Canadian Football League Week 5 Betting Analysis & Picks

Canadian Football League Week 5 Betting Analysis & Picks

The CFL season is quickly heading toward the halfway mark. What that means for teams is that they are quickly figuring out where their strengths and weaknesses are in the lineup. How teams adjust through the middle portion of the season will go a long way to determining which teams compete for the Grey Cup.

Let’s dive into the matchups happening in week five so you can bet against their CFL betting lines as we are about to enter the first quarter of the regular season.


CFL Week 5 Odds and Betting Analysis for the Top Games | MyBookie Canadian Football League Preview

Canadian Football League | Thursday July 6th – Sunday July 9th, 2023


Edmonton Elks at Saskatchewan Roughriders

CFL Odds: Edmonton +1 -119; Saskatchewan -1 -116 / Edmonton +140; Saskatchewan -172 / O/U 7.5
IG Field | Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada
Friday, July 7th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. ET

The Roughriders are off to a 2-1 start and are likely happy with their progress so far. Things haven’t been easy for Saskatchewan, which is 2-1 against the spread. Saskatchewan needed a goal-line stand to beat Edmonton in the opener and escaped Calgary in overtime two weeks ago.

Everything has gone wrong for the Elks, who are 0-4. Edmonton has only scored more than 13 points in one of its first four games. The Elks’ defense did trouble the Roughriders in the opener. Saskatchewan was breaking in veteran quarterback Trevor Harris in the opener. The Roughriders will win again, but Edmonton will keep the game close.

CFL Week 5 | Bet Elks at Roughriders
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Calgary Stampeders at Winnipeg Blue Bombers

CFL Odds: Calgary +1.5 -12; Winnipeg -1.5 -112 / Calgary +141; Winnipeg -173/ O/U 9
IG Field | Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada
Friday, July 7th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. ET

The Blue Bombers bounced back from their first loss of the season last week by taking down Montreal 17-3. Winnipeg’s win, which improved their record to 3-1 on the season, was important because it showed the Blue Bombers could win without their offense shining. Winnipeg, which scored 87 points in its first two games, have one scored 23 in the two games they’ve played since.

The Stampeders, who are 1-2 against the spread this season, haven’t quite found their touch on offense yet. Calgary is coming off a bye and lost its last game 29-26 in overtime. Two of the Stampeders’ three games this season have gone under the total. Calgary will try to slow Winnipeg down but will take a double-digit loss.

CFL Week 5 | Bet Stampeders at Blue Bombers
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Ottawa Redblacks at Hamilton Tiger-Cats

CFL Odds: Ottawa PK -101; Hamilton PK -136 / Ottawa +124; Hamilton -234 / O/U 8
Tim Hortons Field | Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Saturday, July 8th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. ET

The Tiger-Cats haven’t had an easy go of the schedule so far. Hamilton is 0-3, but have played three difficult opponents. The Tigers-Cats are 0-3 against the spread and have seen the number go over the total in two of their three games. Hamilton lost its last game 38-12 despite out gaining Montreal 38-12. 

Tiger-Cats quarterback Matthew Shiltz struggled, throwing two interceptions and only completing 53 percent of his passes. The Redblacks got their first win of the season last week by beating up Edmonton 26-7. Ottawa is a more defensive-oriented team and should be able to lean on that to score a second straight twin.

CFL Week 5 | Bet Redblacks at Tiger-Cats
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Montreal Alouettes at BC Lions

CFL Odds: Montreal +1 -116; BC -1 -118 / Montreal +138; BC -170 / O/U 8
BC Place | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday, July 9th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. ET

Lions quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. had a nightmarish week against Toronto last week. He tossed six interceptions in a 45-24 loss to Toronto. BC is still tied for first place in the West Division, but won’t want to opportunities slip away against East Division foes.

Montreal is 2-1 this season and is seeking to bounce back from its first loss. The Alouettes only scored three points in a loss to Winnipeg last week. Montreal should be able to take advantage of some Lions’ mistakes on offense and will keep this game within a touchdown.

CFL Week 5 | Bet Alouettes at Lions
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Canadian Football League Week 5 Games

Date Time Home   Away TV Info
Thursday, July 6 9:00 p.m. Edmonton Elks vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders TSN
Friday, July 7 8:30 p.m. Calgary Stampeders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers TSN
Saturday, July 8 7:00 p.m. Ottawa Redblacks vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats TSN
Sunday, July 9 7:00 p.m. Montreal Alouettes vs. B.C. Lions TSN

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Montreal Alouettes +225

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