BC Lions vs. Calgary Free Pick
Will Calgary cover the number tonight as a slight favorite when they host the BC Lions at 10:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Calgary is now a 4-point home favorite versus the BC Lions after opening as a 5.5-point fave. As for the total, the number currently sits at 48.5 points after the over/under opened at 49.
The BC Lions enter play with a 3-1 record, a 2-0 road mark, and a 3-1 record against the spread. They beat Calgary 20-18 as a 2.5-point underdog in their opener, then routed Hamilton 28-3 as a 5.5-point road dog before suffering their first loss of the season, 25-14 to Toronto as a 6.5-point favorite. They rebounded to beat Saskatchewan 40-27 as a 1.5-point dog in their last game.
As for Calgary, after losing to BC in its opener the Stampeders beat Winnipeg 36-22 as a 10.5-point favorite before tying Ottawa 26-26 as a 1.5-point dog. In their last game, they beat Winnipeg again, this time by a final score of 33-18 as a 5.5-point favorite. They've now covered in three consecutive games.
OUR PICK: Take Calgary. The Stampeders have covered in six of their last seven home games versus the Lions and are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall versus BC. Calgary is also 6-1 against the number in its last seven home games, is 7-2 ATS in its last nine games dating back to last season, and are 13-6 ATS versus a team with a winning record. The Lions, meanwhile, have failed to cover in six of their last eight games coming off a win.
2016 CFL WEEK 6 FREE PICK: CALGARY STAMPEDERS -4