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Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 10:03 AM

CFL Betting Recap - Week 2

League Betting Notes

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

Analysis

It was an impressive opening performance for Ottawa (1-0), as they humbled Saskatchewan (1-1) by a 40-17 score to easily cover a 2 1/2-point spread. The Roughriders were unable to duplicate their performance from Week 1 when they used defense to get by Toronto (0-2). Oddly enough, the 40-point outpouring of offense was just the third-highest mark on the board in Week 2.

The defending champion Argonauts are digging themselves quite the early hole, as they fell 41-7 to Calgary (2-0). The Stampeders look like they're on a mission early on, going 2-0 ATS while hitting the 'under' in each of their first two thanks to impressive defense. The Stamps are allowing just 10.5 points per game (PPG) through the first two outings. They'll be tested mightily in Week 3 when they host the RedBlacks.

While the side show of QB Johnny Manziel is the first thing reported on about Hamilton (1-1), QB Jeremiah Masoli and the offense should be the talk. They hung a 38-spot on Edmonton (1-1) in Northern Alberta for an impressive road win and cover. The Esks have stumbled out of the chute with an 0-2 ATS mark, and defense is the reason. They are allowing a dismal 34.0 PPG through two games. As such, the 'over' has hit in each of the outings.

The 'over' is popular out west, going 2-0 for the Stamps, the Esks and for Winnipeg (1-1). The Blue Bombers routed Montreal (0-2) in Week 2. The Alouettes slipped to 0-2 ATS, too, and they're averaging a dismal 10.0 PPG through the first two outings.

Team Betting Notes and A Look Ahead

-- The RedBlacks travel to meet the Stampeders on Thursday in Week 3, looking to improve their 6-0 ATS mark in the month of June. They're also an impressive 20-6 ATS in their past 26 on the road, while going 15-7 ATS in their past 22 overall. Week 3 has been a bugaboo for Ottawa, as they're 0-4 ATS in the past four during the week.

-- The Stamps love Thursdays, going 5-1 ATS in their past six on Thursday, and 5-1 ATS in their past six in Week 3. However, Calgary is 0-5 ATS in the past five against winning teams.

-- The Blue Bombers and Ti-Cats square off on Friday at Tim Horton's in Hamilton. Winnipeg has posted an 8-0 ATS mark in the past eight following a non-cover, and they're an impressive 21-8 ATS in their past 29 games away from home.

-- The Ti-Cats have managed a 3-10-2 ATS mark over the past 15 at home, and they're just 3-7 ATS in the past 10 games in the month of June. The under is an impressive 19-6 in the past 25 games in June, while going an amazing 37-14 in the past 51 at home.

-- In the past five meetings between Winnipeg and Hamilton, the 'under' is a perfect 5-0. The under is also 19-7 in the past 26 battles between the two sides in Hamilton.

-- BC Lions (1-0) is back in action in Week 3 after a bye. They travel to meet the Eskimos. The Lions have posted a 1-5 ATS mark in the past six on the road, and 2-9-1 ATS in the past 12 games inside the West Division. Edmonton has managed a 5-1 ATS mark in the past six against the West, but they're just 1-5 ATS in the past six in June and 2-5 ATS in their past seven at home. BC is 1-4 ATS in their past five tangles with Edmonton.

-- The Alouettes are hoping to find some offense on the prairie, but the Roughriders won't make it easy on them. Montreal is a horrendous 0-11 ATS in their past 11 following a straight-up loss, and they're just 3-14 ATS in the past 17 overall. They're also 0-7 ATS in the past seven on the road. The 'under' is an impressive 23-3 in the past 26 for the Alouettes in June, and 11-2 in their past 13 played on a Saturday.

-- Saskatchewan is 7-1 ATS in their past eight following a straight-up loss, and they're 7-3 ATS in their past 10 against teams with a losing overall mark. In the month of June the Riders are 8-3 ATS in the past 11. The under is 6-1 in Saskatchewan's past seven overall, and 4-1 in their past five at home. In this series, the under is 4-0 in the past four meetings, and 4-1 in the past five in Regina.

Joe Williams can be followed on Twitter at JoeWilliamsVI.



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