The 2022 Canadian Football League season has finally kicked off and with so many regulated sportsbooks in Ontario to choose from, bettors are experiencing what it’s like to have an abundance of options for the very first time.
The Week 2 slate kicks off on June 16 with a Thursday night game that features the Toronto Argonauts making their 2022 debut after a bye in the opening week. Below, we’ll preview each game and provide CFL betting odds from a variety of Ontario sports betting sites to help you find the best possible line this week!
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Thursday, June 16: Montreal Alouettes at Toronto Argonauts () – 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Alouettes came up just short against the Stampeders in Week 1 and sadly, also lost running back William Stanback to an ankle injury for multiple weeks as well. But Vernon Adams’ reasonably solid performance and fill-in RB Jeshrun Antwi’s strong showing help keep the Als as modest three-point road underdogs.
The Argonauts are making their season debut after a Week 1 bye, and anticipation for their 2022 season is as high as for any other team. After garnering a playoff spot and finishing the regular season atop the East Division a year ago, Toronto added three-time Grey Cup champion Andrew Harris and explosive veteran Brandon Banks to an already talented roster.
For what it’s worth, Toronto took down Montreal at BMO field by a field goal last season.
Friday, June 17: Winnipeg Blue Bombers () at Ottawa Redblacks – 7:30 p.m. EDT
This is the back end of a home-and-home series to open the season for these two clubs. The first installment was a surprisingly competitive 19-17 win for the Blue Bombers that featured a game-icing 25-yard field goal by Marc Liegghio with 27 seconds remaining.
The Redblacks looked like a much more improved squad than a year ago in the opener, with newcomer Jeremiah Masoli (380 yards, TD) connecting frequently with fellow former Tiger-Cat and offseason addition Jaelon Acklin (six catches and 143 yards on eight targets). Meanwhile, the Blue Bombers will hope their prized offseason acquisition Greg Ellingson can replicate his own success from the opener (6-74-1).
Despite the impressive Week 1 form, the Redblacks are 5.5-point home underdogs, although they could have veteran running back William Powell (Achilles) and slotback R.J. Harris (undisclosed) in uniform.
Saturday, June 18: Calgary Stampeders at Hamilton Tiger-Cats () – 6:30 p.m. EDT
This marquee battle features a host Tiger-Cats squad that’s trying to bounce back from an ugly 30-13 season-opening loss to the Roughriders. The Stamps squeaked out a 30-27 win over the Alouettes that saw them come back from a 24-14 deficit, and which included a late Bo Levi Mitchell ankle injury.
The quarterback is questionable for this Week 2 matchup as of Monday, and with his status somewhat up in the air and a talented Hamilton squad set for their home opener in a stadium that they went 5-2 in last season, the Stampeders are 2-point road underdogs.
Saturday, June 18: Saskatchewan Roughriders () at Edmonton Elks – 9:30 p.m. EDT
No Week 2 matchup features two teams with more disparate Week 1 outcomes than this one. The Roughriders got their quest to eventually play for the Grey Cup in their home stadium later this year off to a great start with a 30-13 thrashing of the Tiger-Cats, with Cody Fajardo and company hitting on all cylinders.
Conversely, the Elks took a 59-15 thrashing from the Lions and were particularly poor in the secondary, where they forced only three incompletions all night from Nathan Rourke. Despite the home setting, Edmonton is understandably a 6.5-point underdog after going 0-7 at Commonwealth Stadium in 2021.