Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays (+100, 9.5)
Carlos Villanueva gets another crack at a rotation spot for the Blue Jays Friday. He started 13 games for Toronto last year before going down with a forearm strain and was 6-4 with a 4.04 ERA. So far this season he has appeared in 22 games out of the bullpen, going 2-0 with a 3.24 ERA. Looks like early bettors like his chances to make an impression.
Consensus: Blue Jays, 64 percent
Winnipeg Blue Bombers at B.C. Lions (-7.5, 51)
The B.C. Lions showcase a new head coach as Mike Benevides patrols the sideline when the Lions host the Blue Bombers in a rematch of last year’s Grey Cup. B.C. won and covered as 7.5-point favorites last year and bettors like them to get off on the right foot against the Swaggerville gang again this time.
Consensus: Lions, 58 percent
Phoenix Mercury at Chicago Sky (-10.5, 155)
Phoenix’s defense is getting burned by pretty much every team it faces. The Mercury allow 87.5 points per game and have played over in three straight. The over is also 9-1-2 in Chicago’s last 12 home games.
Consensus: Over, 63 percent