Welcome back CFL Fans! Week 17 was a 4/4 success for @TheBrysh, bringing the season tally to 44/65 or 68% on straight up wins. With Week 17 in the history books, we can now focus on calculating @TheBrysh Week 18 Predictions.
Week 18 Predictions
The playoff picture is still open to many possible outcomes, with berths clinched but home field advantages still to be decided. Calgary has the week off, so bet on BC and Winnipeg looking to gain traction in the West Division. All 4 East Division teams are in action and looking to improve their positions. Point spreads are courtesy of oddsshark.com, and are accurate as of writing date.
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Saskatchewan Roughriders @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats (-1.5)
The 6-9 Saskatchewan Roughriders travel to Hamilton this week to take on the 4-10 Tiger-Cats. Both teams are still alive for the playoffs, leaving a lot on the line. The Roughriders are on a slump of 4 losses in a row, the Cats lost their last game but did upset The Blue Bombers 3 weeks ago. The Riders are pretty roughed up by injuries, as they have been all season. I look for Hamilton to control ball possession and grind out a win.
BC Lions (-2.5) @ Toronto Argonauts
The 8-6 Toronto Argonauts are hosting the 10-4 BC Lions on Friday night. This game is of great significance to both teams, Toronto is trying to hold onto 1st place in the East Division while the Lions are still in the chase for 1st in the West with a game-in-hand. The Argonauts are due to rebound from a tough loss to the Stamps, and QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson will lead them to a big UPSET, Argonauts win 38-31.
Edmonton Elks @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-15.5)
The 4-11 Edmonton Elks are traveling to Winnipeg to take on the 13-2 Blue Bombers. The Bombers have been in 1st place in the West Division since the beginning of the season, but have not clinched it. This is the largest point spread of the season, and for good reason, the Bombers have outscored their opponents by 8.3 points per game, while the Elks have BEEN outscored by an average of 12.4 points per game. I wish the Elks luck, and I’m sure the Bombers will take it easy on them, Bombers win 30-12.
Ottawa Redblacks @ Montreal Alouettes (-5.5)
The 7-7 Montreal alouettes play host to the 3-11 Ottawa Redblacks at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Monday. Montreal still has ample opportunity to snatch 1st place in the East Division with 4 games left in the season. Ottawa has been “swirling around the bowl” for weeks, while Montreal has been 5-1 against the spread in the last 6 games. The Alouettes will continue their momentum and steam-roll the Redblacks 35-20.
Written by: Jack Cameron @TheBrysh