Wednesday 27 July 2011

Smitty's Selections: Week 5

Last week, all four road teams won. I only took one road team (Hamilton) to win. So the week after going 4-0, I crash back to Earth with a 1-3 showing. Hopefully I will rebound in the same fashion I did after my 0-4 week.

British Columbia at Winnipeg

Winnipeg will be playing this game with heavy hearts following the sudden death of Defensive Line Coach Richard Harris. Tragedy has a way of galvanizing a team, and I expect Winnipeg to use the tragedy as motivation. The Bombers win this one easily.

Winner: Winnipeg, 31-17

Montreal at Hamilton

This is the game of the week. Hamilton is back to .500 after starting the year 0-2. Montreal comes into this game having suffered the most stunning defeat of the year at home against the previously winless Saskatchewan Roughriders. This is going to be a tight affair, and while many will take the Als to win, my gut says the Cats win a close one.

Winner: Hamilton, 30-24

Toronto at Edmonton

Edmonton is the surprise team of 2011, being the lone remaining undefeated team in the CFL. The Argos have looked lost the last couple of weeks. After winning in Calgary to start the season, the Boatmen have done little to inspire. This one has upset written all over it, but the Eskimos haven't seemed like the type of team to overlook anyone, and with Dalton Bell getting the start, the Eskies take this one handily.

Winner: Edmonton, 34-19

Calgary at Saskatchewan

This is a game between two underachieving teams. The Stamps have not looked impressive in either of their wins. This is not the same Calgary team from a year ago. The Roughriders finally resembled a football team last week, going into Molson Stadium and escaping with a win. I'm not sold on either club, so when in doubt, go with the home team. The Riders win an ugly one.

Winner: Saskatchewan, 22-15

Winnipeg, Hamilton, Edmonton, Saskatchewan

Season Record: 7-9

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