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Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 14:03 PM

CFL Betting Recap - Week 7

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League Betting Notes

-- Favorites went 3-1 SU in Week 7
-- Favorites went 3-1 ATS in Week 7
-- Road teams posted a 3-1 SU record in Week 7
-- Road teams posted a 3-1 ATS record in Week 7
-- The 'Over' went 3-1 in Week 7

Analysis

Calgary (6-0) continues to vanquish all opponents, and they're working on a new cover streak, too. After failing to cover a huge number at home last week, the Stampeders hit the road for Saskatchewan (3-3) and came away with a high-scoring 34-22 victory against the Roughriders. It was surprising since the Riders posted a season-high 22 points against the Stamps' D, ending a 5-0 'under' run for Calgary.

The Riders had their modest two-game cover streak come to an end, and the 'over' result was their first since allowing 40 in Week 2.

The 'other' team in the Province of Alberta is playing some pretty good football, too. Edmonton (4-2) has won in consecutive games for the first time this season, as the bye week seemed to do them some good. They hung a season-high 44 points on Montreal (1-5), as they also improved to 4-2 on over totals, too. It was a surprising offensive display considering the Esks had totaled 33 points in their two previous games in a home-and-home with Toronto (1-5).

Speaking of the Argos, they continue to share the basement with the Alouettes, and it has everything to do with their shoddy defense. Winnipeg (4-3) finished off the home-and-home sweep of the Argos, as Toronto allowed 39.0 points per game (PPG) in the two contests. As a result, the 'over' has hit in two straight for the Argos after the 'under' was 4-0 through their first four outings.

The Blue Bombers have hit the 30-point mark in five of their seven games, and the 'over' is 5-0 when they score 30 or more. Their improvement on defense has been overlooked lately, as they're allowing a respectable 18.3 PPG across the past four contests.

Ottawa (4-2) continues to be the class of the East, topping Hamilton (2-4) by a 21-15 score. They have still yet to cover in consecutive games, so remember that for Thursday's trip to Toronto. The 'under' has connected in four of the past five for the RedBlacks.

After opening the season 2-1 SU/ATS, the Ti-Cats are in a tailspin. They have posted a 0-3 SU/ATS mark across the past three weekends, and will look to get well in Montreal on Friday. The 'under' is 3-0-1 for the Hammer over the past four, and 4-1-1 through six games overall.

Team Betting Notes and A Look Ahead

-- The RedBlacks head to Toronto with a 4-1 ATS mark across their past five against losing teams, 7-2 ATS in the past nine against East teams and 22-6 ATS over their past 28 road outings. On the flip side, the Argos are 7-16 ATS in their past 23 following a non-cover, 6-18 ATS over the past 24 following a straight-up loss and 2-12 ATS in their past 14 in the month of August.

-- The under is 9-1 in the past 10 for Ottawa against Eastern teams, while going 9-2 in their past 11 on the road. The under is also 6-2 in Ottawa's past eight against a losing team. The under is 4-0 in Toronto's past four against winning teams, 7-2-2 in the past 11 against the East and 6-2 in their past eight overall. Oh, and the under is a perfect 5-0 in the past five meetings overall.

-- The Riders and Esks square off in Northern Alberta. The Roughriders are 1-4 ATS in their past five against West opponents, while the Esks are 6-1 ATS in their past seven against Western clubs. However, the Eskimos are also just 7-15 ATS in their past 22 home games.

-- Saskatchewan is 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings, while the 'over' is 7-3 in the past 10 meetings in Edmonton.

-- Hamilton looks to keep Montreal at arm's length in the standings when they travel to Quebec on Friday. The Tiger-Cats are 7-2 ATS in the past nine on the road, and 5-2 ATS in the past seven against teams with a losing overall record. They're also 5-2 ATS across the past seven against the East. Hamilton is 17-8 ATS in their past 25 trips to Montreal, too.

-- Montreal has had issues against the number, going just 5-16 ATS in the past 21 overall, and 0-7 ATS in the past seven against Eastern foes. They're also just 6-20 ATS in the past 26 at home.

-- The under might be the play in Hamilton-Montreal. The under is 5-2 in the past seven for the Ti-Cats, while going 6-1 in the past seven for the Alouettes. The under is also 37-14-1 in the past 52 for Montreal against the East, including 6-2 in the past eight against the Cats. The under is also 8-3 in the past 11 meetings in Montreal.

-- BC Lions (2-3) heads to Calgary rather rested after a bye week. They hope that their road woes against the number after in the rear-view mirrors. BC is 2-7 ATS in the past nine road games, and 3-11-1 ATS in the past 15 against Western clubs. They're also just 1-5-1 ATS in the past seven against teams with a winning overall mark.

-- The Stamps are 20-9 ATS in their past 29 at home, and 21-5-1 ATS in the past 27 in the month of August. More importantly, Calgary is 3-0-1 ATS in the past four vs. BC, and 5-1 ATS in their past six at home against the Lions.

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