Week 8 Picks
8:00 PM Friday, August 16, 2013
71.8% - Hamilton
HAM 37 WPG 18.
The Tiger-Cats are the weakest team in the league in terms of scoring defense and second-to-last in offense. While they've got just two wins to their credit this season, a 2-4 record is good enough for a second place tie with the Montreal Alouettes. The Bombers are all alone in last place in the Eastern Division, with just a single win in six opportunities. Winnipeg's lone win came during the second week against the Als on the road, 19-11. Since then, the Bombers have dropped four straight. These two teams clashed in Week 3 action, with the Ticats taking a 25-20 home decision. With Hamilton playing better of late, I predict a similar result.
4:00 PM Saturday, August 17, 2013
93.1% - Saskatchewan
MTL 21 SSK 24.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders turn their attention to the visiting Montreal Alouettes after tasting defeat last week for the first time this season. Kory Sheets continues his pursuit of the record books after gaining 133 yards on 14 rushing attempts last week. As for the Als, they are now just 1-3 at home, while being outscored by an average of nine points per contest. I expect to see the Riders bounce back from their first loss of the season and take care of the Als.
9:00 PM Saturday, August 17, 2013
61.8% - B.C.
CGY 22 BC 26.
The Calgary Stampeders tangle with the BC Lions for the second time this season - this time at BC Place Stadium. Since losing to Saskatchewan in Week 2, the Stampeders have hit a hot streak with four straight wins. Leading the way has been running back Jon Cornish, who powered his way to 175 yards and four touchdowns last week. The Lions are now 3-0 at home this season but I don't see the Stamps' streak slowing down this week. Calgary wins.
7:00 PM Sunday, August 18, 2013
92.9% - Toronto
EDM 33 TOR 36.
Since losing back-to-back games against the Lions and Roughriders in the second and third weeks of the season, the Toronto Argonauts have come on strong by scoring no less than 35 points in each of the last three outings. The Eskimos dropped their last two contests, including a 30-29 loss to Hamilton last week. With the loss, they dropped to 1-5 and are 0-3 to start the season at home. The Eskimos will be without last year's Most Outstanding Defensive Player, middle linebacker JC Sherritt, after sustaining a broken thumb during a game in Week 6. Argos win.
Through 28 games, Schultz is 17-11. The World is 22-6.
The World currently leads with 22 wins.