Nik’s Picks – Week 10 CFL Predictions
B.C. Lions @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers:
While the Lions are coming off their best offensive showing in 2019, their brutal last-minute loss and Mike Reilly’s hurt ankle are their two Week 9 takeaways. Reilly’s health and a short turnaround on the road doesn’t bode well for the Lions. Winnipeg’s 4-0 at home in 2019 and have covered in nine of their last 11 home games against B.C. If there’s any hope, Mike Reilly tends to go off at IGF. But the Lions should be demoralized after last Saturday, plus Winnipeg needs a win to keep pace in the West. Bombers by 19.
B.C. 16 Winnipeg 35
Best bet: WPG -11
Edmonton Eskimos @ Toronto Argonauts:
Toronto’s getting some serious love ahead of Friday, and rightfully so. McLeod Bethel-Thompson defied the odds agent Winnipeg and suddenly Toronto has life. Now off a bye, the Argos are fresh and our welcoming an Eskimos team that’s lost six of their last seven in Toronto. Edmonton’s also 1-3 on the road in 2019. Whoever makes the least self-inflicted errors will win. Edmonton’s committing a league-worst 13 penalties a game, while Toronto’s at a -17 turnover ratio. Argos have momentum, steal one at home and win by 2.
Edmonton 24 Toronto 26
Best bet: TOR +9
Hamilton Tiger-Cats @ Ottawa Redblacks:
Ottawa’s won five straight against Hamilton but will be challenged with containing Brandon Banks and the Ti-Cats’ speedsters. More importantly, the Redblacks need to be better on offence. The Reblacks haven’t scored two offensive touchdowns in a game since Week 5, and haven’t done so in a win since Week 2. I’m not sure Dom Davis’ unit can find the end zone or if Davis can better his 1:2 turnover to interception ratio. A Ti-Cats defence looking for a bounce-back outing won’t make it easy either. Hamilton comes out strong, win by 8.
Hamilton 27 Ottawa 19
Best bet: HAM FH -1
Montreal Alouettes @ Calgary Stampeders:
The Alouettes need both Vernon Adams Jr. and William Stanback in Calgary, considering the Als have scored more than 11 points once at McMahon in the last five years. As a result, the under is 8-2 in the last 10 Montreal-Calgary meetings. Even with Adams Jr. and Stanback, Calgary’s improving defence has the edge. The Stamps have been exceptional against big plays and have put a wounded offence in positions to win. If Bo Levi Mithcell’s back, Calgary will cruise to victory. With Nick Arbuckle, I feel the same. Stamps by 14.
Montreal 13 Calgary 27
Best bet: Under 52
Last week: 4-0
Bet of the week (4-5):
MTL-CGY under 52 -110
WPG first quarter -3 -115 1.5u
HAM first half -1 -110 1u
TOR +9 -110 1u
MTL team total under 21.5 -120 1.5u
MTL-CGY under 52 -110 3u
6-point teaser: WPG -5.5, MTL-CGY under 57.5 -110 1.5u
Last week: 2-6-1 -5.63u
Season: 31-39-1 -8.47u
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