Labour day weekend means we get an odd week of football. While no games are played on Thursday, there are games on Friday, Sunday and Monday! The ranking of clubs reverts back to the order that is has been most of the year. The odds could not be further from that. One team continues to run away with the top spot while some others see their odds falling!
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TIER 1: The Favorites
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers: +115
Is this really a surprise to anyone at this point? In case you have been living under a rock, there is truly no team that can compete with the top dog Blue Bombers. They are one or two wins away from flipping that plus into a minus!
Last week, the Bombers edged out their divisional rival in a close one-possession match. Their key to a 32-29 victory over Calgary was Nic Demski. The Stampeders had no answer for Demski, who had a monster game. Nic hauled in 8/9 targets and gained over 100 yards receiving on top of a major! Truly a fantastic week for him!
Their odds have shifted down again from last week. It does not seem like the odds of being positive will stay like that much longer, seeing as the season is almost at its closing! The odds have shifted from +160 to +115. The value continues to diminish as they continue to dominate.
- B.C Lions: +425
The first phrase that comes to mind when I think of the BC Lions situation right is “oh no”! Oh no is absolutely right as this once title-hopeful team continues to worry oddsmakers and skeptics about this team.
Last week the Lions fell in a key matchup against the Roughriders. After their 23-16 loss last week, it is no secret what is wrong and will be the demise of this ball club. It seems that without Nathan Rourke, the magic has disappeared in BC. Backup quarterback Michael O’Connor was doing a poor job and got injured. Antonio Pipkin came to relieve him and did not do much better.
Their odds will sadly continue to plummet. This was easily predictable after captain Canada went down. From last week, their odds shifted from +250 all the way back to +425! It is going to get a lot worse before it gets better! Believe that.
- Calgary Stampeders: +450
This could get a bit rowdy in Alberta. With the BC Lions falling off seeming inevitable, could the Stamps possibly rise to the occasion. A position many may not have thought they would have been in, Calgary finds themselves very close to a divisional overtake in the standings!
In their previous match, the Stamps did in fact, lose. In fairness, it was against the no doubt best team in Canadian football. During their 32-29 loss, they elected to start Jake Maier in favor of usual starter Bo Levi Mitchell. It seemed they made the correct call! Jake Maier played a phenomenal game against the toughest defense in the CFL. Maier threw nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns!
These odds will likely not remain the same in the coming weeks. This team is ready to make some noise and show the other clubs they belong! The odds have not shifted for Calgary but that is subject to change!
TIER 2: Middle of the Pack
- Saskatchewan Roughriders: +700
The West has a new diamond in the ROugh emerging. With BC going down, the Roughriders have a chance to make up for lost time. Last week, the Roughriders defeated the once untouchable BC Lions! That was key for them to remain contenders!
Their odds have shifted upwards by a fair number. Not only due to some phenomenal play but also because of weakness in their divisional opponents! Their odds have shifted from +1000 to +700! That is a sign that the value is right for this team if you believe in Fajardo and the rest of the Roughriders!
- Toronto Argonauts: +700
The Argos seem to be running away with the east. With seemingly only one team trailing behind, they could really be the best in the East. After an important divisional win over Hamilton by a score of 37-20, there is only one team trailing!
Their odds have shifted upwards, thus indicating that the value is right! Toronto’s odds have shifted from +1100 to a modest +700. Based on their next few matches, it could become clear and evident that they are the team to beat in the east.
- Montréal Alouettes: +1100
The Alouettes will certainly not go down without a fight in the east. Last week they were on a bye week but they are currently riding a two-game winning streak. In week 11, they punished the Tiger-Cats as they have sole ownership of the second spot in the east!
Their odds have not shifted likely to their bye week. Similar to the beginning of the season, it is no secret that the Als have the best value right now. Many believe they are the best in the East and are the only club to bring down Winnipeg!
TIER 3: Down but not out
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats: +2200
Hamilton is on a tier of its own for the reason that they are not done yet but are not in the middle of the pack. Hamilton continues to fade as their odds have gone from +1500 to +2200. They could be a massive surprise but it seems unlikely.
TIER 4: Bottom Feeders
- Ottawa Redblacks: +7500 and Edmonton Elks: +10000
Well, the toilet bowl remains the same. The Redblacjs did in fact beat the Elks last week in a dominating victory! Still, do not bet on these clubs as they will not rise again!
Week 13 Best Bets
- Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes (-4.5)
The Als at home this year have been unreal. In a key divisional matchup against the, arguably, worst team in the league, it seems unlikely that the Als lose this game. This club is the hottest in Canadian football no doubt!
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-4.5) vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
The Bombers are pretty tough to beat. Most clubs do not come close. The Riders will likely fall into that category of “not close.” The Bombers beat them last time they faced and will likely whoop them again!
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