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Edmonton's Derel Walker in action during CFL game Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatchewan Roughriders, at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
Edmonton's Derel Walker in action during CFL game Edmonton Eskimos vs Saskatchewan Roughriders, at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via AFP.

A full four-game CFL slate returns this week. Find out our favorite CFL best bets for Week 17.

After only three games for two straight weekends, the CFL gives us a full four games. Playoff spots in the West Division are all but decided but the East Division is still very much in play with only the Toronto Argonauts assured a spot in the postseason. This lends itself to an exciting fall weekend of football in Canada.             

Here are our best bets for the CFL Week 17 slate (odds via DraftKings Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and PointsBet; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

CFL Week 17 Schedule and Odds

(odds via DraftKings Sportsbook)

  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (+270) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-325)
  • Ottawa Redblacks (+235) vs. B.C. Lions (-280)
  • Montreal Alouettes (-190) vs. Edmonton Elks (+160)
  • Toronto Argonauts (+175) vs. Calgary Stampeders (-205)

CFL Week 17 Best Bets

  • Moneyline: Redblacks (+260 via FanDuel)
  • Spread: Alouettes -3.5 (-110 via Caesars)
  • Total: Roughriders-Blue Bombers Over 47.5 (-110 via FanDuel)
  • Upset: Argonauts (+195 via PointsBet)

CFL Week 17 Top Picks

Moneyline: Redblacks (+260) ★★★★

The Ottawa Redblacks have not won a home game at TD Place in a full calendar year and 10 games in total. All three of their wins this season have come on the road. One of them was against the Edmonton Elks, another Wes Division team.

QB Vernon Adams Jr. injected life into this B.C. Lions team two weeks ago. Unfortunately, he failed to do so again last week in their rematch with the Stampeders. The Lions managed just 11 points against Calgary at home.    

These teams met in June with the Redblacks going toe-to-toe with B.C. and losing by only three points to the Lions in Ottawa.

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Spread: Alouettes -3.5 (-110) ★★★

The Montreal Alouettes come into this game 7-5-1 against the spread and outright winners of four of their last five games. The Alouettes are 1-1-1 in the three games in which they were favorites in that span. Overall, they are 2-1-1 against the spread as favorites for the season.

The Elks are 6-8 against the spread this season. They have yet to cover a spread of this margin in any of their 10 losses on the year. Edmonton has lost outright in four of its last five games. In that span, the Elks have scored only 53 points.

Total: Roughriders-Blue Bombers Over 47.5 (-110) ★★★★★

The Saskatchewan Roughriders topped this point total in each of their last two games including their last meeting with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers two weeks ago. The Riders have played in six total games this season that exceeded this total. They are averaging 23.5 points per game.

The Blue Bombers have participated in seven games this season that surpassed this total including five of their last seven games. In Week 14, these two teams combined for 74 points. Last week, the Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats combined for 79 points.

Upset: Argonauts (+195) ★★★★

Toronto is on a four-game winning streak heading into Calgary with a playoff spot already locked up and first place in the East Division in its sights. The Argonauts' last loss was their Week 11 meeting with these Stampeders. The Argos held a three-point lead into the fourth quarter only to lose 22-19 on a late Calgary field goal. Toronto is 4-2 on the road this season.

The Stampeders are also on a hot streak entering this game at 3-1 across their last four games. However, they are only 3-3 at home for the season.

Where to Bet on our CFL Picks

Here are our top-rated sportsbooks:

FanDuel Sportsbook
Caesars Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook

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CFL Week 17 best bets from 9/28/2022 at 12:55 a.m. ET.