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    PREVIEW
    BOMBERS HOST ESKIMOS TO KICK OFF 2018 CFL SEASON


    WINNIPEG — As the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos prepare to kick off the 2018 CFL season on Thursday night at Investors Group Field, it is fair to say both have lingering demons from 2017 that require exorcism.

    CFL.ca has unprecedented coverage of the first game of the season on Thursday Night Football presented by the Brick, including a 30-minute live show CFL Game Time at 7:30 p.m. ET on-site.

    For the Bombers, who fell on home turf in last season’s Western Semi-Final after posting their most regular-season wins (12) since 2002, Thursday’s opener represents a chance to best the Edmonton team that sent them packing last November.

    On the Eskimo side of the football, Week 1 represents opportunity No. 1 for Jason Maas and co. to begin the process of putting last year’s bizarre 32-28 defeat in the Western Final behind them.

    Most of all, however, everybody affiliated with both clubs is excited to finally start playing for keeps.

    “We’re very excited,” Edmonton receiver Kenny Stafford told Esks.com. “We’re tired of hitting green and gold. We’ve been going against each other for the past three weeks, so we’re excited to see a new opponent. You never know until it’s live.”

    Though the weather in Winnipeg is slated to be in the high-20s and sunny for Thursday’s season opener, Edmonton spent the week practising in ugly conditions — something Stafford believes will help them.

    “With the elements, the wind, the rain…to be able to come out and still complete balls, (and) have the offence running at a high level, shows we’re all on the same page as an offence,” said Stafford. “That prepares you for the future, (and) anything that prepares you for the future, I’m all for.”

    Speaking of futures, running back C.J. Gable is a player many in Eskimos camp believe could be on the verge of a special season in 2018.

    “I think the bar will be high for C.J. this year,” said Edmonton head coach Jason Maas of Gable, a two-time CFL East All-Star (2013, 2016). “He’s a powerful back, (and) does a lot of great things for us. As powerful as he is, he (also) has good feet to make people miss in holes…if we play with him for 18 games, he’s going to have an outstanding year.”

    One of the keys for Thursday night’s visitors will be shutting down dynamic Winnipeg running back Andrew Harris — no easy feat.

    “We’re going to have to shut down the run pretty early,” explained defensive tackle Mike Moore. “We’ve got to make sure everyone’s doing their jobs, being in their gaps and where they need to be.”

    Clean, disciplined play — never a given in Week 1 — will be key for the Edmonton offence in its season opener.

    “Their defence was good last year, (and) they added some great pieces to it,” explained Maas. “They get after the quarterback, they do a lot of different things up front to confuse and offensive line, and they’re great physically. You make any type of mistake against them, they make you pay.”

    Edmonton defensive back Aaron Grymes will miss Thursday’s season opener after being placed on the team’s suspended list earlier in the week, leaving the Esks potentially thin at defensive back.

    Receiver Bryant Mitchell will also miss Thursday’s contest, opening the door for sophomore receiver D’haquille Williams to receive plenty of targets.

    On the O-line, Tommie Draheim will make his debut at left tackle as the Eskimos try to replace key off-season departure Joel Figueroa.

    In Winnipeg, the story of the pre-season and into Week 1 has been the situation under centre.

    What began as a question of who would fill in the depth chart behind penciled-in starter Matt Nichols suddenly became a question of the QB-1 variety when Nichols went down with a knee injury late in the pre-season.

    Enter Chris Streveler, a 23-year-old true professional rookie and the Blue Bombers’ new opening day starter.

    “It was never something I thought about,” Streveler told BlueBombers.com in the lead-up to his first professional start. “It’s just been about me trying to get better every day, trying to pick up the game as quick as possible and help the team.”

    Veteran Winnipeg offensive coordinator Paul LaPolice insists the game plan will not change with the rookie under centre.

    “The message to Chris is no different all week than (what) Matt Nichols gets,” said LaPolice, whose Bomber offence led the CFL in points (554) and rushing yards (1,824) last season. “We make good decisions with the football, (and) when there’s opportunities downfield we take them. Operate our offence.”

    LaPolice insists the absence or addition of one piece in Winnipeg’s offence does not change the responsibilities of others in the unit.

    “He doesn’t have to play above himself,” stressed the 48-year-old LaPolice. “Our players don’t have to play more because there’s a guy that doesn’t have a lot of starts under his belt (at quarterback).”

    On the defensive side of the football, the Bombers are chock full of playmakers.

    Winnipeg added two all-stars in linebacker Adam Bighill — most recently of the NFL’s New Orleans Saints — and cornerback Chris Randle, along with the formerly orange-and-black trio of Anthony Gaitor (halfback), Chandler Fenner (linebacker) and Craig Roh (defensive end).

    “The first day I put on the blue…I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t weird,” laughed Bighill, who will start alongside Fenner in the heart of the Winnipeg defence come Thursday. “It’s obviously grown on me. I love it, I love being here and I love the people I’m around.”

    The Bombers will be without Kienan LaFrance and Timothy Flanders on offence along with Maurice Leggett on defence, as the latter continues to work his way back from the Achilles injury that ended his 2017 season last fall.

    Crunchin’ Numbers

    1 — Thursday’s season opener will mark the earliest regular-season game in CFL history by a single day. The previous one? June 15, 2004, when Toronto defeated Saskatchewan 21-10.

    7 — Wins in 10 tries against Winnipeg for Eskimos pivot Mike Reilly.

    39 — Total number of days Bombers quarterback Chris Streveler has been a pro. (per BlueBombers.com)

    90 — Receiving yards needed by Winnipeg’s Darvin Adams to eclipse the 3,000-yard career mark.

    Bombers. Eskimos.

    Two teams looking to start 2018 on the right foot and take charge in what is shaping up to be a wide-open West Division.

