(The Spread) – Check out the opening odds for Week 3 in the CFL.
The 2-0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers will host the 1-1 Calgary Stampeders at 8:00PM ET on Thursday night and oddsmakers from online sports book Bodog have made the Stampeders 3-point road favorites. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 52.5 points.
Calgary is led by former NFL quarterback Henry Burris, who has thrown for 591 passing yards so far this season. The Stampeders lost their opener 23-21 to Toronto as an 8-point favorite, but covered as 2.5-point dogs against BC (34-32) last week.
Meanwhile, Winnipeg is off to a 2-0 start after back-to-back wins over Hamilton (24-16) and Toronto (22-16). The Blue Bombers covered in each of those games as Fred Reid racked up 150 yards rushing.
This Friday, Montreal will host Toronto at 7:30PM ET. The Alouettes come into the game 2-0 and 10.5-point favorites over the Argonauts, who are 1-1 on the season. Montreal failed to cover in its first game but cruised to a 39-25 victory over Saskatchewan last week as a 3.5-point favorite. Toronto pulled off a huge upset at Calgary in Week 1, but failed to cover in a 22-16 loss to Winnipeg last week.
In the toilet bowl game of the week, the 0-2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats will host the 0-2 Saskatchewan Roughriders at 4:00PM ET on Saturday. Hamilton is a 2.5-point home favorite, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 51.5 points. Neither of these teams have won or covered yet, so something has to give on Saturday.
In the final matchup of the weekend, the 2-0 Edmonton Eskimos will host the BC Lions at 7:00PM ET. The Eskimos are 2.5-point home favorites over the visiting Lions, who are 0-2 on the year and 1-1 against the spread. Led by quarterback Ricky Ray (682 passing yards), Edmonton has covered in each of its first two games.
2011 CFL Week 3 Point Spread Odds & Totals
491 Calgary –3 (52.5)
492 Winnipeg +3 (52.5)
493 Toronto +10.5 (53.5)
494 Montreal –10.5 (53.5)
495 Saskatchewan +2.5 (51.5)
496 Hamilton –2.5 (51.5)
497 BC Lions +2.5 (54.5)
498 Edmonton –2.5 (54.5)