CFL Semi-Finals Predictions

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We have winning CFL semi-final predictions for both games on Saturday. The Montreal Alouettes host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the BC Lions host the Calgary Stampeders. Both home teams are favored.

The Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers earned a bye and await their opponents. They’ll play the winners of these two semi-final games in the East Final and West Final next weekend.

Expert CFL Semi-Finals Predictions

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Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes Prediction

Get our expert Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes CFL semi-finals predictions.

  • When: Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at 3:00 PM ET
  • Where: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, Quebec
  • Opening Spread: Alouettes -2.5 / Current Spread: Alouettes -3.5
  • Opening Total: 48.5 Points / Current Total: 48 Points

The Montreal Alouettes (11-7 / 10-7-1 ATS) host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-10 / 9-8-1 ATS). Montreal is 3-0 (2-0-1 ATS) against the Ti-Cats this season and has won the last six H2H games (5-0-1 ATS).

Bo Levi Mitchell is expected to start at QB for Hamilton, but he has struggled this season. Injuries played a role. In six games, Mitchell has 1031 passing yards, 6 TDs and 10 INTs. Hamilton’s offense averaged 22.7 PPG (7th), 270.6 PYPG (5th), and 96.7 RYPG (7th) during the CFL regular season.

The Alouettes defense allows 21.8 PPG (2nd), 239.1 PYPG (2nd), and 109.9 RYPG (5th). Montreal have allowed just 15.3 PPG in the three H2H games against Hamilton this season. The Alouettes rank second in turnover margin (+14), forced turnovers (48), and kick return touchdowns (3).

The Als offense averages 24.6 PPG (4th), 250.0 PYPG (6th) and 102.2 RYPG (5th). Cody Fajardo ranks fifth in passing yards (3,847) and passing TDs (14). The Ti-Cats defense allows 25.6 PPG (5th), 264.0 PYPG (6th), and 112.0 RYPG (6th). They also rank third in forced turnovers (43).

Both teams have a stud WR that can take over this game. Tim White has 1,269 receiving yards (1st) and eight receiving TDs (3rd), while Austin Mack has 1,154 receiving yards (5th). Will the Alouettes continue dominating the Ti-Cats, or will we see an upset to kick off our CFL semi-final predictions?

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Stampeders vs. Lions Prediction

Get our expert Stampeders vs. Lions CFL semi-finals predictions.

  • When: Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at 6:30 PM ET
  • Where: BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Opening Spread: Lions -6.5 / Current Spread: Lions -7
  • Opening Total: 49.5 Points / Current Total: 49.5 Points

The BC Lions (12-6 / 8-9-1 ATS) host the Calgary Stampeders (6-12 / 7-10-1 ATS). The Stampeders just defeated the Lions (41-16) in Week 20, but the Lions won the H2H series this season (2-1 / 2-1 ATS).

Vernon Adams Jr. led the CFL in passing yards (4,769) and was second in passing TDs (31). The Lions offense averages 27.5 PPG (3rd), 315.1 PYPG (1st) and 77.3 RYPG (9th). Calgary matches up well with the Lions, as the Stampeders allow 26.2 PPG (6th), 241.3 PYPG (3rd) and 124.8 RYPG (8th).

Calgary needs to limit Adams Jr. and the Lion’s passing game to stand a chance. In their two wins against the Stamps this season, the Lions threw for 288 yards and 320 yards. Keon Hatcher has 1,226 receiving yards (2nd), and Alexander Hollins has 1,173 receiving yards (4th) this season.

The Stampeders offense averages 22.9 PPG (6th), 237.0 PYPG (7th), and 99.5 RYPG (6th). Calgary has made 30 turnovers (2nd), while the Lions have made 44 turnovers (6th). The Stampeders have a turnover margin of +9 (3rd), and the Lions have a turnover margin of -12 (7th) this season.

One way the Stampeders can keep this game close is by winning the turnover battle. Make sure you open a Sports Hub account so that you can access all of our CFL semi-final predictions this weekend.

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CFL Semi-Finals Predictions – Touchdown Scorers

In the first game, I’m going with Tyson Philpot (+250) to score an anytime touchdown. Philpot has closed out the season by scoring a TD in five of his last six games, including his last four games. At these odds, we’re getting a great price on Philpot, and he’s one of my top CFL semi-final predictions.

Best Bet: Tyson Philpot to Score a TD (+250)

In the second game, I’m betting on Alexander Hollins (+150) to score an anytime touchdown. Hollins was second in the CFL in receiving TDs (9) this season. Seven of those TDs have been scored since Week 10 of the season. Hollins will get a lot of targets now that everything is on the line.

Best Bet: Alexander Hollins to Score a TD (+150)

CFL Semi-Finals Predictions – Player Props

I’m betting on Tim White to go over 69.5 receiving yards (-115). White has had an incredible season, and he has played even better down the stretch. White has had 96+ receiving yards in each of his last three games. The Ti-Cats are going to need to target him often to keep pace with the Alouettes.

White is one of my best CFL semi-final predictions for Saturday.

Best Bet: Tim White Over 69.5 Receiving Yards (-115)

To close out my CFL semi-final predictions, I’m betting on Jake Maier to have under 255.5 passing yards (-115). Maier had some big games this season, but he has been terrible lately. He hasn’t thrown for 256+ yards in five of his last six games. In his last three games, he hasn’t thrown for over 185 yards.

Best Bet: Jake Maier Under 255.5 Passing Yards (-115)

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