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    CFL Betting Notes - Week 18
    October 17, 2017



    Last weekend in the CFL, the favorites once again took it on the chin against the spread starting with Calgary’s close call in a tight 28-25 road victory against Hamilton as a heavy 9 ˝-point favorite. In last Friday’s other action, Ottawa beat Saskatchewan outright as a 3 ˝-point road underdog in a wild 33-32 victory.


    Saturday’s doubleheader started with Winnipeg covering by the thinnest of margins in a 26-20 victory as a 5 ˝-point home favorite against British Columbia. Edmonton closed things out by upending Toronto 30-27, but it could not cover as a seven-point favorite at home.

    Friday, Oct. 20


    Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-7 SU, 8-7 ATS) vs. Calgary Stampeders (13-1-1 SU, 9-5-1 ATS)


    Point-spread: Calgary -9.5
    Total: 51


    Game Overview



    Saskatchewan is still in the driver seat for a spot in the postseason despite its last-second loss to Ottawa, but its margin for error to actually clinch one is a bit tighter heading into a tough road game this week. Kevin Glenn looked sharp in that game with 387 yards passing and two touchdown throws while completing 74.4 percent of his 39 attempts, but he was also picked off twice. Duron Carter hauled in 11 receptions for 231 yards in a losing cause.


    The Stampeders kept their SU winning streak alive, but getting that 11th-straight victory was much harder than expected. This was just the second time in their last seven games that they failed to cover the spread in what has been another dominating performance in the regular season. Bo Levi Mitchell is one of the top quarterbacks in the CFL, but he struggled against the Tiger-Cats his last time out with completion percentage of just 55.9 on his 34 passing attempts.

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    -- Calgary extended its current SU winning streak to eight games in this division clash with a hard-fought 15-9 victory as a 5 ˝-point road favorite on Sept. 24. The Stampeders have covered in the last five meetings with the total staying UNDER in all five games.


    Saturday, Oct. 21


    Winnipeg Blue Bombers (11-4 SU, 11-4 ATS) vs. Toronto Argonauts (7-9 SU, 7-9 ATS)


    Point-spread: Toronto -1
    Total: 56



    Game Overview


    The Blue Bombers are holding down the second seed in the West Division heading into their final three games and they remain one of the most prolific scoring teams in the league with an average of 31.7 points per game. That average has dropped significantly over the last two games with a combined 39 points. One injury note, wide receiver Darvin Adams left last week’s game with an arm injury and he will be out indefinitely.


    Toronto is still sporting a losing record and coming off back-to-back losses to Saskatchewan at home and Edmonton on the road, but its overall record is still good enough to clinch a playoff spot in the East. The Argonauts can still win the division with a win and an Ottawa loss. While its defense has been suspect all season long with a points-allowed average of 25.9, quarterback Ricky Ray has led Toronto’s offense to a scoring average of 25.8 points.

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    -- Winnipeg has won the last three meetings both SU and ATS including a 33-25 victory earlier this season as a three-point home favorite. The total has gone OVER in all three games.


    Edmonton Eskimos (9-6 SU, 5-10 ATS) vs. British Columbia Lions (6-9 SU, 5-9-1 ATS)


    Point-spread: BC -2.5
    Total: 55


    Game Overview



    Edmonton’s roller coaster ride is headed back up the hill with back-to-back victories against Montreal on the road and Toronto at home. This followed a SU six-game losing streak which followed seven wins in a row to start the season. It all adds up to a spot in the playoffs, but the Eskimos’ record ATS is still a costly 3-7 over their last 10 games. The total has gone OVER in six of their last eight outings.


    The Lions desperately need a win on Saturday to keep their fading postseason plans intact. This could be a tall task considering that they have only posted one game in the win column both SU and ATS in their last eight contests. The average margin of victory in BC’s last four games has been 6.5 points, but it has been on the losing end each time.

