CFL Football Preview, Spreads, and Free Picks Week 4


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By Richard Gardner, Bodog Sportsbook Manager

Week 4 of the Canadian Football League kicks off this Friday in Toronto with a pair of 1-2 teams locking horns – the Argonauts and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. That’ll be followed by the second of a Friday night doubleheader in British Columbia when the 0-3 Lions take on the 1-2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

On Saturday, the battle of Alberta is renewed as the Edmonton Eskimos travel to Calgary to take on the Stampeders and on Sunday, it’s a rematch of the 2010 Grey Cup final as the Saskatchewan Roughriders face the Montreal Alouettes.

Bdg’s online sportsbook has lines up for all this weekend’s action – let’s take a look at some of the “special” prop bets currently available for wagering:

Will the Saskatchewan Roughriders lose by 14 points or more in Week 4? 
Yes +130
No -170

It’s been a pretty forgettable, horrible, disappointing season for the Roughies thus far. They kicked things off with an opening-day 42-28 loss to Edmonton – the worst team in the West Division last year – and followed that up with a 39-25 whipping at the hands of Montreal in the first of their Grey Cup rematches. Then last week, the bottom fell out completely – an embarrassing 33-3 loss to then-winless Hamilton. That left Saskatchewan with some truly awful numbers to explain: 114 points allowed through three games, most in the CFL; the defence also ranks last overall in yards allowed (433) and passing yards (356.5).

Things don’t get any easier this weekend, either. Montreal has averaged 35 points per game at home this year and is firing on all cylinders after a 40-17 whipping of Toronto last week. This weekend will be a good test to see if the Roughriders truly want to play for head coach Greg Marshall, or if they’re ready to offer him up to the coaching gods. A 1-3 start to the season is salvageable; going 0-4 isn’t.

Will the matchup between the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos be the highest-scoring contest of Week 4? 
Yes +200
No -275

Everybody knew coming into this season that the Calgary Stampeders would have a pretty solid offense – they had the reigning league MOP (Most Outstanding Player) at QB in Henry Burris and finished atop the West Division a year ago. But the Eskimos? Different story altogether. The Eskies were terrible on offense a year ago, a far cry from where they are today. QB Ricky Ray is enjoying a great comeback year and is one of only two 1,000-yard passers thus far. Jerome Messam has been a revelation at RB and currently sits third in the league in rushing; meanwhile, the always-reliable Fred Stamps leads all receivers in yards (316) while slotback Daniel Porter is averaging a TD per game. Both teams can rack up the points and Saturday’s game should be full of emotion as the winner will take sole possession of first in the West Division. All the makings of a high-scoring affair, no?

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Friday: British Columbia -3 over Hamiton LOSS

Saturday: Winnipeg +3.5 over Toronto WIN
Saturday: Calgary -3.5 over Edmonton LOSS

Sunday: Saskatchewan +11 over Montreal WIN