The East Was Not The Least Tripping Up The Predictor: Week 14 Picks

Wow! That’s all I can say about last week’s results. I am not sure that anyone saw the East winning three of four against the west. Is the East coming on or did three of four western teams under-estimate their opponents?

It will be interesting to see who can bounce back in Week 14 CFL action.

Back to last week for one final time and the Rider win allowed me to salvage one quick prediction on the week. So my 1-and-3 week sees me slip to 29-20 on the season.

Here’s my shot at week 15!

Montreal Alouettes (4-8 T1st East) LW: 31-15 win vs. Calgary
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Ottawa REDBLACKS (1-10 4th East) LW: 35-32 OT Loss at Saskatchewan

The Als are a hard team to figure out as they look all world against Calgary one week and pedestrian against Edmonton the next. Still not sure on Johnathan Crompton either.
Meanwhile the REDBLACKS are two playmakers away from contention. (One on each side of the ball)
That all adds up to a Montreal win for me. Take the Als in a close 24-17 game.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-3 2nd West) LW: 35-32 OT Win vs. Ottawa
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Edmonton Eskimos (8-4 3rd in West) LW: (8-4 3rd West) LW: 25-23 loss at Hamilton

This in my mind is the game of the week. The Riders have won 8 of their last nine games, albeit 1-and-1 since Darian Durant was injured. Meanwhile, the Eskimos have dropped three of four. A couple of those, however, were to league best Calgary. This game could go a long way in determining if the west will be won through Edmonton or Calgary.
They say defences win championships, well these are the two best in the CFL at the moment. That’s why I am going with a tight one but expect the home-town Eskimos to pull out a 28-17 win over the Riders.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-7 T1st East) LW: 25-23 win vs. Edmonton
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers (6-6 5th West) LW: Bye

The Hamilton Tiger Cats are on the upswing while the Bombers are getting beaten up including quarterback Drew Willy. This is almost a must win for Winnipeg, while Hamilton wants to continue to flex their muscles in the east.
To me Hamilton is continuing to improve week in and week out and I see them winning big, make the final 38-15 Ti-Cats.

B.C. Lions (7-5 4th West) LW: 40-23 loss vs. Toronto
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Calgary Stampeders (10-2 1st West) LW: 31-15 loss at Montreal

B.C is inconsistent. The only constant in Calgary is that they are inconsistent. Drew Tate needs a bounce-back week while BC has to capitalize on the ground with the interior of the Stampeder defensive line being decimated.
If the Lions use Andrew Harris frequently they will win big. If not it will be a much closer game than it should be.
If this game was in BC I would definitely take the Lions. However, the Stamps I think find a way to get the job done at home. It will be close, Calgary 31 BC 27.

 

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