Argonauts vs. Elks Prediction: CFL Week 19 Point Spread, Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Oct 13, 2022

The Toronto Argonauts will be looking to claim their first victory in Edmonton since 2013 when they visit the Elks in CFL Week 19 action.

October 15, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Commonwealth Stadium
Pointspread -5.5 -115
Moneyline -231
Over / Under o +50.5


Betting Action


Pointspread +5.5 -105
Moneyline +192
Over / Under u +50.5


Betting Action


The Argonauts travel west after topping the BC Lions 23-20 last weekend, and can clinch at least a share of first place in the East Division with a victory on Saturday night. The Elks return home after being humbled in a crushing 48-11 loss in Winnipeg, and now face the daunting task of halting a 15-game straight up losing streak on home turf.

Backed by a massive 82% majority of sports bettors, the Argonauts have improved to 6-point favourites since opening as 5-point chalk. The total has also been on the rise, climbing slightly to 50.5 since opening at 50. However, it is the UNDER that has garnered 91% of the betting action.

CFL Odds and Betting

Saturday night’s matchup at Commonwealth Stadium marks the first and only meeting of the season between these teams, and the Argonauts’ first visit to Edmonton since 2019. The Elks escaped with a narrow 13-7 win when they visited the Argos last November, and have now tallied wins in four straight dates with Toronto. In addition to their overall dominance in head-to-head action, the Elks have largely dominated the Argos in six straight home victories. The Elks have averaged 32 points per game over that stretch, and have outpaced Toronto by double-digit margins on four occasions. Those high-scoring ways are reflected in the totals, with the OVER paying out in five of the Argos’ past six road dates with Edmonton.

Toronto Argonauts

After getting embarrassed in a 29-2 loss in Calgary two weeks ago, the Argonauts rebounded last week to claim a narrow 23-20 win over the Lions. With the win, Toronto improved to 5-1-0 straight up over their past six outings, and have opened up a four-point lead over second-place Montreal in the East Division standings. Backed by steady defensive performances, Toronto has also covered in each of its past five victories, and sport a 6-2-0 against the spread record as betting chalk so far this season. Overall, the Argonauts have surrendered just 16.4 points per game over their past five wins. However, they must avoid the type of letdown they experienced last week, when they blew an early 16-7 lead over BC, and needed a late score to eke out the victory. Following a forgettable performance in the loss to the Stamps, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson bounced back last week, connecting on 27 of 40 pass attempts for 352 yards and one score. Markeith Ambles turned in a career-best performance, making eight catches for 121 yards,

Edmonton Elks

For the second time in four games, and the fifth time this season, the Elks surrendered over 40 points in last week’s lopsided loss to the Blue Bombers. Edmonton never posed a threat to the Bombers, who scored on each of their first four possessions to put the game well out of reach before halftime. Overall, the Elks have now surrendered 798 yards of total offense over their past two games, and have scored just two total offensive touchdowns over that stretch. The team came close to snapping their epic slide in the most recent home game, amassing an 18-17 lead before halftime before giving up a late score in a 25-18 loss to Montreal. However, scoring have come at a premium during their current 0-15-0, with the team averaging just 17.5 points per game over that stretch, and failing to cover in each of their past seven. And there is no reason to expect things to change this weekend against an Argos squad with lots on the line before a pair of dates with Montreal to close out the season.

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