I was able to get back to my winning ways going 2-1 against the spread for week 14. That brings my season record to 25-14. There is a full slate of 4 games this week, so I will be looking for at least 3 wins this week.
As I mentioned last week, our Facebook page has been taken down. I will try the contest on the Sports Betting Canadian Instagram page this week. There will be $25 up for grabs again, so give us a follow on there.
Montreal Alouettes @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Montreal +10.5
- Winnipeg -10.5
Montreal couldn’t get anything going on offense in last weeks game against the Lions, but there are still bright spots with this Alouettes team at this point in the season. Antonio Pipkin played very poorly in the game, throwing two pick-six’s. The Montreal defense continues to play solid football and the Alouettes offense will be better this week whether they still with Pipkin and he bounces back or they go back to Johnny Manziel.
The Bombers offense has looked very average in the middle of the season, with the Bombers not managing to break 30 points since week 7. I expect the Alouettes defense to keep the Bombers in check for the most part, and as long as the offense doesn’t give up defensive touchdowns, I don’t think the Bombers will break that 30 point barrier this week. If the Alouettes offense can click at all, I expect them to at least be able to keep this game close and beat the 10.5 point spread.
Play: Alouettes +10.5
Edmonton Eskimos @ Ottawa Redblacks
- Edmonton -2.5
- Ottawa +2.5
Ottawa bounced back with a nice road win in Saskatchewan this past weekend. They now head home and look to continue the momentum against the Eskimos.
Edmonton is coming out of a bye week and although they played solid their past few games including a win over the Stampeders, I still can’t shake the fact that I believe them to be overrated. The Eskimos are only 2-4 on the road this season and 3-3 against the weaker East Division teams.
I like Ottawa to win this game at home, so I’ll gladly take the points.
Play: Redblacks +2.5
Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Toronto Argonauts
- Saskatchewan -3
- Toronto +3
I’m expecting the Roughriders to bounce back after their home loss to the Redblacks this past weekend. I believe the Roughriders are the second best team in the league, but they struggle with consistency, sometimes losing games they shouldn’t.
The Argos lost some key games heading into their bye week, including a home and away against the Ti-Cats which put their playoff hopes on life support. I think we could see the Argos throwing in the towel at this point of the season. If they get behind in this game I think we will see a defeated team.
I’ll take the the second best team to beat the arguably worst team in the CFL by more than 3 points regardless of where the game is being held.
Play: Roughriders -3
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ BC Lions
- Hamilton -2
- BC +2
The Lions have been playing well coming out of their bye week. They’ve strung two wins together over a couple East Division teams and they have a chance to make it three in a row when they host the Ti-Cats this Saturday. Some of you may discount the Lions win in Montreal last week, but let’s not forget that the Alouettes had won two games in a row and were hosting the Lions coming out of a bye week with some belief. That wasn’t an easy game.
The Ti-Cats are coming off a home loss to the Stampeders where they couldn’t stop the top team in the country from scoring 43 points. Before that loss the Ti-Cats had strung together 3 wins, but the home and away wins over the Argos we are now coming to realize may have been wins over the worst team in the league. I’m simply not sold on these Ti-Cats yet.
The Lions are 4-1 at home this year and 3-2 against East Division teams. The Ti-Cats are 3-3 on the road and 3-5 against West Division teams.
I expect the Lions to get another home win at home and for the hype surrounding this Ti-Cats team to die down a bit after their second loss in two weeks.
Play: Lions +2