............-0.50..............+9.50




    Totals....................14 - 9............+20.00............15 - 8 - 1..........+36.50..........+56.50
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    More NFL trends for Week 3:


    — Bengals covered eight of last ten as a road underdog.


    — Seattle is 8-3-2 ATS in last 13 non-division games.


    — New England covered 13 of last 19 games vs AFC East foes.


    — Colts covered one of their last six road openers.


    — Miami covered twice in last eight games vs NFC teams.


    — Atlanta covered three of last 13 non-divisional games.


    Tweet of the Day
    “I mean, this is something that’s serious. If his spleen bursts, then we have a problem.”
    Jets’ coach Adam Gase on Sam Darnold’s mononucleosis

    Thursday’s quiz

    Where did Dan Marino play his college football?

    Wednesday’s quiz

    Ben McAdoo was the Giants’ head coach before Pat Shurmur.


    Tuesday’s quiz
    Jeff Fisher coached the Tennessee Titans in their only Super Bowl appearance.


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    Thursday’s List of 13: Doing some thinking out loud……


    13) From Liam Stack (this story made me laugh):
    A New Zealand man brought an emotional support clown to a meeting where he knew he’d be fired. The clown blew up balloons and folded them into a series of animals throughout the meeting, then mimed crying when the man was handed a pink slip.


    Didn’t help; the guy still lost his job.


    12) From Russell Baxter: 72 of the 106 Super Bowl teams started that season 2-0; only four of them started 0-2.


    11) Atlanta Falcons play their first nine games this year in domes; their first of only three outdoor games is Week 11 (Nov 17) at Carolina.


    10) From Ralph Michaels: Since 2016, under is 18-9 in college football games that had a total of 40 or less points.


    9) Colts, Eagles and Packers are pretty banged up; they all scrapped their traditional Wednesday practices this week, and had walk-throughs instead.


    8) David Fales would appear to be the Jets’ new backup QB; he’s thrown 48 passes in three NFL games, two for Miami in 2017 (with Adam Gase as coach) and one for Chicago in 2016. Fales played college ball at San Jose State.


    7) Football stuff:
    — Chiefs’ LT Eric Fisher is having core muscle surgery, is out this week.


    6) Last time there was a week of NFL games where no team scored 30+ points was Week 9 in 1995, so long ago that the Houston Oilers won a game that week.


    5) Pirates’ closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested in Pittsburgh Tuesday on charges of soliciting a child, computer pornography and providing obscene material to minors.


    4) Giancarlo Stanton’s over/under home run total for this year was 41.5; wth 11 days left in this season, he has one homer and seven RBI.


    3) A’s 1, Royals 0 (11)— Mark Canha got the walk-off hit on Mark Canha T-shirt Day and Chad Pinder made a great catch in left field to save two runs as Oakland won its 92nd game this year.


    2) Four teams that got to the Super Bowl after starting season 0-2:
    — 1993— Cowboys (won Super Bowl)
    — 1996— Patriots (lost)
    — 2001— Patriots (won)
    — 2007— Giants (won)


    1) From Annie Karni of the New York Times:


    “Sean Spicer got a minimum of $125,000 to be on Dancing With the Stars, and the pay goes up with every week he stays on.”


    We live in a very strange world.
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