Watching sports on TV and sports betting go hand in hand.
What better way to make something on TV more exciting than to have something riding on the outcome? Sure, we loved Breaking Bad, but we might have loved it more had we been wagering on who Walt would kill next.
Here’s a look at what’s on TV this weekend in Canada to help you get your sports betting fix.
(All times eastern.)
The 2016 campaign kicked off Thursday with the Tiger-Cats routing the Argonauts, but six more teams will get their seasons started this weekend and you can catch all the games on TSN.
The Montreal Alouettes visit Winnipeg Friday (8:30 p.m. kickoff), with the host Bombers set as a 2-point favourite. Saturday, we get a double-header with the Redblacks and Eskimos taking the field first at 7 p.m., followed by the Stampeders and Lions at 10 p.m.
Not sure what to expect from any of the teams in Week 1? Be sure to check out our 2016 CFL season win totals article, which lists the pros and cons to all 9 teams going into the 2016 CFL season.
Blue Jays At White Sox
The Jays are spending the weekend in Chicago, with an 8 p.m. game scheduled for Friday and 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Sportsnet will televise all 3 games.
Toronto should be fresh after enjoying off days on Monday and Thursday, sandwiched around a 1-1 homestand versus Arizona. The White Sox had been scuffling badly before nearly sweeping a 4-game series in Boston, blowing a 7-5 lead in Thursday’s finale to lose 8-7 in extra innings.
Jose Bautista remains out for the Blue Jays, who could also be without Josh Donaldson (neck stiffness) on Friday. Aaron Sanchez, R.A. Dickey and Marcus Stroman will be Toronto’s starters in the series, with Carlos Rodon, Miguel Gonzalez and a yet-to-be-named pitcher countering for the Chisox.
Blue Jays/White Sox Betting Odds For Friday At Sports Interaction
Euro 2016 Knockout Round
The Euro 2016 field is down to 16 teams after the completion of group play, with the knockout round slated to start Saturday. TSN is broadcasting every game of the tournament, so you’ll be able to catch this weekend’s games there.
Tournament host France enters the knockout stage as the Euro 2016 betting favourite after collecting 7 points in Group A, and they’ll host Ireland Sunday. Germany also earned 7 points in group play and is ranked second.
The best game of the first knockout round actually isn’t scheduled until Monday, when Italy will face Spain.
The Toyota Save Mart 500 goes Sunday at 3 p.m. on TSN.
Kyle Busch is the defending champion of this race and is listed at 8:1 odds to repeat as the winner of the Sonoma, Ca. competition.
His older brother Kurt is the 6:1 favourite. You can bet on drivers to win the race, or you can bet on head-to-head matchups as well.
Toyota Save Mart 500 Odds at Sports Interaction