Last Updated: 2019-09-11
It’s been a few weeks since we looked at the CFL odds, so we’ll take another look, as there have been a few moves, especially with the Calgary Stampeders, who have quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell back in the fold. The number of quarterbacks who have been injured this season has made the CFL a bit of a guessing game at times, but we should see a few others return in the near future.
Following are the updated odds at 5Dimes as of Sept. 11:
The Blue Bombers – our choice at the beginning of the season – are still the favorites and have done a decent job with QB Matt Nichols. Winnipeg is playing solid defense and leading the league in sacks.
The Stampeders made a big move from the middle of the pack in the past few weeks to No. 2, as Mitchell has returned and the team hasn’t missed a beat since, winning both games over Edmonton in impressive fashion. With Mitchell and the Calgary offense moving the chains, the defense has also looked better since his return.
The Tiger-Cats are the best of the East and have done a decent job since the loss of Jeremiah Masoli. Hamilton hasn’t always looked impressive when winning, but they are winning, which is all that really matters.
The Roughriders are playing well after a slow start that saw their odds reach as high as +1400, but they’ve settled down since then and are now tied with Calgary at 7-4. The ‘Riders are 5-1 at home this season, but just 2-3 on the road.
The Eskimos took a bit of a hit in their odds after losing both games of a home-and-home with the Stampeders. Edmonton is just 2-5 against the West, but has gone 4-1 against the East this season.
The Alouettes are firmly at No. 2 in the East, only behind Hamilton, and the team has been playing with some confidence. The defense has been a huge improvement over a year ago, although that goes hand-in-hand with the offense being able to move the ball a little bit and keep them off the field.
After winning their first two games of the season, the Redblacks have been terrible, going 1-8 since then then. Ottawa made a quarterback change to Jonathan Jennings and he was an improvement, but it’s likely going to be too little, too late.
The Argonauts tried to move on from McLeod Bethel-Thompson in trading for former Missouri QB James Franklin, but Thompson has simply played too good to bench, leading the league in TD passes and is second in yards.
British Columbia +200000
The Lions played hard last time out, but still came up short, although the offensive line moves appear to have paid off a little bit, as Reilly had one of his better games of the season.
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