Week 7 of the 2023 CFL season features two games with double-digit point spreads and a third with a 7-8.5 point spread (depending on the book). Bettors may find more value in some of the CFL player props and touchdown scorer bets available at some of the top sports betting apps in the country.
Here are a few of our favorite CFL player props and touchdown scorer picks for this week.
CFL Player Props: Week 7
Edmonton Elks vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Zach Collaros, Over 260.5 passing yards -122 (FanDuel)
Collaros has thrown for over 260.5 yards in three of six games this season. But coming off a loss and playing a poor Edmonton team, we expect the Blue Bombers to make a statement with a big win. That will mean throwing it early and often against a team ranked fourth in the CFL in pass defense.
Before you let that give you a reason to pause, that is because teams are too busy running the ball on the Elks (worst run defense in the league). But look for Winnipeg to make the most of its passing game to build a sizable lead before taking advantage of Edmonton’s run defense.
- Brady Oliveira, Over 76.5 rushing yards -115 (DraftKings)
Oliveira leads the CFL in rushing this season, averaging a little more than 69 YPG. He has had a pair of 100+ yard games. However, he ran for just 16 yards last week against Ottawa and 73 the week before against Calgary. But the Blue Bombers are facing an Edmonton run defense, giving up 147 YPG on the ground this season.
He may not clear 76.5 yards until the fourth quarter when Winnipeg tries to run out the clock, but he’ll go over the total.
Toronto Argonauts vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
- Chad Kelly, Over 264.5 passing yards -114 (FanDuel)
Hamilton’s defense is giving up 264.4 YPG through the air this season. While Kelly has gone over 264.5 just once (last week, 351 yards), he has improved with each passing week. He only had 213 in Week 2 when the Argos faced the Ti-Cats, but he has come a long way since then.
- Damonte Coxie, Over 55.5 receiving yards -114 (FanDuel)
Coxie recorded 131 yards against Hamilton back in Week 2 but followed that performance up with 33 yards against Edmonton and 16 against BC. However, he did have 72 last weekend against Montreal. He may not clear 72 yards this week, but he leads the Argos in receptions, so we expect him to see the ball enough to go over 55.5 yards.
- D’haquille Williams, Under 60.5 receiving yards -114 (FanDuel)
Williams is a solid wide receiver and could go for more than 60.5 yards any night. But with the Ti-Cats giving a rookie quarterback his first start, Hamilton’s offense will likely be more conservative, emphasizing the run game.
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. BC Lions
- Mason Fine, Under 233.5 passing yards -125 (DraftKings)
Fine gets his first start this week in place of injured quarterback Trevor Harris. While he played well in limited time last week (6-of-8 for 75 yards and two touchdowns), he’ll face the No. 1 passing defense in the league this week (173.2 YPG allowed).
- Jamal Morrow, Under 64.5 rushing yards -120 (DraftKings)
Two things will work against Morrow this week: (1) the Lions have one of the best run defenses in the league (85.4 YPG allowed), and (2) Saskatchewan will need to play catch up against a superior BC team which means throwing the ball more. The Roughriders could try hard to establish the run game to take pressure off Mason Fine, but BC will make it hard for them to do so.
Ottawa Redblacks vs. Calgary Stampeders
- Dedrick Mills, Under 66.5 rushing yards -115 (DraftKings)
Mills was held to 36 yards last week but had 97, 74, and 102 (against Ottawa) in the three previous weeks. But since then, only one running back has gained 60+ yards on the ground against the Redblacks’ defense. Last week, they held Winnipeg to 26 total rushing yards and the league’s leading rusher (Brady Oliveira) to 16 yards.
- Dustin Crum, Over 70.5 rushing yards -114 (FanDuel)
In the two games he has seen significant time in this season, Crum has gone for 91 and 74 yards on six and eight carries. If the team continues to utilize his dual-threat capabilities, he’ll have a solid chance to contribute to the run game. Calgary’s defense ranks seventh in the league against the run (107.8 YPG allowed).
CFL Week 7: Touchdown Props
Dustin Crum, 2+ Touchdowns +500 (FanDuel); Anytime Touchdown Scorer +100 (DraftKings)
Betting on a single player to score touchdowns in a game is a risky market, especially if that player is a quarterback with just one start under his belt. But Crum showed last week how much of a weapon he can be in the run game. It would be foolish for the Redblacks not to make the most of his talent against a lackluster Calgary run defense.
The bet is a long shot, but one with value.
Brady Oliveira, First Touchdown Scorer +475 (BetMGM)
The Blue Bombers do not score much on the ground; they have just five rushing touchdowns this season, and Oliveira has one. But since the Elks have the league’s worst run defense, it would not be shocking to see head coach Mike O’Shea lean on his star running back a little more in the red zone.
Alexander Hollins, Anytime Touchdown Scorer +230 (FanDuel)
Hollins leads the Lions in receptions (23) and yards (301) but has only recorded one touchdown this season. Since the Roughriders will likely try to blanket Dominique Rhymes when the Lions get near the red zone, this could be the perfect game for Hollins to see the ball more once the team gets within scoring range.