Saturday, August 15, 2009

CFL Previews, Week 7, Part 2

Montreal at Winnipeg,
Obviously one has to go with Montreal on this one. Last I checked, the Alouettes are favoured by 8 on the road, which seems a bit generous to Winnipeg considering some of the lines over ten that have been given out by Vegas this year. Winnipeg is certainly better under Michael Bishop than Stefan LeFors, however they are no match for Montreal`s efficiency. Not a lot really needs to be said.
Montreal 30, Winnipeg 21

Hamilton at Saskatchewan,
Somewhat surprisingly Saskatchewan is favoured by six at home. Considering that they have lost three of the past four games, that strikes me as a bit unusual. Conversely the Cats have won three of the past four games. Obviously the odds makers consider the home record over the years of the Riders to be incredibly important.

Hamilton has had another week of practice with Arland Bruce, plus the return of Otis Floyd and Darrell Adams means the Ticats really have no major injury problems to speak of. Saskatchewan`s best Canadian receiver Andy Fantuz is apparently still out with a hamstring, although Getzlaf is a worthy replacement and defensive tackle Scott Schultz retired mid-season. Probably the main reason for the Cats still not getting a lot of respect is that the offense is still prone to stretches of two and outs. The Cats are close to being a dominating team, but still need to take a few steps and learn to go for the jugular. I`ll take the Cats in a close one.
Hamilton 33, Saskatchewan 29

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