CFL Picks Week 1
CFL Football Games This Week
Pigskin betting continues all weekend as Ottawa will host Calgary in a 2016 Grey Cup 104 rematch on Friday. Edmonton visits British Columbia to kick-start what will be a Wild West on Saturday. Opening Week festivities close with a rare Sunday clash as Toronto and Hamilton spark up their provincial rivalry. Winnipeg will play their best ball later as they are enjoying a CFL Week 1 bye.
This is a good time to remind everyone that futures odds for the 105th Grey Cup Game will change often as the weeks click off the calendar. It all leads up to CFL Championship Sunday on November 26, 2017, at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa. Will Calgary avenge their historic 2016 title game loss? See a a possible dark horse? Get in on preseason prices prior to kickoff tonight.
CFL Predictions Today
While it may not be totally true to say the TV, Radio and Mobile broadcasters demand a steady rise in viewership as CFL Week 1 action moves along, that’s basically what we get this weekend. That said, all four contests appear to be pretty fair fights. We start our journey at SportsInteraction and will secure the best prices on each game at the top sportsbooks here at Canada Sports Betting.
- Saskatchewan at Montreal Pick: Roughriders +7 (-120) at SportsInteraction
Looking to put overall dismal seasons behind them, Montreal (7-11) welcomes Saskatchewan (5-11) into La Belle Province tonight. Veteran QB Kevin Glenn is charged with picking up the ‘Riders last ranked offence. Montreal is revamped from top to bottom and that begins with QB Darian Durant. Expecting a close contest, we are taking the ‘Riders +7 (-120) ATS odds at SportsInteraction.
Final Score: Montreal Alouettes 17-16
- Calgary at Ottawa Pick: Stampeders -6 (-105) at Bodog
Though the stage is not as bright, Ottawa and Calgary meet in a rematch of the 104th Grey Cup game on June 23, 2017. Pivots Bo Levi Mitchell and Trevor Harris face tough defenses here. Both teams lost key pieces in the offseason but the Stamps excel when it comes to the “next man up” mantra. The big price is a slight concern but we are laying the -6 (-105) to back Calgary at Bodog.
Final Score: 31-31 Tie Game
- Edmonton at British Columbia Pick: Eskimos +4 (-110) at William Hill
Kicking off what will be a wild ride, in a stacked West Division, Edmonton opens their 2017 CFL season in BC on June 24. Two explosive offenses hook up here and we get our first look at how the Lions will fare without All-Star LB Adam Bighill who jumped to the New Orleans Saints. Tempted by the OVER 60 points at William Hill we have decided to take the +4 (-110) to back the Eskimos.
Final Score: Edmonton Eskimos 30-27
- Hamilton at Toronto Pick: Tiger-Cats -3.5 (-110) at Bet365
Week 1 of the 2017 CFL season closes with an All-Ontario contest when Hamilton visits Toronto to re-fire their decades old rivalry on June 25. The Tiger-Cats are projected to battle Ottawa for top spot in the East Division while the Argonauts are a consensus pick to occupy the CFL cellar. A strong “blowout of the week” candidate – we are backing the Cats -3.5 (-110) ATS price at Bet365.
Final Score: Toronto Argonauts 32-15
Top Sportsbooks Taking CFL Action in Canada
Sports betting fans in Canada are entering one of the most exciting times of the year. In addition to “real” CFL action, the MLB Boys of Summer are in full flight and the top ranked CBS sportsbooks are offering a plethora of NFL preseason props – along with regular season Week 1 opening odds. 2018 Stanley Cup Championship futures will also change after this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft.
Fantasy sports are a hot commodity as MLB drafts roll out daily and football fanatics are beginning to select their season long NFL squads as well. Stick with us here at Canada Sports Betting and follow us on Facebook for extensive sports wagering updates. Our remaining CFL picks go up on Friday and we remind everyone that these CSB sportsbooks offer the best betting experience.
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