CFL Week 9 – Picks, Predictions, and Betting Odds
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Week 9 Alouettes vs. Redblacks
The Ottawa Redblacks are going to be 9.0 point favourites when they host the Montreal Alouettes this Friday. These two teams have already faced each other on one other occasion his year and in that game the Redblacks won by 15 points. For Ottawa, the only thing that could upset their chances against the Alouettes in their quarterback situation. Henry Burris is back at the helm and seemingly doing well, but Trevor Harris is still injured which means their offence is skating on thin ice. If something should happen to Burris, the Redblacks offence will be in serious trouble.
The Montreal Alouettes continued singing the same song last week as their defence excelled and offence nearly failed. The Alouettes have only breached the 20 point mark in one of their last five starts and that is a bad statistic to bring with you against a team as prolific as the Redblacks. Montreal has allowed their opponents an average of 23 points per game this season, but they’ve been outscored by the Redblacks by an average of more than 10 points per game.
|August 19th, 2016||Montreal Alouettes||na||+9.0 @ 1.943||Over 49.0 @ 1.943|
|Ottawa Redblakcs||na||-9.0 @ 1.943||Under 49.0 @ 1.943|
Week 9 Stampeders vs. Lions
The Calgary Stampeders will be visiting the BC Lions to finally decide their three game regular season series. BC won the first game and Calgary won the second in over-time. Thanks to home field advantage and an impressive showing last week against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the BC Lions will be 3.0 point favourites on the spread according to Pinnacle Sports. For the Stampeders, winning this game will mean getting Bo Levi Mitchell back on the board again. He put up a sub-par performance against the Roughriders last week and the Stamps were only saved thanks to the boot of Rene Paredes.
For BC, this game will be about defence more than anything else. Jonathon Jennings seems to be on auto-pilot now and he should be able to keep pace with the Stampeders in that arena. Looking to their defence, though BC has kept a winning record, they’ve allowed their opponents an average of more than 30 points per game in their last five games. And for a team that has heavily relied on defence for their successes in the last decade, allowing that many points is a troubling sign.
|August 19th, 2016||Calgary Stampeders||na||+3.0 @ 1.990||Over 56.0 @ 1.980|
|BC Lions||na||-3.0 @ 1.990||Under 56.0 @ 1.909|
Week 9 Eskimos vs. Argonauts
The Edmonton Eskimos are going to be 3.0 point favourites on the spread when they face the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday. The Eskimos took a bit of a down turn a few weeks ago, but got things back with a win over the Montreal Alouettes in week 8. Mike Reilly still had some trouble making something of the passing yards he was producing, but Montreal’s lack of offensive production was equally unimpressive. Regardless of their recent troubles, the Eskimos are a team that finds a way to win and they’ve done that consistently on the road. They’ve won 5 out of their last 6 road games and they’ve won 4 out of their last 5 road games against Toronto specifically.
The Toronto Argonauts are in a tight spot. They lost to the Bluebombers last week, one of the worst teams in the league, and they did so by both failing offensively and defensively. Add that to the fact that Toronto has a deplorable home record of 2-6 in their last 8 games and things are looking doubtful for them for a win on Saturday. There is a chance that Logan Kilgore can bounce back a bit, given that Edmonton’s defence has been on and off, but that is just one small glimmer of hope for Toronto.
|August 20th, 2016||Edmonton Eskimos||na||-3.0 @ 1.877||Over 52.5 @ 1.909|
|Toronto Argonauts||na||+3.0 @ 2.010||Under 52.5 @ 1.980|
Week 9 Roughriders vs. Tiger-Cats
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are going to be enormous underdogs when they visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday. Not only is Saskatchewan coming off of two consecutive losses to the Calgary Stampeders, but they are also boasting the absolute worst defence in the league. They’ve given up a total of 233 points this season which is a mark 34 points higher than the next worst defensive performer in the CFL. They do have the advantage of having won 6 out of their last 10 head to head games against the Ti-Cats, but that statistic stretches too far back to be used as reliable data.
And while the Roughriders appear to be completely down and out, the Tiger-Cats are a team seemingly on the way back to CFL dominance. Zach Collaros had a slow start to his comeback, but turned things around in the second half of Hamilton’s game against the Lions and proved to everyone that he’s exactly what the Ti-Cats have been missing. He helped his side rack up 26 points in the second half alone. Aside from having Collaros back on the field, the Tiger-Cats will also have their home record doing them a lot of good this weekend. They are 13-6 at home in their last 19 games.