THURSDAY, June 29:
Hamilton at Calgary
ODDSMAKERS' LINE: Calgary is favoured byfive points.
MARTY SAYS: I picked these two teams to meet in the Grey Cup game next November. Could still happen, I guess, but the Tiger-Cats are very slow out of the gate and their offence under new offensive co-ordinator Joe Paopao is doing diddly-squat. Jason Maas doesn't look comfortable. Josh Ranek looks lost. Against John Grace, Brian Clark and the first-rate defence in Calgary, this could be a very long night for the Ticats.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE CALGARY MINUS THEFIVE POINTS.
FRIDAY, June 30:
Toronto at B.C.
ODDMSAKERS' LINE:B.C. is favoured bysix points.
MARTY SAYS: Spergon Wynn, Damon Allen's backup with the Argonauts,demonstrated last weekagainst Winnipeg why he was the Blue Bombers' fourth-string quarterback last season. His offensive line didn't help him out much, either, yielding six sacks. And Ricky Williams is turning out to be just what I anticipated -- not much. He's notproviding much in the way of rushing, receiving or blocking. He's turning out to be an overhyped suspended NFLer. And, taking advantage of the time-zone difference, the Lions will betearing apartWilliams and the Argos in this one.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE B.C. MINUS THESIXPOINTS.
SATURDAY, June 31:
Edmonton at Winnipeg
ODDSMAKERS' LINE:Edmonton is favoured by3.5 points.
MARTY SAYS: Ricky Ray, Jason Tucker and the rest of the Eskimos' offence came alive in their second half last week, but I'll let you in on a little secret now: The Bombers' defence is terrific. Barrin Simpson, Doug Brown et al should be able to keep the Esks in check on their home turf.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKEWINNIPEG PLUS THE3.5 POINTS.
RESULTS OF WEEK 2:
Winnipeg 16, Toronto 9
Montreal 32, Hamilton 14
Edmonton 18, Calgary 14
Saskatchewan 32, B.C. 24
Marty's record vs. the point spread last week: 2-1-1
Marty's record vs. the point spread in 2006: 5-2-1