The Canadian Football League heads into Week 18 with Calgary 3 games ahead of Saskatchewan in the West Division. Ottawa has a 1-game lead over Hamilton in the East Division. Can Toronto upset Hamilton on Friday? How will Calgary handle BC after a tough Week 17 game versus Montreal? Keep reading for our analysis, CFL odds, and a free ATS pick for Week 18!
CFL Week 18 Betting Preview
Friday, Oct. 12
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Toronto Argonauts
Hamilton put it all together in their last, a 40-17 win over the British Columbia Lions. The Tiger-Cats held a 30-3 halftime lead before pushing the lead to 40-3. They called off the favorites in the fourth quarter.
Unlike Hamilton finally figuring it out, Toronto hasn’t gotten on track this season. The Argonauts head into this game on a 6 game losing streak. They’ve gone 2-4 ATS in those 6 games.
Hamilton should cover.
CFL Week 16 Pick: Hamilton Tiger-Cats ATS
Saturday, Oct. 13
- Saskatchewan Rough Riders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Saskatchewan’s played great in the past 7 weeks. Their only loss was a 25-30 game to East Division leading Ottawa on Sep. 15. But, although Saskatchewan has played great to win games in their last 7, they haven’t played well enough to cover the spread.
The Rough Riders are only 5-3 ATS in those 8 games. They’re 1-3 ATS in their last 4. A couple of wins and covers against Winnipeg must be carefully studied because Saskatchewan didn’t blow out the Blue Bombers in either game.
It feels like Winnipeg gets the job done on Saturday. The Blue Bombers are good enough to beat the Rough Riders straight up and cover the spread.
CFL Week 16 Pick: Winnipeg Blue Bombers ATS
- Ottawa RedBlacks at Edmonton Eskimos
On Sep. 22, Ottawa beat Edmonton 28-15. The RedBlacks are only 2-3 SU in their last 5, though, and should have trouble against the Eskimos on Saturday.
Edmonton allows 23.8 points per game. Opponents average 360 yards per versus the Eskimos. Unless Ottawa’s defense can match Edmonton’s intensity the Eskimos should win straight up and cover.
Ottawa got into a shootout with Winnipeg in their last. Now, they must switch gears and win a defensive struggle. Hard to see that happening.
CFL Week 16 Pick: Edmonton Eskimos ATS
- British Columbia Lions at Calgary Stampeders
Calgary battles British Columbia about a week after it took on the Montreal Alouettes. The Alouettes pushed Calgary. The Stampeders only beat Montreal 12-9.
Calgary’s the best team in CFL, but they don’t always cover the spread. Although the SU record is 12-2, the record against the spread is 8-6. Calgary will win. They won’t cover against a BC Lions team looking for two solid performances in a row after a 26-23 win over Toronto on Oct. 6.
CFL Week 16 Pick: British Columbia Lions ATS