Week 2 Picks
7:00 PM Thursday, July 04, 2013
86.7% - Montreal
WPG 19 MTL 11.
For the Bombers to win, they will have to score points like they did in Week 1, on special teams play and defence. And of course the often repeated statement of football success, they have to win the turnover battle. The mistakes they made or were forced to make in their home opener were game determining. With this being the second game, back-to-back , both coaching staffs will need to come up with plays the opposition has not seen. The perimeter run game was new for Montreal's offence in Week 1? What will Mike Miller as offensive coordinator do next? Montreal moves to 2-0.
10:00 PM Thursday, July 04, 2013
56.4% - B.C.
TOR 16 BC 24.
The Argonauts can win this game. They had no turnovers last week against Hamilton, no sacks allowed, and scored 39 points. The Marcus Brady/Scott Milanovich mesh is working well. Reviewing how poorly BC played in Week 1 should give Toronto confidence. But, I don't know. This has been a long week for the Lions and with the home opener, the pressure is on and you should see a much more intense performance. Lions in a close one.
9:00 PM Friday, July 05, 2013
63.2% - Saskatchewan
CGY 21 SSK 36.
I don't want to work this game for TSN, I really don't. I want to go to this one, buy a 55 yard line ticket 20 rows up and be at part of it in person. Both teams were outstanding in Week 1. Credit goes to the coaching staffs for having their guys ready to go. Perfect football will win in the end and so will the atmosphere. The Green and White in the stands can make a difference. Riders by three.
5:00 PM Sunday, July 07, 2013
89.8% - Hamilton
EDM 30 HAM 20.
Edmonton is not as bad as they looked in Week 1 and Hamilton is not as good. Yet, the Eskimos still have quarterback issues to be resolved with Mike Reilly and unknown consistency across the offensive line. In Hamilton, Burris was outstanding and he can remain so until the defence catches up, Kent Austin should get his first win as the Ticats coach. Ticats over Eskimos at Guelph Alumni Stadium.
Through 8 games, Schultz is 5-3. The World is 5-3.
Schultz and The World are currently tied.