Week 13 Picks
8:00 PM Friday, September 20, 2013
67.1% - Edmonton
EDM 35 WPG 27.
These two teams just played each other last week and it was a relatively easy 25-7 Eskimo win. Having Hugh Charles back made a difference on offense and having Marcus Howard active made a big difference on defence. Nobody has scored fewer points than Winnipeg, with only 224 going into Week 12. Two weeks ago against Saskatchewan they had zero first downs in the first half. Last week it was minus two yards pass offense in the first quarter. They do play with greater energy at Investors Field but I can't see the offense improving dramatically in one week. This one should be closer but still an Edmonton win. Eskimos 24, Bombers 17
4:00 PM Saturday, September 21, 2013
92.0% - Hamilton
MTL 26 HAM 28.
This is a very important game. Right now, Hamilton has five wins while Montreal has four. If Hamilton wins, they create separation and put the pressure on Toronto, who face a 9-2 Stampeders team in Calgary. If Montreal wins, they become tied with Hamilton with two more games back-to-back in Week 17 and 18. Getting that first one means everything and I think the Ticats get it. Hamilton 30, Montreal 22
7:30 PM Saturday, September 21, 2013
75.3% - Calgary
TOR 33 CGY 27.
Great game by Toronto last week, a 31-29 win over Saskatchewan, and a great game by Calgary last week too, a 26-22 victory over Hamilton at home. But the Riders lost Kory Sheets early and the Stampeders still have John Cornish. Last time these two teams played was August 23, a 35-14 win for Calgary. Same thing should happen but a much closer score. Toronto 23, Calgary 24
4:30 PM Sunday, September 22, 2013
71.8% - Saskatchewan
BC 24 SSK 22.
The Lions are the only team the Riders have not beaten because this is the first time they play them. Then again on October 4 in BC and one last time October 19 back home. Just like Hamilton as it stands right now, a dominate performance over BC means second place in the West and at least one home playoff game. And the Lions are thinking the same thing being only one game behind. Make the final score! BC 31, Saskatchewan 36
Through 48 games, Schultz is 28-20. The World is 34-14.
The World currently leads with 34 wins.