Calgary may have believed its only focus was on catching Saskatchewan, which is two games ahead of the Stampeders for the third West Division playoff spot. But Elks vs Stampeders odds reflect that Calgary may now have to worry about the team behind it as well.
Calgary has lost three straight games and has lost five of its eight games this season by single digits. The problem for the Stampeders is the Elks are starting to finally get some good luck of their own.
After losing nine straight games to open the season, the Elks have put together consecutive victories. If Edmonton can beat Calgary, that will put a large dent in the Stampeders’ playoff hopes.
The Elks also could hope to make a run up the CFL standings with a strong finish.
Edmonton Elks vs. Stampeders Odds
- Spread: Calgary is a 5.5-point favorite according to those setting CFL odds.
- Moneyline: The Stampeders are -205 on the moneyline, while the Elks are +170.
- Total: The over/under is set at 46.5 points.
Elks vs. Calgary Stampeders Information
Edmonton Elks vs Calgary Stampeders
Location: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta
Date & Time: Monday, Sept. 4, 2023 7:00 p.m.
How to watch: CFL+
Edmonton Elks vs. Calgary Stampeders Betting Preview
Edmonton is getting steady quarterback play
Tre Ford’s numbers aren’t going to light anyone’s world on fire, but he has excelled at taking care of the ball. The quarterback completed 15-of-18 passes against Ottawa last week for 317 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 74 yards and a touchdown for anyone looking at Elks vs Stampeders odds.
In three appearances this season, Ford has completed 76.9 percent of his passes and thrown four touchdowns with only one interception. Edmonton has now covered three straight games against the spread. The Elks have seen the total go under in four of their past six games.
Calgary hasn’t been consistent
The Stampeders landed what could have been one of the biggest momentum boosts on the CFL schedule in Week 9. Calgary held defending Grey Cup champion Toronto to seven points and handed the Argonauts their first loss of the season. However, since then, the Stampeders haven’t recaptured that magic during a three-game losing streak.
Calgary has especially struggled on offense, only scoring 18 points in a loss to Winnipeg and nine points in a loss to the Lions. Elks vs Stampeders odds show that Calgary nearly upset Toronto again last week but allowed eight points in the fourth quarter of a 39-31 loss.
The Stampeders’ defense has struggled to slow down their opponents this season. Calgary has the second-worst mark in scoring defense in the CFL. The Stampeders allow 26.7 points per game.
Edmonton Elks vs. Calgary Stampeders Betting Picks
This game is one that may go over the total. Calgary has been generous with its opponents this season, usually committing at least one turnover that ends up resulting in a score. The Elks have seen their offense steadily improve with Ford under center. Both teams should find ways to score.
Making CFL picks on this game is tough. It is looking increasingly likely neither side will make the playoffs, but a win here would go a long way to at least keeping them relevant in the case. Edmonton has been the hot team, winning two straight games.
After nine straight losses to open the year, the Elks finally have some positive momentum. Edmonton may not win, but the Elks will at least cover the spread.