The playoff picture is rapidly coming into focus as the CFL gets ready to kick off its Week 13 schedule. The Ottawa RedBlacks find themselves teetering on the brink of elimination from the postseason as they prepare to host the Calgary Stampeders as betting underdogs on Friday night.
The Edmonton Elks find themselves in a similarly dire situation as they take on a desperate Hamilton Tiger-Cats squad. The Toronto Argonauts enjoy a favourable matchup on Saturday afternoon as they play host to the rapidly fading BC Lions. The weekend closes out with a game with serious playoff implications as the East Division-leading Montreal Alouettes host the Saskatchewan Roughriders as betting underdogs.
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|CFL Week 13 Point Spreads|
|Calgary Stampeders||-10.5 (1.91)||-10.5 (1.85)|
|Ottawa RedBlacks||+10.5 (1.91)||+10.5 (1.85)|
|Hamilton Tiger-Cats||-4.5 (1.91)||-4.5 (1.85)|
|Edmonton Elks||+4.5 (1.91)||+4.5 (1.85)|
|BC Lions||+3.5 (1.91)||+3.5 (1.85)|
|Toronto Argonauts||-3.5 (1.91)||-3.5 (1.85)|
|Saskatchewan Roughriders||-1.5 (1.91)||-1.5 (1.85)|
|Montreal Alouettes||+1.5 (1.91)||+1.5 (1.85)|
Calgary Stampeders -10.5 vs Ottawa RedBlacks
The Calgary Stampeders will be looking to rebound from last weekend’s disappointing 20-17 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders when they visit the slumping Ottawa RedBlacks on Friday as lofty 10.5-point favourites on the CFL Week 13 odds at Bodog. In addition to snapping a three-game straight-up win streak, last weekend’s loss also puts the Stamps’ playoff hopes in doubt with just three games remaining on their schedule.
Saskatchewan Roughriders avoid season sweep in downing Calgary Stampeders 20-17 https://t.co/HroGsIuJpr
— Toronto Star Sports (@StarSports) October 24, 2021
Currently stalled in third place in the West Division standings with a 5-6-0 record, the Stampeders have also fallen off the pace on the Grey Cup odds at Sports Interaction, where they have dipped to a 9.00 bet. And considering the final two games on their schedule come against the team they are trying to stay ahead of in the standings, the BC Lions, as well as the juggernaut Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Friday’s matchup, takes on additional importance.
— CTV Ottawa (@ctvottawa) October 25, 2021
However, the Stampeders have emerged as a steady bet on the road this season, claiming outright wins in three of their past four. The team has also benefited from the return of quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who tossed for four total TDs during their current win streak. Considering the RedBlacks have struggled badly in the scoring department during their current four-game slide, averaging fewer than 13 points per game, the question isn’t whether Calgary can earn the win, but rather by how much.
The Pick: Stampeders -10.5 (1.91) at Bodog
Hamilton Tiger-Cats -4.5 vs Edmonton Elks
After shaking off a worrisome two-game SU losing streak with last weekend’s 32-3 rout of the visiting RedBlacks, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats aim to close the gap on the East Division frontrunners when they visit the Edmonton Elks on Saturday as 4.5-point favourites at Bet99. The Tiger-Cats suddenly found themselves in third place in the East after dropping narrow decisions to both Toronto and Montreal but flexed their muscle in last week’s demolition of the RedBlacks. However, scoring on the road has been a challenge for the Ti-Cats, who has been limited to just seven points per game in their two previous away dates with West Division opponents.
Tiger-Cats eliminate Redblacks from playoff contention with victory: Jeremiah Masoli threw two second-half TD passes as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated Ottawa 32-3 on Saturday to eliminate the Redblacks from playoff contention. https://t.co/YpT0d0hO8s via @Sportsnet
— CFL Headlines (@CFL_Headlines) October 23, 2021
Fortunately for Hamilton, the Elks have endured plenty of offensive struggles of their own. Currently riding a five-game losing streak that has all but eliminated them from playoff contention, the Elks have averaged just 16.2 points per game during their current swoon. The team has also been an epic failure on home turf, where they have failed to earn a win in five dates this season, fueling an overall 9-1 SU run in their past 10 at Commonwealth Stadium. Losers by double-digit margins in each of their past four, the Elks also sport a woeful 1-9 ATS during their current home slide, and more of the same should be expected this weekend.
The Picks: Tiger-Cats -4.5 (1.85) at Bet99
BC Lions vs Toronto Argonauts -3.5
In what is likely their last best chance to remain in the playoff picture in the West Division, the BC Lions visit the Toronto Argonauts on Sunday as 3.5-point underdogs at Bodog. The Lions travel to BMO Field licking their wounds after suffering a 45-0 blowout loss to Winnipeg last season. Losers in four straight, the Lions now sit in fourth place in the West, two points back of Calgary, with a game in hand. That extra game will mean little if the Lions cannot find a way to flip the script on their recent brutal performances.
HIGHLIGHTS: Recap: Winnipeg 45, BC 0: The Winnipeg Blue Bombers clinched a playoff spot and locked up first place in the West Division with a dominant 45-0 shutout win over the BC Lions. https://t.co/QOei4eLle9 pic.twitter.com/wpgtrcWveS
— CFL Headlines (@CFL_Headlines) October 24, 2021
BC has now been outscored by a massive 124-19 margin over its past three games. However, they were steady on the road earlier in the season, posting wins in three of four, all against East Division outings. The Lions have won four of five in Toronto, but need to find a way to contain an Argonauts offence that has averaged 32.5 points per game over their past two home dates.
The Pick: Argonauts -3.5 (1.91) at Bodog
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Saskatchewan Roughriders -1.5 vs Montreal Alouettes
The Montreal Alouettes will try to build on last week’s lopsided 37-16 win over Toronto as they host the Saskatchewan Roughriders as slender 1.5-point underdogs at Bet99. The Alouettes have won four in a row to seize a share of the top spot in the East, joining the Argonauts with 12 points, but remain just two points up on third-place Hamilton.
— Alouettes de Montréal (@MTLAlouettes) October 23, 2021
The Saskatchewan Roughriders hit the turf at Percival Molson Stadium also jockeying for playoff position. With a pair of losses in three straight dates with Calgary, the Riders maintain a tenuous grip on second place in the West. However, they have knocked off the Alouettes in three straight meetings, including a pair of wins in Montreal as betting underdogs.
The Pick: Roughriders -1.5 (1.85) at Bet99