Last week got off to a rough start with the Alouettes failing to cover the spread against the Lions, and then my hometown Redblacks getting embarrassed at home by the lowly Argonauts. Luckily, the Bombers and Stampeders stepped up for me Saturday night, winning both of their games by big margins to salvage a 2-2 week.
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Ottawa Redblacks @ BC Lions
- Ottawa +4.5
- BC -4.5
After that awful display at home this past Saturday, I can’t back the Redblacks any longer. They have now lost four in a row, and that effort coming out of a bye week in a pretty much must win game was embarrassing.
The Lions are still looking for their first home win of the season and I think they will get it against the Redblacks this week. Ottawa has had a lot of trouble scoring points all season long, and their defense looked terrible last week. I don’t think Ottawa is going to find their game out west.
Play: Lions -4.5
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Calgary Stampeders
- Hamilton +6.5
- Calgary -6.5
I’m going to continue backing the Stampeders, who I think are a top two team in the league with the Bombers. Calgary beat the Eskimos back to back coming out of their week 11 bye, and I really like how they are playing at the moment. Bo Levi Mitchell can still improve and I expect him to have an even better game this week.
The Ti-Cats are a solid team, but they are not as good as their 9-2 record indicates. This is a team that is on a four game winning streak, but all those wins were tight W’s against the three worst teams in the league (Lions x2, Redblacks, Argos). I think they will be in for a wake up call in Calgary this week against a truly elite team.
Play: Stampeders -6.5
Montreal Alouettes @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Montreal +6.5
- Saskatchewan -6.5
This is actually a pretty accurate spread in my opinion. The Roughriders have been great at home this season, but the Alouettes are a tough team to play against regardless of location.
I’m going to take the points this week and expect Montreal to battle and keep this game close.
Play: Alouettes +6.5