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Windy Forecast Creating Betting Value for CFL Thursday Night Football

Jul 26, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press. Pictured: Quarterback Johnny Manziel

  • Before betting a total in the CFL, it is important to consider the weather conditions.
  • Wind is the most important factor and can create value for over/under bettors.
  • Windy conditions are expected for Thursday's Edmonton Eskimos-Montreal Alouettes game.

On Sunday, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats traded Johnny Manziel to the Montreal Alouettes. Manziel never saw the field for Hamilton but Montreal, coach Mike Sherman said, “we didn’t bring him here to have him sit on the bench.” The 2014 first-round pick by the Cleveland Browns could take the field on Thursday night when the Alouettes host the Edmonton Eskimos.

Edmonton opened as a 7.5-point favorite at Pinnacle, total 48. There will likely be increased action on this Thursday night showdown with the possibility of Manziel playing. Most bettors will focus on the spread, but the total is what interests me.

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