THURSDAY, July 20:
Hamilton at Montreal
ODDSMAKERS' LINE:Montreal is favoured by12 points.
MARTY SAYS: Yes, the Alouettes are preventing teams from scoring, allowing only four second-half points in their previous four games. And, yes, the Tiger-Cats are having a tough time scoring with all sorts of red-zone ineptitude. But the Ticats finally won a game last week and got the proverbial monkey off their backs, and, even when they were still winless, they were keeping relatively closein games againstthe Alouettes. The points here are appealing.
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MARTY'S PICK: TAKE HAMILTON PLUS THE12 POINTS.
THURSDAY, July 20:
Winnipeg at Edmonton
ODDMSAKERS' LINE:Edmonton is favoured by4.5 points.
MARTY SAYS: The Bombers had a rough time against the Alouettes last Saturday, but Milt Stegall, Charles Roberts and the rest of the Winnipeg offence is capable of doing some damage against an Edmonton defence that, in my opinion, isn't what it used to be. And the Winnipeg defence, meanwhile, should be able to control Ricky Ray et al. This will be another one of those CFL games decided in the dying seconds.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE WINNIPEG PLUS THE 4.5 POINTS.
FRIDAY, July 21:
B.C. at Calgary
ODDSMAKERS' LINE:Calgary is favoured by 3.5 points.
MARTY SAYS: Henry Burris and the Stampeders turned in a bit of a clunker in Hamilton last week, but I still think Calgary is the strongest team in the CFL offensively, defensively and on special teams. The Lions, on the other hand, have been dogs in second halves this season and they're playing mostly poor football. Wally Buono will go into his old Stamping grounds in this one and it won't be a pleasant experience. The Stamps win this one in a rout.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE CALGARY MINUS THE 3.5 POINTS.
SATURDAY, JULY 22
Toronto at Saskatchewan
ODDSMAKERS' LINE: Saskatchewan is favoured by5 points.
MARTY SAYS: The Roughriders have been hot and cold, and it is probably time for them to be cold again. However, Damon Allen (broken finger) still isn't ready to start at QB for the Argonauts. He wants to start, but the word at this point is that Allen will be backing upSpergon Wynn. And as long as Wynn has to start, the Argos will have trouble winning.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE SASKATCHEWAN MINUS THE5 POINTS.
RESULTS OF WEEK 5:
Hamilton 20, Calgary 17
Saskatchewan 29, B.C. 28
Montreal 44, Winnipeg 16