    The tackles and jump-balls are for real, now. Buckle up for a fun one at IGF.

    Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN, RDS and ESPN+.
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    THURSDAY, JUNE 14
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    GAME RECAP

    WEATHERING THE STORM: ESKS OUTLAST BOMBERS IN SEASON OPENER


    WINNIPEG — Mike Reilly orchestrated a late-game comeback to lead the Edmonton Eskimos to a victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday night.

    The thriller didn’t end until early on Friday morning, thanks to two weather related delays, as the Eskimos opened their season with a 33-30 win on the road.

    The game, which took just shy of six hours to complete, didn’t conclude until roughly 2:17 a.m. ET. It’s considered the second-longest game in CFL history next to the Fog Bowl in 1962, although that game was suspended and completed the following day.

    Sean Whyte kicked the game-winning field goal to seal the deal as the seconds ticked off the clock at Investors Group Field. Reilly moved his team down the gridiron to tie things up with just under two minutes left in the contest and eventually led to the game-winning kick.

    The Eskimos quarterback finished the contest connecting on 32 of 46 pass attempts for 408 yards, one touchdown pass, two rushing major scores and one interception. Derel Walker led all receivers in the contest with 176 yards and a touchdown on eight catches.

    For the home team, rookie quarterback Chris Streveler tossed three touchdown passes, to Darvin Adams, Weston Dressler and Drew Wolitarsky, in his CFL debut. The 23-year-old connected on 15 of his 28 passes for 178 yards to go along with the three touchdowns.

    Kevin Fogg also made an impact in his team’s loss, returning a missed field goal for a touchdown and tallying an interception in the end zone late in the game.

    After Reilly and the Eskimos couldn’t generate any offence on their opening drive of the game, Streveler hit the field for the first series of his CFL career but the Bombers were forced to a two-and-out.

    Edmonton started their ensuing drive deep in their own zone but the reigning MOP showed exactly why he earned that honour last season. Reilly was cool on first-and-10 and aired it out to Walker who ran 101-yards for game’s first the major score. With Sean Whyte’s point after, the Esks took an early 7-0 lead.

    The Esks’ defence kept the momentum on the visiting team’s side as J.C. Sherritt welcomed Streveler to the CFL, picking off the rookie quarterback on the Bombers’ 45-yard line.

    Edmonton took advantage of the turnover and scored three points, thanks to a 52-yard field goal from Whyte, to go up 10-0 with just over nine minutes left in the first quarter.

    Streveler’s first CFL touchdown pass was to Dressler, who was wide open and ran it into the end zone untouched for the 16-yard major. That score, along with Justin Medlock’s point after, cut the Eskimos lead to 10-7.

    However, the Eskimos responded with a touchdown on their own.

    Reilly plunged into the end zone as the seconds winded down in the first quarter, adding to his team’s lead and swung things back into Edmonton’s favour. Reilly orchestrated a drive that covered 69 yards in 10 plays before he called his own number for the one-yard score. Edmonton headed into the second frame with a 17-7 lead.

    Both teams were forced to head to the locker room early because of lightning in the area with just over nine minutes left in the first half. After over an hour delay, the rain continued to fall as both squads returned to the field to finish the contest.

    A few drives were traded between both teams but only two points were scored, as Justin Medlock conceded a safety to add to the Esks’ lead (19-7).

    Streveler put together a 39-yard drive to move down the field and found Adams for the rookie’s second touchdown pass of the night. Adams’ 23-yard score, along with Medlock’s convert, cut Edmonton’s lead to 19-14 with a minute and a half left in the second quarter.

    Just after the touchdown, there was more lightning spotted and the game was delayed once again.

    Over an hour later, things were back underway at Investors Group Field.

    The Eskimos offence was sharp coming back from the break, and moved down the field into field goal range, but after Whyte’s 45-yarder was wide, Fogg returned the miss 110 yards all the way to the house. That score put the Bombers up 20-19 as the first half ended. Because of the weather delays, there was no halftime break and things picked right up away in the third quarter.

    Winnipeg kept the momentum rolling after Fogg’s return to start the third, adding to their score on the team’s very next drive.

    Streveler continued to impress in his debut, tossing his third touchdown pass of the contest, this time to Wolitarsky for a 20-yard strike adding to the Bombers’ lead. With Medlock’s point after, Winnipeg took a 27-19 lead early in the third quarter.

    The Esks cut Winnipeg’s lead with Whyte’s 32-yard field goal to make it 27-22 at the end of the third frame. Winnipeg responded with their own field goal, as Medlock hit his from 34-yards out to add to their lead (30-22).

    As the Eskimos were rolling down the field, Fogg made another big play for the Bombers, intercepting Reilly deep in the end zone.

    But Edmonton wasn’t done just yet.

    Reilly moved his offence efficiently down the field and plunged into the end zone for his second sneak of the game. The two-point convert attempt was caught by Nate Behar to tie things up at 30 with 1:22 left in the game.

    After Edmonton’s defence kept Winnipeg’s offence off the field, Reilly moved the team into field goal range where Whyte kicked the game-winning field goal with just seconds left on the clock to hold onto the win.

    The Edmonton Eskimos head home next week to host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats while the Bombers head to Montreal for a tussle with the Alouettes.
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    CFL Betting Notes - Week 1

    Friday, June 15

    Toronto Argonauts (9-9 SU, 9-9 ATS) at Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-8 SU, 7-11 ATS)
    Point-spread: Saskatchewan -1
    Total: 52


    Game Overview

    The reining CFL Champions begin their title defense the same way they earned it; behind veteran quarterback Ricky Ray. When healthy, he is one of the best pure passers in the CFL. He played in 17 of 18 games last season and threw for 5,546 yards and 28 touchdowns, while completing an impressive 71 percent of his 668 passing attempts. Slotback SJ Green was his top target with 1,462 yards and 10 touchdowns on 104 receptions. The ground game will be anchored by James Wilder Jr. after gaining 872 yards last season in 15 games.

