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CFL Week 6 Picks: Elks To Earn First Win

Canadian football continues and I've got CFL picks for Week 6. Join me all season long as I deep dive into every game to give you my weekly CFL expert picks. 

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CFL Week 6 schedule & odds

CFL Week 6 Schedule & Betting Odds
DateFavored TeamPoint Spread OddsUnderdog TeamOVER/UNDER
Thurs. July 11th, 7:30 PM ETMontreal Alouettes-7.5 (-108)Toronto Argonauts50.5 (-110)
Fri. July 12th, 8:30 PM ETWinnipeg Blue Bombers-4.5 (-110)Calgary Stampeders47.5 (-110)
Sat. July 13th, 7:00 PM ETBC Lions-7.5 (-112)Saskatchewan Roughriders52 (-115)
Sun. July 14th, 7:00 PM ETEdmonton Elks-3.0 (-112)Ottawa REDBLACKS50 (-110)


CFL Picks for week 6

Over a month into the season and we've still got two undefeated teams featured in the standings. My Week 6 CFL picks highlight plenty of points total and why I'm expecting a winless team to earn their first victory. Here are all my picks:

toronto argonauts vs montreal alouettes: UNDER 50.5 (-110)

In their last 10 regular season meetings, whenever the total is set at 50 points or more, the UNDER has hit on all five occasions. In fact, the UNDER has hit in three straight, including Week 4's tilt that wrapped in Montreal's favor. 

You've already heard me, and probably the rest of the league, rave about the Alouettes (4-0 SU, 3-1 ATS) defense. Allowing a league-low 19.8 PPG, 241.8 passing YPG and giving up just three passing touchdowns, getting around Montreal isn't easy. 

Last time around, Argos' QB Cameron Dukes couldn't find the endzone and Toronto (2-2 SU, 1-3 ATS) suffered turnovers twice in the redzone. It was back-up, Bryan Scott, who went five-for-five to toss a touchdown. 

With the Als having a quick turnaround from a Saturday night finish to a Thursday night hosting, I'm cautious about the spread. But, I'll continue to trust that defense and play with the point total.

calgary stampeders vs winnipeg blue bombers: UNDER 47.5 (-110)

Calgary (2-2 SU, 3-1 ATS) gave Montreal a scare, leading by double-digits ahead of the fourth quarter before succumbing to the comeback. Meanwhile, Winnipeg (1-4 SU, 1-4 ATS) has finally earned its first win of the year but not at the hands of two-time Most Outstanding Player, Zach Collaros. 

Chris Streveler took over, tossing a mediocre 179 yards. But, all the success came from his ground attack, rushing 79 yards for a single touchdown. 

Winnipeg is trying to figure out what clicks. Losing Dalton Schoen and realizing you can't rely on your star quarterback leaves a lot of moving parts. All the changes and discrepancies are a large reason the Bombers have hit the UNDER in every meeting thus far this year. 

saskatchewan roughriders vs BC Lions: OVER 52 (-115)

According to our CFL database, the OVER is 9-1 in Saskatchewan's last 10 appearances. The Riders have surpassed the point total in every matchup this season, including last week even without starting quarterback Trevor Harris. 

But, despite my little faith, Shea Patterson pocketed two touchdowns en route to maintain his team's spotless record. As I point out in my Grey Cup futures picks, the Lions' defense may not be much. But, Vernon Adams Jr. is a well-oiled rig and is fresh off a 383 yards and four-touchdown performance. 

The Roughriders (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS) have allowed every opponent 20 or more points this season while the Lions (4-1 SU, 3-2 ATS) have done the same in four of their five matchups. Two vulnerable defenses that also showcase offensive talent are a recipe for the OVER.

ottawa Redblacks vs edmonton elks: elks -3.0 (-112)

Edmonton (0-4 SU, 3-1 ATS) is getting its first win this week. Regrouping off a bye week, the Elks' last three outcomes have been losses of three points. And while their winless record is disappointing, a deeper dive shows promise. Edmonton has faced the top of the West and East to kick off the season yet still has managed to barely be defeated by BC, Toronto and an undefeated Montreal and Saskatchewan. 

Now, an easier opponent finally awaits and that first win is so close that Edmonton can taste it. 

How To Bet On CFL Betting Odds:

While you can bet on spreads and point totals, one of the easiest ways to bet on CFL betting odds is through a moneyline. This moneyline bet means you simply pick which side you think will win between the favorite (signaled with a minus sign) and the underdog (signaled with a plus sign).

A CFL moneyline of +200 means that you would win $200 on a successful $100 wager. That’s also equivalent to fractional odds of 2/1, decimal odds of 3.00 and implied odds of 33.33%. A negative moneyline of -200 means that you would have to wager $200 in order to win $100 on the favorite.

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