There are a couple of great match ups this week in the CFL and 888sport has some great handicap betting for all their online betters in Canada.
It’s getting towards the stage of the Canadian football season where every thing heats up in the CFL. This week’s betting at 888sport has a pair of 7 point favorites, both with plenty to play for as they move into the second half of the season.
The first matchup has the struggling Toronto Argonauts a clear 7 point underdog against the visiting Calgary Stampeder’s. The Stamps will be desperate to get their record back to .500 after a devastating loss against Edmonton, who won the game with a last second touchdown catch by Fred Stamps. The game did see one historical moment, with QB Henry Burris throwing for 479 yards and in the process moving past Doug Flutie as the all-time leading passer in Calgary history. Providing Calgary can recover from their last second defeat, they should win this game and win it easy and represent great value at the handicap.
The second game features had the Edmonton Eskimos playing hosts to the visiting Hamilton Tiger-Cats. 888sport has the home team as clear 7 point favorites in the betting but this game might be a lot closer than some online betters think. The Tiger-Cats might provide the punting public with some decent value with the Tiger-Cats proving the odds makers wrong many times already this season. This game has all the hallmarks of a classic, with both teams holding 4-3 records and the winner will be well on the way to finals later in the year.
The outcome of this game will be decided on whether the Tiger-Cats can take advantage of the weak Eskimo defense. The Eskimos are currently giving up a league high 31.7 points per game and have obvious problems in their secondary. If these weaknesses are exploited we could have an upset on the cards. The problem for the Tiger-Cats is whether they can take advantage after coming off a sub-standard offensive game against Saskatchewan last week where their passing never seemed to really get in top gear. Having said that I will certainly be jumping online to bet the +7 on offer at 888sport. Good luck and good punting.