StatsGuru | Thu 17/08/2017 - 01:13 EDT

CFL Picks Week 9

CFL Picks Week 9
Rolling along at warp speed, welcome to Week 9 everyone as we have reached the halfway point of the Canadian Football League season. This weeks games complete the CFL first half and our biggest takeaway so far is how good the West is and how bad the East is. Half-mile post action begins with Edmonton visiting Winnipeg at 8:30 PM ET on August 17, 2017, at Investors Group Field.

CFL Football Games This Week

A West Division duel opens our Week 9 slate as the undefeated Eskimos (7-0-0) face a suddenly hot Blue Bombers (5-2-0) squad. That match is followed by a Friday Night doubleheader as Ottawa visits Hamilton at 7:30 PM ET and Calgary is in British Columbia for a battle at 10:30 PM ET. Montreal and Toronto complete a home-and-home set at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday to end the Week 9 betting excitement. The two West rivalry contests are intriguing while the two East battles are mostly filler.

Results / FixturesCFL

Winning was our mantra early last week as we sprinted out of the gate with a 3-0 mark straight up and against the spread. Edmonton, Toronto and Winnipeg all won by at least seven points to help pad our bankroll – with a very limited amount of stress. Perfection was within our grasp – until the Lions played like kittens and were crushed by Saskatchewan to close out our Week 8 picks. Total scoring was down last week as UNDER wagers were the winning side on all four of the matches.

CSB Money Line & ATS Week 8 Results: 3-1-0 and 3-1-0 Overall: 23-8-1 (1 NP) 17-14-2

CFL Predictions Today and Week 8 Review

Though slightly closer than we like, the undefeated Eskimos continue to roll as they posted a 27-20 win over the Redblacks to open Week 8 action. Blowouts followed as the Alouettes smothered the Argonauts 21-9, the Blue Bombers bashed the winless Tiger-Cats 39-12 and the Roughriders tamed the Lions during a 41-8 victory. The ‘Riders easy win was a shock to us and the QB situation in British Columbia is a dicey one at this point. Despite a long list of injuries, Edmonton continues to impress. Aiming to build on our solid Week 8 results – here are our Week 9 previews and picks.

  • Edmonton at Winnipeg Pick: Blue Bombers +1 (-110) ATS at Bet365

Week 9 action opens with Edmonton in Winnipeg on Thursday night. The Eskimos have survived several injuries and they continue to lead the CFL standings. After letting a 42-27 lead slip away, in a 45-42 loss to BC in Week 5, Winnipeg has posted three straight wins. The Bombers offense has been potent during that run as they outscored their opponents by a 113-82 final count. This contest has the makings of a shootout as QB’s Matt Nichols and Mike Reilly are both playing at a high level. We like the Bombers to win outright and we’ll bet the small (-105) money line at Bet365.

Final Score: Winnipeg Blue Bombers 33-26

  • Ottawa at Hamilton Pick: Redblacks -3.5 (-110) ATS at Bodog  

Ottawa (1-6-1) heads in Hamilton (0-7-0) for a fight between CFL cellar dwellers. The good news for both teams is neither Montreal (3-4-0) or Toronto (3-5-0) have a runaway lead in the East Division. The Redblacks have lost a ton of close contests while the Tiger-Cats have been getting trashed on a regular basis recently. The Cats last three games resulted in a 132-41 final count. We feel Ottawa is slightly better than their record while Hamilton is full marks for their winless streak. The Redblacks are -3.5 (-110) road chalk against the Cats and we are laying that line at Bodog.

Final Score: Ottawa Redblacks 37-18

BC looked lost in Regina as the ‘Riders dominated on both sides of the ball last week. With both being nicked up, QB’s Jonathon Jennings and Travis Lulay combined for a 19 of 39, 249 yards, one TD and 4 INT stat line vs Saskatchewan. The ‘Riders win needs to be taken with a grain of salt as the Green & White still haven’t won two in a row this season. After watching the Lions offensive line melt-down last week – we anticipate more of the same as Calgary is fresh off a BYE week. The Stampeders are -4.5 (-105) road favorites and we are backing Calgary at SportsInteraction.

Final Score: Calgary Stampeders 21-17

  • Montreal at Toronto Pick: Alouettes +2 (-115) ATS at William Hill

Completing a home-and-home series Montreal and Toronto are batting for first place in dismal East Division. The health of Argo’s QB Ricky Ray is still questionable so top rated Canada Sports Betting bookmakers currently have this match posted as “Off The Board”. We will update the prices and make our pick once the lines are posted at William Hill. Our preview will be up prior to game time. Ricky Ray is the announced starter for the Argonauts today and William Hill as posted Toronto as – (-105) chalk. We like the Alouettes outright at +2 (-115) ATS and on the (+105) money line.

Final Score: Toronto Argonauts 38-6

Canadian Sportsbooks Offering Week 9 CFL Odds

Action from the CFL is a very hot ticket but it’s far from the only game in town these days. With several division races basically decided, the fight for the two American and Nation League Wild Card playoff spots is in full flight. The numbers have changed on the CSB World Series futures board as the Los Angeles Dodger are near runaway chalk right now. The Boys of Summer have 45 days left in the regular season and top rated linemakers are covering it all with tons of betting options. They will be all over the MLB action from now until the Fall Classic playoffs get underway in October.

American football is about to hit high gear as well as we are just ten days from the start of the USA college season that begins on August 26, 2017. Alabama continues as top chalk to win the NCAAF Championship that will play out on January 8, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Rumbling in just behind is the NFL as they are into the second week of preseason action. As the countdown clock to the right illustrates – the season is now just three weeks away. There are loads of preseason prop and NFL futures wagering options on the betting boards at these Canada supporting sportsbooks.

Category : Picks and Parlays

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