    The Roughriders turned the corner last season with 10 wins after going just 5-13 in 2016. They made the playoffs as a crossover team from the West, but they lost to Toronto 25-21 in the opening round as three-point road underdogs. Zach Collaros started nine games for Saskatchewan last year, but he is another quarterback that has struggled to stay healthy. He played into the third quarter of the final preseason game before Brandon Bridge took over the reins.

    Betting Trends

    -- Toronto has posted an 8-3-1 record ATS in its last 12 road games against Saskatchewan and the total has stayed UNDER in four of the last five meetings overall.
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    Toronto Argonauts – 9 wins projected (9-9 last season)

    Give the Argos credit for finding a way last season but it is still hard to believe they won the Grey Cup after just a 9-9 regular season. Just as last year’s Cinderalla run was highly unlikely, a repeat is even more unlikely as there has only been one of those in the past 20 seasons! Big chances for the coaching staff as Marc Trestman (in just his 2nd year as head coach) has a new offensive coordinator and a new defensive coordinator.

    This is particularly concerning on the defensive side of the ball because the now-departed Corey Chamblin was regarded as one the top DCs in the league. Don’t be surprised if Toronto’s offense also loses a step (literally) with the departure of speedy receiver DeVier Posey. The Argonauts will struggle to match last season’s 9 win total and I expect little to no post-season noise for them even though they play in the weaker East Division.


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    Saskatchewan Roughriders – 9 wins projected (10-8 last season)

    Big hopes of course start at the pivot position for Saskatchewan after their big trade with the Tiger-Cats to acquire Zach Collaros. The concern though comes with pass protection and the Roughriders have had some changes along the offensive line. Of course, a revamped offensive line could be unwelcome news for Collaros and Company. The Riders have upgraded in the secondary but playing in the same division with Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg continues to make gaining any headway in the West an uphill battle.

    Saskatchewan is solid overall on defense but transitions taking place along the offensive line and in the backfield will take time. The Roughriders went just 4-6 in the division last season and that continues to be the issue this season as well.
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    Friday June 15

    Toronto @ Saskatchewan

    Game 373-374
    June 15, 2018 @ 9:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Toronto
    117.726
    Saskatchewan
    117.420
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Saskatchewan
    Even
    56
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Toronto
    by 1 1/2
    52
    Dunkel Pick:
    Saskatchewan
    (+1 1/2); Over

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    Friday, June 15

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    TORONTO (0-0) at SASKATCHEWAN (0-0) - 6/15/2018, 9:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 134-98 ATS (+26.2 Units) as an underdog since 1996.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 20-4 ATS (+15.6 Units) as a home underdog of 3 points or less since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    SASKATCHEWAN is 3-2 against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
    SASKATCHEWAN is 3-2 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Toronto (-1.5, 52) @ Saskatchewan— Roughriders won three of last four series games; Argos won three of last four visits to Regina. Four of last five series games stayed under the total.

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    Friday, June 15

    Toronto Argonauts

    Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games
    Toronto is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
    Toronto is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
    Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Saskatchewan
    Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan
    Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against Saskatchewan

    Saskatchewan Roughriders

    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saskatchewan's last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saskatchewan's last 6 games at home
    Saskatchewan is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
    Saskatchewan is 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing at home against Toronto
    Saskatchewan is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saskatchewan's last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto
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    PREVIEW

    ARGOS, RIDERS KICK OFF SEASON IN EASTERN FINAL REMATCH


    REGINA — The reigning Grey Cup Champs begin the quest of defending their title tonight as the Toronto Argonauts face off against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in a rematch of last year’s Eastern Final at new Mosaic Stadium in Regina.

    The taste of bitter defeat from November still lingers for Riders players and fans alike after a devastating loss at the hands of the Double Blue. Saskatchewan was less than three minutes away from a Grey Cup berth when future hall of famer Ricky Ray worked his magic, orchestrating a late touchdown drive that pulled the Argos ahead.

    The rest is history as the Toronto went on the stun the Calgary Stampeders in the 105th Grey Cup presented by Shaw to claim their 17th CFL title.

    But the past is in the past. Rather than resting on their laurels, the Argos are looking forward to what is ahead.

    “Obviously when you win you are enjoying it for a few weeks after the Grey Cup and into the holidays,” Ray told Argonauts.ca. “But once the new year roles around you’re getting focused on what you need to do to get ready for the upcoming year.”

    The Argos run to the Grey Cup was considered unlikely by most after a disastrous 2016 season campaign and tumultuous off-season. Head coach Scott Milanovich left the team for an NFL opportunity a few months before training camp was set to start, and general manager Jim Barker was fired.

    Enter Marc Trestman and Jim Popp.

    In just one season, they turned the Double Blue from worst to first in the CFL. The Argos are considered by many as the top team in the East heading into the 2018 season.

    Trestman says that while his methods haven’t changed, there is more familiarity heading into his second season with the team.

    “We just had a different plan last year because we were on a shorter stick in terms of getting ourselves ready,” said Trestman . “The obvious things are you do have relationships with the players that you coach. You are able to have a little more fun with them…we just know each other better and that just makes it more fun.”

    The Argos’ core group from their 2017 championship squad is intact. Ray will lead the charge on offence, flanked by last year’s Most Outstanding Rookie James Wilder Jr. at running back, and the seemingly ageless S.J. Green as a top target.

    The Argos bolstered their already-strong defence with some new additions. T.J. Heath is back with the Boatmen after the team traded him two seasons ago to Winnipeg, while ex-BC Lion Ronnie Yell will be making his Double Blue debut at cornerback on Friday.

