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Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 14:03 PM

CFL Betting Recap - Week 6

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League Betting Notes

-- Favorites went 3-1 SU in Week 6
-- Underdogs went 3-1 ATS in Week 6
-- Home/road teams posted a 2-2 SU record in Week 6
-- Road teams posted a 4-0 ATS record in Week 6
-- The 'Over' went 2-1-1 in Week 6

Analysis

Saskatchewan (3-2) opened the week with a stunning 31-20 victory on the road against Hamilton (2-3). It's the first two-game winning streak of the season for the Roughriders, as they swept the home-and-home with the Ti-Cats while covering in each outing. They were underdogs in each contest, and they'll likely be a decisive underdog against in Week 7 against Calgary (5-0). The 'under' is now 3-1-1 for the Riders this season, and they have allowed 23 or fewer points in four of their five outings.

For the Ti-Cats, they made headlines on Sunday by trading QB Johnny Manziel to Montreal (1-4). It just so happens Manziel's college coach, Mike Sherman, is with the Alouettes. They need help, as they managed just eight points in a loss in Calgary. The Alouettes are averaging just 13.8 points per game (PPG), with the 'under' going 4-1 through five outings.

For the Stamps, they won 25-8 against the Alouettes, as defense was dominant again. But the Week 6 battle marked the first time all season they failed to cover. That's because they were the heaviest favorites of the season, closing at 19 1/2 points. They have scored 24 or more points in each of their five outings, and they're allowing just 9.2 PPG. As a result, the 'under' is a perfect 5-0 for Calgary.

BC Lions (2-3) appeared to be on the verge of winning a second straight road win, but they fell apart in the fourth quarter at Ottawa (3-2). Despite the loss, the Lions posted a season high in points (25). The Lions have also covered back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Winnipeg (3-3) has alternated wins and losses in each of their six games this season. They posted a 38-20 win in Toronto (1-4), improving to 4-2 ATS. They're also 4-2 as far as the 'over' is concerned, too. The two sides will do battle in the second end of a home-and-home on Friday in Manitoba.

For the Argos, the 'over' hit for the first time after four straight 'under' results to open the season.

Team Betting Notes and A Look Ahead

-- Week 7 begins Thursday night in Montreal when the Alouettes host Edmonton (3-2). Neither of these teams are particularly good against the number. The Esks are 5-2 ATS in their past seven road games, but 1-4 ATS in the past five against teams with a losing record, 1-4 ATS overall this season and 0-4 ATS in the past four following a bye.

-- The Alouettes have covered just seven times in the past 26 home games, and they're 3-13 ATS in the past 16 games overall. And for what it's worth, they're just 1-10 ATS in the past 11 appearances on Thursday. Montreal is just 1-7 ATS in their past eight meetings with Edmonton, and 0-4 ATS in their past four home games against the Eskimos. The over is 9-3-1 in the past 13 in this series, and 4-1-1 in the past six in Montreal.

-- The RedBlacks head to the Hammer to meet an angry Ti-Cats squad. The RedBlacks have covered 21 of their past 27 road games, and they're 6-2 ATS in the past eight against losing teams. They're also 8-3 ATS in their past 11 following a non-cover.

-- The Ti-Cats have managed covers in five of the past six against Eastern Conference foes, while the RedBlacks are 6-2 ATS in the past eight vs. the East. Hamilton is just 4-11-2 ATS in the past 17 at home, however. Hamilton is also 0-4 ATS in their past four home games against Ottawa.

-- The Stamps look to stay unbeaten in a trip to Regina. Calgary is 7-0 ATS in their past seven Week 7 games, but that's not terribly important, albeit interesting. They're 0-4 ATS in their past four against the Western Conference, and 2-5 ATS in the past seven against winning sides.

-- The Riders are just 1-5 ATS in the past six meetings, while going 3-7 ATS in their past 10 home games against the Stampeders. The 'under' has connected in five straight meetings in this series, while going 4-0 in Calgary's past four on the road and five straight at home for Saskatchewan.

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