The CFL gridiron is set for another riveting week of football. As the stakes rise with the playoff picture becoming clearer, Week 18 presents matchups that could reshape the standings and set the tone for the post-season.
- Two crucial games are slated for Friday, October 6.
- Edmonton Elks are set to battle Toronto Argonauts while Winnipeg Blue Bombers face off against BC Lions.
- Playoff implications are significant, especially for teams like the Elks.
CFL Games Today, Friday, October 6:
- Edmonton Elks at Toronto Argonauts:
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers at BC Lions:
- Location: BC Place
- Game Date & Time: Friday, October 6, 10:00 p.m. ET
- Channel & Streaming: TSN in Canada, CFL+ for American and international fans.
- Odds: Spread: Blue Bombers +1, Lions -1;
- Over/Under: 51.5;
- Moneyline: Blue Bombers +100, Lions -120
Edmonton Elks vs Toronto Argonauts:
The Elks journey to BMO Field, aiming to put pressure on the Argonauts. The Argos, with a secured East Division title, will play host amidst their celebration of 150 years in existence, heightening the game’s ambiance.
Key Players to Watch:
- Elks: Quarterback Tre Ford and running back Kevin Brown have been crucial, amassing 1,536 yards and seven touchdowns. Additionally, Dillon Mitchell’s aerial prowess can’t be overlooked.
- Argonauts: Chad Kelly, with his dual-threat capabilities, is pivotal for the Double Blue. AJ Ouellette, nearing the 1,000-yard mark, is also a force to reckon with.
Betting Advice: With the Argonauts’ formidable defensive front and the Elks’ dynamic offense, expect a closely-fought game. However, Toronto’s home advantage might give them a slight edge.
CFL Picks & Prediction: Toronto Argonauts 28, Edmonton Elks 24.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs BC Lions:
Two of the CFL’s titans lock horns in a game where divisional dominance is on the line. Their previous encounters this season provide no clarity on a clear favorite, making this matchup even more enticing.
Key Players to Watch:
- Blue Bombers: Quarterback Zach Collaros has been exceptional, especially with targets like Dalton Schoen and Nic Demski at his disposal. Brady Oliveira, the top rusher, is also a key figure.
- Lions: Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.‘s recent 458-yard performance epitomizes his caliber. Dominique Rhymes’ return boosts an already potent receiving unit.
Betting Advice: Both teams are on equal footing in terms of form and firepower. While the Lions’ aerial game might edge the Bombers slightly, Winnipeg’s ground game can be the game-changer.
CFL Picks & Prediction: BC Lions 31, Winnipeg Blue Bombers 28.
With these matchups, fans are in for a treat. As teams jockey for position in the CFL standings, every play, every decision, and every score will have ramifications. Be sure to catch the action and keep up with the latest CFL scores and updates.
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