Get ready for Week 14 of the 2021 Canadian Football League Season with our betting predictions.
As the calendar flips to November, we enter the final month of the 2021 CFL Regular Season – with plenty on the line. In CFL Week 14 betting preview, we hit all four games this weekend – including one underdog we can see pulling off a big upset.
Underdog BC Lions Look to End Five-Game Slide in Hamilton
The BC Lions’ stretch of disappointing performances continued in Week 13 – as the Lions dropped their fifth straight game with an overtime loss to the Toronto Argonauts. The BC Lions have some major holes on their defence – which does not bode well for them this week against the hottest quarterback in the CFL.
Hamilton is 6-5 heading into this game – with Jeremiah Masoli’s play the reason they are above .500 for the first time this season. Masoli has three-straight games with at least 300 yards passing and TDs with no interceptions. He was lethal in Week 13 – averaging 14.9 yards per attempt in Hamilton’s 39-23 win over Edmonton.
The Lions’ defence – which has allowed at least 30 points in five games. Even with Mike Reilly playing his best in a month, the Lions could not overcome the unit’s inabilities in the last five weeks. Take Hamilton to win at home to improve to 7-5.
Saskatchewan Aims to Improve to 8-4 this Season
Edmonton gets one final shot this season at picking up a home win when they host Saskatchewan on Friday night. Edmonton is 0-6 at home this season – with five of the losses this season by at least ten points (and four by at least 15).
Saskatchewan is on a two-game winning streak heading into this game – with an impressive road win against Montreal helping them hold on to second in the West Division – with three games left.
Edmonton’s biggest problems are on the defensive side of the ball. They have allowed at least 375 yards in four of their last five games (all losses). The rush defence is the biggest issue – with the Elks giving up at least 175 yards on the ground in three straight games.
Taylor Cornelius – who replaced Andrew Harris – has not done enough to help the offence overcome their defensive deficiencies. The Edmonton Elks did recently sign Nick Arbuckle to an extension after getting him in a trade from the Toronto Argonauts.
That move is not about winning in 2021 but having someone who can come into training camp, learn the system, and become the full-time starter for Edmonton in 2022. Bet on the Roughriders.
Toronto Looks to Keep Lead in East Division with Win Over Ottawa
After holding on in overtime to win against the BC Lions, Toronto gets another against the lowly Ottawa Redblacks before ending the season at home against Hamilton and Edmonton. Ottawa is the worst team in the CFL this season. The Redblacks point differential is -158, 60 points worse than second-place Edmonton.
The first meeting between Toronto and Ottawa ended 35-16 (although the Argonauts were up 35-9 heading into the fourth quarter). Ottawa has many issues this season – but the biggest concerns are on offence.
Ottawa has not topped 300 yards since their loss to the Argos (a four-game stretch) or topped 20 points since their win in September against the 2-8 Edmonton Elks. There is nothing to like about Ottawa going into this game. Bet on the Argonauts to move to 8-4 on the season.
With Home-Field Clinched, what can We Expect from Winnipeg the Final Three Weeks?
The most interesting game of the week – and where we like the underdog odds from CFL sportsbooks – is between the Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. There is no denying that Winnipeg is not the best team in the CFL this season. They are 10-1 and have clinched the West Division with three games to spare.
Because Winnipeg has clinched home-field and had their bye last week, we can see an upset happening in Winnipeg. Montreal has plenty to play for this season. They are tied with Hamilton (after losing to Saskatchewan in Week 13) and are one game behind the Argonauts for tops in the East. They have been playing well for most of the season and have the best rushing attack in the CFL.
In Winnipeg’s one loss this season, they struggled to stop the run. Argos running back Damyjai Foster scampered for 101 yards and a score on only ten carries, while the rest of the team added another 48 yards and another score on the ground.
We think Montreal can employ a similar game plan this week (or next weekend when they play again in Montreal). It could catch a Winnipeg team with nothing noteworthy to play for until the West Division Finals on December 5. Take Montreal to win the game (or if you want, bet them to cover the 12.5-points).
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