We’re now entering the sixth week of the 2022 Canadian Football League season and judging by the action taking place at regulated Ontario sportsbooks, fans of the CFL are enjoying the betting options that have come along with expanded sports betting in Canada.
Below, we’ll do a quick early-week preview of each game while providing CFL betting odds from a variety of sites to help you find the best possible line this week!
Week 6 CFL Odds
After a three-game Week 5 slate, we’re back to a full four-game ledger in Week 6. There are some moving pieces at quarterback due to injuries and trades, which should make for a particularly interesting set of games.
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!
Thursday, July 14: Edmonton Elks at Montreal Alouettes – 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Elks took a major step back in Week 5 with a 49-6 throttling at the hands of the Stampeders, and quarterback Tre Ford suffered a collarbone injury that will keep him out multiple games.
Meanwhile, Edmonton also traded Nick Arbuckle to the Redblacks on Monday, leaving Taylor Cornelius as the starter for the foreseeable future. Unsurprisingly, Chris Jones’ club is the largest underdog of the week as of Monday afternoon.
The Alouettes have had plenty of turmoil and adversity in their own right, so their Week 5 bye came at a timely juncture. Montreal used the off week to part ways with head coach Khari Jones, with GM Danny Maciocia taking over as an interim replacement and franchise luminary Anthony Calvillo set to handle offensive playcalling.
As of early in the week, Trevor Harris is projected to remain the starting quarterback for Montreal despite Vernon Adams being at full health.
Friday, July 15: Calgary Stampeders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers – 8:30 p.m. EDT
The Stampeders remained undefeated in Week 5 with the aforementioned rout of the Elks, with Calgary thoroughly dominating every phase of the game. Bo Levi Mitchell appears to be clicking very well with yet another playmaking pass catcher in Malik Henry, and Ka’Deem Carey is once again hurting teams through both the ground and air.
The matchup shapes up particularly well for the air attack on paper, as the Bombers have allowed a league-high 313.4 passing yards per game.
The Blue Bombers may have recorded a win by a smaller margin but still looked more impressive than they have all season with a 43-22 victory against the previously undefeated Lions.
Zach Collaros has been particularly sharp in two of the last three games in particular, and Winnipeg may have found a way to ignite its lackluster running game with the slight tweak of having Johnny Augustine and Brady Oliveira swap places in their timeshare to have the former fill the larger side of the backfield platoon.
Saturday, July 16: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Toronto Argonauts– 2:00 p.m. EDT
The Roughriders moved to 4-1, albeit with some controversy due to an injurious hit on Ottawa quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, by notching a 28-13 win over the Redblacks in Week 5.
QB Cody Fajardo continues to nurse a knee injury, but the dynamic backfield duo of Jamal Morrow and Frankie Hickson certainly are helping hold up their end of the bargain and draw a good matchup against an Argos team that’s given up 4.8 yards per carry.
Toronto had to stew over its heartbreaking 23-22 Week 4 loss to the Blue Bombers during the Week 5 bye, but they’ll at least come into this matchup having had plenty of time to regroup and rest up.
McLeod Bethel-Thompson and his relatively deep group of pass-catchers, which includes standout two-way back Andrew Harris, will be trying to exploit a Riders defense that’s allowing 270.8 passing yards per game and 8.6 yards per attempt.
Saturday, July 16: Ottawa Redblacks at Hamilton Tiger-Cats – 5:00 p.m. EDT
As mentioned previously, the Redblacks have lost their starting quarterback, with Masoli suffering a bone-related injury that could potentially keep him out the rest of the season.
Arbuckle may draw the start in this game, but if he’s not yet up to speed on the playbook, it could be Caleb Evans at the controls. Veteran RB William Powell continues to impress with his work on the ground and may have an even bigger role than usual due to the upheaval under center.
The Ti-Cats were one of three teams off in Week 5 and have an 0-4 record that matches Ottawa’s, yet the aforementioned volatile QB situation for the Redblacks is helping afford Hamilton status as the second-biggest favorite of the week.
Hamilton will hope to have RB Don Jackson back in action after he practiced in full leading up to Week 4 before sitting out against the Elks.