After Week 3’s struggles, we got back to winning ways with a 4-1 week in Week 4. While there’s only three games to bet this week, there’s certainly a lot of value on the board. Below, you’ll find CFL Week 5 odds, including spreads, moneylines and totals. Plus, new user sportsbook promos for legal options in your area.
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Thursday, June 30
Calgary Stampeders vs. Edmonton Elks () – 9:00 p.m. ET
Edmonton was genuinely impressive last week in Hamilton, picking up their first win of the season after a quarterback change, and with their defence doing just enough to hold them in the game before running back Dane Evans’ pick for the game winning TD. That said, as fun of a story as that was, the Stampeders should cover easily in this Battle of Alberta.
Between Calgary’s rest advantage off the bye week and the fact that there’s now a week of tape on this Elks QB, there’s also the small matter that Hamilton isn’t very good, making that win less impressive than it feels, given what we thought we knew about the Ticats coming into the season. Yes the Elks defence is sturdier than it looked in Week 1, but unless Bo Levi Mitchell plays as badly as Evans, I don’t see much of a path for the Elks.
Off a bye and with time to get Mitchell back to full capacity, the Stampeders should dominate their provincial rivals, even in Edmonton.
Evan’s Bet: Calgary -3, Calgary-BC ML Parlay (+167) (Placed Tuesday)
Best Available Odds: Calgary , ML
Friday, July 8th
Ottawa RedBlacks () vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders – 9:30 p.m. ET
The Cover Kids are still chugging along, with a 3-0 ATS record in this column for the RedBlacks despite a 0-3 record. Jeremiah Masoli struggled to find time in the pocket, but avoiding any interceptions and still managing to conduct an offense that scored 31 points is the mark of a poised signal-caller. That defence, however, remains the star of the show, who managed 2 interceptions and a ton of key stops to keep the inconsistent offence in the game to the end.
On the other end, the Roughriders aren’t a team built to be a huge favourite, with Cody Fajardo not an explosive Quarterback who can lead a dynamic offence. Yes, they scored 41 against Montreal, but that was mostly about the Roughriders being gifted short fields as Montreal collapsed in the second half of that game. Saskatchewan plays slow, grind it out football with a lot of running, and that isn’t conducive to trying to win against a good defence by double digits.
The RedBlacks have been horrifically unlucky this season, with an 0-3 record in 1 score games, but it’s also the case that it’s mighty impressive they’ve been in 1 score games against Winnipeg twice and BC. With an Under 45.5 also on the card, this is going to be slow, methodical, grind it out football, and if that’s how this game will likely go, then you have to take the underdog.
Evan’s Bets: Ottawa +9.5, Under 45.5 (Placed Tuesday)
Best Available Odds: Ottawa , Under
Saturday, July 9th
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. BC Lions () – 7PM ET
I’m still not sold on how good BC actually is – they’re 3-0, but they’ve played Edmonton, Toronto, and Ottawa, so not exactly a murderer’s row so far – but they have to be the right play this week for one simple reason – they’ll be playing this on 9 days rest, whereas Winnipeg is playing this on 5.
Winnipeg has been weirdly uninspiring this season to a 4-0 record, but they’re only 1-3 ATS after winning but not covering against the Argos in Toronto on Monday. A crosscountry flight, three time zones crossed, and a short turn around are all bad signs for the Bombers, who also can’t rely on the same vanilla offensive schemes as they’ve had to start the season.
BC on the other hand has an electric offence, even against good defences, and Nathan Rourke is making a leap. In past years, I’d be confident that Zach Collaros could match him step for step, but right now, I think BC has the better quarterback, and that, plus the rest, has me on the Lions.
Evan’s Bets: BC -3.5, Calgary-BC ML Parlay (+167) (Placed Tuesday)
Best Available Odds: BC , ML
Thank you for reading, and best of luck navigating CFL Week 5 odds.
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