After a busy holiday weekend in the Canadian Football League, a third of the teams will be taking Week 11 off. That still leaves plenty of action over the weekend with three teams looking to stay in the playoff race and Winnipeg wanting to continue their dominance in the league.
The first game of the weekend is on Friday night between Winnipeg and Edmonton. A doubleheader on Saturday afternoon features Montreal-Ottawa and Calgary-BC. Toronto, Hamilton, and Saskatchewan have the week off.
|Week 11 Odds from FanDuel||Spread||Total||Moneyline|
Friday, 9:00 PM ET – Winnipeg (-11.5) At Edmonton (+11.5)
It’s been a very dominant stretch for Winnipeg over their past five games. The best team in the CFL has scored 30 or more points in four consecutive contests. They have also held four of their last five opponents to single-digit point totals.
Edmonton is in a tailspin with four straight defeats, and their last contest was just a week ago when they were blown out by Winnipeg, 30-3. The Elks were held to under 200 total yards, committed nine penalties, and suffered two turnovers. The margin could have been larger if the Blue Bombers didn’t miss three of their four field goal attempts.
Saturday, 4:00 PM ET – Montreal (-5.5) At Ottawa (+5.5)
Montreal didn’t have a great showing offensively against Ottawa, but they did pull through a 20-16 victory. A rematch between the two happens at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa this time around. Unfortunately, the Alouettes will be without quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., who left the game with a shoulder injury and is now on the six-game injured list.
It wasn’t great, but new Redblacks quarterback Caleb Evans had a combined 189 rushing and passing yards with an interception. It’s now been two straight games where he couldn’t nearly duplicate his solid debut performance. Also worth noting is the Ottawa offense has not scored a touchdown in that stretch – the lone TD was scored on a punt block return.
Saturday, 7:00 PM ET – Calgary (+1.5) At British Columbia (-1.5)
The final contest of the weekend sees two West Division teams looking to stay in the playoff mix. Calgary has seen improvement after taking down Saskatchewan in back-to-back weeks and winning three of their last four games. BC has gone in reverse with very disappointing losses to Winnipeg and Saskatchewan at home.
With just a 1-3 record at home, the Lions really need this home victory before heading on the road for three straight games. They had a lengthy bye to recover with their last game being on October 1. Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell holds an 8-5 lead in his head-to-head matchups against Lions QB Michael Reilly.
Sports Betting Recommendations
- Winnipeg -11.5 (-110, FanDuel)
- Calgary-BC Over 44.5 (+100, FanDuel)
Just keep riding that Winnipeg train to another victory. This may be the largest margin they’ve been offered at, but their defense should be too strong for a struggling Edmonton squad to overcome. While a -6.5 first-half line is available at PointsBet, it’s worth noting that the Blue Bombers have been more dominant in the second half of their recent games.
It’s hard to really gauge what to expect with how inconsistent Montreal is, especially without their main quarterback. We’d probably lean on the under that currently sits at 45.5 points at FanDuel, but the recommendation is staying away.
For the great quarterback duel between Mitchell and Reilly, the over is certainly more attractive. Both teams rank high in their passing attack and within the bottom three of the league in passing defense (Calgary 7th, BC 9th). It should be better than sweating out a side as it should be close.