FRIDAY, June 23:
Toronto at Winnipeg
ODDSMAKERS' LINE: Toronto is favoured bytwo points.
MARTY SAYS: Spergon Wynn must start at QB for the Argonauts because of the broken finger on Damon Allen's throwing hand, and I don't think Toronto can win with Wynn in that role. The Blue Bombers are fully familiar with with Wynn's weaknesses since he was their fourth-string QB last season. And the Bombers will be psyched for their home opener.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE WINNIPEG PLUS THETWO POINTS.
SATURDAY, June 24:
Montreal at Hamilton
ODDMSAKERS' LINE:Montreal is favoured bythree points.
MARTY SAYS: The Alouettes weren't clicking on all cylinders during their victory at home over Winnipeg last week, expecially on offence. The Tiger-Cats, on the other hand, had a legitimate shotagainst the Argonauts in Toronto but they squandered their chances because ofa bunch of silly penalties and a costly Jason Maas interception in the fourth quarter. A wild and large crowd will be on hand at Ivor Wynne Stadium to boost the Ticats in this one, and I'll go out on the limb and suggest that this is where Hamilton asserts itself as a legitimate contender.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE HAMILTON PLUS THE THREEPOINTS.
SATURDAY, June 24:
Calgary at Edmonton:
ODDSMAKERS' LINE:Edmonton is favoured byfour points.
MARTY SAYS: This latest installment of The Battle of Alberta undoubtedly will produce a better performance from the Eskimos. Mind you, they couldn't be much worse than they were in their loss to the Stampedersin Calgary last week. They seem to be a team on the decline, while the Stamps clearly are on the upswing -- especially if their starting quarterback, Henry Burris, starts doing the sorts of things he can. And it's not too early to suggest that the Stamps have the top defence in the CFL.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKECALGARY PLUS THEFOUR POINTS.
SUNDAY, June 25:
B.C. at Saskatchewan
ODDSMAKERS' LINE:B.C. is favoured bytwo points.
MARTY SAYS: Dave Dickenson picked apart a Saskatchewan defence that was about as solid as shaving cream last week but, hey, this is the CFL and it's not out of the question for the Roughriders to rebound before a packed Taylor Field composed of themost zealousfans in the league. Keep in mind that a key component of B.C.'s offence, receiver Jason Clermont (knee), will not be in the lineup.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE SASKATCHEWAN PLUS THE THREE POINTS.
RESULTS OF WEEK 1:
Montreal 27, Winnipeg 17
B.C. 45, Saskatchean 28
Toronto 27, Hamilton 17
Calgary 24, Edmonton 14