CFL Picks Week 17
CFL Football Games This Week
Fighting to stay in the playoff hunt, Hamilton's chances are slim and none with slim getting set to leave town, the Tiger-Cats and Stampeders tussle at Tim Hortons Feld to get Week 17 underway. The back half of our Friday card features Ottawa squaring off against Saskatchewan at 10:00 PM ET. British Columbia is in Winnipeg for a 4:00 PM ET contest prior to Toronto visiting Edmonton at 7:00 PM ET to close out the Saturday slate. Postseason eliminated Montreal is on a BYE week as they regroup for their final three matches before reaching what will be a soul-searching offseason.
With just 16 games to go, bidding à l'année prochaine to the Alouettes is all we can say for certain. Calgary (+110) is still top chalk and our Grey Cup futures board displays the remaining puppies. Winnipeg (+325) blew a chance to move to with three points of first in the West and a Bombers loss coupled with a Stamps win will earn Calgary top spot in the league. Edmonton (+700) is third, Toronto and Saskatchewan are tied (+900) in fourth while defending Champion Ottawa is carry a bulky +1200 money line price. Don't waste any dough on BC (+2000) or Hamilton (+5000) lines.
CFL Predictions Today and Week 16 Review
Running steady, at around 55% on our first 61 selections, we always aim higher. That said, pitfalls are scattered throughout season long wagering paths and we hit a bunch of them in Week 16. Our journey began ominously as Winnipeg lost starting QB Matt Nichols and the Blue Bombers potent offence left with him. Toronto let a 16-3 lead slip away on home turf and lost 27-24 to the ‘Riders. Ottawa then inserted a third dagger with a 30-25 victory over the newest CFL Kittens in Vancouver. Edmonton mauling Montreal earned us a dismal 1-3-0 SU and ATS Thanksgiving Jr. Weekend mark.
CSB Money Line & ATS Week 16 Results: 1-3-0 and 1-3-0 Overall: 45-18-1 and 34-29-2
- Calgary at Hamilton Pick: Stampeders -9.5 ATS (-110) ATS at William Hill
Sometimes ya just gotta say WTF, review your notes and move on eh? That is what we've done as we take a look at the Stamps vs Cats clash. Double checking our numbers, Calgary is on 12-0 roll versus Hamilton. That includes a 5-0 record in the Steel City and a 20-16 victory during the 102nd Grey Cup in November 2014. Oh, the Stamps also stomped the Cats 60-1 at McMahon Stadium back during Week 6. Hamilton has played "better" recently as they have posted four wins over their last six games. It smells somewhat fishy but we'll swallow the -9.5 (-110) spread line at William Hill.
Final Score: Calgary Stampeders 28-25
- Ottawa at Saskatchewan Pick: Roughriders -3 (-115) ATS at Bodog
Exuding playoff implications, the Redblacks vs Roughriders ripper is also leaking questions. It looked like it last week but is QB Trevor Harris back to full form? Yanked after the 'Riders first drive of Q2 in Toronto, how long will Kevin Glenn last before QB Brandon Bridge takes over? We are puzzled that Bridge hasn't been named the FT starter yet. Saskatchewan is 10-5 all-time vs the Champs and have won three straight - by one point twice and two points once. Ottawa makes a second trip West in seven days. We are laying the -3 (115) Bodog ATS price to back a Green & White victory.
Final Score: Ottawa Redblacks 33-32
- BC Lions at Winnipeg Pick: Blue Bombers - 5.5 (-110) at Bet365
Continuing the CFL Playoff aspiring theme, British Columbia battles Winnipeg to open the Saturday double-dip. Whether fully or partly recovered from his hand injury, QB Matt Nichols is slated to start for the Blue Bombers. That's a good thing as the Bombers looked more like paper airplanes when backup pivot Dominique Davis stepped in vs Hamilton. The Lions continue to limp towards playoff extinction as BC has lost six of seven – with the lone win being against lowly Montreal. Winnipeg has been posted as 5.5 (-100) chalk at the Bet365 online sportsbook - back the Bombers here.
Final Score: Winnipeg Blue Bombers 26-20
- Toronto at Edmonton: Eskimos -7 (-110) ATS at SportsInteraction
We have a possible East playoff preview when Edmonton hosts the Argos to close Week 17. Puzzle pieces must fall in place but the Esks are on track to visit Ottawa or Toronto for the East Semi-Final on November 12. Fresh off a rare win, the Eskimos lost six straight games prior to the Alouettes cupcake contest. Talented players have infiltrated Edmonton and they look ready for a postseason push. The Boatmen sailed to a 34-26 home win during Week 13 action but we sense the Eskimos extracting some revenge here. Give up the -7 (-110) at SportsInteraction and side with Edmonton.
Final Score: Edmonton Eskimos 30-27
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Sports of all sorts is the mantra as six of the Significant Seven are playing in-season or playoff matches. The race to the MLB World Series hits the League Championship stage as New York opens the ALCS in Houston on October 13. With the postseason looming, Toronto and Vancouver have both earned a ticket to MLS Cup dance while the Montreal Impact have been eliminated.
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