Winnipeg @ Ottawa
Ottawa +7½ -105 over Winnipeg

Pinnacle +7½ -105 BET365  +8 -115 Sportsinteraction +8 -110 888Sport +8 -110

Posted at 2:00 PM EST. Odds subject to change.

Ottawa +7½ over Winnipeg

7:30 PM EST. Forget Winnipeg’s loss last week to Montreal for a second. Truth be told, the Bombers have pedigree in spades while the Redblacks have none. Ottawa also has the worst last name in professional sports, which matters not but it truly does add to its unappealing résumé. 

We also have the fact that Winnipeg has a game under their belt while Ottawa does not, so the market trusts a team that has played a game as opposed to a team that hasn’t. Where that thinking comes from we have no idea but we’re not paid to think. What we know for sure is that Ottawa has film on Winnipeg from last week while Winnipeg does not have any film on Ottawa. How exactly does that favor the road favorite? 

For Ottawa, it’ll be Dru Brown’s first start as the Redblacks QB, against the team he spent the past three seasons with when he was learning the CFL ropes playing behind Zach Collaros. There is that narrative too, that Winnipeg knows this QB and that gives the defense of the Bombers a big edge. We could spin that the other way too and suggest that Brown knows the Winnipeg defense well and he also knows the tendencies of Mike O'Shea, Winnipeg’s long time bench boss. 

Dru Brown is not out of place and he’s not in over his head. No matter how you break this down, the Redblacks are taking back a pile of inflated points. Winnipeg looked very average last week so perhaps their reign of supremacy is slowly slipping away. Ottawa had a very good preseason, they made some nice moves in the offseason, which included bringing some coaching experience and success and now they are taking back some sweet points in a game they can win outright.

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Our Pick

Ottawa +7½ -105 (Risking 2.1 units - To Win: 2.00)

Edmonton -3½ -105 over Ottawa