    Betting Trends



    -- Edmonton won both meetings earlier this season SU and ATS to extend its SU edge to 5-1 in the last six matchups. The Eskimos are 3-1 ATS in the last four meetings with the total staying UNDER in three of those games.

    Sunday, Oct. 22


    Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-11 SU, 7-8 ATS) vs. Montreal Alouettes (3-12 SU, 4-11 ATS)


    Point-spread: Hamilton -2.5
    Total: 51


    Game Overview



    Give credit to the Tiger-Cats for putting forth a solid effort down the stretch. After losing their first eight games of the season SU, they have gone 4-3 SU over their last seven games. While it is still a case of too little, too late this team is still in position to play the role of spoiler with a road game against Ottawa sandwiched in between this home-and home series against Montreal to close out the year.


    The Alouettes have been riding out the string for quite some time now and coming off last week’s bye they are still in the midst of an eight-game losing streak both SU and ATS. Early in the year defense was a strong suit for Montreal, but this unit has been torched for at least 29 points in all eight of those recent losses. On the year, it is allowing an average of 31.3 points per game.


    Betting Trends


    -- This will be the first meeting this season and coming into this East Division tilt the road team has won four of the last five meetings SU while going a perfect 5-0 ATS. The total has stayed UNDER in five of the last six meetings.
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    Week 18



    Friday, October 20


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    SASKATCHEWAN (8 - 7) at CALGARY (13 - 1 - 1) - 10/20/2017, 9:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 3-12 ATS (-10.2 Units) in road games when playing with 6 or less days rest over the last 3 seasons.
    CALGARY is 24-11 ATS (+11.9 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 24-11 ATS (+11.9 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 22-11 ATS (+9.9 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in home games over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) in home lined games over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 129-94 ATS (+25.6 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1996.
    CALGARY is 14-4 ATS (+9.6 Units) versus division opponents over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 22-10 ATS (+11.0 Units) in games played on turf over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 17-7 ATS (+9.3 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins over the last 2 seasons.
    CALGARY is 33-17 ATS (+14.3 Units) in home games when playing against a team with a winning record after 9 or more games since 1996.
    SASKATCHEWAN is 132-97 ATS (+25.3 Units) as an underdog since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    CALGARY is 5-1 against the spread versus SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
    CALGARY is 6-0 straight up against SASKATCHEWAN over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Saturday, October 21


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    WINNIPEG (11 - 4) at TORONTO (7 - 9) - 10/21/2017, 4:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    WINNIPEG is 11-4 ATS (+6.6 Units) in all games this season.
    WINNIPEG is 11-4 ATS (+6.6 Units) in all lined games this season.
    WINNIPEG is 13-4 ATS (+8.6 Units) as an underdog over the last 2 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 14-3 ATS (+10.7 Units) in road games over the last 2 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 14-3 ATS (+10.7 Units) in road lined games over the last 2 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) in a road game where the total is greater than or equal to 52 over the last 2 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 8-1 ATS (+6.9 Units) in a road game where the total is between 52.5 and 56 over the last 3 seasons.
    WINNIPEG is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) in road games in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
    TORONTO is 12-22 ATS (-12.2 Units) in all games over the last 2 seasons.
    TORONTO is 12-22 ATS (-12.2 Units) in all lined games over the last 2 seasons.
    TORONTO is 7-17 ATS (-11.7 Units) in home games over the last 3 seasons.
    TORONTO is 7-17 ATS (-11.7 Units) in home lined games over the last 3 seasons.
    TORONTO is 2-10 ATS (-9.0 Units) in a home game where the total is greater than or equal to 52 over the last 3 seasons.
    TORONTO is 1-8 ATS (-7.8 Units) in a home game where the total is between 52.5 and 56 over the last 3 seasons.
    TORONTO is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) in home games in October games over the last 3 seasons.
    TORONTO is 4-14 ATS (-11.4 Units) in non-conference games over the last 2 seasons.
    TORONTO is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) when playing against a team with a winning record over the last 3 seasons.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    WINNIPEG is 3-2 against the spread versus TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
    WINNIPEG is 3-2 straight up against TORONTO over the last 3 seasons
    3 of 5 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    EDMONTON (9 - 6) at BRITISH COLUMBIA (6 - 9) - 10/21/2017, 10:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    EDMONTON is 38-63 ATS (-31.3 Units) after 2 or more consecutive straight up wins since 1996.
    BRITISH COLUMBIA is 1-7 ATS (-6.7 Units) versus division opponents this season.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    BRITISH COLUMBIA is 4-3 against the spread versus EDMONTON over the last 3 seasons
    EDMONTON is 5-2 straight up against BRITISH COLUMBIA over the last 3 seasons
    4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Sunday, October 22


