CFL Week 7 Odds: Best Bets Breakdown, Point Spreads, Totals

Written By Evan Scrimshaw on July 20, 2022
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After a week with three games decided in the last 3 minutes, the CFL rolls into Week 7, with an exciting slate of games that should provide some entertaining games and good bets. Below you’ll find CFL Week 7 odds, including spreads, moneylines, and totals.

Every CFL game is televised in Canada on TSN. In the United States, fans will be able to watch every game live on the ESPN networks and ESPN+. At least 20 games will air on the ESPN networks, including one of the two Division Finals and the Grey Cup. The rest will air on ESPN+.

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Thursday, July 21st

Montreal Alouettes vs. Ottawa RedBlacks () – 7 p.m. ET
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The CFL really has decided that Thursdays are going to be their worst games of the week, apparently, with the 1-4 Alouettes coming to the nation’s capital to play the unluckiest team in the sport, the 0-5 RedBlacks.

The RedBlacks are … I don’t want to call them good, but they’re fine, and they really should have beaten Hamilton last week, but they’re 4-1 ATS this season for a reason. Caleb Evans wasn’t too bad as the replacement for Jeremiah Masoli last week, and if he can be a bit more comfortable with a week under his belt, in front of his home crowd, this could be a spot for the RedBlacks, who have historically been a much better team at home.

On the other side, Montreal is actually horrible, and they managed to avoid the stench of a 0-5 start because of special teams and defensive touchdowns, but this defence is putrid. Allowing an offence led by Taylor Cornelius to put up 32 points – including 14 in the fourth quarter when you had a lead – is pathetic.

Ottawa’s too good to be winless, and it’s at Lansdowne. Gimme the RedBlacks.

Evan’s Bet: Ottawa ML (Placed Monday)
Best Available Odds: Ottawa , ML

Hamilton Tiger-Cats () vs. BC Lions – 10 p.m. ET
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The logical case for Hamilton here is hard to make – after all, Dane Evans and co barely could beat an Ottawa team without their starting quarterback last week, and Nathan Rourke is one of, if not the, best quarterbacks in the league, so it should be a fairly comfortable BC victory this week. That said, 11.5 points is too many.

Against the Blue Bombers the last time out, Rourke struggled when Winnipeg managed to get an effective pass rush, which Hamilton still can do, and their defence was much more porous than it had looked in the weeks prior. Even throwing in the Ottawa game from 3 weeks ago, they can be scored on, and Hamilton does have the offensive guns to keep this close. With such a big spread, the chances of a backdoor cover are readily available, meaning it has to be Hamilton here.

Evan’s Bets: Hamilton +11.5 (Placed Monday)
Best Available Odds: Hamilton

Friday, July 22nd

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Edmonton Elks () – 9PM ET
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Am I sure that the Blue Bombers are actually this good? Not really, and they’re one of the least dominant teams to be undefeated in recent CFL history this late into the season, but come on now – they’re more than 4.5 points better than the fraudulent Elks, who only won last week without Tre Ford because Montreal thought the game was in the bag.

The one concern for Winnipeg would be that this ends up being a trap game, coming off the emotional highs of beating BC and Calgary in back-to-back weeks, but the problem with that is this is also the worst defence they’ve gotten to face this season, and Zach Collaros is finally starting to find a rhythm in this offence.

On the other side of the ball, the Elks got a better performance from their pre-season 3rd QB than expected last week, but against the putrid Als defence, that won’t be sustainable against Winnipeg. The Blue Bombers should be able to give their offence some short fields and keep the Elks defence out there often with 2-and-outs, allowing Winnipeg to dominate this game.

Evan’s Bets: Winnipeg -4.5, Sask-Winnipeg +150 ML Parlay (Placed Monday)
Best Available CFL Week 6 Odds: Winnipeg , ML

Saturday, July 23rd

Toronto Argonauts vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders () – 7PM ET
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Well, when I wrote about this game last week, I said it would take a defensive touchdown for the Roughriders to lose, and then Toronto won on a game winning pick six, because apparently the football gods have a sense of comedy.

Toronto got a good offensive game and was still losing without the ball before that pick-six, and while it doesn’t change that they won the game, Saskatchewan was clearly the better team in that game. Last time they lost, to Montreal, they ended up winning by 21 the next week, and it’s likely that they’ll pull the same trick again this week.

Toronto played above their heads and will regress, especially if Cody Fajardo – nursing a lower body injury sustained early in that game – is a bit more mobile than he was for large stretches of the game. If the Toronto pass rush is even slightly less effective, this will turn into a blowout easily.

Call it pot commitment but I’ve got to go back to Saskatchewan here.

Evan’s Bets: Saskatchewan -7.5, Sask-Winnipeg +150 ML Parlay (Placed Monday)
Best Available Odds: Saskatchewan

Thank you for reading, and best of luck navigating CFL Week 7 odds.

CFL Standings    
West DivisionWLPT DIFF
1Winnipeg60+52
2Calgary41+49
3Saskatchewan42+33
4BC31+67
5Edmonton24-99
East DivisionWLPT DIFF
1Toronto22-35
2Montreal14-2
3Hamilton154-36
4Ottawa05-29

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