CFL Week 9 Predictions

@TheBrysh ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEES that the Saskatchewan Roughriders will not lose a game in week 9! With the ‘Riders in a bye week I feel pretty confident, if it were the Edmonton Elks I might have a reasonable doubt. The spread on week 9 CFL games, courtesy of and BetRegal, shows the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as 3.5 favorites over the Montreal Alouettes, the Calgary Stampeders have a 5.5 point advantage over the Ottawa Redblacks, the Toronto Argonauts are 3.5 favorites over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the BC Lions are picked over the Edmonton Elks by a whopping 11.5 points. @TheBrysh agrees with the expert picks on straight up wins, against the spread the Elks could possibly keep the BC game within 11 points or less.

Winnipeg VS Montreal

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are coming off of a very impressive win over a powerhouse Calgary Stampeders squad.  Winnipeg has a strong offence, leading the CFL with 215 total points and managing 25 against the Stampeders. Now for the GOOD news! The Bombers have allowed less than 18 points per game in their first 8 starts, that’s tops in the CFL and they haven’t even had a bye week yet! Montreal has their work cut out for them at 2-5 and coming off a loss to an unimpressive Hamilton Tiger-Cats team. The Blue Bombers will stay undefeated at 9-0, @TheBrysh calls the score 26-13.

Ottawa VS Calgary

The Calgary Stampeders are the 2nd best team in the league, and have been since week 1. Against the Bombers, QB Bo Levi Mitchell had 200+ yards passing and 66% completion rate, but failed to connect for a TD. Look for Mitchell to turn it around and put it in the Redblacks end zone. The teams in the East Division are difficult to gauge, and the Ottawa Redblacks are no exception. Ottawa started the 2023 season with back-to-back games against Winnipeg, followed by a meeting with the Red hot BC Lions. No doubt Ottawa had a tough schedule in their first 3 games, but they kept those games close, only losing by an average of 4 points. If I were a betting man, I’d pick Ottawa as the upset this week; however I have to take Calgary 30-22.

Toronto vs Hamilton

The Toronto Argonauts are hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats this weekend and I look for the home field advantage to be strong for the Argos. Toronto has had discipline problems, recently being penalized for objectionable conduct twice in the fourth quarter in week 8. The Ottawa Redblacks capitalized on this by scoring a TD to take the game 23-13. Argos head coach Ryan Dinwidie said, “We’ve got to find a way to police ourselves.” Hamilton has only two rushers with over 100 yards TOTAL this season, and one of them is QB Dane Evans. With only mediocre passing statistics this year, Hamilton’s offence is stale. The Tiger-Cats defence was touted at the beginning of the season, but has not delivered, allowing 25 points per game. Neither of these teams are impressive to say the least, but I give Toronto the edge 20-17.

Edmonton VS BC

Last but not least, we have the dismal Edmonton Elks travelling to BC Place to take on the Lions. These teams met in week 1, with BC pulverizing the Elks 59-15. Since the first week, the Lions have remained an offensive “live wire”, losing only once to the top ranked Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The BC Lions have scored 208 points in 6 games, while only allowing 121. It’s hard to find anything nice to say about the Edmonton Elks this season, as they have the worst offensive AND defensive team statistics. Edmonton has failed to find a dependable passer, playing 8 different QB’s and not a single one has surpassed 500 yards total, or an 80.2 passing efficiency. The Elks top 4 rushers this season have combined for only 389 yards, and two of them are QUARTERBACKS! The odds-makers have BC as an 11.5 point favorite, I’m sure that Edmonton will have trouble moving the ball across centre, as well as trying to cope with BC’s offensive push. @TheBrysh takes BC 36-11 in a blow-out!

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