I’m interested to see how this week plays out, as all four games pit a team in the West against a team in the East. If you have been following along this season you’ll know that the West has been absolutely dominant over the East up to this point in the year.
Latest CFL Week 13 Lines
Toronto Argonauts +6 (-110) vs. BC Lions –6 (-110) – O/U 49.5 Points
Edmonton Eskimos +2.5 (-110) vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats –2.5 (-110) – O/U 52 Points
Calgary Stampeders –7 (-110) vs. Montreal Alouettes +7 (-110) – O/U 48 Points
Ottawa Redblacks +12 (-110) vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders –12 (-110) – O/U 44.5 Points
These point spreads are right where they should be this week in my opinion and it’ll be another tough week. I like the totals better this week, as I see more value in those, but I’ll definitely be avoiding the Roughriders total with Durant ruled out again this week.
2014 CFL Week 13 Best Bets
Bet on Lions –0.5 & Stampeders –1 (6.5-Point Teaser) –110
My best bet this week is on the Lions –0.5 and Stampeders –1 on a teaser. The Lions (7-4) host the Argonauts (3-8). Toronto is 1-6 on the road this season and they’ve lost four games in a row. BC is 4th in the West and need to win to keep pace in the crowded division.
The Lions defense allows 297.8 YPG (1st) compared to the Argonauts who allow 350.0 YPG (5th). I’m also teasing Calgary (10-1) on the road to beat the Alouettes (3-8). Montreal is 3-3 at home, but the Stampeders are a perfect 5-0 in road games this season.
Calgary averages 384.2 YPG (1st) on offense while Montreal averages 291.9 YPG (9th). The Stamps are considerably better on defense as well and they’re on a 6-game win streak. Nothing is guaranteed in the CFL, but you won’t find a better bet this week on the board.
Bet on Stampeders vs. Alouettes Over 48 Points –110
I love the over in this match-up. Calgary has averaged 30.2 PPG while the Alouettes have allowed 26.5 PPG. The Stampeders are the best team in the CFL. I’d be very surprised if Calgary’s offense didn’t put up 30+ points on the worst defense in the CFL.
Calgary has problems on defense also, as they’re allowing 260.8 PYPG (8th). Montreal only averages 195.8 PYPG (8th), but if they get down early like I expect than they’ll be force to air the football out and I expect them to have success on Calgary’s soft secondary.
Bet on Edmonton Eskimos ML +115 vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Edmonton (8-3) has a 4-1 record on the road and I like them to beat Hamilton (3-7) in a close one. Hamilton surprised a lot of us last week in a win over Saskatchewan (28-3). Edmonton also won last week although it was an easy home win over Montreal (33-16).
Both of these teams are well balanced. Edmonton averages 375.5 YPG (2nd) and allows 314.3 YPG (2nd). Hamilton averages 366.2 YPG (4th) and allows 328.2 YPG (3rd). Edmonton beat Hamilton (28-24) in week 2 and I expect another close SU win for the Eskimos.