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    HAMILTON (4 - 11) at MONTREAL (3 - 12) - 10/22/2017, 1:00 PM
    Top Trends for this game.
    HAMILTON is 2-11 ATS (-10.1 Units) in games where the line is +3 to -3 over the last 2 seasons.
    HAMILTON is 3-11 ATS (-9.1 Units) as a favorite over the last 2 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 6-16 ATS (-11.6 Units) in games where the line is +3 to -3 over the last 3 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 4-11 ATS (-8.1 Units) in all games this season.
    MONTREAL is 4-11 ATS (-8.1 Units) in all lined games this season.
    MONTREAL is 0-6 ATS (-6.6 Units) as a home underdog of 3 points or less over the last 2 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 8-18 ATS (-11.8 Units) in home games over the last 3 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 8-18 ATS (-11.8 Units) in home lined games over the last 3 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 8-18 ATS (-11.8 Units) in home games in games played on turf over the last 3 seasons.
    MONTREAL is 13-29 ATS (-18.9 Units) in home games in October games since 1996.

    Head-to-Head Series History
    MONTREAL is 4-2 against the spread versus HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    MONTREAL is 3-3 straight up against HAMILTON over the last 3 seasons
    5 of 6 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

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    Friday, October 20


    SASKATCHEWAN @ CALGARY
    Saskatchewan is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
    The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saskatchewan's last 5 games when playing Calgary
    Calgary is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Saskatchewan
    Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Saskatchewan




    Saturday, October 21


    WINNIPEG @ TORONTO
    Winnipeg is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 12 of Winnipeg's last 14 games on the road
    The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Winnipeg
    Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games


    EDMONTON @ BRITISH COLUMBIA
    The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games on the road
    Edmonton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing British Columbia
    British Columbia is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against Edmonton
    British Columbia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Edmonton




    Sunday, October 22


    HAMILTON @ MONTREAL
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hamilton's last 6 games when playing Montreal
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hamilton's last 6 games when playing on the road against Montreal
    Montreal is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Hamilton
    The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Montreal's last 6 games when playing Hamilton
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    Saskatchewan (8-7) @ Calgary (13-1-1)—
    Calgary won its last 11 games (9-2 vs spread); they struggled to win at Hamilton LW (28-25) after winning first matchup 60-1. Stampeders are 8-0 in last eight series games, beating Roughriders 27-10/15-9 this season. Riders lost last four visits to Calgary, by 13-23-20-17 points- last four series games stayed under the total. Saskatchewan split its last six games; they’re 3-3 vs spread as road underdogs this season- four of their last five games stayed under. Under is 5-3 in Calgary’s last eight games.

    Winnipeg (11-4) @ Toronto (6-9)—
    Blue Bombers won last three series games, by 17-17-8 points; they beat Argonauts 33-25 (-3) at home in first meeting July 13. Over is 6-2 in last eight series games. Bombers’ win here LY was their first in last five visits to Toronto. Winnipeg is 9-2 in its last 11 games, 5-1 vs spread in its last six on road- their last four games stayed under the total. Bombers are 3-1 as road underdogs this year. Argonauts lost last two games but covered four of last five; they’re 5-3 SU at home, 3-2 as a home favorite.

