Week 17 of CFL marks the end of inter-division play and there is an absolute deadlock in the East as three teams sit with a 6-8 record. Also, the “crossover” playoff spot that looked like it would be going to 4th place in the West is now up for grabs. Canadian sports bettors can check out a preview of the CFL action here…

Ottawa Redblacks +13 at Hamilton Tigercats -13 Total Points 44.5

Ottawa are pretty much playing the spoiler role for the reast of the season, and find themselves big +13 point underdogs as they head to Tim Hortons Field, where the Ticats are undefeated. Ottawa has struggled to score for much of the season, especially on the road, which was evidenced by Ottawa’s 3 point effort last week in BC. The 44.5 total is the lowest this week and is generally considered quite low for a CFL game.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Ottawa’s last 8 games
Ottawa is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
Ottawa is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Hamilton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hamilton’s last 5 games at home

Montreal Alouettes +4.5 at Toronto Argonauts -4.5 Total Points 51

This is the best matchup of Week 17 as both teams are riding a 3 game winning streak and the victor will be sitting atop the East Division. Montreal turned their season around with their recent string of wins, but much of their success has come at home, and they are 1-5 on the road this season (only win was in Ottawa). Toronto have been made -4.5 point favorites as they will have home field advantage in this contest where they are 4-2 against-the-spread this year (mostly facing strong West opposition).

Montreal is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Montreal is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Montreal’s last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Calgary Stampeders -10 at Winnipeg Blue Bombers +10 Total Points 49

The Stampeders have already clinched a playoff berth and will be looking to clinch top spot in the West division with a win against the Bombers. Winnipeg are in free fall after losing their last 6 games, but still have an outside chance at the “crossover” playoff spot. However, they will be facing a Calgary team that has dominated them and covered the spread in the last 5 meetings.

Calgary is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Calgary’s last 13 games on the road
Calgary is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Winnipeg
Winnipeg is 0-6 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Winnipeg’s last 5 games at home

Edmonton Eskimos -4 at Saskatchewan Roughriders +4 Total Points 48

Both of these teams have clinched a playoff berth, but it is the Edmonton Eskimos that are the better team heading into this game. The ‘Riders are limping into this game off 3 straight losses and have struggled mightily since losing Darian Durant to injury. Edmonton, on the other hand, are coming off a 41-9 rout of Winnipeg. Saskatchewan has only covered the spread once in their last 6 home games, and are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 home games against Edmonton.

The total has gone OVER in 11 of Edmonton’s last 15 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing at home against Edmonton
Saskatchewan is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Saskatchewan is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

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