Week 8 of the CFL season saw the Ottawa RedBlacks continue to plummet, Toronto edge out Montreal, and a late game-winning drive led by Cody Fajardo helped the Riders to squeak by BC in a thrilling Friday night affair.
We’re back to a regular four-game slate in Week 9, so here are my CFL Betting predictions for who comes out on top in each matchup.
2021 CFL Week 9 Betting Preview
Tuesday, September 28: Edmonton Elks at Ottawa RedBlacks
The Redblacks are having a historically bad season, and all things considered, they could finish 2021 with only one win. Comparing Ottawa to the rest of the league is getting close to comparing a Triple-A baseball roster against an MLB squad.
The Redblacks may be the home team on Tuesday but have yet to win a single game in the Nation’s Capital and face an Elks squad that is loaded with talent on offense. Quarterback Trevor Harris remains one of the CFL’s biggest gunslingers with great receivers like Mike Jones, Greg Ellingson, and Derel Walker. Running back, James Wilder Jr. is also having a solid campaign, ranking second in total rushing yards behind William Stanback. Look for Edmonton to show up and show out, dominating Ottawa from start to finish.
Prediction: Edmonton Elks 34 – Ottawa RedBlacks 9
Friday, October 1: Winnipeg Blue Bombers at BC Lions
The defending Grey Cup champs are coming off another double-digit win and are cruising at 6-1, with the best record in all of the CFL.
BC was well on its way to winning their fourth straight game last Friday against Saskatchewan but blew it late with a missed field goal and botched punt that ultimately led to a game-winning drive by the Riders. Although BC is much better than we all anticipated, Winnipeg should capitalize on a low Lions morale following such a devastating loss on home soil.
Prediction: Winnipeg Blue Bombers 20 – BC Lions 13
Saturday, October 2: Montreal Alouettes at Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Vernon Adams Jr. has been mistake-prone all season long and will now face one of the best secondaries in the CFL. Hamilton wins with their defense and has had no problem winning games with starting QB Jeremiah Masoli still sidelined.
Montreal recently fired their defensive line coach, and this could be a nice game for David Watford to put up big stats. Either way, Hamilton will have no trouble prevailing at Tim Hortons Field as they boast one of the best home-field advantages in all of the CFL.
Prediction: Hamilton Tiger-Cats 27 – Montreal 14
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