Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:58 AM

Betting Recap - Week 2

League Betting Notes

This Week 


-- Favorites went 3-0 SU in Week 2
-- Favorites went 2-1 ATS in Week 2
-- Home teams posted a 2-1 SU record in Week 2
-- Away teams posted a 2-1 ATS record in Week 2
-- The 'Over' went 3-0 in Week 2

Year To Date

-- Favorites are 5-2 SU overall
-- Underdogs are 4-3 ATS overall
-- Home teams are 4-3 SU overall
-- Away teams are 5-2 ATS overall
-- The 'Over' is 6-1 overall

Analysis

Ottawa  (2-0) posted a 44-41 thrilling victory against Saskatchewan  (0-2) in Canada's capital city, as the over continues to produce. That's 2-0 for the RedBlacks in terms of overs, although they're now 1-1 ATS so far after failing to cover the 4 1/2-point number. As far as the Roughriders are concerned, they earned their first cover of the young season, but they're allowed 33.5 points per game (PPG) through two outings, both losses.

Edmonton  (2-0) kept up their good work to start, topping the BC Lions (0-2) to win for the second straight week while earning their first cover. They're now 5-1 in the past six seasons during Week 2. The over continues to cash in this series, going 5-0-1 in the past six battles, and the over is 5-1 in the past six battles in Northern Alberta, too.

The Esks have averaged 35.5 PPG through two games out of the gate while averaging 24.0 PPG in two outings. They'll look to keep it going in Winnipeg  (1-0) in Week 3.

Hamilton  (2-0) wailed on 
Toronto  (0-1) in the regular-season opener for the Argonauts, an inauspicious season debut for Toronto. The Tiger-Cats pulled away in the third quarter with a 21-0 advantage as the 'over' (52.5) connected. The Ti-Cats have posted a 2-0 ATS mark through their first two games.     

Team Betting Notes

-- The Blue Bombers picked up a win as a pick 'em in the first game in BC, and they're coming off a bye. Winnipeg lost a thriller to Edmonton in Week 1 last season, 33-30, covering as short 'dogs at home. Overall they were just 1-2 SU in the three regular-season meetings in 2018, but they finished 2-1 ATS against the Esks with the over hitting in two of three. Since July 26, 2012, the Blue Bombers are just 1-6 SU and 2-5 ATS in seven home meetings against the Eskimos.

-- The Esks play their first road game of the 2019 season. They were terrible on the road to close out 2018, losing six straight away from Commonwealth Stadium while going 2-4 ATS.

-- On Friday, the Tiger-Cats look to keep their record unblemished against Montreal  (0-1). The Alouettes lost to Edmonton in Week 1, but covered in the 32-25 shootout.

-- The Als split two regular-season battles with the Ti-Cats last season, as the road team managed to go 2-0 SU/ATS in the two meetings in 2018 with 'over' results in both.

-- Calgary  (0-1) was surprised at home in Week 1, a rare setback of any kind for the Stampeders. They'll look to take out two week's worth of pent up aggression on the winless Lions. The Stamps won two of three meetings with the Lions in 2018, but BC was 2-1 ATS in the three regular-season battles with the 'under' connecting in all three outings. The lone loss by Calgary also came on their home field on Oct. 13, a 26-21 setback as 10 1/2-point favorites.

-- The under has connected in six straight meetings between the Lions and Stamps dating back to the last over result on July 29, 2016, a game decided in overtime. The under is 8-1 in the past nine regular-season meetings between these two clubs.

-- Toronto will be licking their wounds after getting hammered by Hamilton in their Week 2 opener at home. They head to Saskatchewan in a battle of winless sides, although the Roughriders have at least been competitive.

-- In 2018, the Riders were 2-0 SU/1-1 ATS in the two regular-season meetings with the Argos, covering in their home opener last June 15. Saskatchewan has a five-game winning streak in the regular season during this series, and they're 4-1 ATS in that stretch, including 2-0 SU/ATS at home. The last time the Argos won in Regina was back on June 30, 2016. 

Joe Williams can be followed on Twitter at JoeWilliamsVI.



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