    Yell says that the secondary will be in tough against a potent Riders offence.

    “You’ve got names like Duron Carter, [Naaman] Roosevelt, [Caleb] Holley over there,” said Yell. “A couple of new additions. They’re exciting and always make big plays so our job is to stop them, contain them and win the game.”

    Abdul Kanneh, after being acquired by the Argos in a trade with Hamilton on Sunday, is on the one-game injured list and will have to wait to make his Argos debut. The team could also be without Bear Woods and Taylor Reed for a while, and will lean on Terrence Plummer at middle linebacker.

    The biggest question heading into Week 1 for the Riders is at quarterback. Will it be Zach Collaros or Brandon Bridge under centre against the Argos?

    While Collaros is listed as the starter on the team’s depth chart, there is still no definitive answer.

    “We’ll see, we’ll see,” responded Jones on Thursday when asked if Collaros would take the first snap of Week 1.

    “They both work extremely hard and our offensive staff has done a nice job with them. They know what their roles are and exactly how things are going to work out.”

    It’s expected that Collaros will make his first start as a Rider. The veteran pivot, who’s back to wearing his old number 17, is looking to bounce back after a pair of disappointing seasons in Hamilton. The 29-year-old suffered a devastating knee injury back in 2015 while on pace to be named Most Outstanding Player, and is trying to get back to that level.

    A fresh start in Riderville may just do the trick.

    “I’m just really excited to play football,” Collaros told Riderville.com. “I’m really excited about the group that we have here. It’s a great locker room of guys who really care about each other and love the game and that’s all you can really ask for.”

    Collaros will have two of the top receivers in the league with Carter and Roosevelt at his disposal. While Saskatchewan’s offence is a force to reckoned with, Riderville was shocked by the release of three veteran receivers last week.

    Rob Bagg, Bakari Grant, and Chad Owens were sent packing just days before the start of the season. Bagg was a favourite in Riderville and a mainstay on the Green and White for almost a decade. Grant was coming off of a plus 1000-yard season. Owens brought a wealth of knowledge to the locker room.

    The move shows that the Riders mean business.

    “It’s a young man’s game unfortunately,” said Jones. “We had a couple of young guys that preformed really over the course of the entire camp.”

    The Riders also released offensive guard Travis Bond. Jarvis Harrison, another international, beat him out for the starting job, leaving Bond, one of the team’s big off-season additions, out of the plans. The Riders’ O-line will be under the microscope on Friday after being called out by Jones following the pre-season finale.

    Despite some tough cuts on offence, the Riders appear stronger on both sides of the ball thanks to two new additions Jerome Messam will look to make a statement in his return to Saskatchewan, who he previously played for in 2014 and 2015. The 33-year-old running back is coming off of his third 1000-yard season and shows no signs of slowing down.

    On defence, the Riders have added last year’s sack leader and four-time CFL All-Star Charleston Hughes. The one-two punch of Hughes and Willie Jefferson on opposite sides of the defensive line could cause nightmares for opposing quarterbacks, starting with Ricky Ray, who’s not exactly known for his foot speed.

    Cruchin’ Numbers:

    4 – Number of game last season that then-rookie James Wilder Jr. recorded 100-plus yards.

    10 – Touchdown passes needed by Ricky Ray to surpass the legendary Ron Lancaster for fourth all-time.

    11 – League leading sacks by Charleston Hughes last season.

    12 – Straight starts for Zach Collaros without a win, tied for a league-worst record.


    It’s a coin toss when it comes to who will prevail under the Friday night lights.

    Our experts are split right down the middle.

    Will the Argos pick up right where they left off, or will the Riders take their season opener in front of their always ruckus home town crowd?

    Kickoff is at 9 p.m. ET and can be seen on TSN, RDS and ESPN2.
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    FRIDAY, JUNE 15
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    GAME RECAP

    DEFENCE SHINES BRIGHT AS RIDERS DOWN ARGOS AT MOSAIC


    REGINA — All eyes were on the Saskatchewan Roughriders offence and Zach Collaros ahead of Friday night’s contest but it was the team’s defence that stole the show in their 27-19 win over the Toronto Argonauts.

    Saskatchewan’s defensive unit held Toronto to just four points in the first half and disrupted Argonauts quarterback Ricky Ray throughout the entire night on their way to victory at Mosaic Stadium.

    Charleston Hughes made an immediate impact in his Roughriders debut, recording three sacks on Ray in the first half alone, and defensive back Nick Marshall scored a pick-six late in the contest.

    Collaros, yet another Rider making his first start in the green and white, spread the ball evenly among his receivers, hitting nine different targets through the air, including running back Jerome Messam, on the way to his first win with his new team. He finished his night throwing for 203 yards and connecting on 18 of his 25 pass attempts.

    Naaman Roosevelt scored a touchdown for the Riders in the win and kicker Brett Lauther was good on four of his five field goal attempts.

    After a lackluster first half that saw Ray throw for just 71 yards, the Argonauts pivot ended the night with 232 passing yards and an interception. His backup, James Franklin, scored a touchdown on a quarterback sneak and threw a touchdown pass to Declan Cross in the second half but it wasn’t enough for a comeback.

    Both teams took the first few possessions of the contest to feel each other out as each defence stood tall on either side, trading two-and-outs as things got under way at Mosaic Stadium.

    The Boatmen’s defence put early pressure on Collaros, who was making his debut in Rider green, with Cleyon Laing and Shawn Lemon both recording a sack on the former Hamilton Tiger-Cats pivot.

    The first point of the contest was scored on a rouge and Toronto took a 1-0 lead just over five minutes in.

