CFL Week 12 Odds, Preview and Picks

CFL Week 12 Odds, Preview and Picks

Written by on August 30, 2019

With the 2019 CFL season moving further into the second half of what has been a thrilling and mostly parity-laden season, it’s time to look at the trio of Week 12 matchups that are on tap for the coming week. Now, let’s find out who’s in action and which CFL Grey Cup hopefuls are offering the best betting value in their respective matchups.

CFL Week 12 Odds, Preview and Picks

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (8-2) at Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-3)

Winnipeg has won four straight including a 34-28 win over Edmonton last week as Chris Streveler threw for only 89 yards but rushed14 times for 95 yards and a score. The Blue Bombers are averaging a league-high 25.8 points per game.

Saskatchewan has won five straight including an emphatic 40-18 blowout of Ottawa last week as quarterback Cody Fajardo passed for 241 yards with one touchdown and another rushing score while running back William Powell rushed 11 times for 70 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Key Trends

  • Blue Bombers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 12.
  • Roughriders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win.
  • Under is 10-2 in Blue Bombers last 12 games in Week 12.
  • Over is 5-0 in Roughriders last 5 games in September.


Winnipeg might have the better record in this affair, but Saskatchewan is playing really well right now, which makes them my pick to win outright on their home field. However, I’m going with the Blue Bombers to cover the chalk in a flat-out thriller simply because I believe the spread in this contest should be closer to a field goal than the 5.5 points it currently is.

Pick: Saskatchewan 27 Edmonton 24

Toronto Argonauts (1-8) at Hamilton Tigercats (8-2)

  • When: Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at 12:00 PM CDT
  • Where: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton
  • CFL Week 12 Odds: Hamilton -11.5
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Toronto has dropped two straight including a 28-22 loss to Montreal last week despite getting 464 yards and two touchdown passes from quarterback Mcleod Bethel-Thompson.

Hamilton has won three straight including a hard-fought 13-10 win over BC last weekend despite the fact that quarterback Dane Evans was limited to 194 yards and two interceptions.

Key Trends

  • Argonauts are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Monday games.
  • Tiger-Cats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
  • Over is 5-0-1 in Argonauts last 6 games in Week 12.
  • Under is 4-0 in Tiger-Cats last 4 games following a straight up win.


There is no way that Hamilton manages to lose to one-win Toronto. Not only that, but the Tigercats are the picks to win this one in a rout against an Argonauts team that is ranked last in the CFL in scoring (15.3 ppg).

Pick: Hamilton 40 Toronto 27

Edmonton Eskimos (6-4) at Calgary Stampeders (5-4)

  • When: Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 at 3:30 PM CDT
  • Where: McMahon Stadium, Calgary
  • CFL Week 12 Odds: Calgary -3.5
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Edmonton had their four-game winning streak snapped in their 34-28 Week 11 loss to Winnipeg. The Eskimos did not score a touchdown until late in the fourth quarter on a DaVaris Daniels 75-yard touchdown reception. Edmonton kicked seven field goals in the loss as drives stalled seven times between the 20 and 37-yard lines.

Calgary has dropped two straight including their 40-34 Week 11 overtime loss against Montreal despite the fact that Nick Arbuckle threw for 370 yards and four touchdowns in the loss while Reginald Begelton caught eight passes for 173 yards and four touchdowns.

Key Trends

  • Edmonton is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 on the road
  • The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Eskimos last 11 on the road
  • Calgary is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Stampeders last 7


I like Calgary here to get the win at home and narrow ATS cover against an Edmonton team that has gone an uninspiring 2-3 on the road this season. The Stampeders are 3-2 on their home field and are the pick to narrowly cover the chalk simply because they are playing at home against a team they match up quite well against.

Pick: Calgary 27 Edmonton 23