CFL Picks — Week 12
The Lions have enjoyed 13 days off, but will the rust be more prevalent than the rest? If the Alouettes lose, it'll be the first time under head coach Don Matthews that they will have lost four consecutive games.
FRIDAY, Sept. 1:
B.C. at Montreal
ODDSMAKERS' LINE: B.C. is favoured by 3.5 points.
MARTY SAYS: The Lions have enjoyed 13 days off, but will the rust be more prevalent than the rest? If the Alouettes lose, it'll be the first time under head coach Don Matthews that they will have lost four consecutive games. I don't see that happening. Not on their own home turf in Montreal.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE MONTREAL PLUS THE 3.5 POINTS.
SUNDAY, Sept. 3:
Winnipeg at Saskatchewan
ODDSMAKERS' LINE: Saskatchewan is favoured by 5.5 points
MARTY SAYS: The Blue Bombers will have Kevin Glenn back at quarterback and Milt Stegall back at receiver, and those are two major developments for this team. The Roughriders are playing good football lately but the Bombers are a good road team and, with Glenn and Stegall back, they'll give the Riders a run for their money.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE WINNIPEG PLUS THE 5.5 POINTS.
MONDAY, Sept. 3:
Edmonton at Calgary
ODDSMAKERS' LINE: Calgary is favoured by 4.5 points.
MARTY SAYS: The Battle of Alberta on Labour Day is usually a classic, and the underdog usually fares well, but this year is different. I expect neither a classic nor a close game. WIth Henry Burris excelling, the Stampeders have blossomed into a much better team than the Eskimos.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE CALGARY MINUS THE 4.5 POINTS.
MONDAY, Sept. 3:
Toronto at Hamilton
ODDSMAKERS' LINE: Toronto is favoured by 8.5 points
MARTY SAYS: It's been a hectic week for the Tiger-Cats, what with all their roster and front-office changes, but it hasn't been a walk in the park for the Argonauts, either, what with offensive lineman Bernard Williams smudging the club's attempts to be squeaky clean by being charged with sexual assault. I think the Ticats will be trying hard to impress their new general manager, Marcel Desjardins. I don't think they'll win, necessarily, but I have a hunch they'll stay within 8.5 points.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE HAMILTON PLUS THE 8.5 POINTS
Calgary 41, Montreal 23
Toronto 18, Winnipeg 15
Saskatchewan 51, Hamilton 8