Week 7 Picks
7:00 PM Thursday, August 09, 2012
83.8% - Hamilton
CGY 31 HAM 20.
Right now Henry Burris may be playing his best football in his career. Over the last two games, 55 completions in 68 attempts, 81 per cent, 715 yards, eight touchdowns, zero interceptions. And if you go back three games, 11 tds and one interception. Also, you would have to think this one is personal. As Drew Tate rehabs, Henry is playing and to beat Calgary on Thursday night would magnify that point. Both teams will be rested, rejuvenated and ready to go with both coming off respected bye weeks. Yes, Kevin Glen has the same desires as Burris, revenge on a former team, but overall Hamilton is the better team... Calgary 24, Hamilton 33.
9:30 PM Friday, August 10, 2012
69.1% - Saskatchewan
SSK 20 EDM 28.
After creating leads only to lose them in the fourth, the Riders are going to have an awareness of when the fourth quarter starts like never before. The first Rider/Eskimo game in Week 2 was a 17-1 Rider win as both teams were dominated by the other on defense. And that is where I think Edmonton can win this one, with their defense. So far this season, looking at the five games played, Edmonton has allowed 15, 17, 10, 14 and 23 points. I see no reason why they can't continue with that type of consistency. Yes, Durant over Jyles in play making ability, but I don't think Edmonton needs that many plays to win... Saskatchewan 22, Edmonton 25.
Through 24 games, Schultz is 10-14. The World is 10-14.
Schultz and The World are currently tied.