Best CFL Picks Week 5
After another memorable week of CFL action, fans are already getting themselves ready for some hard-hitting action coming on the schedule. Heading into Week 5, the Tiger-Cats are at the top of the East Division with a 3-1 record, while the Blue Bombers are 3-0 and hold the No. 1 spot for the West Division.
The Tiger-Cats will be in action against the 2-1 Calgary Stampeders, which is no question the biggest game of the week. That's one of four exciting battles on the schedule. Who will come out on top of each contest? Check out our picks below to find out.
- 01Edmonton Eskimos @ BC Lions
- 02Toronto Argonauts @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- 03Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Redblacks
- 04Calgary Stampeders @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- 05How to make the best CFL bets?
- 06Who will win the CFL Championship in 2019?
Edmonton Eskimos @ BC Lions
The Lions and Eskimos are set to kickoff the week on Thursday night in what should be an entertaining showdown. Per Sports Interaction (SIA), the Eskimos enter the game as 3.5-point favorites despite being the road team.
Their moneyline odds to come out with the victory are listed at 1.57. Trevor Harris has been a stud for Edmonton thus far, throwing for 1,086 yards and six touchdowns, while adding two more rushing scores. He'll hope to power the Eskimos to another big win.
Will BC be able to pull off the upset? We don't think so, which is why we're taking Edmonton and the moneyline odds.
Toronto Argonauts @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Who will be able to stop the Winnipeg Blue Bombers? Unquestionably the best team in the CFL, Winnipeg is the only undefeated team squad in the league. This week, they'll face the lowly Toronto Argonauts, who are still looking for their first win of the season.
With the game being at home for Winnipeg, they should cruise to an easy win. Quarterback Matt Nichols has seven touchdowns this season, while Lucky Whitehead leads the wide receiver unit with 174 yards. This potent offense will simply be too much for Toronto to handle.
With that being said, expect Winnipeg to improve their season record to 4-0, while Toronto will drop to an abysmal 0-4.
Montreal Alouettes @ Ottawa Redblacks
Sitting in second place of the CFL East Division, the Ottawa Redblacks are quietly putting together a strong campaign. With a 2-1 record, they'll host 1-2 Montreal this weekend at TD Place Stadium. This is bad news for the Alouettes, as Ottawa is a strong home team.
However, Montreal is coming off a huge victory over Hamilton, 36-29. They'll need to use the same hunger and energy from last week if they want to pull off another upset. While this one could be close, we'll go with Ottawa to earn a hard-fought victory.
Calgary Stampeders @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Save the best for last? You better believe it. The Game of the Week will feature a showdown between Hamilton (3-1) and Calgary (2-1). The Tiger-Cats are coming off a rough loss to Montreal last week, while the Stampeders demolished the Roughridgers, 37-10.
Though Bo Levi Mitchell is on the injured list, back-up quarterback Nick Arbuckle looked sharp last week throwing for 262 yards and two touchdowns. He'll have extra pressure this week to deliver in a tough road environment. Hamilton's defense will look to rattle him early and often.
This game should also be a shootout. Will the home team Tiger-Cats get the job done, or will Arbuckle continue his hot streak? It'll be Calgary in a nail-biter.
🎯 19-of-22.— CFL (@CFL) July 7, 2019
📊 262 yards.
✌️ 2 TDs.
✅ First win as a starter.
Take a bow, Nick Arbuckle. pic.twitter.com/BSjOMAdaj9
How to make the best CFL bets?
When getting ready to make your weekly CFL bets, it's important to always compare the multiple different odds you'll be presented by a number of sportsbooks. It's key when you're learning all about CFL odds, you take a look and see who has the highest CFL odds before you place your wagers.
Who will win the CFL Championship in 2019?
As the season keeps on rolling, fans will want to know who has the best odds to finish the season as champions. On our Grey Cup page, you'll easily be able to find which teams have the best Grey Cup odds on a consistent basis.