CFL faves cashing in at better than 73 percent

Jul 25, 2013 |
It's early in the Canadian Football League season, but favorites have an overwhelming edge so far in terms of betting.

The favorite has posted a record of 15-4 straight up (78.9 percent) after the Saskatchewan Roughriders beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Saturday night and covered as 4-point road faves 32-20. Favorites are also 14-5 (73.7 percent) against the spread.

The Riders' victory makes the favorite 3-0 in Week 5 after the Calgary Stampeders covered as 5.5-point road favorites over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Friday night and the Montreal Alouettes covered as 4-point home faves over the Edmonton Eskimos Thursday night.

Faves had a perfect 4-0 ATS opening week to the season and a spotless 4-0 ATS record in Week 4, making it five straight covers for the chalk heading into Friday's action.

The week concludes Tuesday with the Toronto Argos hosting the B.C. Lions. The Lions are 5.5-point faves as the Argos will be without QB Ricky Ray. Backup Zach Collaros will start in his place.
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