Canada Day weekend means an extra day to watch some sports, and the sports leagues are co-operating with us.
The CFL gets our weekend started with a doubleheader Thursday night, and they double our pleasure with another two games on Canada Day Friday.
The Blue Jays host the red-hot Cleveland Indians for a four-game set, beginning Thursday and concluding Sunday. Three of those games are afternoon clashes, including a Canada Day special Friday at 1 p.m.
We’ll also have our eyes on NHL free agents, who are eligible to start signing with teams Friday at noon. Of course, a lot of the drama was sucked out of it Wednesday with Steven Stamkos announcing he was returning to Tampa Bay, the Habs dealing PK Subban to Nashville for Shea Weber, and Edmonton shipping Taylor Hall to New Jersey. Hopefully, the suits at Sportsnet and TSN can still find things to cover Friday afternoon.
Wimbledon’s in full swing, and Euro 2016 quarter-finals run Thursday-Sunday. Yeah, there’s no NHL, NBA or NFL right now, but it’s still a pretty good time of year to be a sports fan.
Here’s our weekly look at what’s on TV to bet on (all times eastern). For the latest odds on MLB and CFL, visit our Live Odds Page.
Thursday’s doubleheader opens with the Redblacks at Alouettes, followed by the Argonauts at Roughriders.
Friday’s action sees the Lions visiting the Tiger-Cats and the Stampeders hosting the Blue Bombers.
TSN is broadcasting all the games, with start times both nights of 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
In this week’s action, we like the Argos +4 and the Stampeders -9.5. See our Week 2 CFL betting picks article for writeups on both picks.
Blue Jays vs. Indians
After a 3-3 road trip, the Jays return home to face the hottest team in baseball – the Cleveland Indians.
Cleveland has swept four consecutive series and has won 12 straight games, one game shy of the franchise record. The Tribe, however, is 2-5 in its last 7 games at the Rogers Centre, and Bodog makes the Blue Jays a -130 favourite to win the series (when it’s a 4-games series like this one, only the first 3 games count for series bets).
As always, you can watch the Blue Jays on Sportsnet.
Canadian Milos Raonic continues his quest for a Wimbledon title this weekend. Going into his second-round match with Italy’s Andreas Seppi on Thursday, Raonic paid 16:1 odds to win the men’s singles title at the All England Club.
Raonic beat Seppi in straight sets and will likely take on American Jack Sock in the third round on Saturday. Tournament favourite Novak Djokovic identified Raonic as a potential Wimbledon men’s champion before the tournament began.
In women’s singles, Eugenie Bouchard was an underdog in her match with Johanna Konta Thursday in second-round action. Bouchard paid 66:1 to win the Wimbledon ladies’ title going into that match.
Don’t forget, if you’re not able to catch the action on TSN, you can stream Wimbledon matches on www.Bet365.com.
Euro 2016 Quarterfinal
The Euro 2016 field is down to eight teams, with quarter-finals set for 3 p.m. each day from Thursday to Sunday. TSN is carrying all the games.
We listed the Euro 2016 quarterfinal odds and our 3 picks in an article earlier this week.
Euro 2016 Quarterfinal odds at Sports Interaction