We’ve now hit the fourth week of the 2022 Canadian Football League season and to this point, fans and bettors are enjoying the many regulated Ontario sportsbooks to choose from when it comes to betting on CFL in Canada.
Below, we’ll do a quick early-week preview of each while providing CFL betting odds from a variety of Ontario sports betting sites to help you find the best possible line this week!
Week 4 CFL Odds
The Week 4 slate begins with the surprise BC Lions an intriguing Lions-Redblacks matchup that features two teams that have played well beyond expectations over their first two games.
Elsewhere, the Roughriders and Als meet on the second leg of a back-to-back while the Blue Bombers look to remain undefeated. Here are the odds for all four games:
Thursday, June 30: British Columbia Lions vs. Ottawa Redblacks – 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Lions are the talk of the league – and road favorites in Week 3 — after their first two games, posting an astounding +85 point differential while thoroughly dismantling the Elks and Argonauts.
Former Ohio Bobcats QB Nathan Rourke is completing an equally jaw-dropping 87.8 percent of his passes, and all eyes will be on how he handles a team that’s had a bye week to get ready to face him. He’ll also be without Bryan Burnham, who is on the shelf for six weeks after sustaining fractured ribs.
Lost in the Rourke hype is that Jeremiah Masoli has been very effective over his first two games in a Redblacks uniform. The veteran has thrown for 711 yards in that pair of contests, and he’ll represent the stiffest test yet for a Lions defence that’s feasted on Nick Arbuckle and McLeod Bethel-Thompson so far.
Ottawa has been a much more competent unit overall compared to last season’s 3-11 debacle, and Paul LaPolice’s crew has lost its first two games by a total of just nine points to the defending champion Bombers.
Friday, July 1: Edmonton Elks vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats – 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Elks have been much more competitive over the last two games after a 59-15 shellacking at the hands of the Lions in Week 1, putting up plenty of fight in losses by seven and 10 to the Roughriders and Stampeders.
Edmonton could find the Tiger-Cats a vulnerable opponent, considering Hamilton’s 0-3 start and East Division-high 89 points allowed. QB Nick Arbuckle seems to still be adjusting to his starting role, but he’s shown some solid chemistry with a formidable group of veteran pass catchers that includes Kenny Lawler and Emmanuel Arceneaux.
Hamilton has complemented its shaky defensive performance with a CFL-low 5.5 average yards per play. QB Dane Evans has completed a solid 65.3 percent of his throws, but his 4:6 TD:INT has been problematic, and the fact the Ti-Cats are averaging a league-worst 44.0 rushing yards per game isn’t helping him.
Saturday, July 2: Montreal Alouettes vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders – 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Alouettes finally broke through, in a major way at that, in Week 3 after a pair of heartbreaking losses in the first two games. Vernon Adams missed Thursday’s big win over the Roughriders with COVID-19, but he may have a difficult time getting his starting job back considering Trevor Harris has thrown for 532 yards over the last two weeks.
Saskatchewan will naturally be out for some atonement after the 37-13 loss to Montreal on Thursday night. The Riders’ performance was uncharacteristically poor all the way around, beginning with the game-opening kickoff return TD they allowed to Chandler Worthy.
Cody Fajardo particularly will be aiming for atonement after a rare two-interception night.
Monday, July 4: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Toronto Argonauts– 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Bombers’ 3-0 mark and +23 point differential both imply the defending champions are right where they want to be, but Winnipeg would undoubtedly concede it isn’t quite hitting on all cylinders yet.
However, Winnipeg’s 26-12 win in Week 3 over Hamilton was arguably its best effort yet, sending them into this matchup with plenty of momentum and solid road favorite status.
In contrast, the Argonauts took a significant step back in Week 3, as they looked completely out of sorts in a 44-3 collapse against the Lions.
Additionally, Toronto was arguably fortunate to win its first game in Week 2 as well considering it took a miss of a chip-shot field-goal attempt on David Cote’s part for the Argos to squeak by the Alouettes.
The hosts have too much talent to be losing games by 40-point-plus margins, but their home underdog status is unsurprising.