    Edmonton (9-6) @ BCLions (6-9)—
    Eskimos won five of last six games with BC, beating Lions 30-27 (+4.5), 37-26 (-2.5) in two meetings this year. Teams split last four series games played here. Edmonton beat Montreal/Toronto in its last two games after a 6-game skid; they’re 4-3 SU on road, 2-3 as a road underdog. Over is 10-3 in their last thirteen games. Lions lost four in row, 7 of last 8 games; their last three losses were by total of 10 points. BC is 3-4 at home, losing last two home tilts to Hamilton/Ottawa. Under is 6-2-1 in their last nine games.

    Hamilton (4-11) @ Montreal (3-12)—
    Spunky Ti-Cats are 5-2 vs spread in last seven games, losing tough 28-25 game to Calgary LW. Hamilton won 3 of last 4 series games, winning 23-11, 31-7 in last two visits here. Under is 9-3 in last 12 series games. Ti-Cats are 4-3 in last seven games after an 0-8 start; they covered their last four road games. Under is 6-2-1 in their last nine games. Alouettes are in the tank, losing their last eight games (0-8 vs spread); Montreal lost its last four home games, by 8-28-18-18 points. Over is 4-1 in their last five games.
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    CFL Record Since July 19th
    Date w-l-t % units record


    10/18/2017 4-1-0 80.00% +15.00
    10/17/2017 8-7-0 53.33% +3.25
    10/14/2017 2-1-1 66.67% +4.50
    10/13/2017 1-3-0 25.00% -11.50
    10/09/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/07/2017 4-0-0 100.00% +20.00
    10/06/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    09/30/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    09/29/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    09/24/2017 1-1-0 50.00% - 0.50
    09/23/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    09/22/2017 1-3-0 25.00% -16.00
    09/17/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    09/16/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    09/15/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    09/09/2017 2-4-0 33.33% -12.00
    09/08/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    09/04/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    09/03/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    08/31/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    08/26/2017 3-0-1 100.00% +15.00
    08/25/2017...... 2-0-0....... 100.00%.. +10.00
    08/24/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/19/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/18/2017 4-0-0 100.00% +20.00
    08/17/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    08/13/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    08/12/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/11/2017 1-1-0 0.00% -0.50
    08/10/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/05/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    08/04/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    08/03/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/29/2017 3-1-0 75.00% +9.50
    07/28/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/27/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/22/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/21/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/20/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/19/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50


    totals..........73 - 47 - 2.......60.83%.....+ 104.75
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    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20


    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    SSK at CGY 09:00 PM


    CGY -9.5 ******


    O 51.5 ******



    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21


    GAME TIME(ET) PICK UNITS


    WPG at TOR 04:00 PM


    WPG +1.5 *****


    O 56.0 ******


    EDM at BC 10:00 PM


    EDM +1.5 ******


    O 54.5 ******





    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22


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    CARTER’S PICK-SIX HELPS RIDERS TOP STAMPS; CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT



    CALGARY — Duron Carter scored on a pick-six while the defence didn’t allow a touchdown, leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a 30-7 win over the Calgary Stampeders on Friday night.


    Punt returner Christion Jones and short-yardage quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. also scored for the Riders, who improve to .500 and officially clinch a playoff spot with the win. The victory at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium ended the Stamps’ 17-game winning streak on home field, and was the Riders’ first over Calgary in four years.


    But on a damp, rainy night with plenty of storylines, nothing could overshadow Carter’s first start on defence. The CFL’s fifth-leading receiver was tested at boundary corner and passed with flying colours, standing up against Calgary’s top receivers while scoring the game-sealing pick-six.


    Brandon Bridge and Andrew Buckley both took snaps for the Riders and Stamps respectively, marking the first time since 1984 (Gerry Dattilio and Greg Vavra) that two Canadian quarterbacks played in the same game for Calgary and Montreal. Bridge, who took over for Kevin Glenn in the first quarter, threw for 129 yards on 9-of-18 passing with two interceptions.


