I kicked off my CFL picks for 2018 in week 3 by going 2-2. I do feel like I’m getting a better grasp on the quality of each team as we move further into the season though, so I hope to move into the profit this week.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Hamilton -7.5
- Saskatchewan +7.5
The Roughriders looked awful in last weeks game against the Alouettes. Duron Carter should not be at DB. It’s crazy to me that an All-Star wide receiver is being used as a defensive back. Jeremiah Masoli should be able to take advantage of Carter this week, so I don’t see the Ti-Cats having any trouble moving the ball.
Look for the Ti-Cats to run up the score in this one and for the Riders to have to finally admit they need to go out and find a real DB for the injured Nick Marshall.
Play: Ti-Cats -7.5
Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes
- Ottawa -7.5
- Montreal +7.5
I do not think last weeks win means the Alouettes are an improved team. They simply took advantage of a depleted Roughriders team that had a glaring hole on defense. The Redblacks do not have such a hole and should be able to win this game on the road.
Ottawa is the superior team and although this is a difficult spread to cover on the road, I expect them to have no trouble scoring, which should lead to a cover.
Play: Redblacks -7.5
Edmonton Eskimos vs Toronto Argonauts
- Edmonton -3.5
- Toronto +3.5
The Argos are coming off a bye week and they will be itching to get back in there after their embarrassing 41-7 home loss to the Stamps in week 2. The defending champs are an average team in this league, but I think they will come out and have a good game on Saturday to get into the win column.
Edmonton is also an average team in my eyes, so I do not like them as road favourites in this spot.
Play: Argonauts +3.5
BC Lions vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- BC +4.5
- Winnipeg -4.5
The Lions did not look good last week in Edmonton. The Bombers also lost in Hamilton, but I think the Ti-Cats are the real deal this year, so I’m expecting the Bombers to bounce back at home against a weak Lions team.
This is an important game for the Bombers to avoid going 1-3 to start the season. I see Winnipeg as the second best team in the West and I expect the cream to rise to the top starting with this game.
Play: Blue Bombers -4.5