Here's where things stand as far as the stretch drive & push for the playoffs within the CFL's Eastern Division.
Hamilton has 9 games remaining. 3 on the road against teams with a .382 winning percentage. 4 against The West with a winning percentage of .661. 3 of 4 of them at home at Tim Hortons Field. Overall, their remaining opponents have a winning percentage of .416.
Toronto has 8 games remaining. Also with only 3 on the road against teams with a .600 winning percentage. The Argos face Western Division opponents 3 more times, twice on the road, with a winning percentage of .733. Overall the Argos face challengers with a .418 winning percentage.
In their remaining 8 games, Montreal plays 5 of them on the road against opponents that have a .355 winning percentage. They face 3 Western teams, twice at home, with a winning percentage of .800. Overall, the Als face teams with an overall winning percentage of .390.
Lastly, Ottawa has 8 games remaining split equally at home & on the road. Their road opponents have a winning percentage of .481. They face 3 more Western Division opponents, two of them on the road, with a winning percentage of .648. Overall, the RedBlacks opponents have a winning percentage of .411.
I believe the overall schedule for the Eastern Division is in Hamilton's favour. The TiCats have a game in hand against their 3 division rivals. 6 games at home. No more long road trips as they only travel as far as Winnipeg.
Splitting their remaining games against the West brings them to 4 & 9. Win your homes games against your division rivals brings you to 7 & 11 which quite possibly is enough to get them into the Playoffs. If fortunate, they can steal one or both on the road in Toronto or go 3 for 4 against The West & that for sure will secure them a playoff spot in The Eastern Division.