With seven weeks of the 2022 Canadian Football League season in the books, fans now have a taste of how much excitement partaking in the vast array of CFL betting options at regulated Ontario sportsbooks can add to the enjoyment of the great action on the gridiron.
Below, we’ll provide a brief preview of each game along with CFL betting odds from a variety of sites to help you find the best possible line this week!
Week 8 CFL Odds
Week 8 brings us a four-game slate spread out over a four-day period, a bit of a rarity in the CFL.
Due to last week’s COVID-19 scare in Saskatchewan, the Roughriders will be playing on an especially short week this week, as their rescheduled Week 7 game against the Argonauts just took place Sunday night.
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!
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Thursday, July 28: Montreal Alouettes at Hamilton Tiger-Cats – 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Alouettes managed to notch their second win in a tough-luck start to the season by outlasting the Redblacks, 40-33, in a wild back-and-forth affair in Week 7. Montreal’s Trevor Harris’ strong showing tightened his grip on the starting job ahead of this matchup against a stingy Tiger-Cats defence.
Hamilton nearly knocked off the Lions in Week 7 before a narrow 17-12 defeat to BC, but Dane Evans turned in another impressive performance through both the ground and air. Don Jackson was also back to a fairly normal workload and could be set for similar or greater opportunity in what should be a competitive matchup.
On that note, oddsmakers project this as one of three close games on the Week 8 slate, with the Ti-Cats a field-goal home favorite as kickoff approaches.
Friday, July 29: British Columbia Lions at Saskatchewan Roughriders – 9:00 p.m. EDT
The Lions managed to get back in the win column in Week 7 with that narrow victory over the Tiger-Cats, with Nathan Rourke managing to successfully navigate his second straight two-interception game. Now, BC is a favorite against the Riders on the road in Week 8.
BC’s defence also rediscovered its footing after a Week 5 debacle against the Bombers and now faces a Roughriders squad that’s trying to get back into the swing of things following last week’s COVID-19 team outbreak.
Saskatchewan should have Cody Fajardo back under center for this matchup after missing the Week 7 loss to the Argonauts. A return by Fajardo along with Duke Williams (suspension) and potentially Kyran Moore (knee), could make for a much more productive Week 8.
The Riders fought valiantly against Toronto despite having to go with Jake Dolegala, as defensive and special-teams contributions played a role in helping keep things close.
Saturday, July 30: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Calgary Stampeders – 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Bombers moved to 7-0 with a solid 24-10 win over the Elks in Week 7. Despite Zach Collaros completing well under 50 percent of his passes and throwing two interceptions, Winnipeg’s defence continued to perform well against both the run and pass.
Now, the defending champs face a Stampeders team they had trouble with back in Week 5 before prevailing by a touchdown.
The Stamps are coming off a bye week but star running back Ka’Deem Carey, who burned Winnipeg for 110 yards on 12 carries in Week 5, did miss practice Tuesday due to an illness.
Calgary was undefeated going into its first game against the Bombers, and with Greg Ellingson questionable as of Tuesday for Winnipeg with a hip injury, the Stampeders may very well have a home victory in their sights.
Oddsmakers certainly seem to concur, as Calgary is actually a one-point home favorite as of Tuesday night.
Sunday, July 31: Ottawa Redblacks at Toronto Argonauts – 5:00 p.m. EDT
The Redblacks are still on the hunt for their first win of the season after their 40-33 loss to the Alouettes in Week 7, but Ottawa has to be heartened by the play of QB Caleb Evans.
The fill-in signal-caller racked up 349 total yards and three touchdowns in the defeat and is showing excellent rapport with both Jaelon Acklin and Darvin Adams.
The Argos are now 3-2 following their home-and-home sweep of the Roughriders and are seeing QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson put together some impressive numbers.
Marquee offseason acquisition Andrew Harris is also coming off his best game in a Toronto uniform yet, and he’ll now have a crack at a Redblacks defence that’s given up the second-most rushing yards per game (113.7).
Despite Evans’ recent play and Ottawa mostly remaining competitive each week, Toronto is still the biggest favorite of the week.
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