Calgary @ Toronto: Normally I would pick Toronto, since they have the better record and are playing at home. But Toronto has lost as many as they’ve won under the dome, and Calgary has won as many as they’ve lost outside of McMahon, so home field advantage doesn’t really account for anything. The Argos just played on Saturday, and after travelling back to Toronto are working on a very short week. Stamps by 5.
Winnipeg @ Hamilton: This may be Hamilton’s last realistic chance for a win for quite a while. But now their defence, which had carried the team for the first half of the year, has decided they don’t want to play anymore. If McManus is healthy and plays the whole game, and if the defence gets their heads out of their butts, we might win this. Too many ifs. Bombers by 8.
Montreal @ Edmonton: Most of us never thought that after 8 games, the Alouettes would be in third place. They are a shadow of the team they have been (though that’s still good enough for .500). Edmonton is the best team since, well, since Ricky Ray was their quarterback. Their loss to the Argos was well-deserved, but there’s no way they’ll drop three in a row. Esks by 4.
B.C. @ Saskatchewan: Poor Riders on a 4-game losing streak. As a Ticat fan I remember fondly our 4-game losing streak. The Lions are not the team to break that streak against (just ask those Ticats). If Printers starts, it’ll be a good game; if (a healthy) Dickenson can play, it won’t. Lions by 13.
Summary: Calgary over Toronto, Winnipeg over Hamilton, Edmonton over Montreal, B.C. over Saskatchewan.