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CFL Playoffs Betting Odds And Free Bet

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Nov/07/2008
CFL Playoffs

The Canadian Football League playoffs kick off this weekend and Sportingbet.com is offering football bettors a free $20 wager.  (Canadian customers always welcome at Sportingbet.com)

On Saturday, the Edmonton Eskimos visit the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the East semi-final (1 pm ET, TSN, ESPN360.com), and the British Columbia Lions visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the West semi-final (4:30 pm ET, TSN, ESPN360.com).

Sportingbet.com will offer a risk-free bet on any CFL Playoff game, including the East and West finals on Nov. 15 and the Grey Cup championship game on Nov. 23. Bettors who make a bet of $20 or more on a CFL Playoff game and lose will have their account refunded up to $20.

Winnipeg is a 2.5-point favorite against Edmonton and the total is 54.5 at Sportingbet.com. 

The Eskimos have a slight edge straight up, going 5-4-1 SU over the past 10 meetings, but the Blue Bombers have a big advantage against the spread in that span, going 7-3 ATS. Six of those 10 games have gone under the total.

Winnipeg has a big edge against Edmonton at home, going 8-2 SU in the past 10.

The teams last squared off on Oct. 4, when Edmonton won 36-22 as a 6-point home favorite, and the score went over the total of 54.5.

This season, Edmonton was 10-8 SU and 9-7-2 ATS while Winnipeg went 8-10 SU and 7-10-1 ATS.

Edmonton is 3-6 ATS in its past nine. Winnipeg is 4-1 SU in its past five at home, and 6-2 SU in its past eight overall.

Saskatchewan is a 4-point favorite against the Lions and the over/under is 53.5.

The teams have split the past 10 meetings straight up, but the Roughriders have a 6-4 ATS edge in the span. The teams last met on Sept. 20, when B.C. won 27-21 as 3-point road dogs. The score went under the total of 53.5.

B.C. went 11-7 SU and 8-9-1 ATS this season while Saskatchewan was 12-6 SU and 10-8 ATS.

The Lions are 4-1 SU in their past five on the road and 7-2 SU in their past nine overall. Saskatchewan is 9-2 SU in its past 11 at home.

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Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com 

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