Riders open as massive favourite

What crazy world is this? The Riders have opened as a 13.5-point favorite for Monday’s game versus the Argos. Yes, the 0-2 Riders are a monster favorite on Monday.

Online-betting site Bodog released its spreads late Monday morning. It seems the oddsmakers think much more highly of the Riders than they did last week. Or they think much less of the Riders opponent.

The Riders lost 44-41 in Ottawa last Thursday–an unexpected offensive explosion for a team with backup Cody Fajardo getting the start. The Argos suffered one of their worst losses every on Saturday, falling 64-14 at home to the Ticats. The 50-point margin of victory tied the largest in Ticats history.

Being such a big favorite is a remarkable turnaround for the Riders, who were 4.5-point underdogs in Ottawa last week.

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