March 25, 2023

After last week’s break, Hamilton, Montreal and Toronto are back in the Canadian Football League’s Week 6. As always, bettors can find weekly CFL odds at their favorite Ontario bookmakers.

Montreal will start the week when Edmonton comes to town on Thursday night. Winnipeg will be tested again this week when the Blue Bombers face the only other undefeated team, Calgary. Saturday’s doubleheader kicks off with Saskatchewan taking on Toronto and ending with Ottawa taking on Hamilton.

Week 6 CFL Betting

Let’s take a look at this week’s CFL betting odds on your favorite Ontario sports betting apps:

This Week’s Games

Edmonton in Montreal – Thursday at 7:30 pm ET.

A couple of weeks ago it looked like the Elks might turn the corner. But ahead of this week’s game against the Als, it’s unclear who will fall behind center on Thursday night and how long he’ll last. Nick Arbuckle was traded, while Tre Ford and Kai Loxley left the game last week with injuries.

Ford missed practice on Sunday and Monday, but Locksley was a full member on Monday.

Edmonton will likely have to rely on their running game, but that may not do Elks much good. They are second to last in yards per game (76.2). It’s more likely that Montreal is leaning towards the run as Edmonton concedes 150+ yards per game on the ground.

Our choice: This week you have options – take Montreal to win cover (-8), or take Less. They pay the same (1.91), so choose the one you trust the most.

Calgary – Winnipeg – Friday, 8:30 pm ET.

Winnipeg appeared to be winning against weaker teams but then played as two-time defending champions against the previously undefeated BC Lions. The Blue Bombers won in every aspect of the game, from the kick back to the touchdown to start the game. Vanilla ice cream cones, anyone?

But this week Winnipeg will once again have to prove their championship tenacity against a solid team from Calgary. Stamps rank second in offense in the league (scored and total yards). The bomber offense may not get that much help from the defense this week.

The defense forced four passes last week. For the entire season, Calgary had five losses.

Our choiceCalgary is one of the best teams in the CFL, but it’s not in the same class as the defending champions. Take Winnipeg to win the ATS.

Saskatchewan in Toronto – Saturday 2:00 PM ET

Saskatchewan relied on their fast-paced attack to get past the Red Blacks for their fourth win of the season, but will likely rely more on key player Cody Fajardo against Toronto. Fajardo is one of four CFL centers with a 100+ performance rating this season. The Argonauts have the worst pass defense in the league (303 yards per game).

Toronto will need to figure out how to get the Raiders offense off the field, and the offense will need to make the most of every goal-scoring opportunity. Their offense ranks last in the CFL in possession time. It would have been better if the defense could have given them more ball, but the Argonauts have forced four CFL losses this season.

Our choice: Nothing can stop Toronto’s defense; take Saskatchewan from -2 to PointsBet or BetRivers.

Ottawa in Hamilton – Saturday 5:00 PM ET

Hamilton will have no excuse if the Tickats lose this game. Ottawa challenged the best teams in the league with Jeremiah Masoli in the spotlight. But he will be out for the foreseeable future after falling to injury last week. Caleb Evans replaced him for the remainder of the game.

While Evans hasn’t been impressive, he’ll likely get the nod on Saturday as he knows what’s up. Newly acquired center player Nick Arbuckle will need time to master the offense after being traded to the Red Blacks on Monday.

Our choiceNeither team has great defense, but their attacks are even worse. Everything points to a win for Hamilton, but take Less.

AP Photo / Larry MacDougal

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