avatar Written by Graeme on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

An unfortunate 1-3 last week.

It’s a tricky time in the season because this is where certain wins became incredibly crucial. So we have to ride those teams hoping they can play and dominate the game. Unfortunately that didn’t happen.

We had the Redblacks to win and cover the point spread. They did one of those things – win. Unfortunately they couldn’t cover the 4 point spread. The Ottawa Redblacks barely beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by 3 points.

We went with the Toronto Argonauts to beat the Calgary Stampeders. Dependent on results elsewhere the Argonauts could cement their place at the top of the division. They did not. The Stampeders instead showed why they should be joint top of the West and one of the main favourites for the Grey Cup.

We DID win with the BC Lions +9. We called it correctly in that the Eskimos would win but not by the entire 9 point spread. 26-23 as the Eskimos stay on top of the division. With the two Alberta rivals tied it’s going to be an interesting next few weeks.

It’s now week 18 as the CFL season draws to a close. Let’s see what we got for this week. First – the CFL Week 18 fixtures:

Friday, October 23rd: Montreal Alouettes @ Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ B.C. Lions.
Saturday, October 24th: Ottawa Redblacks vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatchewan Roughriders.

So two nights of CFL action, two busy days. Can’t bloody wait to be honest. Let’s get to the betting tips for this week:

Alouettes vs Argonauts Betting Tips:

A massive game for the Toronto Argonauts as they look to cement their place in the post season. They go up against the only team in the East out of contention – the Montreal Alouettes.

Hard not to go with a Toronto win. Alouettes looked weak against Hamilton and the Argos will hopefully bounce back after that Stampeders humiliation.

Point spread of Argonauts -8 is fine.

Tiger-Cats vs Lions Betting Tips

Tiger-Cats have 1 win more than Toronto and Ottawa and will be looking at getting a big one over the weak BC Lines here. Tiger-Cats are just -1 and really – we gotta get on that. Take the Tiger-Cats -1 here.

Redblacks vs Blue Bombers Betting Tips

No point spread for this one. Both Ottawa and Winnipeg are a pickem. We know the East isn’t as strong as the West but we’ve just got to go with the Ottawa REDBLACKS here.

It’s probably a pickem due to how close lasts game was and that makes sense to be fair. Last week between the two Ottawa won at home 27-24 and now the game is in Winnipeg so it makes sense. But l ike I said at the start of the article we have to go with the teams that need the W and that right here is Ottawa.

Eskimos vs Roughriders Betting Tips

The Eskimos have looked excellent all season. This is a tricky point spread of 8.5 and you have to go all the way back to Week 12 when Eskimos won by 9 or more.

Take Roughriders +8.5 here all day long.