EDMONTON AT MONTREAL, THURSDAY 5:30 PM
The Eskimos (4-2) boast a dominant defence and are tied atop the West Division standings. But they were shut out in the second half last weekend in Vancouver and saw their road record drop to 1-2 so far this season. Quarterback Matt Nichols was 26-of-42 passing for 262 yards and two TDs but also threw two picks. Rookie Rakeem Cato threw for 303 yards and a TD for Montreal (2-4) in its 26-23 defeat in Ottawa but also had two interceptions.
Pick - Edmonton
TORONTO AT WINNIPEG, FRIDAY 6:00 PM
Robert Marve makes his first CFL start for Winnipeg (3-4) with incumbent Drew Willy (knee) out six-to-eight weeks. Willy has completed 107-of-156 passes (68.6 per cent) with eight TDs against just three interceptions while Marve has tried seven passes this season. Trevor Harris threw for 316 yards and two TDs to rally Toronto (4-2) past Saskatchewan 30-26 on Saturday night. He leads the CFL in passing (1,819 yards) and TDs (14) and helped stake the Argos to a 3-2 record away from Rogers Centre.
Pick _ Toronto
BC AT HAMILTON, SATURDAY 5:00 PM
Now it's Travis Lulay's turn to try and accomplish something no other CFL quarterback has been able to: Go on the road and beat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Lulay and the B.C. Lions (3-3) face Hamilton (4-2) at Tim Hortons Field on Saturday night. The Ticats improved to 9-0 at the facility Sunday night with a convincing 38-8 decision over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Hamilton's defence has been stellar this year, standing tied for second overall in interceptions (seven) and third in fewest points allowed (21.2 per game). But the unit has been especially stingy at Tim Hortons Field.
B.C. does come in on a winning note, outscoring the Edmonton Eskimos 16-0 in the second half en route to a come-from-behind 26-23 home victory. Lulay was 16-of-31 passing for 196 yards and two TDs with two interceptions.
Pick - Hamilton
OTTAWA AT CALGARY, SATURDAY 8:00 PM
Ottawa (4-2) can sweep the season series with a win after taking the opener 29-26 at TD Place on July 24. Quarterback Henry Burris had three TD passes in that contest and last weekend threw for 323 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-23 decision over Montreal. Calgary (4-2) comes off a 25-22 win over the Als on Aug. 1 as Bo Levi Mitchell threw for 329 yards and two TDs without star tailback Jon Cornish (thumb), who was injured in the loss to the Redblacks.
Pick - Calgary
Last week 2-2