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Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell #19 of the Calgary Stampeders throws a pass during play against the Ottawa Redblacks. Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images via AFP.

This will be the third matchup this year between the Elks and Stampeders. The Stampeders won the previous two, one in Calgary and one in Edmonton. Find out who we think wins this week in our Elks-Stampeders picks.

Even though the Stampeders are 5-5 against the spread, they are 0-4 ATS at home. Edmonton, whose record is 3-8, is 4-7 ATS. All four of those covers have come on the road. It’s an unusual pattern that the Stampeders seem to play worse at home and the Elks seem to play better on the road. Now, facing their biggest spread of the season, can the Stampeders cover against their bitter rivals?

Here are our Elks-Stampeders CFL picks for Week 13 (odds via DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and BetMGM; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Elks vs. Stampeders Game Info

Date: Monday, Sept. 5, 4:30 p.m. ET
Location: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, AB
Weather: 78 degrees, 0% chance of precipitation, 8-mph winds

Elks vs. Stampeders Odds Analysis

The Stampeders opened up as 11.5-point favorites but early money has moved them an additional point to 12.5 across the board on all major books. They're also heavy favorites on the Moneyline at -625. It’s still a lot of juice to pay but you can find them at -580 at DraftKings.

This game opened with a total of 48.5. However, early money has shifted it up a point to 49.5 on most books.

Elks vs. Stampeders Picks

Elks vs. Stampeders ML Pick

Stampeders (-580) ★★★★★

The Elks are arguably the worst team in the CFL. They are tied for the worst record in the league after losing last week to another team at the bottom, the Redblacks. Quarterback Taylor Cornelius threw for 287 yards, zero touchdowns, and an interception, and also led the team in rushing with 39 in that loss. The Elks only rushed for a total of 78 yards total.

Calgary played a close game last week against Winnipeg, arguably the best defense in the league, and rushed for 115 yards. They should be in control the entire game against the Elks.

Elks vs. Stampeders ATS Pick

Stampeders -12.5 (-110) ★★★

New QB Jake Maier played well for the Stampeders last week against the Bombers, throwing for 294 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Malik Henry had seven receptions and 122 yards. A week after giving up 101 yards to Nathaniel Behar, the Elks will struggle to cover Henry. They’ll also have to cover Reggie Begelton who has 516 yards this year.

Since taking over for Bo Levi-Mitchell, Maier has played a very clean game, throwing for a 79.95% completion rate. He should have no problem picking apart the Elks secondary.

Elks vs. Stampeders O/U Pick

Over 49.5 (-110) ★★★★

The last time these two teams played on July 7 there were 55 total points. However, 49 of those points were scored by the Stampeders. Two weeks before that, these two teams played each other and scored a total of 53 points. Averaging 54 points in their two games against each other, these teams should be able to go Over the total as their previous two games.

Where to Bet on Elks vs. Stampeders Picks

Here are our top-rated sportsbooks:

FanDuel Sportsbook
Caesars Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook

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Elks-Stampeders picks made 9/3/2022 at 10:37 a.m. ET