Thursday 4 August 2011

Smitty's Selections: Week 6

I don't know if the world is conspiring to keep me at .500 or if I just don't know what I'm doing, but following an 0-4 week with a 4-0 week and then following that with a 1-3 week followed by a 3-1 week is spooky. So, odds that I finish this week at 2-2? I'd say it's 50-50.

Montreal at Toronto

It didn't matter who Montreal played this week, it didn't matter where they played this week and it didn't matter when they played this week, there was no way I wasn't taking them. Montreal simply does not lose three in a row. The fact that they are playing the Argos made the choice that much easier. Not because I dislike the Argos, but because they just aren't a good football team right now. Als by a bunch.

Winner: Montreal, 37-19

Edmonton at Winnipeg

Hands down, without a doubt, this is the game of the week. No one would have thought that a Week 6 matchup between the Eskimos and Blue Bombers would feature the two division leaders with a combined one loss (by one point, no less). This will be a slugfest, as Winnipeg's tremendous Defense led by Odell Willis will be tasked with stopping Edmonton's high-octane Offense led by Ricky Ray and Fred Stamps. This is going to be an awesome game. Winnipeg ends Edmonton's undefeated run by the slimmest of margins.

Winner: Winnipeg, 24-23

Saskatchewan at British Columbia

If Edmonton versus Winnipeg is the game of the week, this one is the lame of the week. These two squads have combined for one win in 2011. Both of these teams are desperate for a win. Empire Field has not been kind to the home squad. Since temporarily moving into the digs last year, the Lions are a putrid 3-7 at home. Saskatchewan seemed to turn things around against Montreal in Week 4, but then threw up a stinker against Calgary at home in Week 5. Neither of these teams are very good, but BC has looked better than Saskatchewan despite being winless. Look for BC to take this one.

Winner: British Columbia, 28-20

Hamilton at Calgary

Hamilton is riding into this game as one of the hottest teams in the CFL, while Calgary has been mystifying so far in 2011. The Tiger-Cats are coming off a huge win at home against the Montreal Alouettes, while Calgary enters the game coming off an uninspiring win on the road against Saskatchewan. The Cats Defense has been lights out, and the Offense has scored 30-plus points in their last three contests. Expect the good times to keep rolling for Hamilton as they leave Calgary with an emphatic win.

Winner: Hamilton, 35-26

Montreal, Winnipeg, British Columbia, Hamilton

Season Record: 10-10

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