After a successful first two weeks, 2022 CFL odds roll on, with another fascinating four-game slate that forces us to try and figure out whose early-season form is ready to regress, and who is ready to take a step forward. Below, you’ll find CFL Week 3 odds, including spreads, moneylines and totals. Plus, new user sportsbook promos for legal options in your area.
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CFL Week 3 Odds
Thursday, June 23
Saskatchewan Roughriders () vs. Montreal Alouettes – 7:30 p.m. ET
Are we supposed to believe the Alouettes are good?
I don’t mean to be unduly harsh on Montreal, but they’re 0-2, and they have run about as well as they could to have been in a spot to have gone 1-0-1 ATS this season so far. If Toronto had made either or both of their missed second half field goals, or Calgary hadn’t lost Bo Levi Mitchell at the end of Week 1, this team would have lost both their games by double digits.
Saskatchewan, on the other hand, are a train on defence, and they will be able to tee off on whichever of Montreal’s mediocre QBs start this game, and they’ll keep the scoring down. If Adams or Harris throw the ball around the lot, which they both can do, the Roughriders secondary will pounce, but even without it, Cody Fajardo is competent enough offensively to cover this number.
Evan’s Bet: SAS -2.5 – placed Monday afternoon
Best Available Odds: Saskatchewan
Friday, June 24
Hamilton Tiger-Cats () vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers – 8:30 p.m. ET
Fading the Bombers ATS has worked through two games, with Ottawa managing to keep it close against Winnipeg both games, but here, I’m gonna roll with them against a Hamilton team that has not been right this season.
Hamilton has faded each of the last two games in the fourth quarter, with their defensive giving up back breaking touchdowns when they needed stops. Dane Evans needed to be better in the second half against Calgary, but 6 points in a half while Calgary was driving on nearly every possession isn’t good enough.
The Bombers have looked intermittently good, which is the same as Hamilton so far this year, but Ottawa’s defence has been very good and Collaros is still an elite QB. I’m gonna trust that the Bombers offence can stay in the gear they found late against Ottawa last week, and they’ll cover the spread.
Also, a 42.5 total way too low for offenses that have the ability to be as prolific as these can be. I get Winnipeg has had two low scoring games, but 42.5 is an overreaction.
Evan’s Bets: WIN -5.5, Over 42.5, WIN-CAL ML Parlay (-123) – placed Monday afternoon
Best Available Odds: WIN , ML
Saturday, June 25
Edmonton Elks vs. Calgary Stampeders () – 7PM ET
The Elks are really, really bad.
Edmonton wasn’t as bad last week as they were in the opener – mostly because their defence held up better when their offence wasn’t giving the opposition short fields consistently. That said, the offence was still anemic, and that problem bodes badly for their chances against the Stamps, whose defence can get pressure. Edmonton probably can’t get out of their offensive rut, and if that’s the case, it has to be the Stamps.
Bo Levi Mitchell found something offensively in the second half last week against the Ticats, and with another week away from his foot injury, and a much worse offense, the Stamps should be able to put up 30 points on the Elks. Given that the Stamps defence will be able to stop the Elks, and even generate a short field or two, I don’t think the Elks can score enough to cover the 9.
Evan’s bets: CAL -9, WIN-CAL ML Parlay (-123) – placed Monday afternoon
Best Available Odds: Calgary , ML
Toronto Argonauts () vs. BC Lions – 9:30 p.m. ET
The battle of the two teams who have only played one game so far, both teams are 1-0, but they got there very different ways.
Toronto got there by playing solid defence and mediocre offence against the Als, and the Lions got here by destroying the Elks, but despite BC looking more impressive in their one game so far this season, it has to be Argos here. They’re a much better team, despite a rough Week 2.
BC won in Week 1 because they played well, but mostly because they ran hot in the red zone (4/4 on Red Zone TDs in the first half) and because they kept getting short fields due to Edmonton turnovers. Bethel McLeod-Thompson, for whatever flaws he has, won’t gift the Lions many, if any, short fields, and without that, there’s no path for the Lions to be that dominant.
On the other side, the Argos would have beaten Montreal by much more if they had been able to convert better in the red zone and/or had their kicker made some fairly easy kicks. Assuming one or both elements regress positively this week, they should win.
Evan’s bets: Argos +3 – placed Monday afternoon
Best Available Odds: Argos
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