Edmonton has covered four straight outings: the Esks have the money flowing in.
Jason Maas’ green and gold group won seven in a row, dropped six and have now claimed four victories to put themselves in contention for a home playoff game. Edmonton is the favourite play of the last regular season week.
Montreal Alouettes (3-14) at Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-12)
Friday, November 3, 7 p.m. EST
Spotting more than two touchdowns with Hamilton would’ve been unimaginable after the team started 0-8. However, the Ticats carved up the birds in Montreal 43-16 just two weeks ago.
Four Americans are starting for the Als on the offensive line with the hopes that unit can protect rookie quarterback Matt Shiltz in his first career start. Montreal needs to find any kind of positives to end the season.
Line: Ticats favoured by 14.5 points
Bet: $11 returns $10
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (11-6) at Calgary Stampeders (13-3-1)
Friday, November 3, 9:30 p.m. EST
Let it sink in: a team starting a Canadian quarterback is a large favourite over the other with an American. Andrew Buckley makes his first career start for Calgary and looks to prove he has the potential to be a bonified No. 1 quarterback in the future. Plus, the Stampeders want to enter the playoffs on a winning note.
Line: Stampeders favoured by 8.5 points
Bet: $10.50 returns $10
Edmonton Eskimos (11-6) at Saskatchewan Roughriders (10-7)
Saturday, November 4, 7 p.m. EST
After Winnipeg loses in Calgary on Friday night, Edmonton will have a home playoff game on the line: much more to play for than Saskatchewan. The Riders can decide which division the green and white go to for the post-season by winning, but either way, they’ll be on the road.
The Eskimos are rolling and the added incentive means putting the money on them.
Line: Riders favoured by 3.5 points
Bet: $22 returns $20
Toronto Argonauts (8-9) at B.C. Lions (7-10)
Saturday, November 4, 10 p.m. EST
Marc Trestman and the Argos know what needs to be done: beat B.C. for the East Division title. Ricky Ray in perfect dome conditions, sign us up.
Line: Argos favoured by 1 points
Bet: $11 returns $10
Season record against the spread: 35-26-2
Money line: 8-4
Bankroll: $235 from $100 starting budget