    With the win, the Riders move into a tie with the Edmonton Eskimos for third in the West, while the Stamps have their 11-game winning streak snapped. Bo Levi Mitchell, meanwhile, falls to 56-9-2 as a starter after going 14-of-27 for 136 yards and two interceptions, eventually making way for Buckley in the fourth.


    Stampeders sophomore linebacker Alex Singleton also made history in the loss, recording seven tackles to move past Kevin Eiben for the most tackles by a Canadian in a single season (115).


    Much like the first two meetings between these West Division rivals, Friday’s contest featured two hard-hitting defences that would allow very little.


    Charleston Hughes stymied the Riders early with his sixth sack against the Green and White this year alone, marking Calgary’s 12th of the season against Saskatchewan.


    After just two possessions and three passing attempts by Glenn, the Riders looked to spark their offence with a quarterback change. And there was an immediate spark from the Canadian pivot, with Bridge’s first pass going to Bakari Grant for a 23-yard pickup to get the Riders over midfield for the first time in the game. But the drive stalled at the 50, forcing punter Josh Bartel onto the field for the third time in the first 15 minutes.


    Through first quarter, the two teams combined for only 115 net yards (67 for the Stamps), six first downs and a single point off a Rob Maver punt.


    Suddenly, on the first play of the second quarter, the Riders flipped a switch and it was game on. With Maver punting on third-and-seven, Jones waited for an opening before sprinting 60 yards for the score, putting the Riders ahead 7-1 on the game’s first touchdown.


    A quick two-and-out got the ball back in the hands of Bridge, who leaned on Chad Owens in his first game as a Rider to move the sticks twice and set up a 26-yard field goal by Tyler Crapigna. Crapigna’s 17th-straight successful attempt made it a nine-point game and a 10-1 Riders lead early in the second quarter.


    The Riders had a chance to break the game wide open when Carter, looking to play the man in Messam, had his hands on a pass that would have resulted in a pick-six the other way.


    After punting and getting the football back, the Stamps went to work and created some positive momentum late in the half. Not long after a Rene Paredes field goal cut the deficit to 10-4, Bridge’s second-down pass was intercepted by Brandon Smith, putting the ball right back in the Stamps’ possession.


    But the Rider defence, as it had all throughout the first half, responded in a big way. Mitchell’s throw on second down was intercepted by a leaping Ed Gainey, whose ninth interception of the season left the Stamps empty-handed and preserved the Riders’ lead heading to halftime.


    The Stampeders opened the second half with their sixth two-and-out of the game, already one shy of a season-high. Meanwhile, after a long, efficient drive deep into Calgary territory, Crapigna’s 18th straight successful field goal restored the Riders’ nine-point lead midway through the quarter.


    The early field goal was only the start of what would be the game’s biggest turning point, because on the very next offensive play, Kamar Jorden coughed up the football just before his knee hit the ground, setting the Riders up at the Stamps’ three-yard-line on Jovon Johnson‘s return.


    While the Stamps’ defence fought tooth and nail, holding Cameron Marshall to a pair of one-yard runs, Adams Jr. came in and finished the drive on third-and-one, putting the Riders ahead 21-4 with the two-point conversion.


    Another potential turning point came soon after. With the Riders already up three scores, Gainey appeared to have his second interception of the game on Mitchell, returning it all the way for what might have been the put-away touchdown. But the play was called back on a personal foul on the quarterback, giving the Stampeders the ball back and new life.


    Paredes’ second field goal of the game cut the Stamps’ deficit to 21-7, making it a two-score game and keeping things within reach heading into the fourth quarter.


    The game’s defining play came moments later, when Mitchell’s pass fell short while Carter cut off the route, setting up his blocks and running all the way back for the game-clinching touchdown.


