It was a tough week for my CFL spread picks in week 13. I went 1-3 with the Blue Bombers the only team to come through for me. That week 13 record brings my overall season record to 23-23-1 for exactly 50% correct predictions.
Toronto Argonauts @ Ottawa Redblacks
- Toronto +6
- Ottawa -6
Both Ottawa and Toronto were pummeled in Western Canada this past week, and both teams will be looking to put that loss behind them here in week 14. The Redblacks are now 1 point up on the Argos, which makes this a massive game for both teams. I expect this to be a tight battle throughout the game and I really feel it could go either way. Both teams have been better on the road this season and have struggled to get wins at home. Ottawa is only 1-3-1 at TD Place this season and this is definitely not a gimmie game for them.
Play: Argonauts +6
BC Lions @ Edmonton Eskimos
- BC +1.5
- Edmonton -1.5
Edmonton dropped a game in Saskatchewan last week and that really puts them in tough to qualify for the playoffs. They’re going to need to start picking up wins and soon if they hope to make the playoffs and defend their Grey Cup Championship. Edmonton has now lost 3 straight and currently sit on the outside looking in at the playoffs. I do still believe in this Edmonton team, but they’re going to have to start picking up wins starting this week.
Play: Eskimos -1.5
Winnipeg Blue Bombers @ Calgary Stampeders
- Winnipeg +10
- Calgary -10
Calgary just keeps on proving that they are head and shoulders above the other teams in the CFL this season. They beat a solid Ottawa team by 25 points last week and they’ve shown that they can rack up points quickly when playing at home. The Bombers are playing some great football themselves beating the Argonauts by 17 points last week and that’s not a quietly very impressive 7 game winning streak for the Bombers.
No matter how good the Stamps are playing I can’t take them as 10 point favourites over a team playing as well as the Bombers. Take the points here and hope for a tightly contested battle.
Play: Blue Bombers +10
- Hamilton -4.5
- Saskatchewan +4.5
Let’s not kid ourselves thinking the Riders are a good team after beating the Eskimos at home last week. They have been able to keep games close this season, but they still find ways to lose. The Ti-Cats have shown they can put up points quickly at different points this season, so I think the smart play here is taking the Ti-Cats to cover the spread. They should win this game by at least a touchdown.
Play: Tiger-Cats -4.5