Thursday, September 28, 2017
WEEK 15 CFL PICKS 2017
SASKATCHEWAN AT OTTAWA, FRIDAY
(Riders favoured by 3-points)
Ryan Lindley will make a second straight start for Ottawa (5-8-1) with veterans Trevor Harris (shoulder) and Drew Tate (shoulder-arm) both ailing. Lindley was just 16-of-36 passing for 151 yards with a pick in his first CFL start, last weekend's 29-9 loss to Winnipeg. Kevin Glenn returns under centre for Saskatchewan (6-6) after giving way to Canadian Brandon Bridge last weekend against Calgary. The Riders are 2-4 on the road but 3-1 against East Division clubs.
MONTREAL AT CALGARY, FRIDAY
(Stamps favoured by 17 points)
No other CFL team has been able to match what the Montreal Alouettes did July 24.
Montreal beat Calgary 30-23 at McGill Stadium that night, halting the Stampeders' 19-game regular-season win streak. And it's the only defeat the defending West Division champions have endured this season. The two teams meet again Friday night, this time at McMahon Stadium.
Calgary (11-1-1) sits atop the West Division with the CFL's best record and riding a 16-game home win streak. Montreal (3-10) is last in the East Division, having lost six straight and eight-of-nine games since downing the Stampeders.
Montreal is also 0-6 on the road this season and 2-5 against West Division teams. Calgary boasts a 4-1-1 record versus Eastern rivals. Drew Willy starts at quarterback for the Alouettes with Darian Durant out with a hamstring injury.
TORONTO AT HAMILTON, SATURDAY
(Argos favoured by 3-points)
Toronto (6-7) looks for a season-high third straight win to not only remain atop the East Division but clinch the season series with Hamilton (3-9). Running back James Wilder Jr. has run for 331 yards the last two games but the Argos are 0-7 at Tim Hortons Field and 1-5 on the road. The Ticats are 3-1 under interim coach June Jones and Alex Green rushed for 140 yards in last weekend's 24-23 road win over the B.C. Lions.
WINNIPEG AT EDMONTON, SATURDAY
(Eskimos favoured by 1.5-points)
Edmonton (7-5) comes off the bye looking to snap a five-game losing streak, which began Aug. 17 with a 33-26 road loss to Winnipeg (9-3). The Bombers have won two straight and seven of their last eight and scored over 30 points nine times this season. But they'll be minus defensive lineman Jamaal Westerman (seven sacks) for the rest of the year. The Eskimos have allowed 30 or more points in four of their last five losses and scored over 30 points just once in that span.
Last week: 3-1