Blue Bombers vs. Elks Prediction: CFL Week 7 Point Spread, Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jul 21, 2022

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be gunning for a ninth straight win when they visit the Edmonton Elks on Friday in CFL Week 7 action.

July 22, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
Commonwealth Stadium
Pointspread -8 -125
Moneyline -360
Over / Under o +48.5


Betting Action


Pointspread +8 +105
Moneyline +280
Over / Under u +48.5


Betting Action


The Blue Bombers emerged as the CFL’s lone remaining undefeated team with last week’s 26-19 victory over the visiting Calgary Stampeders, but have struggled at times to generate offence on the road. The Elks return home after tallying a 32-31 upset victory last week in Montreal, but currently ride a 10-game losing streak on home turf.

Backed by 83 per cent of sports bettors, the Blue Bombers have improved to 8-point favourites to win on the CFL odds since opening as 7.5-point chalk. The Elks trail as lengthy +260 moneyline underdogs. The total has climbed to 47.5 since opening at 46.5. About 74 per cent of the betting action taking the OVER.

CFL Odds and Betting

Friday night’s matchup at Commonwealth Stadium marks the first of two regular season meetings between these West Division rivals. The Blue Bombers have dominated in head-to-head action, taking five straight from the Elks, including three straight victories in Edmonton. Three of Winnipeg’s past four victories over the Elks have come by double-digit margins, capped by a 26-16 victory as 11-point chalk in October 2021.

Overall, the Bombers have claimed victory by an average margin of 13 points during their current 5-0-0 run, covering the spread four times over that stretch. With the Elks scoring just 19 total points over their past two dates with Winnipeg, the UNDER has paid out in the past two games involving these clubs. However, the total reached 49 or higher in nine of their previous 11 meetings.

Weather is not expected to be a factor, with the game time forecast calling for clear skies and a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius at kickoff.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

After turning in their best offensive performance of the season with a 43-22 rout of the BC Lions in Week 5, the Blue Bombers stumbled out of the gate last week, spotting Calgary an early 10-6 lead. However, they turned the tables after recess, with the Winnipeg defence slamming the door on a pair of Stampeders drives inside the Bombers’ 10-yard line.

Once again, Zach Collaros performed. He connected on 27 of 38 pass attempts for 315 yards and a pair of scores while avoiding a pick for a second straight game. Greg Ellingson also turned in another steady performance, racking up a season-high 152 passing yards. However, the Bombers receiver’s status for Friday remains questionable as he battles a hip injury.

Edmonton Elks

After averaging fewer than 18 points per game over their first five contests, the Elks finally found their offensive groove last week in Montreal. Trailing the Alouettes 31-12 late in the third quarter, the Elks responded with 20 unanswered points to earn a 32-31 win in their highest-scoring regular season performance since the summer of 2019.

While Taylor Cornelius handled the lion’s share of work under centre, completing 19 passes for 230 yards and one score, it was a pair of short scoring runs by rookie pivot Kai Locksley that powered the Edmonton comeback. However, Locksley will miss Friday’s game due to a hamstring injury. Also out on Friday night is receiver Derel Walker, who is coming off a season-high 71-yard performance. That adds to the pressure on Kenny Lawler. The CFL’s top producing receiver last season, Lawler leads the Elks with 384 yards to go along with three scoring catches.

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