Edmonton Elks vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Odds & Predictions

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Edmonton Elks vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Odds & Predictions

Author: American Gambler Staff | Last Updated: August 15, 2023

Week 11 of the 2023 CFL season kicks as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3-5) prepare to play host to an Edmonton Elks (0-9) team still searching for their first victory.

While not the most riveting contest on paper, all of the best betting apps will offer odds on the game and there are a lot of angles to break down from a betting perspective.

  • Game Time: Thursday, August 17, 7:30 PM EDT
  • Location: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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Head-to-Head: Edmonton Elks at Hamilton Tiger-Cats

It's been a long season for the Elks, who held a 15-0 lead last week at home over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before backsliding into a 38-29 loss.

The Elks still allowed Winnipeg to pull off the second-largest comeback in their franchise history despite Zach Collaros – Winnipeg starting quarterback and reigning CFL Most Outstanding Player – leaving the game early with an upper-body injury.

The Tiger-Cats aren't having a fantastic season overall either, but they've arrived at their current 3-5 record after a 3-2 run to offset a rough 0-3 start. Their recent wins include a 37-29 victory over Edmonton back in Week 6.

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The earlier matchup between these two teams was fully controlled by Hamilton, with the Tiger-Cats up 34-13 at the end of the third quarter before allowing the Elks a handful of scoring plays to make the gap appear less striking.

Taylor Cornelius threw a touchdown and two interceptions for the Elks before being benched in the third quarter for Jarret Doege. The Tiger-Cats leaned hard on James Butler, who kept the game in Hamilton's corner with 127 yards and a touchdown on 14 rushing attempts.

How to Bet on Edmonton Elks vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats?

The Elks and Tiger-Cats will release more information pertaining to their player availability as kickoff approaches. Lines on various betting markets and props in the game may be affected; bettors should take note of any situations that may affect their chosen bets and check for relevant updates when they become available.

Many sportsbook promos are available to new users who wish to bet on the CFL. For Edmonton vs Hamilton, we recommended BetMGM Sportsbook, which features a $1000 first bet offer.

Edmonton Elks at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Odds

Here are the available odds for the upcoming Edmonton Elks at Hamilton Tiger-Cats game:

Betting Tips for Edmonton Elks vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Edmonton Elks have a 3-6 record ATS this season, covering in alternating games over the past five weeks.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cates are similar, with a 3-2 record ATS through their last five games and no prior ATS wins this season. In their last matchup – a 37-29 victory for the Tiger-Cats that wasn't nearly as close throughout the game – the Elks scored 16 points in the fourth quarter but still fell short of covering the nine-point spread against them.

The total is a wildcard – while the over is only 3-6 in Edmonton games this season and 3-5 in Hamilton games, it covered by over 20 points in all but one instance where it won. This includes the earlier Edmonton-Hamilton matchup, where the teams combined to score 66 points and blow out the 42.5 total line.

Expert Predictions: Who Will Win?

As far as an outright victory, most experts figure the Tiger-Cats will stay the course and avoid falling to an Elks team that has lost each of their games thus far for a reason.

Picks for the spread and total are more contentious but we suggest rolling with the Tiger-Cats ATS and backing the over.

American Gambler Staff