    Collaros started to put first downs together as he got more comfortable with the Roughriders offence late in the first quarter. A 16-yard catch from Duron Carter and two penalties (15 yards each) to Argos defensive back T.J. Heath moved Saskatchewan down the field and into Toronto territory. Collaros kept rolling with No. 89, tossing an incompletion to his receiver and then an 11-yard grab for a first down, as the pair started to build some early chemistry. That drive set up a 32-yard missed field goal from Lauther to tie the score at 1-1.

    As Ray tried to generate some offence for his Argonauts, Hughes recorded his 100th career sack, which was also Hughes’ first as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, forcing Toronto to punt the ball away.

    To start the second quarter, Lauther hit his second field goal attempt of the evening, this one from 45-yards out, to give the Riders their first lead of the contest (4-1).

    Once again the Riders defence held the Argos to a two-and-out on Toronto’s next possession. Ed Gainey broke up the pass intended for S.J. Green on first and 10 and Willie Jefferson knocked down Ray’s next pass attempt, forcing Pfeffer to punt the ball away.

    Collaros tossed his first touchdown pass as Rider to Roosevelt to put the home team up 11-1 as the quarterback continued to gain confidence as the game progressed. A third down gamble (which was a 34-yard completion to Caleb Holley) proved to be the right play call as it extended the drive that started on their own 30-yard line and set up for the major score.

    Lauther hit his second-straight field goal to add three more points to the Riders lead. The 43-yard kick put Saskatchewan up 14-1 with under three minutes left in the half.

    Hughes continued to make Ray’s night miserable as he added his third sack of the game late in the second quarter.

    On that same drive, Pfeffer’s 35-yard field goal sailed through the uprights to cut Saskatchewan’s lead to 14-4 as the half finished and the teams went to their respective locker rooms.

    Collaros finished the first half connecting on 12 of his 16 passes for 142 yards and a major score as he started to settle in. His counterpart, Ray, completed just six of his 13 passes for 71 yards after 30 minutes.

    Toronto started the second half with the ball, hoping that the break from action would kick start their offence. The Riders defence had other plans, however, forcing Toronto to punt the ball away.

    Pfeffer added another single for the Argonauts on his team’s next series, cutting Saskatchewan’s lead to 14-5 in the third quarter.

    Collaros continued the momentum on his team’s side late in the third quarter, moving the sticks into field goal range. Lauther was good on his 46-yard attempt, increasing Saskatchewan’s lead to 17-5.

    Toronto had the ball to start the fourth quarter and a marched down the field to set up Franklin’s one-yard sneak for his team’s first major score of the contest. With Pfeffer’s point after, the touchdown score cut the Riders lead to 17-12.

    Saskatchewan’s defence continued to roll late in the fourth quarter, as Nick Marshall picked off Ray and took it to the house for a touchdown. The 65-yard return put the Riders up 24-12.

    Toronto wasn’t ready to give up just yet. On the team’s next drive, Franklin tossed a touchdown pass to Cross with 2:16 left in the game to cut the Riders lead to 24-19.

    With a five-point lead, Collaros and his offence stepped back onto the field and moved into field goal range where Lauther made his 32-yard attempt to put the Riders up 27-19 with 13 seconds left on the clock.

    Ray and the Argonauts hit the field for one last chance to move down the sticks but were unsuccessful and the Riders started their 2018 season off with a win.

    The Riders head to the nation’s capital next week to take on the Ottawa REDBLACKS while the Toronto Argonauts are at home to host the Calgary Stampeders.
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    Saturday, June 16

    Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-12 SU, 9-9 ATS) at Calgary Stampeders (13-4-1 SU, 8-10 ATS)
    Point-spread: Calgary -9
    Total: 53


    Game Overview

    The Tigers-Cats have been front page news in the States heading into the new season with the addition of former Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Johnny Manziel to the roster. June Jones, who was a head coach in the NFL with Atlanta continues to stick with Jeremiah Masoli as his starter, but that could be subject to change if Hamilton falls behind early on Saturday night. The Tiger-Cats started last season with eight straight-up losses before turning things around with a 6-4 record over their last 10 games.

    Calgary has been the best CFL team in the regular season for the past two years, but its quest for a Grey Cup came up short in back-to-back losses to Ottawa and Toronto in the title game. The Stampeders started the 2016 season with a stunning Week 1 loss to BC as 2 -point road favorites. Last season, they had to settle for a SU tie against Ottawa in Week 1 as six-point favorites on the road. They closed out the 2017 campaign with a 0-6 record ATS in their final six games.

    Betting Trends

    -- Hamilton has been able to cover in five of its last seven road games against Calgary and the total has stayed UNDER in nine of the last 11 meetings overall.

    Montreal Alouettes (3-15 SU, 8-10 ATS) at British Columbia Lions (7-11 SU, 8-8-1 ATS)
    Point-spread: BC -6
    Total: 49


    Game Overview

    Montreal has nowhere to go but up as the longest shot in the CFL futures (+1800) to win the 2018 Grey Cup. In an effort to get things going in the other direction after winning just three games last season, Mike Sherman was brought in as head coach after making a name for himself in the NFL. It appears that Drew Willy will get the call at quarterback after getting the majority of the reps in the preseason.

    The Lions finished last in the West in 2017 in light of some stiff competition from the other four teams, but there is still enough talent on both sides of the ball to stay in the mix this time around. Jonathon Jennings is penciled in as BC’s starter at quarterback after throwing for 3,639 yards and 16 touchdowns in 15 starts last season. He also tossed 19 interceptions, which were the most in the league. The Lions added quarterback Cody Fajardo as a free agent in the offseason.

    Betting Trends

    -- BC is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 home games against Montreal and the total has stayed UNDER in 11 of the last 16 meetings at BC Place.

