Week 5 of CFL football betting will play out over the weekend with such matchups as Eskimos versus Tigercats, Blue Bombers versus Lions, and Roughriders versus Stampeders.
Edmonton Eskimos vs. Hamilton Tigercats
Date: Thursday, 20th July
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Tim Hortons Field
Online betting odds for fans who bet on football:
Edmonton Eskimos -2½ (-105) 52½ (-110) -140
Hamilton Tigercats +2½ (-115) 52½ (-110) +120
The Eskies remain the only undefeated team in the CFL with a 3-0 record, including holding off Grey Cup champs Ottawa RedBlacks 23-21 on Friday. The Double-E is not breaking records either in offense or defense, but Edmonton continues to pull out wins out of thin air. “I’ve always preached that it doesn’t matter how we win football games as long as we get the ‘W’,” QB Mike Reilly told Esks.com. “We’re definitely pleased with how our guys are fighting and playing and finding a way to win football games.” Adarius Bowman will miss Thursday’s game with in injured hamstring.
The Ti-Cats on the other hand are winless in three games and were routed 41-26 by the BC Lions in their home-opener on Saturday.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. B.C. Lions preview
Date: Friday, 21st July
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: BC Place
Odds for fans who bet on football:
Winnipeg Blue Bombers +4 (-110) 56½ (-110) +170
B.C. Lions -4 (-110) 56½ (-110) -200
The Bombers bounced back from a underwhelming performance against the Stamps with a 33-25 win over the Argos on Thursday to improve their record to 2-1. QB Matt Nichols threw 20 of 36 for 228 yards but it was running back Andrew Harris that led the charge with 81 yards on 17 carries and two TDs. TJ Heath intercepted his second pass of the game in the last minute of game play to seal the victory for the Blue Bombers.
The Lions won their third straight game, a 41-26 blowout of the Tigercats on Saturday to complete a perfect road trip and improve their record to 3-1. Starting QB Jonathon Jennings left with shoulder injury in the first quarter, but backup Travis Lulay broke a league record for most passing yards off the bench.
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Calgary Stampeders preview
Date: Saturday, 22nd July
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: McMahon Stadium
Saskatchewan Roughriders +10 (-110) 58 (-110) +315
Calgary Stampeders -10 (-110) 58 (-110) -380
The Riders got their first win of the season right before going on bye. Kevin Glenn tossed for 380 yards and two TDs and rushed for another two to lead the Roughies to a 37-20 win over Hamilton on July 8th. Namaan Roosevelt caught a 34-yard reception to set up Glenn’s second TD and put the final touch on the victory.
The Stamps had a 19-game undefeated streak dating back to last regular season snapped by Montreal 23-30 on Friday and their record dropped to 2-1-1. Bo Mitchell passed for 379 yards with one TD and DaVaris Daniels had 79 yards and one TD on five catches.