We’re set for a second consecutive three-game slate of Canadian Football League action in Week 16, and fans can enhance what’s already an exciting stretch run by diving into the rich selection of CFL betting options at regulated Ontario sportsbooks.
Week 16 CFL Odds
With all nine CFL teams still technically in the hunt for a playoff spot, the Week 16 slate is replete with games that carry substantial stakes.
Two of the teams with the longest shots at the postseason, the Tiger-Cats and Alouettes, are kicking off the ledger Friday night, while the first- and last-placed teams in the East, the Argos and Redblacks, meet fresh off their bye weeks.
The marquee contest is appropriately on last, with the Lions, reinvigorated by the addition of Vernon Adams, take on the Stampeders in a rematch of a wild Week 15 clash.
Friday, September 23: Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Montreal Alouettes – 7:30 p.m. EDT
The Tiger-Cats shocked the Blue Bombers in Week 15 with a 48-31 win in which Dane Evans had a career game with 327 yards and five touchdown passes. Hamilton is still just 4-9, however, so there’s no time for a letdown in this matchup.
The Alouettes are a game ahead of the Ti-Cats in the East, and the contrast between their 5-7 record and -6-point differential speaks to how many tough-luck defeats they’ve endured. Montreal does come in with some momentum, having won three of its last four.
The Als’ narrow home advantage reflected in the line seems about right when considering how many close games the team has played, including a 29-28 win over Hamilton three games ago.
Saturday, September 24: Toronto Argonauts at Ottawa Redblacks – 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Argonauts are on an upswing with three straight wins and went into their Week 15 bye with a 24-19 victory over the Redblacks.
Ottawa’s loss to Toronto snapped an encouraging two-game winning streak, but Paul LaPolice’s squad is much more competitive than last season and seems to have found some stability under center with Nick Arbuckle, as well a new lead back in the versatile, explosive Devonte Williams.
Given how close the most recent game between the teams was and the fact Ottawa also owns a 10-point win over the Argos this season, this narrow 2.5-point spread in favor of the road team seems on target.
Saturday, September 24: Calgary Stampeders at B.C. Lions– 10:00 p.m. EDT
The Stamps and Lions engaged in a high-scoring affair Week 15 affair, one that saw Adams’ starting debut for B.C. result in a 294-yard performance during which the veteran completed 25 of 32 passes.
The veteran should offer the Lions’ offense a similar dynamic dimension to that of the sidelined Nathan Rourke (foot), especially as he develops even more chemistry with the team’s explosive group of pass catchers.
The Stampeders continued to get stellar results from quarterback Jake Maier (301 yards, 3 TD in Week 15), but Ka’Deem Carey and Malik Henry, arguably the team’s top two non-QB skill-position players, popped up on Tuesday’s injury report with a calf issue and an illness, respectively.
The fact the Lions are a thin one-point home favorite and the game carries the slate’s highest total at 54.5 points are both expected, given the game these two teams just played and each squad’s offensive talent.