Free Weekly CFL Picks Against the Spread

Each week during the Canadian Football League season our handicappers break down all the game match ups looking for the best bet on every match. Visit weekly for our handicapping analysis and CFL against the spread picks.

Friday Jul 12, 2019

Inspired clubs in the CFL can show up and win games with points coming only from Special teams and Defence, but this Argo team has been playing a pretty uninspiring brand of football so far this year and seems to be just going through the motions. The Bomber defense is for real. The team has first place in the West as its goal, and it's a long-suffering franchise with a legit shot at the Cup, there’s no way Winnipeg lays an egg here. Toronto might not be able to reach Winnipeg’s side of the field offensively let alone the end-zone, and the home team will win the position battle, and the visitors will be whittled down into kindling. Eat the chalk and stick with a winner, take the Bombers.

Free Pick: 
Take Winnipeg -15
Friday Jul 05, 2019

Everyone knows how important winning the turnover battle is in football and hard it is to win outright when you give the ball away. Ottawa has been beating that trend lately, but it can't go on forever. The numbers catch up to them this week, and Bombers punish them for being careless with the rock. I like the Bombers SU and ATS, but my best bet is actually the OVER on the 54 total, both of these teams can score and it looks like the Bomber defense has been slightly overrated this week based on last week's performance. This game is likely to be a shoot out, not a defensive grind. Hammer the over.

Free Pick: 
Take the Over 54
Thursday Jun 27, 2019

The Bombers are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10, but they are usually the dog, and that's the position I prefer to play them in, 4.5pts is too many points for a team that just plays "consistently". Winnipeg disappoints as the fav again on Thursday Night.

Free Pick: 
Take Edmonton +4.5 pts.
Sunday Nov 25, 2018

It's not as easy to kneel out the clock in the CFL, and therefore the back-door potential is often huge. I've seen teams get 5-6 possessions in under 3 minutes. Ottawa will be hard to stop playing three-down football, for that reason, I'm going to take the +4.5 points and bank on the score being close one way or the other. Calgary is the better team, but Ottawa is a dangerous team, and I don't like spotting points to dangerous teams.

Free Pick: 
Pick- Ottawa +4.5 E.K.
Sunday Nov 18, 2018

The Stampeders are still the best team in the CFL by a wide margin when playing to form. They did lose to Winnipeg 29-21 on Oct. 26 as 3.5-point road underdogs. However, they beat the Blue Bombers 39-25 earlier in the year as 7.5-point favorites at home. I still think Calgary is on a mission to right the wrong from the past two seasons as West Division Champs and Sunday is the first step with the SU win and cover.

Free Pick: 
Take Calgary -4.5
Sunday Nov 18, 2018

If Ottawa has any hopes of completing the four-game sweep to return to its second Grey Cup title game in three seasons, its offense is going to need a significant effort from Trevor Harris. He finished fourth in the CFL in total passing yards (5,116) while throwing 22 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. This matchup should go OVER the current 53.5-point line, but I also like the RedBlacks to win and cover.

Free Pick: 
Take the Over 53.5
Sunday Nov 11, 2018

The total went OVER the closing line in seven of Hamilton's last nine games behind the highest scoring offense in the East with an average of 28.5 PPG. Jeramiah Masoli was second in the CFL throwing the ball with 5,209 total passing yards, and he was third on the list in passing touchdowns with 28 against 18 interceptions. I have the Tiger-Cats scoring enough points on Sunday to cover ATS as home favorites.

Free Pick: 
Take Hamilton -3