The Canadian Football League ramps up again with all Week 13 matchups featuring playoff implications. The week wraps up with the best matchup between Saskatchewan and Montreal. After clinching the West Division, Winnipeg will enjoy their week off.
Some playoff scenarios to consider: Montreal, Toronto, and Saskatchewan can clinch a berth to the postseason. Both East Division teams simply have to win to get in. The Roughriders will need a few losses from Edmonton and BC or Calgary.
Week 13 odds listed in this article are as of Wednesday night.
CFL Week 13 Odds from DraftKings Spread Total Moneyline Calgary
Friday, 7:00 PM ET – Calgary At Ottawa (+10.5)
PROLINE+ Odds: Stampeders -10.5 (-106), Total – 42.5
The fallout of Ottawa’s terrible season begins with the team relieving general manager Marcel Desjardins of his duties. They had their worst showing last week against Hamilton, allowing a mediocre offense to score 32 points, and were held to a season-low 3 points. Both quarterbacks that played in the game combined for three interceptions and no touchdowns.
On the other side, Calgary has been hot with three straight wins prior to their 20-17 loss to Saskatchewan. Still, the passing attack by the Stampeders has been moving well. Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has completed nearly 68 percent of his passes over the last four games. What cost them the contest last time out was his three interceptions.
Friday, 9:45 PM ET – Hamilton At Edmonton (+4.5)
PROLINE+ Odds: Tiger-Cats -3.5 (-125), Total – 42.5
If Hamilton was able to move the ball effectively against Ottawa, they can do the same against another two-win team. Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli is expected to start in the upcoming game. He demolished the Redblacks defense, completing 25-of-28 passes for 320 yards and 2 TDs.
Edmonton has fallen five straight times with a defense that allows too many scores. The offense may get a boost with newly acquired quarterback Nick Arbuckle from Toronto. The Tiger-Cats aren’t great statistically on offense, but they have scored 20 or more points in their last five games.
Saturday, 4:00 PM ET – BC At Toronto (-3.5)
PROLINE+ Odds: Argonauts -3.5 (-112), Total – 45.5
It’s arguable that BC has joined the ranks of Ottawa and Edmonton as the worst teams in the league. The last appearance was a stunning 45-0 shutout against Winnipeg. There was no life in the offense and the defense allowed 29 points alone in the second half.
Toronto will now have quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson as their main option after trading away Arbuckle. He’s been the leader under center since September 24.
Bethel-Thompson completed 67.8 percent of his passes over the last four games and has been the pulse of their recent winning streak. He did have a rough go of it last time out against Montreal with no touchdowns and four interceptions.
Saturday, 7:00 PM ET – Saskatchewan At Montreal (+1.5)
PROLINE+ Odds: Roughriders -1.5 (-112), Total – 46.5
The week ends with the hottest team in the CFL not named Winnipeg, Montreal. They won three straight games and will be part of a thrilling three-team chase to win the East Division. The Alouettes have flown by the spreads as well outside of the meeting with Ottawa on Oct. 11.
Probably the most interesting matchup is the Alouettes’ star running back, William Stanback, going against one of the best rush defenses in the league. Stanback has recorded over 100 yards in four of his last five games, and even surpassed 200 yards last time out against Toronto.
Sports Betting Predictions
We’ll be going with a couple of favorites that should fly past these spreads. There’s no way the Ottawa defense will contain one of the better passing attacks in the league. Continual offensive regression for the Redblacks doesn’t expect to get better in this matchup, either.
Despite the setback against Montreal, expect Toronto to get back on track. We’re in a position to fade BC until further notice. The Lions may be 4-1 against the spread on the road, but they are 0-4 ATS in the last four games.
Some leans to consider for the other games:
- It’s too close to call with Saskatchewan and Montreal really needing wins this week. If anything, it may be profitable to take the over on 46.5 total points (-109, PointsBet)
- Hamilton’s offense is in good form, but prior to the Ottawa win, the defense has struggled. Edmonton may get a boost on offense with a new quarterback. Consider the points, but keep in mind that the Elks are 0-5 at home (1-4 ATS) this season.