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Betting Recap - Week 8

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League Betting Notes

This Week 

-- Underdogs went 3-1 SU in Week 8
-- Underdogs went 2-2 ATS in Week 8
-- Home teams posted a 3-1 SU record in Week 8
-- Home teams posted a 3-1 ATS record in Week 8
-- The total went 2-2 in Week 8

Year To Date

-- Favorites are 20-11 SU overall
-- Underdogs are 17-14 ATS overall
-- Home teams are 20-11 SU overall
-- Home teams are 18-13 ATS overall
-- The 'Under' is 18-13 overall

Analysis

Toronto captured its first victory of the season in Week 8 as it pulled off a 28-27 victory over Winnipeg on Thursday. Quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson led the club back from a 20-0 deficit and the game-winning touchdown pass came with 10 seconds remaining. 

The Argonauts were listed as 15-point home underdogs and bettors taking a chance on the upset were rewarded with money-line payouts as high as +650 (Bet $100 to win $650). The 28 points scored for the Argos was a season-high and that offensive effort helped the ‘over’ (49) cash as well.

After starting the season 5-0, the Blue Bombers have now lost two consecutive games and the defense has allowed 26.5 points per game in those setbacks compared to 16 PPG in the victories.

The lone favorite to win in Week 8 was Saskatchewan, who defeated Hamilton 24-19 on Thursday as a 3 ½-point home favorite. The Roughriders have now won and covered three straight games and that victory pushed them to 3-1 both SU and ATS at home.

The Tiger-Cats fell to 1-2 on the road with the loss, their only victory coming against last place Toronto.

After falling behind 17-8 after the first quarter, Ottawa outscored Montreal 22-10 over the final 45 minutes and captured a 30-27 win on Friday as a 6 ½-point road underdog. The Redblacks dropped a 36-19 decision at home to Montreal in Week 5 and this victory got them even on the season. The ‘over’ has hit in both games.

The win for the Redblacks snapped a four-game losing streak and the offensive production was surprising after the team was held to 12.5 PPG during the skid.

Montreal was playing with rest off the bye and Friday’s loss snapped their three-game winning streak. The club sits at 3-3 SU and 4-2 ATS on the season.

Saturday’s finale watched Calgary outlast Edmonton 24-18 as a one-point home underdog. The Stampeders led 9-0 at halftime and held firm in the final 30 minutes. The ‘under’ (47) was never in doubt and the low side has now cashed in five straight games for the Stamps.

Despite owning a 5-2 straight up record, Calgary is just 2-5 versus the point-spread on the season and that includes this win and cover.

Going back to Week 2, the Eskimos have alternated wins and losses in their last six games both SU and ATS. Including Saturday’s loss at Calgary, the club is now 1-3 as a visitor this season.

Similar to the Stamps, the ‘under’ is on a 5-0 run for the Eskimos as well and that mark comes after Edmonton started the season with back-to-back easy ‘over’ winners.

British Columbia (1-6) was off in Week 8 and the team needed a break after losing a home-and-home series to Saskatchewan by a combined scored of 83-43. The Lions will visit Hamilton in Week 9.



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