BC Lions at Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Ticats have injuries, the Lions have injuries. Due to the BC injuries to receivers Arland Bruce and Geroy Simon, the Cats are going to see a lot of Andrew Harris. The Cats defence is looking weak defensively with all their injuries. I think the Cats are the more desperate team here and more importantly are at home where they've had some success. The Lions are two point favourites, but the Cats will come out fighting in this one. Then lose next week.
Hamilton 33, Team Northern Gateway 27
Calgary at Winnipeg
Strangely the Stamps are favoured by only three, no doubt due to the oddsmakers being impressed by the quarterbacking skills of Joey Elliot. Elliot looks like a reasonable quarterback, but I don't see him doing it back to back at this stage or with this team. Expect a lot of Jon Cornish.
Stamps 26 Bombers 21
Saskatchewan at Edmonton
The Esks are the more desperate team because a loss would really screw them from being in control of their playoff destiny (unless Hamilton has already lost). The Esks aren't a very good team, and Kerry Joseph at this stage of his career isn't a very good quarterback. This is a pick'em game, but I expect the hot Riders to continue. Especially with a healthy contingent of Riders fans in attendance.
Riders 33 Eskimos 22
Montreal at Toronto
No Ricky Ray for this one as far as I can tell. Certainly it would help out the Argos a lot to win this one in their battle for Montreal for tops in the East. Montreal has been on a little swoon of late, losing to the lowly Bombers at home. If Ray was healthy and playing, I would take the Argos at home. However Jarious Jackson is in and let's face it, he's quite mediocre. Alouettes on the road.
Alouettes 37, Team Suck 24