Week 12 Picks
9:00 PM Friday, September 13, 2013
67.9% - Calgary
HAM 22 CGY 26.
We have the ever improving Ticats at 5-5 against a Stampeders team who now is tied for first with eight wins and only two losses. My brain says Calgary and my emotions say Hamilton. I mean Calgary is the more efficient team right now. Yes they did beat a struggling Edmonton team the last two weeks and Hamilton earned its first win over a winning team in the BC Lions. On the other hand, how about Henry Burris, 25 of 35 for 375 yards while competing against a good Lions defence. C.J. Gable is impressive, Greg Elingson continues to surprise and how about the 3rd down gamble by Kent Austin with a minute to go on his own 30. I should listen to my brain, but I am not. Hamilton 29, Calgary 28.
6:30 PM Saturday, September 14, 2013
60.9% - Edmonton
WPG 7 EDM 25.
Winnipeg earned their first win since early July, so in a small way a bit of pressure is off. Edmonton meanwhile is the exact opposite. At 1-9, the Eskimos last win was at the Tiger-Cats, 30-20 at University of Guelph on an extremely rainy afternoon back on July 7th. Of all the negative things happening around the Eskimos, one positive is quarterback Mike Reilly. They have found a guy they can win with and develop. All good things must end as well as all bad things. The losing streak ends in Edmonton. Edmonton 24, Winnipeg 20.
9:30 PM Saturday, September 14, 2013
89.3% - Saskatchewan
TOR 31 SSK 29.
Great game last week by the Argos to move to 6-4 and difficult game for the Riders to drop to 8-2. Last time these two teams played, it was an easy 39-28 win as Saskatchewan completely dominated and Kory Sheets had one of his best games of the year. The Argos have improved since then, but Saskatchewan has something to prove after the loss to Winnipeg. Saskatchewan 29, Toronto 24.
4:30 PM Sunday, September 15, 2013
89.0% - B.C.
MTL 14 BC 36.
The BC Lions are a different team when playing at home. At 6-4, the four losses have all been on the road including: at Calgary 44-32, at Toronto 30-12, at Montreal 39-38 and last Saturday at Hamilton (Guelph) 37-29. Why? Well if you could answer that, you should get the head coaching position on any team. Montreal sometimes has trouble traveling to the West and history confirms that fact. Going with reality on two fronts. BC 30, Montreal 19.
Through 44 games, Schultz is 26-18. The World is 32-12.
The World currently leads with 32 wins.