Slam Dunk picks: Figuring out funky lines

The blown #WhatAboutKaren call cost us a third straight perfect week, but like Mrs. Kuldys getting up at 4:30 a.m. the next morning for her A&W shift, moving on is best.

14 of 16 straight up bets is a good run and the mojo is flowing.

Montreal Alouettes (2-2) at Ottawa Redblacks (0-3-1)

Wednesday, July 19, 7:30 p.m. EST

A winless Ottawa team is favoured by five over a team that just beat the top team in the league in Calgary who beat the Redblacks twice already. The line just feels funny.

Montreal gets their best cover man Jonathon Mincy back at the boundary corner spot. And even though the offence made some chunk yardage gains against the Stamps, two came when defenders fell to the ground. Need to see more from Montreal’s offence, but these division foes always seem to play tightly contested games.

Line: Redblacks favoured by 5 points

Pick: Montreal

Bet: $11 returns $10

Edmonton Eskimos (3-0) at Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-3)

Thursday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. EST

Some squares are saying Edmonton has a long flight and that could be capitalized on by Hamilton, but B.C.’s was a longer trip and the Lions put 41 points up with their backup quarterback, with all due respect to Travis Lulay who threw the ball with authority all over the field.

Mike Reilly and his large American targets could have a field day. Travon Van has added some balance. While the all-import defensive line should wreak havoc on Zach Collaros. #BONE

Line: Eskimos favoured by 3 points

Pick: Edmonton

Bet: $22 returns $20

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2-1) at B.C. Lions (3-1)

Friday, July 21, 10 p.m. EST

The Leos opened at around seven to eight point favourites and with money coming in on Winnipeg it has dropped and moved more than any so far this season.

For the first time since Week 1, B.C. plays a game in a time zone that’s not the east. Travis Lulay is set to start at quarterback with Jonathon Jennings week-to-week with a shoulder injury.

The Bombers will be searching for a measure of revenge after Justin Medlock came up short on a 61-yard field goal that could’ve sent Winnipeg to the West Final. That was a one point margin.

Line: Lions favoured by 4.5 points

Pick: Winnipeg

Bet: $11 returns $10

Bonus: four-team, seven-point teaser

Picks: Montreal, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Calgary

Bet: $10 returns $20

Season record against the spread: 10-3

Money line: 4-1

Teasers: 1-0

Parlays: 0-1

Bankroll: $224 from $100 starting budget

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