CFL Week 16 Sports Betting Preview

Sports betting preview for CFL Week 16 which features a marquee matchup between Hamilton and Toronto that takes place on Friday Night Football. We preview the the games and break down the recent trends, along with the point spreads for Canadian football bettors…

Hamilton Tigercats +4 at Toronto Argonauts -4 Total Points 52

Hamilton at Toronto is the marquee matchup for Week 16 as the two teams battle for 1st place in the East. Hamilton has turned their season around and are currently riding a 4 game winning streak. However, the Ticats are vulnerable on the road after going 1-6 straight up in their last 7. Hamilton QB Zazh Collaros will be returning to Toronto for the first time since being traded. Collaros already led the Ticats to a 13-12 victory on Labour Day at the newly built Tim Hortons Field. Hamilton has a soft schedule the rest of the way, and a win over the Argos would all but seal up the East, and as a result, Argos coach Scott Milanovich said they are treating this like a playoff game.

Hamilton is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Hamilton’s last 9 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Ottawa Redblacks +11 at B.C. Lions -11 Total Points 44

The Redblacks snapped their CFL high 9 game losing streak with an impressive victory over Winnipeg at home. Now, the online betting sites feel there will be a letdown as they head into BC Place as double-digit underdogs. The Lions are fighting for that crossover playoff spot in the West and a home loss to Ottawa would be devastating. Both of these teams have had a recent trend of low scoring games and the 44 total points is the lowest CFL total on the board in Week 16.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa’s last 7 games
Ottawa is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of British Columbia’s last 7 games
British Columbia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Saskatchewan Roughriders +3.5 at Montreal Alouettes -3.5 Total points 46

The Roughriders have been in a tailspin since losing starting QB Darian Durant and have only won 1 game since he went down to injury. Tino Sunseri started 3 games and went 1-2 before giving way to Seth Doege — who was woeful in his start against Calgary last week. The situation has even prompted the ‘Riders to coax former QB Kerry Joseph out of retirement and rejoin the team, although he is unlikely to see action in Week 16. Saskatchewan has struggled to score points on the road without Durant and have only managed a measly 3 points in their last two road games.

Saskatchewan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saskatchewan’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal’s last 6 games when playing Saskatchewan
Montreal is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Saskatchewan
Montreal is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Saskatchewan

Winnipeg Blue Bombers +9 at Edmonton Eskimos -9 Total Points 50

After a strong start to the season, Winnipeg has fallen to the West Division basement, although they are still in the running for a crossover playoff spot. Winnipeg have tried to jumpstart their running game by opting to start Paris Cotton over Nick Grigsby, who has failed to reach 100+ rushing yards since Week 1. The Bombers will also be getting receiver Nick Moore back from injury and the team is 5-2 with him in the game — but only 1-6 when he sits. Winnipeg has struggled against the Eskimos going 1-5 against-the-spread in recent meetings, and the oddsmakers have them as +9 point underdogs.

Winnipeg is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Winnipeg is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Winnipeg’s last 12 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton’s last 5 games when playing at home against Winnipeg