The Canadian Football League inches closer to the postseason in Week 17, and fans can make a four-game slate filled with key games even more exciting by placing some bets on Week 17 CFL odds.
Week 17 CFL Odds
There’s yet to be a team eliminated from postseason contention, which makes every Week 17 game meaningful. Even the 4-10 Elks were able to stave off elimination in Week 15 with their upset win over the Roughriders ahead of their Week 16 bye.
Saskatchewan kicks off the ledger Friday night against the defending champion Blue Bombers, which already have their playoff spot locked up.
The Redblacks and Elks also continue their longshot bids for the postseason, while the Argos and Stampeders face off as they look to sharpen up for the playoffs.
Friday, September 30: Saskatchewan Roughriders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers – 8:00 p.m. EDT
The Roughriders saw a positive start to the season continue to get further in the rearview mirror in Week 15 with a 26-24 loss to the Elks before their Week 16 bye.
The Blue Bombers were also off in Week 16 after suffering a relatively shocking loss to the Tiger-Cats on the road, with Hamilton walloping Winnipeg by a humbling 48-31 score with Dane Evans torching the champs’ secondary for five touchdowns.
Oddsmakers seem to have plenty of faith in a Bombers resurgence, however, as the hosts are better than a touchdown favorite against a team they’ve already beat twice this season.
Friday, September 30: Ottawa Redblacks at B.C. Lions – 10:30 p.m. EDT
The Redblacks appeared to be making some progress in recent weeks, but that came to a halt in Week 16 in the form of a 45-15 loss to the Argonauts that saw both Nick Arbuckle and Caleb Evans struggle under center for Ottawa.
The Lions didn’t exactly enjoy their Week 16 clash with the Stampeders, surprisingly mustering just 11 points while giving up 25 in Vernon Adams’ second start. The offense took a step back after a promising Week 15 start under the veteran QB’s stewardship, with Adams throwing for only 151 yards.
Even with the Week 16 loss and the fact B.C. does already have a postseason berth secured, oddsmakers still see them rolling over the Redblacks here by making them more than a touchdown favorite.
Saturday, October 1: Montreal Alouettes at Edmonton Elks – 4:00 p.m. EDT
The Alouettes continued to fight for a postseason berth by toppling the Tiger-Cats, 23-16, in Week 16, pushing their record to 6-7 with their third victory in the last four games. Montreal has also gotten William Stanback into practice this week, although his status for this game remains up in the air as of mid-week.
The Elks were impressive in their Week 15 upset of the Roughriders, with Taylor Cornelius putting together yet another strong performance in the form of 330 total yards and two total TDs. Edmonton still has dim postseason hopes at 4-10, but the team has been fighting nearly every week after a dismal start to the season.
Oddsmakers are at least affording the Elks some respect, making them only four-point underdogs against a Montreal squad they toppled by a 32-21 score in Week 6.
Saturday, October 1: Toronto Argonauts at Calgary Stampeders – 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Argonauts moved to 8-5 with a 45-15 road walloping of the Redblacks in Week 16, a victory that clinched their playoff berth. Toronto’s McLeod Bethel-Thompson continued his career-best season with a 245-yard, three-touchdown effort.
The Stampeders handled the Lions impressively on the road, toppling B.C. by a 25-11 score. It was one of Calgary’s most impressive defensive performances of the season considering the Lions’ talent on offence, while Jake Maier continued his outstanding starting run with 294 passing yards.
In what could be the most exciting game of the weekend, the Stamps are solid home favorites despite just a 3-3 mark straight up at McMahon Stadium this season.