CFL Thursday Night Football Week 3
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Week three of the Canadian Football League season is here, and like temperatures across Canada – things are heating up. The first game of the week sees the BC Lions, and Montreal Alouettes renew hostilities in Montreal. This game will be Montreal’s third straight against a Western Division opponent – with the Als winning the first and losing, but covering the spread in the second. The second game of the weekend is an all-Western affair, as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers host the Calgary Stampeders in their home opener.
CFL fans get a double feature on Saturday as Toronto heads up the 401 to take on the Ottawa Redblacks. This will be Toronto’s first road game of the season. Ottawa opened the season with two games against Calgary and will welcome a change in week three. Wrapping up the week is a game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
As the season progresses, the odds for games improve and are more reflective of a team’s ability going forward, not of their previous season performance. Sports Interaction – the preferred choice for Canadians betting on the CFL – is now offering more moneyline options for games. This allows for better betting lines and bigger potential payouts. This week, there is one moneyline definitely worth considering, as well as an under bet and a road favourite.
Canadian Football League Picks Week 3
- Calgary at Winnipeg: Calgary -4 (-110) at Sports Interaction
The Calgary Stampeders head to Manitoba to play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in their regular season home opener. Both teams put up a whopping 43 points in week two, but that number is not sustainable for an entire season. Considering Winnipeg began the season as one of the fiercest defences in the CFL, the fact they gave up 40 points to Saskatchewan last week does not bode well for their game against Calgary. Winnipeg will likely need another game to get their defence on the right track and Calgary will not give it to them on Friday night. Take the favourite road Calgary and consider taking the over as a secondary bet.
- Toronto at Ottawa: Toronto +160 (+160) at Sports Interaction
Attractive moneyline betting options are beginning to show their face as we progress into week three of the CFL season. The Ottawa Redblacks are returning home this week, but after back-to-back games against Calgary – the 2017 Grey Cup favourites and toughest match-up in the league – to start the season, the hard early stretch may hinder Ottawa in the coming weeks. This leaves an opening for the Toronto Argonauts and Ricky Ray – who currently leads the CFL in passing yards – to pull off the upset. Ottawa was only 2-6-1 at home in 2016 and with the city still recovering from Canada Day festivities, look for a docile crowd. Take Toronto to pull out the upset on the road.
- Hamilton at Saskatchewan: Under 52.0 (+110) at Sports Interaction
Early seasons statistics have the Saskatchewan Roughriders averaging 28 points per game, but those numbers are skewed due to a 40-point outburst in week two. Focusing on their first game of the season, plus the preseason – the Riders average drops to only 17 points per game. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats offence looked flat in week one, scoring only 15 points. The early bye week should help the Tiger-Cats get better on offence, but even if they can DOUBLE their offensive output from week one, the combined score of this game will struggle to surpass 52 points.
Sports Interaction is one of the best betting sites for Canadians. They continually improve their lines and products, while increasing their presence and exposure. One of the ways they are achieving this is through a partnership with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Sports Interaction is now an official sponsor of Hamilton – so do not be surprised if you see their name on sideline billboards. Even if the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are not your go-to team, Sports Interaction is offering a great sign-up bonus to first time CFL bettors – paying bettors a 100% bonus on up $200 on their first deposit.
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