Week 17 Picks
9:00 PM Friday, October 18, 2013
83.0% - Calgary
CGY 27 EDM 13.
Kavis Reed will want to beat the first place Stamperders , who wouldn't ? But at the same time he wants to see new players in preparation for the 2014 season; not a lot of new players but a few here and there. Almost like an exhibition game. With only three wins this year, there aren't many good things to talk about in the overall picture, except for Mike Reilly. I feel the organization has found its quarterback of the present and future. Watch out for Jon Cornish. Edmonton has had run defence problems all year and the rushing title is open for the taking. Calgary continues to roll.
3:30 PM Saturday, October 19, 2013
84.7% - Toronto
TOR 26 WPG 20.
Urgency is back with the Toronto Argonauts. With Hamilton only one game behind with three to go, what looked easy is now tough. Winnipeg gained confidence with their win over Montreal and Toronto lost a bit with two straight losses to Hamilton. Still, Ray's second game back and the goal of winning the East is enough for the Argos. Toronto controls their destiny, you can't ask for much more than that going into Week 17. One team is trying to improve, another is vying for their second straight Grey Cup. Argos over Bombers.
7:00 PM Saturday, October 19, 2013
69.2% - Saskatchewan
BC 14 SSK 35.
Best game of week because of the meaning involved. Ok, Calgary should win finish first in the East, but who finishes second? The Lions have been an up and down team and this week were confronted, saying more "energy” is needed on defence. The Riders too have been a bit of an up and down team and I am sure any issues of execution have been confronted behind closed doors. Both teams have exceptional home field atmospheres and therefore have excellent home field advantages. With this one in Regina.....Riders by 3.
1:00 PM Sunday, October 20, 2013
74.9% - Hamilton
HAM 5 MTL 36.
The Ticats have been a fun team to watch all season. Two steps forward, one step back it seems but after their second win in a row over Toronto it's more like three steps forward. This is an important game in so many ways. First, it's the start of a back to back so a win in Montreal will set the stage for a win in Hamilton. Also, this could be a preview of the East Semifinal so who wins now could make it easier to win later. The Als are still a dangerous team as they have individual defensive players that dominate and create turnovers. Top priority for the Ticats is protecting the ball! I think they will. Hamilton in a close one.
Through 64 games, Schultz is 37-27. The World is 44-20.
The World currently leads with 44 wins.