CFL Odds Favor the Stamps in Cowtown
The Toronto Argonauts and the Calgary Stampeders are the two best teams after Winnipeg in the CFL. Calgary beat Toronto the first time they met, so the Argonauts can even the score here. The CFL football odds favor Calgary at home even if this team has not covered any of its six home games. But since Jake Maier took over at quarterback, Calgary is 4-2 against the spread (ATS).
Let’s check the latest Canadian Football odds, stats, injury reports, and Canadian Football lines for Argonauts vs Stampeders. We’ve plenty of Vegas Canadian Football odds for you to consider.
Argonauts Cruising Into this Rematch
The Argonauts have won four straight games and are looking like the kings of the East Division. However, all four wins have come against Ottawa and Hamilton, who have combined to win seven games. The last time Toronto lost was against Calgary, so this rematch is a litmus test to see if Toronto is truly rising to become a contender.
Even if Toronto’s stats can be considered “padded,” the team has some lofty defensive rankings: first in the league in turnovers forced (37), second in points allowed (22.5), and opponents’ second-down conversion rate (44 percent).
Jake Maier spoke following tonight’s loss against the Lions.@CalgarySun | #FullOnStamps pic.twitter.com/mQzbMypa9I
— Calgary Stampeders (@calstampeders) September 18, 2022
The offense hasn’t been bad either. McLeod Bethel-Thompson has thrown for three touchdowns in two of his last four games (even if he has consistently thrown interceptions). If Toronto’s defense can keep playing at an elite level, this will let the team make more risky plays on offense, as that’s how it rolls (or sails).
Stampeders Remain a Well-Oiled Machine
The Stampeders ousted the Argonauts earlier in the season in a battle of two contenders with limited ceilings. But now, the Stamps are rolling with Jake Maier, and he’s been a more potent signal-caller than Bo Levi Mitchell. With him under center, the Stampeders’ offense is better.
Calgary now ranks at the top of the league in points scored on average (30.9) and is second in average yards per play (7.1). Of course, the Stamps also have their elite offensive line to thank, as they have allowed the fewest sacks with just 12 (!) through 14 games.
On defense, the Stampeders are just one turnover-forced behind Toronto for the league lead and are also first in sacks (42). Combined with an efficient offense, Calgary has the best turnover ratio (+18) in the CFL. This is why the team has been consistent at beating teams they should be beating on the online sports betting odds.
Argonauts vs Stampeders Head-to-Head
The Stampeders have not been too great at home and are just 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games at the McMahon Stadium against Toronto. However, Calgary is 6-1 straight-up in their last seven games against Toronto. The total has gone under in five of these last six games.
Argonauts vs Stampeders Game Information
- Game: Argonauts (8-5) vs Stampeders (9-5)
- Location: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, AB
- Day/Time: Saturday, Oct 1st. 7:00 p.m. ET
- Argonauts vs Stampeders Live stream: NFL Game Pass
Argonauts vs Stampeders Betting Lines
|Toronto Argonauts||+5½ -110||+180||52½ -110o|
|Calgary Stampeders||-5½ -110||-220||52½ -110u|
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Argonauts vs Stampeders Prediction
We won’t fault you for backing away from Calgary with an 0-6 ATS spread record at home this season. The fact of the matter is that the sportsbooks have straddled the Stamps with such lofty lines at home. But the team is much better than Toronto if it plays to its strengths.
Defensively, this team can force Bethel Thompson and the offense to keep coughing up the ball. And offensively, we trust Maier more than his counterpart. Bet online on the Stampeders, lay the points as they get through the Argonauts and secure another statement win this season.