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    Saturday June 16

    Hamilton @ Calgary


    Game 375-376
    June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Hamilton
    116.525
    Calgary
    113.007
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    Hamilton
    by 3 1/2
    49
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    Calgary
    by 9
    53
    Dunkel Pick:
    Hamilton
    (+9); Under

    Montreal @ BC Lions


    Game 377-378
    June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

    Dunkel Rating:
    Montreal
    98.172
    BC Lions
    102.039
    Dunkel Team:
    Dunkel Line:
    Dunkel Total:
    BC Lions
    by 4
    46
    Vegas Team:
    Vegas Line:
    Vegas Total:
    BC Lions
    by 7
    49
    Dunkel Pick:
    Montreal
    (+7); Under



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    HAMILTON (0-0) at CALGARY (0-0) - 6/16/2018, 7:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    CALGARY is 11-3 ATS (+7.7 Units) in a home game where the total is greater than or equal to 52 over the last 3 seasons.
    CALGARY is 11-2 ATS (+8.8 Units) in a home game where the total is between 52.5 and 56 over the last 3 seasons.
    HAMILTON is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CALGARY is 3-1 against the spread versus HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    CALGARY is 4-0 straight up against HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    MONTREAL (0-0) at BRITISH COLUMBIA (0-0) - 6/16/2018, 10:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    MONTREAL is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 4-12 ATS (-9.2 Units) in games played on turf over the last 2 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    BRITISH COLUMBIA is 4-0 against the spread versus MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    BRITISH COLUMBIA is 4-0 straight up against MONTREAL over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Hamilton @ Calgary (-9, 53)— Calgary won last 10 series games, covering four of last five; Ti-Cats lost last visit here 60-1 last July, but now June Jones/Jerry Glanville are in their first full year coaching Hamilton. Hamilton is 3-2 vs spread in last five visits here. Under is 8-2 in last ten series games, but last two went over.

    Montreal @ BC Lions (-7, 49)— Lions won/covered last five series games; Alouettes are 1-4, both SU/ATS in their last five visits here. Three of last four series games went over.


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    Saturday, June 16

    Hamilton Tiger-Cats
    Hamilton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
    Hamilton is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Hamilton's last 6 games
    Hamilton is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    Hamilton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    Hamilton is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
    Hamilton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Calgary
    Hamilton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Calgary
    The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Hamilton's last 11 games when playing Calgary
    Hamilton is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Calgary
    Hamilton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Calgary
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hamilton's last 6 games when playing on the road against Calgary

    Calgary Stampeders
    Calgary is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
    Calgary is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
    Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games
    Calgary is 15-7 ATS in its last 22 games at home
    Calgary is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games at home
    Calgary is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Hamilton
    Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Hamilton
    The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Calgary's last 11 games when playing Hamilton
    Calgary is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Hamilton
    Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Hamilton
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games when playing at home against Hamilton


    Montreal Alouettes
    Montreal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
    Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Montreal's last 6 games
    Montreal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
    Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    Montreal is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing British Columbia
    Montreal is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing British Columbia
    Montreal is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against British Columbia
    Montreal is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against British Columbia
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Montreal's last 9 games when playing on the road against British Columbia

    British Columbia Lions
    British Columbia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
    British Columbia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of British Columbia's last 5 games
    British Columbia is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    British Columbia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of British Columbia's last 5 games at home
    British Columbia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
    British Columbia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Montreal
    British Columbia is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Montreal
    British Columbia is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Montreal
    The total has gone UNDER in 6 of British Columbia's last 9 games when playing at home against Montreal
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    Canadian Football Record; ( All Picks )

    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD

    06/15/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    06/14/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50

    Totals.............. 2-2-0........50.00%.....-1.00


    CFL Best Bets:

    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD

    DATE.........................ATS.................. .....UNITS.....................O/U...................UNITS...........TOTAL

    06/15/2018...............1 - 0 .....................+5.00.....................0 - 1...................-5.50..............0.50
    06/14/2018...............1 - 0......................+5.00.....................0 - 1...................-5.50..............0.50

    Totals........................2 - 0.....................+10.00...................0 - 2....................-11.00............-1.00
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    SATURDAY, JUNE 16
    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    HAM at CGY 07:00 PM
    HAM +7.5
    O 54.5


    MTL at BC 10:00 PM
    BC -8.0
    O 49.0
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    GAME RECAP

    WHEN IT COUNTS: STAMPS COME ALIVE IN FOURTH TO TOP TICATS


    CALGARY – It took just over three full quarters but the Calgary Stampeders offence came alive when it counted most, finding pay dirt in the fourth quarter and outlasting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28-14 in their season opener Saturday evening at McMahon Stadium.

    Despite passing for over 200 yards in the first half it was the Stampeders run game that fueled the home squad in the final frame with Don Jackson and Terry Williams combining for 117 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in the contest.

    The Ticats — who held the lead for a good majority of the game — ran into an active Stampeders secondary down the stretch which shut down Jeremiah Masoli who passed for 302 yards on just under 70% passing.

    One of the subplots in this matchup was how the young and inexperienced Tiger-Cats secondary would net out against a veteran-laden Stampeders offence. Despite scrimmaging from their own seven-yard line to start the game, Calgary pressed the issue early as Mitchell connected twice with Reggie Begelton totaling 70 yards to set up a 23-yard Rene Paredes field goal to open the contest 3-0.

    The Stampeders continued to move the ball with ease for the remainder of the first quarter but would lament a few missed opportunities as three overthrows stalled Calgary drives.

    Despite being in control most of the opening frame the Stamps would surrender the first major of the game when Masoli helped get his team out of a second-and-long deep in his own end.

    Facing pressure, Masoli stepped into a deep throw down the near sideline to WR Mike Jones who had a step on his man and turned a catch-and-run into a 76-yard gain. On the ensuing play, Masoli went play-action, froze the Stampeders defensive front and scampered 13-yards untouched for the major and a 7-6 Ticats lead heading into the second quarter.

