With four weeks left to play in the regular season, three teams have already qualified for the playoffs with three spots still up for grabs.
The East was the best last week, as last week all the teams in the East division beat all the teams in the West Division.
A couple weeks back Calgary beat Montreal badly in a match up of the two teams with the best records and last week Montreal got some revenge beating Calgary 46-19. Winnipeg kept their slim playoffs hopes alive coming back from 21 down in the fourth quarter to beat British Columbia. Toronto had a shocker beating Saskatchewan on the road 24-19 and Hamilton easily beat Edmonton 36-11.
The lines for week 16 are not posted yet, but check back to Sportsbook, as they always post the earliest lines.
Week 16 CFL Preview
Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Toronto Argonauts
Both teams are tied for second place in the East Division and both are coming off wins and the Sportsbook of this game can probably be assured of a playoff berth. Toronto is 4-3 at home this season and their offense has not played great the last couple of months so they will have to play good defense on Hamilton QB Kevin Glenn, who is second in the league in passing yards, and WR Arland Bruce III, who leads the league in receiving yards. Hamilton has a decent defense and their main worry is Argonauts’ RB Cory Boyd, who leads the league in rushing yards.
The Under may be a good pick in this game, as in five of the last six games between these two teams the total has gone Under and the total has gone Under five of Toronto’s last six home games.
Edmonton Eskimos at BC Lions
Edmonton is in the basement of the West Division, but they only trail BC by two points and a win for either team will be HUGE. The Eskimos’ offense has scored the fewest points in the league this season so they may have to rely on their defense in this game. Luckily for the Eskimos they face a Lions’ offense that is not dynamic and does not have one player ranked in the top five in the league in passing yards, rushing yards, or receiving yards. BC can’t have a lapse like they did in last week’s loss squandering a 21-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Edmonton is only 1-6 on the road this season and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games.
Winnipeg Jets at Montreal Alouettes
The Jets really need a win in this game, but that is not likely against the defending Grey Cup champions. This season Winnipeg has yet to win on the road and Montreal only has one loss at home. The Jets cannot let this game become a shootout and they have to keep Montreal QB Anthony Calvillo and RB Jamel Richardson from having big games.
Montreal has won five of their last six games against Winnipeg and Winnipeg is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Montreal.
Calgary Stampeders at Saskatchewan Roughriders
This is a match up of the two top teams in the West and if Calgary can win they can really improve their chances of getting a top seed in the playoffs. Both teams are coming off losses, but Saskatchewan missed a golden opportunity to move into first place with a home loss to Toronto. Calgary is 6-1 at home this season while Saskatchewan is only 3-4 on the road. Both teams have good defenses, Calgary has allowed the fewest points in the league, but it still may be a barnburner since Roughriders’ QB Darian Durant ranks first in the league in passing yards and Stampeders’ QB Henry Burris ranks third.
Saskatchewan always plays Calgary tough, as the Stampeders only have one win against eh Roughriders in their last six games against them and Calgary is only 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Saskatchewan