CFL Picks Week 18
CFL Football Games This Week
Playoff implications spice things up right out the Week 18 gate as Calgary can clinch first overall with a win while Saskatchewan can punch their postseason ticket by scoring an upset on the road. Saturday brings us a CFL doubleheader that begins with injury-riddled Winnipeg visiting Toronto at 4:00 PM ET prior to the Edmonton vs British Columbia clash at 10:00 PM ET. The slate wraps up with a game that only a mother could love, as playoff eliminated squads square off when Montreal hosts Hamilton in a matinee match at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday. Ottawa is enjoying a BYE this week.
All six playoff positions are still up for grabs, mathematically speaking, so there wasn’t much change on our Grey Cup futures board as Calgary remains on top with a minuscule EVEN price at Bodog. Winnipeg (+333) is the second favorite and Edmonton (+700) owns the third chalk slot. Toronto and Saskatchewan, who may meet in the East Semi-Final are both priced at (+900) while Ottawa (+1200) and British Columbia (+2200) round out the remaining contenders. With the BC Lions one loss or a ‘Riders win away from playoff elimination - don’t burn any cash on the Vancouver Crew.
CFL Predictions Today and Week 17 Review
Stumbling some, we posted 1-3-0 ATS and 3-1-0 SU marks during Week 17. Calgary failed to cover the -9.5 spread on the road versus Hamilton as the Stamps hit a last second field goal to topple the Tiger-Cats 28-25. Saskatchewan let a 32-20 fourth quarter lead slip away at home and that cost us both of our 'Riders over Redblacks wagers. Winnipeg bagged us a pair of wins as the Blue Bombers covered by a half point during their 26-20 win over the BC Lions. We closed the week with a failed cover as Edmonton was just three points better than Toronto during their 30-27 victory at home.
CSB Money Line & ATS Week 17 Results: 3-1-0 and 1-3-0 Overall: 48-19-1 and 35-32-2
- Saskatchewan at Calgary Pick: Stampeders -10 (-105) ATS at Bodog
Continuing one of the best CFL rivalry battles, Calgary hosts Saskatchewan in the lone Friday Night fight. The Stamps have stifled the ‘Riders recently as they have won eight straight – including 27-10 and 15-9 victories in the first two clashes this season. There will be a playoff feel in the Stampede City air and that may be a good thing for the Roughriders as their last win in Calgary was a 35-13 victory in the 2013 West Final. Apart from that the Green & White are 1-10 during their last eleven visits to McMahon Stadium. We are laying the Bodog -10 (-105) ATS price to bet on Calgary.
Final Score: Saskatchewan Roughriders 30-7
- Winnipeg at Toronto Pick: Argonauts -1.5 (-110) ATS at Bet365
Limping into the Center of the Universe, Winnipeg is missing WR Darvin Adams and LB Maurice Leggett for this tussle with Toronto. Both injuries are huge as Leggett is done for the season and Adams may be as well. After their 33-25 Week 4 victory at home - the Manitoba Crew have won three straight in this series. The Argonauts have lost two in a row, both by three points, as they play the game in hand they have on Ottawa who sit first in the East by one point. Blue Bombers injury woes make the Argo’s -1.5 (-110) chalk at Bet365 and we are backing the Boatmen at BMO Field.
Final Score: Toronto Argonauts 29-28
- Edmonton at British Columbia: Pick Eskimos +1.5 (-110) ATS at SportsInteraction
British Columbia could be eliminated when they host Edmonton in the back half of the Saturday double dip. If Saskatchewan escapes Calgary victorious, they'll clinch at least an East crossover spot and punt the BC Kittens into their offseason. Also, the Bombers clinch second place in the West if they win in Toronto. We don't see either of those scenarios playing out so an Edmonton victory puts them two points back in the fight for home-field advantage in the West Semi-Final. We can't buy into anything the Lions are selling so we'll take the +1.5 (-110) SportsInteraction headstart.
Final Score: Edmonton Eskimos 35-29 (OT)
- Hamilton at Montreal Pick: Tiger-Cats -3.5 (-110) ATS at William Hill
What is a bettor to do with a fight featuring offseason bound squads? These East Division foes are meeting for the first time this season - they'll clash again in the Steel City during Week 20 action. Following a brutal 0-8 season start, Hamilton went 4-2 before their playoff hopes were crushed in Calgary last week. Montreal is coming off a BYE and, after losing eight straight, the Alouettes are a mess. Measuring the heart of downtrodden teams is a dicey proposition but the Tiger-Cats are the "better" team here. We are laying the -3.5 at William Hill and hunkering down with Hamilton.
Final Score: Hamilton Tiger-Cats 43-16
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