We’re already heading into week 4 of the CFL season. It seems to be going by very fast, but by now we at least have a fairly good idea of the level of each team in the league. I finally had a winning week during week 3 going 3-1 to bring my season record up to a more respectable 5-7 after 3 weeks. I’m looking to get it up to at least even with another 3-1 or 4-0 week this week.
Ottawa Redblacks @ Toronto Argonauts
- Ottawa +1
- Toronto -1
Ottawa faultered a little bit late in their home opener last week, leading to a tie with the Calgary Stampeders, but this team did once again show they will be a top contender for the grey cup this season.
Toronto also had a strong game on the road in BC, bringing their record to 2-1, but I still haven’t been overly impressed with the Argos yet this season.
I think the Redblacks will benefit from not having to travel back across the country after last week, and I just think Ottawa is the superior team at this point in the season.
Play: Redblacks +1
Edmonton Eskimos @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Edmonton -3
- Winnipeg +3
The Eskimos haven’t played like the defending champions this season. They just squeaked out a 39-36 win over the Roughriders at this past weekend and the Lions should be putting up bigger challenge this weekend.
Winnipeg is coming off a road win against the Ti-Cats and I expect them to build on this at home against the Eskies. This is a great spot to take the home underdog.
Play: Winnipeg +3
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Montreal Alouettes
- Hamilton +1
- Montreal -1
The Als are coming off a bye week which should help them get things together after their week 2 loss to the Redblacks. Montreal will want to get a win at home this week and I expect them to have a solid game plan ready for the Ti-Cats, which should allow them to control this game from the outset.
Play: Montreal -1
BC Lions @ Saskatchewan Roughriders
- BC +1.5
- Saskatchewan -1.5
I’m not reading too much into the Roughriders last game in which they kept it close on the road against the defending champs. If you remember last season, Saskatchewan kept several games close early in the season, but always ended up on the losing end. That trend could begin again this season with the Roughriders 0-2.
Until they get in the win column a few times, I won’t be taking Saskatchewan as the favourite against anyone in the CFL.
Play: Lions +1.5