    As the second quarter rolled on, it was the tale of two quarterbacks looking to attack in different ways. Despite some incompletions, Mitchell continued to stretch the field while Masoli took what he could underneath. Both moved the ball well but could not capitalize once in opposing territory.

    The teams traded a pair of field goals before the half with Hamilton holding a slim 11-9 advantage.

    Despite each defence forcing drives to come to a halt, both pivots each put up over 200 yards passing in the first half with Masoli completing passes at a rate of 84%.

    Masoli continued to operate at a high efficiency when the third quarter began but two consecutive positive possessions ended just past midfield – one by fumble, one by sack.

    The Stamps also had challenges gaining traction in the third against a Ticats defence that despite giving up big gains along the ground, took away the deep ball.

    Calgary opened the fourth quarter with a 23-yard field goal by Paredes to regain the lead 12-9 before they finally took their biggest lead of the contest. A 39-yard pass interference call on Hamilton’s DB Don Unamba allowed Mitchell to find Kemar Jorden for a 15-yard touchdown with 9:58 remaining. The five-play, 65-yard touchdown drive was capped off by a Terry Williams run on a two-point conversion to give Calgary a 19-11 lead.

    The Tiger-Cats looked to answer and did so with a 43-yard field goal after a pair of completions from Masoli to Jalen Saunders cut the lead to 19-14 with 4:25 on the clock. Saunders finished with over 100 yards receiving on the day.

    The Ticats had an opportunity to make a comeback, taking the ball with 2:33 left and scrimmaging from their 34 yard line. A pair of Saunders completions put them in Calgary territory Masoli was flished out of the pocket, forced a throw and was picked off by veteran Brandon Smith.

    Jackson put the game away shortly thereafter when he took a handoff 44 yards for the touchdown and iced the 28-14 victory.

    Hamilton will double dip in Alberta visiting the Edmonton Eskimos in Week 2. As for the Stampeders, they will get another shot at an Eastern opponent when they visit Toronto for a Grey Cup rematch with the Argonauts.


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    GAME RECAP

    JENNINGS LEADS LIONS OVER ALS IN WEEK 1 FINALE


    VANCOUVER — Jonathon Jennings and the BC Lions clawed their way to a 22-10 home victory over the Montreal Alouettes in the Week 1 finale on Saturday night. The Lions’ versatile quarterback got his 2018 season off to a hot start, completing 20 of 24 passes for 183 yards and two touchdowns while also adding a career-high 57 yards on the ground. BC’s defence did its part as well, adding an interception and five sacks to help hand Montreal their 12th-straight loss.

    The Alouettes came out strong on their opening possession, with running back Tyrell Sutton carrying the ball five-straight times to put the Lions’ defence on their heels. Receiver B.J. Cunningham appeared to give Montreal the early lead with a long 52-yard touchdown catch, but the play was called back on a holding penalty.

    Drew Willy and the Als’ offence made up for it just two plays later after the veteran quarterback found receiver Chris Williams deep down the field for a 56-yard connection. The ball was knocked loose before Williams could cross the goal line, but receiver Eugene Lewis was there to recover it in the end zone for his first career CFL touchdown. Kicker Boris Bede added the extra point to give Montreal the early 7-0 lead.

    Jennings looked sharp on the Lions’ second offensive drive, zipping a slant pass to receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux to get things rolling. The athletic quarterback used both his arm and legs to push the Lions down the field, and BC’s passing attack found a steady rhythm that would continue throughout the game.

    Receiver Bryan Burnham made an acrobatic 12-yard catch on the drive, and Jennings hit receiver Shaq Johnson on the very next play for a 35-yard touchdown. Johnson used his speed to gain separation and get open on the right side of the field, and kicker Ty Long knocked through the extra point to tie the game at seven apiece. Jennings completed his first ten passes of the game.

    The Montreal offence looked strong again on their second drive, with Willy hooking up with receiver Ernest Jackson for a 54-yard strike. Odell Willis’ first sack as a Lion stifled the Als’ drive, but Bede made the most of the field position by making the 30-yard field goal to give Montreal the 10-7 lead. Willy was 10 of 12 for 183 yards and a touchdown after the opening half.

    Jennings continued to make plays in multiple ways after the Lions got the ball back, and the athletic quarterback found space in the Als’ defensive front for a 21-yard run to bring the Lions into Montreal territory. The Als’ defence bounced back on the drive to hold strong, and Long punted the ball for a single to bring BC within two points.

    Running back Jeremiah Johnson began to get the Lions’ running game going in the second quarter, and Long would boot another punt for a single to bring the score to 10-9 in the second quarter.

    Both defences stole the show in the third quarter, with both defensive lines clogging up running lanes and applying pressure to keep the big plays to a minimum. The lone score of the quarter would be a 27-yard BC field goal from Long, giving the Lions a narrow 11-10 lead.

    BC continued to build momentum near the end of the quarter with Jennings completing seven-straight passes, and Long would knock through a 30-yard field to extend the Lions’ lead to 15-10 early in the fourth quarter.

    The first turnover of the game came when Willy was picked off by Lions defensive back Garry Peters while trying to complete a short pass over the middle to Eugene Lewis. Jennings continued his big performance immediately after getting the ball back, calling his own number for a 16-yard scamper. The Lions’ offence capitalized on the Peters interception when Jennings connected with receiver Cory Watson for an 11-yard touchdown strike, giving BC a 22-10 lead that would hold to seal the Week 1 victory.

