CFL Week 18 PicksPosted by at 4:26 pm
Two weeks left of regular season ball and both I and CFT contributor Colin Folk are above .500. In this “you never know” season of the CFL, I would call that a victory. And being only one game behind Folk in the season series it is time to take a couple of chances and make up ground. (Although I feel really good about the chance I’m taking this week.)
Toronto Argonauts at Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Schmidt: The Bombers have a lot on the line this game. Not so much for the Argos. Unless you included the prospect of being replaced at your position. The Bombers should roll over the Argos in this one as the division is on the line.
Bombers 28, Argonauts 18
Folk: The Bombers control their own destiny in the Eastern standings as the Argos roll into Winnipeg. I look for the Bombers to use this game to build momentum going into the playoffs and playing hard from start to finish. The Argos continue to play for jobs next year and will rotate multiple players in and out of the game.
Blue Bombers 30, Argonauts 17
Hamilton Tigercats at Saskatchewan Roughriders
Schmidt: The season is over in Regina. It has become painfully obvious that the team is not strictly looking at players for next year. Some of the young guys will have a chance to show the coaching staff they have what it takes. But it won’t be enough. Hamilton will take they as they try to get on track heading into the playoffs.
Tigercats 33, Roughriders 25
Folk: Hamilton has a lock on third and the Eastern standings. The Riders have given up with not much to play for and they have sat down key players Fantuz and Simpson for the rest of the season. Look for a Ticat victory.
Tigercats 23, Roughriders 15
Edmonton Eskimos at BC Lions
Schmidt: Big time matchup. The Eskimos are controlling the ground game and Stamps is destroying defensive backs. The Lions are trying to fight back despite some injuries. Gut feeling here and I do need to make up that one game on Folk so I’m going with the Lions in a pick’em game.
Lions 32, Eskimos 30
Folk: This is a must watch tilt coming for all CFL fans. These teams have built a huge rivalry and have first place on their minds entering this contest. Eskimos running back Jerome Messam looks to eclipse the 1000 yard plateau in this contest. The Lions are dealing with injuries that may give the Eskimos a slight advantage.
Eskimos 30, Lions 26
Calgary Stampeders at Montreal Alouettes
Schmidt: The Alouettes are tough to figure out. So are the Stampeders. The Als lost a tough one last week and will be looking to rebound. I expect Calvillo to be at his best and Drew Tate will be hard pressed to keep up with the veteran.
Alouettes 33, Stampeders 28
Folk: Drew Tate is receiving all the buzz around the league for his performance last week. The Als will be out and angry after losing a close divisional match to the Bombers. Look for turnovers to decide this game and a big score.
Alouettes 37, Stampeders 33