The slate kicks off on June 23 with a Thursday night clash between the Roughriders (2-0) and Alouettes (0-2), but the matchup projects much closer than those records indicate. Winnipeg and Calgary also look to keep undefeated starts going, while Toronto heads west for its first road test of 2022.
Below, we’re briefly previewing each game while using a variety of betting sites to provide you with reliable and up-to-date Week 3 CFL betting odds.
Week 3 CFL betting odds
Thursday, June 23: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Montreal Alouettes – 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Roughriders had a bit more trouble than anticipated against the Elks on the road in Week 2 yet still covered the 7.5-point spread with a 10-point win. The key loss of star offensive lineman Dan Clark late in the game could be problematic in the long run, however.
Cody Fajardo’s steady hand and a breakout effort from RB Jamal Morrow leave the Riders with plenty of momentum and road favorite status again versus an Alouettes team that may have a quarterback controversy on its hands after Vernon Adams was benched for veteran Trevor Harris in the Week 2 one-point loss to the Argos.
Friday, June 24: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers – 8:30 p.m. EDT
There’s no shortage of history between these two clubs, which have battled it out for the Grey Cup in each of the title game’s last two editions. Hamilton’s status as 5.5-point road underdogs isn’t overly surprising after the Tabbies were blown out by the Riders to open the season and then allowed 20 fourth-quarter points to lose to the Stampeders at home in overtime in Week 2.
The Bombers have scuffled their way to a 2-0 record and are far from hitting on all cylinders, but oddsmakers may partly be banking on a Hamilton defense that’s now allowed 66 points through two games being the cure for what ails them.
Saturday, June 25: Edmonton Elks vs. Calgary Stampeders – 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Elks are even heavier underdogs than a week ago in their home opener against the Riders, but that isn’t altogether unexpected despite Edmonton’s surprisingly competitive effort against Saskatchewan.
Chris Jones’ squad is back on the road this week, and the Stampeders, already 2-0 and having scored a CFL-high 63 points, are able to attack with a balanced offense. However, the two squads have allowed the most (Edmonton, 85) and third-most (Calgary, 57) points thus far, leading to the highest projected total of the week.
Saturday, June 25: Toronto Argonauts vs. BC Lions – 10:00 p.m. EDT
The highly anticipated 2022 debut of a fortified Argonauts squad was ultimately successful, but Toronto needed a missed chip-shot field goal by the Alouettes to escape with the win in Week 2. However, with key newcomers Andrew Harris and Brandon Banks showing well in their first game with the team, optimism remains high.
Nevertheless, the Lions’ 59-15 obliteration of the Elks back in Week 1 and their week off has led to home-favorite status from oddsmakers for BC that would have seemed unlikely to receive before the season.