    The Alouettes will look to bounce back when they host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers next Friday in Week 2, while the Lions will be off until travel to face the Edmonton Eskimos in Week 3.
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    WEEK 2

    Thursday, June 21, 2018
    Time (ET) Away Home
    7:30 PM Saskatchewan Roughriders Ottawa Redblacks

    Friday, June 22, 2018
    Time (ET) Away Home
    7:00 PM Winnipeg Blue Bombers Montreal Alouettes
    10:00 PM Hamilton Tiger Cats Edmonton Eskimos

    Saturday, June 23, 2018
    Time (ET) Away Home
    7:00 PM Calgary Stampeders Toronto Argonauts


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    Canadian Football Record; ( All Picks )

    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD

    06/16/2018 1-3-0 25.00% -11.50
    06/15/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    06/14/2018 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50

    Totals.............. 3-5-0........37.50%.....-12.50


    CFL Best Bets:

    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD

    DATE.........................ATS.................. .....UNITS.....................O/U...................UNITS...........TOTAL

    06/16/2018...............1 - 1......................-0.50......................0 - 2..................-11.00.............-11.50
    06/15/2018...............1 - 0 .....................+5.00.....................0 - 1...................-5.50..............-0.50
    06/14/2018...............1 - 0......................+5.00.....................0 - 1...................-5.50..............-0.50

    Totals.......................3 - 1.....................+9.50....................... 0 - 4..................-22.00............-12.50
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    CFL Betting Recap - Week 1
    Joe Williams


    League Betting Notes

    -- Favorites went 3-1 SU in Week 1
    -- Favorites/underdogs went 2-2 ATS in Week 1
    -- Home teams posted a 3-1 SU record in Week 1
    -- Home teams posted a 3-1 ATS record in Week 1
    -- The 'Under' went 3-1 in Week 1

    Analysis

    The opening weekend was a disaster forthe East Division, as all three teams lost their initial game of the season. It was a great weekend for Ottawa (0-0), as they will head into Week 2 in first place as a result of everyone else's misfortune.

    Toronto (0-1) lost a rematch of last season's East Final, as Saskatchewan (1-0) exacted a little revenge, 27-19. The Argonauts seemed to have a multitude of chances to get on top and bail out the betting public, but a pick-six late in the game sealed the win for the Roughriders. There were also just 22 total points heading into the fourth quarter, but 'under' (50) needed to chew their nails at the end of the 27-19 victory by the Riders.

    Hamilton (0-1) took it on the chin in a 28-14 loss at Calgary (1-0), 28-14. QB Jeremiah Masoli rolled up 344 passing yards while also running for a touchdown, but it wasn't nearly enough for the Ti-Cats. QB Bo Levi Mitchell was up to his normal tricks, tossing for 297 yards and a touchdown while running for 12 yards. The Stamps pass defense isn't likely to be a problem this season, it's just that the Ti-Cats turned to the pass game and abandoned the run after being down late.

    The most entertaining game of the weekend was the Thursday night opener in Winnipeg (0-1), as Edmonton (1-0) outlasted the Bombers 33-30. The Blue Bombers were able to hang on for the cover (+7.5), and that was never really in doubt. However, the Esks picked up a touchdown with 1:36 remaining, tying it up with a two-point conversion at 1:22 and then they posted the game-winning field foal from Sean Whyte with just :13 left in regulation. It was a punch in the gut for Winnipeg, and it will be interesting to see how they bounce back in Montreal this weekend.

    Team Betting Notes

    -- The Alouettes and Blue Bombers were battle in Montreal in a battle between 0-1 teams. The Bombers are 4-1 ATS in their past five following a straight-up loss, and they're 21-8 ATS in their past 29 on the road. In addition, they're 6-2 ATS in their past eight against teams with a losing record.

    -- For Montreal, they're 0-11 ATS in their past 11 following a straight up loss, and they're 3-14 ATS in the past 17 overall dating back to last season. On their home turf, they're 5-16 ATS in the past 21 home games and 2-5 ATS in the past seven in June. In this series, Montreal is 1-6 ATS in their past seven home games against Winnipeg. The 'over' has cashed in each of the past five meetings in Montreal, and four of the past five overall.

    -- The 'under' is an impressive 23-3 in the past 26 games for Montreal in the month of June.

    -- The RedBlacks make their season debut in Week 2 against the Riders. Ottawa has covered in each of their past five outings in June, and 5-2 ATS in their past seven contests on Thursday. The 'under' is 12-4-1 in the past 17 for the RedBlacks, while going 3-1-1 in their past five against teams with a winning overall mark.

    -- For Saskatchewan, the under is 10-1 in their past 11 games overall while cashing in each of their past six road outings. The under is also 4-1 in their past five games in the month of June.

    -- The Ti-Cats head to Edmonton with a 2-7 ATS mark over their past nine games in the month of June. They're also just 5-12-2 ATS in the past 19 against teams with a winning overall mark. Hamilton has covered five consecutive meetings in Edmonton, while the 'over' is 5-1 in the past six meetings in Northern Alberta. The 'under' is 19-5 in the past 24 games in June.

    -- The Esks are 5-0 ATS in the past five games following a straight-up victory, while going 5-1 ATS in the past six overall. However, they're just 1-4 ATS in the past five in June, and 6-13 ATS in the past 19 games at home. The 'under' is 9-4 in the past 13 games in June for Edmonton.

    -- The Argos look to bounce back in Week 2, but they're just 5-15 ATS in their past 20 following a straight-up loss. They're also 4-9 ATS in their past 13 against teams with a winning overall mark.

    -- The Stamps have posted a 19-9-1 ATS mark in the past 29 following a straight-up wein, but they're just 1-4 ATS in the past five in June and 1-4-1 ATS in the past six on the road. Calgary travels to meet Toronto in Week 2, and they're 5-1 ATS in the past six trips to Ontario. They're also 5-1 ATS in the past six meetings while the 'under' has hit in five of the past seven in this series.
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