Week 12 of the Canadian Football League begins with a traditional Friday night contest and then features a tripleheader beginning Saturday afternoon. Highlights include Friday’s battle of Toronto and Montreal and the concluding matchup between Saskatchewan and Calgary. Both of these games are expected to go down to the wire with home teams being a 1-point favorite.
As we’re getting closer to the postseason, playoff scenarios are taking shape. Winnipeg can clinch first place in the West Division with a victory. Much of the teams are looking to better position themselves while Ottawa is in desperation mode with only two wins. Edmonton, the other two-win team, is off this week.
Here are the CFL Week 12 betting odds.
Week 12 Odds from DraftKings Spread Total Moneyline Toronto
Friday, 7:30 PM ET — Toronto At Montreal (-1)
Toronto is undefeated at home this season, but the Argonauts haven’t duplicated that success on the road. They’re 2-3 away, and they’ll be taking on the East Division’s best offensive attack. Last time out, Montreal gained over 550 yards of offense, but still lost 30-27 in Toronto.
With the Argonauts’ defense ranking fairly low in all categories, turnovers are key. Over the past three games, the team has forced eight turnovers. That has led to 31 points for the team. It’s a trend that will likely need to continue for Toronto to win this contest.
Saturday, 4:00 PM ET — Ottawa At Hamilton (-14.5)
Ottawa has become somewhat more competitive over the past month, but the Redblacks still suffered their third straight loss in October and against Montreal. Prior to consecutive games against the Alouettes, they fell 51-29 in early September. This will be their second meeting against Hamilton, who obliterated the Redblacks 24-7 in the first meeting.
Caleb Evans, Ottawa’s rookie quarterback that dazzled against Edmonton, hasn’t found consistency. He had 145 passing yards, three interceptions, and one lost fumble to go with one touchdown pass. Hamilton has had its share of quarterback issues, but Jeremiah Masoli is coming off a great showing against Toronto (361 pass yds, 2 TDs).
Saturday, 7:00 PM ET — BC At Winnipeg (-11.5)
Winnipeg has a chance to win its eighth straight game, and it couldn’t come at a worse time for BC. The Lions have completely fizzled out on offense, scoring just 19 points over their last two games. They have suffered back-to-back blowouts against Calgary and this same Blue Bombers team they’ll be facing again Saturday night.
Saturday, 9:45 PM ET — Saskatchewan At Calgary (-1)
After a week off, Saskatchewan will be facing Calgary for a third consecutive time. The Roughriders lost by six points on Oct. 2 and by three points on Oct. 9. Considering the Stampeders have won four of their last five games, it’s hard to believe that the third time will be the charm for the Roughriders.
CFL Week 12 Predictions
The week should open with fireworks between Toronto and Montreal. It’s difficult to select which team has the upper hand, so the best option is to take the over despite the fact it is the highest total on the board. Winnipeg just missed out on a cover that ended five straight wins against the spread, but that shouldn’t happen against a bland BC squad.
A couple of leans to consider:
- Take the points with Ottawa: Ottawa is getting more competitive, and it’s hard to take Hamilton at -14.5 when it is averaging 19.9 points per game.
- Take the under in Saskatchewan vs. Calgary: Calgary has all of the momentum, but beating a team three consecutive times is hard to do. Plus, this should be a low-scoring game.