Week 16 Picks
7:30 PM Friday, October 12, 2012
66.3% - B.C.
BC 37 HAM 17.
If the pattern that has been established over the last four weeks continues, this should be a big Ticat win. In their last two games at home, they have beaten their opponents by a combined score of 92-30. And, this is always a tough road game for B.C. here in mid-October. But even with those tangible advantages, there is too much talent on the Lions. Both Calgary and Saskatchewan are still competing for first place in the West, so purpose is still there for B.C. and they showed no signs of regression without Arland Bruce and Geroy Simon. BC 29, Hamilton 19
1:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2012
57.9% - Calgary
CGY 32 WPG 21.
Okay, it was a nice 27-22 win for the Bombers but can they do it again? I wonder if this is the game where we see Drew Tate back on the football field in some capacity. Kevin Glenn has done a commendable job to this point of the season but with four games left, Tate does have enough time to get back to where he was as a QB. Playing a team with nothing to lose is a difficult challenge, and in the last Stampeder/Bomber game, the final was 44-3 Calgary, an all-time low for Bomber football in 2012. This one will be a lot closer but I see another Stampeder win with playoffs on their mind. Calgary 31, Winnipeg 25
4:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2012
76.7% - Saskatchewan
SSK 20 EDM 37.
The Roughriders might be the best team in the CFL right now. They are rolling, having won five of their last six games, including wins over Calgary and B.C. before the relatively easy 36-10 win over Toronto on Monday. Logic says they should continue but when will the ball bounce the wrong way? I would not be surprised if this was the week. Saskatchewan 24, Edmonton 28
1:00 PM Sunday, October 14, 2012
74.0% - Montreal
MTL 24 TOR 12.
It is a mystery to me why both Toronto and Montreal were so inefficient in losses to Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, respectively. But you move on as the only alternative is to learn from your mistakes and not repeat them. Both teams will play better this week with the only unknown at this time being who will be QB for Toronto. The Argos won the first game, the Alouettes won the second and I can see Montreal winning the third but not by much. Montreal 30, Toronto 27
Through 60 games, Schultz is 35-25. The World is 31-29.
Schultz currently leads with 35 wins.