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2008 CFL Week 15 Previews and Predictions

Written by:
Ron Raymond
Published on:
Oct/01/2008
CFL

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BC Lions (-9.5) vs. Toronto (50.5)

Lions at Argonauts History: 7-6-0 (ATS) 6-7 (SU) 4-9-0 (O/U/P)

Ron's Comment: The Argonauts keep releasing veteran players and are basically doing an inventory reality check on their current football team and seeing what they have in stock. Since August, the Lions have turned things around, they've either lost by 7 points or less or won their football games. The Argos are at home this Friday and it looks like Kerry Joseph will get the start this season and it's tough to gauge on how his reaction will be on the field, after having his stripes removed a few weeks ago. Don Matthews is a good football coach, but he's realized he doesn't have the horse to move the cart right now. The Lions are on a 4 game winning streak, but are only 1-2 SU as a road favorite this season, so there is a letdown spot here for the Leo's. The UNDER is 15-7-0 for the BC Lions as a road favorite the last 3 seasons and 9-4-0 when they play a game at the Rogers Centre since 1996. If you're looking at playing the side, this could be considered a trap game for the Lions, as the Argos have only been labeled a +7.5 or more underdog 6 times since 1996 and they are 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS in this role. Gun to my head, play the UNDER!

Ron's forecast: BC Lions 34 Toronto 16

ATSCalculator.com: Lions by 21.14 pts and the o/u to land on 54.26

ATSDatabase.com Stat of the Game: When BRITISH COLUMBIA team played as a Road team - Coming off a game scored 40 points or more; the UNDER is 12-3-0 for the Lions since 1996.

Calgary (-4) vs. Saskatchewan (53.0)

Stampeders at Roughriders History: 11-9-0(ATS) 11-8-1 (SU) 11-9-0 (O/U/P)

Ron's Comment: Parity in the Western CFL division is much alive and if there's one thing you need to be looking for in sports betting, it's value! As much as the sky is falling for the Roughriders right now on their 3 game losing streaks, keep in mind they've played 3 of their last 4 games on the road. Winning road games in pro sports is a very difficult task and it seems pressure is building around the Green Riders faithful, as they are calling for Ken Miller's head in the prairies. The Stamps have won 4 in a row, 6 of their last 7 games, but they are going into Calgary as a road favorite. In fact, the last time that happened was July 5th 2002; they entered the game as a -2 point road favorite and lost the contest 32-21. The Stamps have not done well as a road favorite the last 2 years; they are 1-6 SU and ATS. Play the Roughriders as a +4.0 home favorite this weekend.

Ron's forecast: Saskatchewan 26 Calgary 24

ATSCalculator.com: Stampeders by 6.4 pts and the o/u to land on 51.91

ATSDatabase.com Stat of the Game: When ANY CFL Team played as a -3.5 to -6.5 Favorite -Before a conference game -Before a division game - After a non division game - Coming off a 1 game over; the Favorite is 10-2 SU in this role since 1996.

Montreal (-10) vs. Hamilton (55)

Alouettes at Ticats History: 12-7-0 (ATS) 10-8-1 (SU) 6-12-1 (O/U/P)

Ron's Comment: How can anybody with a right frame of mind bet against Anthony Calvillo and the Montreal Alouettes at this time of year? The last time the Ticats won a football game was in August, Reggie Williams was QB and they blew away the Argos 45-21. Montreal has won their last 3 games in Hamilton by 23, 9 and 18 points and 6 of the last 7 games went UNDER the total. Montreal have won 7 of their last 8 football games, the Grey Cup is in Montreal this season and I've got the feeling they are really pushing hard to keep momentum going to win the Grey Cup in their city. Montreal gets the job done, but expect the Tiger Cats to keep it close for 3 quarters. Play the UNDER.

Ron's forecast: Montreal 28 Hamilton 17

ATSCalculator.com: Alouettes by 20.5 pts and the o/u to land on 56.98

ATSDatabase.com Stat of the Game: When ANY CFL team played as a +10.0 or more Underdog - Coming off 2 games that went under the total; The UNDER is 13-5-0 for the underdog in this role.

Winnipeg (54) vs. Edmonton (-4)

Blue Bombers at Eskimos History: 8-6-1(ATS) 4-10-1 (SU) 10-5-0 (O/U/P)

Ron's Comment: The Bombers are fuming over the helmet to head hit on Kevin Glenn by Eskimos linebacker Agustin Barrenechea in the final minutes of last week's game. Barrenechea was only fined and should have been suspended for his violent hit and this is a black eye on the CFL commissioner who's not protecting his QB's in the QB driven league and this is a complete farce. Granted, football is a violent sport, but eventually jay walkers will get hit and killed too! As for the game itself, I look for emotions to run high in the first half and look for the head coaches put more emphasis on winning the game in the second half. Edmonton is coming off a 2-game road stand in which they lost both game, but they are a different football club at Commonwealth Stadium. The UNDER is 4-0-0 for the Blue Bombers as a Road Underdog this season and I expect to see each team trying to control the match via the running game. As much as I respect the Blue Bombers current winning streak, the Eskimos are 5-1 SU at home, average 35.67 points for and they find ways to win at home.

Ron's forecast: Edmonton 24 Winnipeg 22

ATSCalculator.com: Eskimos by 1.32 pts and the o/u to land on 53.14

ATSDatabase.com Stat of the Game: When ANY CFL Team played as a Road team -Playing on Saturday -With 7 day off -Before a division game - Coming off a game scored 30 points or more; The Road Team is 11-4-0 ATS in this spot since 1997.

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