CFL Picks — Week 7
The Tiger-Cats have been good underdogs, keeping close and covering the spread more often than not, but they shouldn't be favoured over a vastly improved Winnipeg team that seems to have destiny on its side.
FRIDAY, July 28:
Winnipeg at Hamilton
ODDSMAKERS' LINE:Hamilton is favoured byone point.
MARTY SAYS: The Tiger-Cats have been good underdogs, keeping close and covering the spread more often than not, but they shouldn't be favoured over a vastly improved Winnipeg team that seems to have destiny on its side. The Blue Bombers do whatever necessary to win, even if it means a last-play, 100-yard touchdown by Milt Stegall. Hey, they might wind up in the Grey Cup game next November -- right on their home turf.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKEWINNIPEG PLUS THEONE POINT.
FRIDAY, July 28:
ODDMSAKERS' LINE:Montreal is favoured byone point.
MARTY SAYS: Injuries have kept two of the Eskimos' key players -- Mookie Mitchell and A.J. Gass -- out of their lineup, whichpartly explains their failures in the first third of the season. Both players are back for this one, though, and I think the Esks on their home turfwill hand the Alouettes their first loss of the season. Remember, the Esks took care of the Alsin a pretty significant game lastNovember -- the Grey Cup.
MARTY'S PICK: TAKEEDMONTON PLUS THEONE POINT.
B.C. at Toronto
ODDSMAKERS' LINE:B.C. is favoured by 3.5 points.
MARTY SAYS: The Argos will be better off this week because Damon Allen will be back at quarterback instead of Spergon Wynn and because Jeff Johnson and John Avery will handle the running back chores instead of Ricky Williams (arm). I'm not sure the Argos can win this game outright against a B.C. team that seemed overpowering last week against Calgary, but how can you resist the points for the home squad here?
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE TORONTO PLUS THE 3.5 POINTS.
SATURDAY, July 29:
ODDSMAKERS' LINE: Saskatchewan is favoured by2.5 points.
MARTY SAYS: Henry Burris regains his form as the Stampeders' quarterback in this one and has a field day against a Saskatchewan team that seems seriously disorganized and may be on the verge of a coaching change. The Roughriders have been terrible on their home field and I see no reason why that'll change this week
MARTY'S PICK: TAKE CALGARY PLUS THE 2.5 POINTS.
Montreal 41, Hamilton 38
Winnipeg 25, Edmonton 22
B.C. 43, Calgary 20
Toronto 26, Saskatchewan 23