Week 10 Picks
10:00 PM Friday, August 30, 2013
81.1% - B.C.
HAM 26 BC 29.
The Lions are 4-0 at home this season and it's always a tough assignment for East Division teams to win in B.C., especially when it's a 10pm et start time. Running back Andrew Harris says he wants the Lions to impose their will on the opposition and this may be a good opportunity to do just that because the Tiger-Cats give up 122 yards per game on the ground. The Tiger-Cats have four wins this season but three of them have come against the struggling Blue Bombers and the other against the Eskimos. The Lions are not the Blue Bombers or Eskimos, especially when they're coming off a stunning loss to the Alouettes. Take the Lions.
4:00 PM Sunday, September 01, 2013
96.9% - Saskatchewan
WPG 25 SSK 48.
This appears to be the mismatch of the week with the Roughriders being the class of the league and the Blue Bombers going through some tough times. One battle worth watching is the league's leading rusher in Kory Sheets going up against the league's stingiest run defence with the Blue Bombers giving up just over 82 yards per game on the ground. Where it doesn't look good for Winnipeg is when their league-worst pass defence has to take the field against the potent Roughriders' third-ranked aerial attack. And all this in front of the rabid fans at Mosaic Stadium. Go with the Riders.
5:00 PM Monday, September 02, 2013
71.4% - Calgary
EDM 34 CGY 37.
The Stampeders have won five of their six games and the Eskimos are in the midst of a six-game losing skid. Stampeders running back Jon Cornish trails only Kory Sheets in rushing and if he's healthy, should enjoy success against the Eskimos run defence, which ranks last in the league. Add to that Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly facing the second-ranked Stampeders pass defence and it could be a long day for the Eskimos at McMahon Stadium. The Stampeders are 3-1 at home this season and the Eskimos are 1-3 on the road. All signs point to the Stampeders.
7:30 PM Tuesday, September 03, 2013
71.9% - Toronto
MTL 20 TOR 9.
This could be a matchup of two of the game's best quarterbacks. Or it could be a battle of the backups. Ricky Ray was injured in Friday's loss to the Stampeders and Anthony Calvillo continues to recuperate from a concussion. It's tough to make a pick with the status of two such influential players in limbo but here goes. The Alouettes seemed to have turned the corner on a disastrous start. Head coach Jim Popp has instilled some confidence on the sidelines and the result has been a close loss to the powerful Roughriders and a come-from-behind win over the Lions. And the Argonauts have not looked their best the last two weeks. The trend says Alouettes.
Through 36 games, Schultz is 22-14. The World is 27-9.
The World currently leads with 27 wins.