Tue 11/07/2017 - 10:35 EDT

CFL Week 4 Predictions

CFL Week 4 Predictions

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Although Week 3's free betting selections got started on the wrong foot, it finished strong for my second consecutive 2-1 ATS week on the Canadian gridiron. This is the time of year when stats and situations begin to mesh and if you can apply both of those properly and get a little lucky when needed, your betting bankroll could see tremendous gains over the next few months.

Week 4 is all about East vs. West matchups as Toronto is in Winnipeg, Calgary is in Montreal, Ottawa is in Edmonton, and BC continues their Eastern Canadian swing for the third straight week with a trip to Hamilton. All four games present unique scenarios and betting spots, but it's the latter three games on the board I'm zeroing in on for Week 4.

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For those of you looking to get Week 4 started off early with a play on the Toronto/Winnipeg game, I'd have to say it's a game I want little part of. Winnipeg looked completely overmatched at home in their loss to Calgary last week, and Toronto is on a relatively short week after coming back to beat Ottawa. The Argos were abysmal themselves in the 1st half of that game, and they did get a bit lucky in turning that game around on a botched snap by Ottawa that turned into a TD. 

The other three East vs. West games have got my full attention though and they all should be great games. Ottawa and Hamilton are the only remaining winless teams in the CFL and need to get off that slide soon. The Redblacks have the tougher challenge ahead of them this week being on the road against an unbeaten Edmonton squad, but Hamilton has looked far from good themselves, but they are at home for the first time this year. 

Canadian Football League Picks Week 4

As I mentioned before, Week 4 is about the time in the season where early season stats can start to be applied to games with more confidence. Teams are also starting to show their true identities with a couple of games under their belt, and having a better idea of what to expect from squads makes handicapping games a little easier. So let's get right to this week's selections: 

Calgary looked impressive in the 2nd half of their win over Winnipeg a week ago, but this is the third time in four weeks they will be in hostile territory and all that travel is going to catch up with them soon. Calgary has already established themselves as one of the teams to beat again this year, but this is a brutal spot for them to be laying this many points on the road.

Montreal is in the midst of an early season slump with two straight losses, but they've also come against two of the better teams in the league (Edmonton, B.C). A second consecutive week at home should help them play better this week, and they can ill-afford to lose three straight to the West powerhouses - with two being at home. From a confidence perspective going forward, Montreal's got to prove to themselves that they can compete with these guys should they end up seeing one of them down the road in the playoffs, and this is the week they get the job done. 

Ottawa seemingly had their game in hand at the break vs. Toronto last week, but couldn't get out of their own way in the 2nd half. That being said, the Redblacks showed signs of explosiveness on offense when they needed to and they'll need all of their weapons in Edmonton. 

More importantly though we've got a situation that is already 2-0 O/U this year in this game as teams coming off their bye week have gone 'over' the total in both cases so far. Edmonton is in that spot this week and have yet to go 'over' on the year. Ottawa's defence still has plenty of holes and with the Eskimos on a 10-4 O/U run as home favorites dating back to last year, and 6-2 O/U as an organization after a week off the past few seasons, expect plenty of points in this one.

There is no question that Hamilton has looked like the worst team in the league this year so far and that's a bit of surprise given the talent they've got and the continuity between coaching staff, QB, and many other players. Offensively it's been a complete disaster for Hamilton so far, but that unit started to show signs of coming out of it in the 2nd half last week, and playing in front of their home crowd for the first time should give them a boost here. 

Similar to Calgary, all the travel BC has endured so far this year is going to catch up to them soon. They stayed out East between their Weeks 2 and 3 games against Toronto and Ottawa, but they went back home after last week's win, only to get right back on the plane a few days later to face this desperate Hamilton team. That's not a spot I want to even consider laying points with BC.

A 2-1 ATS record with my free betting picks in Week 3 brings the year-to-date total to 5-4 ATS on the year. If you haven't jumped on board yet by cashing in on these selections with one of the great CFL sportsbooks below, what are you waiting for? The 2017 season is just starting to hit it's stride and I'll be back with great winning information each week. The sportsbooks below offer great signup bonuses as well so get in on the action now and start cashing some wagers. 

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