    While the Riders scored in all three ways — special teams, defence and offence — their defence was the backbone in the victory. In forcing Mitchell out of the game, the Riders allowed only 10 first downs and 168 yards of offence while forcing three turnovers.


    They also held the Stampeders to a season-high eight two-and-outs.


    The Riders return home to take on the Montreal Alouettes on Oct. 27, while the Stampeders get a long week before facing the Eskimos in a visit to Commonwealth Stadium on Oct. 28.
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    ARGOS, BOMBERS EYE PLAYOFF POSITIONING IN SATURDAY CLASH AT BMO



    TORONTO — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts have secured spots in the post-season, but both teams still have plenty to play for when they square off on Saturday afternoon at BMO Field.


    A win for the Bombers would clinch their first home playoff date since 2011, while the Argos are still chasing the Ottawa REDBLACKS for top spot in the East and a bye to the division final.


    The Bombers punched their ticket to the post-season last week with a 26-20 victory over the BC Lions. Winnipeg jumped out to an early two score lead and was able to hold off the hungry Leos until the final whistle.


    It was the special teams and defence leading the way in the Winnipeg win. Kevin Fogg ran past an entire field of Lions’ defenders for an 88-yard punt return touchdown in the first quarter, while T.J. Heath added a pick-six with just under 10 minutes remaining to put the game further out of reach for the Lions.


    Winnipeg’s top receiver Darvin Adams left the game against BC with an upper body injury in the first quarter and did not return. Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea said that Adams will not be available for “a number of weeks,” but says there is a chance he will return sometime before the end of the year.


    “I don’t want everyone to count him out,” O’Shea told BlueBombers.com. “I know he’s going to work hard and I know given his past history, he’s always become available earlier than expected.”


    The Bombers suffered another devastating blow last week as defensive back Moe Leggett tore his Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season.


    Winnipeg will have some familiar faces back in the lineup for Week 18. Veteran receiver Weston Dressler will suit up for the first time since exiting the Bomber’s Week 14 win with an upper body injury. Dressler has been nagged by injury trouble all season and also missed four more games earlier in the year.


    Ian Wild will also make his way back into the lineup on Saturday. The linebacker has not seen any on field action since exiting with an upper body injury back in Week 3 and will look to ease his way back into the lineup.


    Former NFL receiver Chris Givens will also make his CFL debut in Toronto after spending a month on the practice roster. Givens is expected to see time at slotback and on kick returns in place of Ryan Lankford.


    The Toronto Argonauts enter Saturday’s contest just one point behind the East-leading REDBLACKS with a game in hand.


    Ottawa leapfrogged the Boatmen for top spot in the East after Toronto fell 30-27 to the Edmonton Eskimos in Week 17. Toronto scored the go-ahead touchdown with just over three minutes remaining in the game, but the Esks thwarted the Argos’ comeback efforts by scoring a major with just under a minute to go for the win.


    S.J. Green led all receivers with 159 yards and a touchdown on 13 catches while quarterback Ricky Ray completed 32 of 42 passes for 362 yards with one touchdown and an interception.


    Green received Shaw Top Performer honours for the fourth time this season.


    First-year running back James Wilder Jr. has been cleared to play and will be back in action on Saturday after missing last week’s contest against the Esks. Wilder was placed on the one game injured list after leaving the Argos’ Week 16 contest against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.


    While the Argos find themselves in a good position and are within striking distance of the REDBLACKS, their momentum heading into the playoffs has slowed down after dropping their past two games.


    Green knows that now is the time for his team to step up.


    “We’ve come a long way this season,” Green told Argonauts.ca. “We beat ourselves up a lot… we’ve lost games we shouldn’t have lost. We’re at a point in the season now where those mistakes are magnified and mistakes can’t happen because they’re going to cost us games, cost us playoff positioning. We have to be locked in.”


    The Argos’ secondary gets a boost for Saturday’s contest, with veteran corner Akwasi Owusu-Ansah back in the lineup to play boundary corner. That moves rookie Alden Darby Jr. over the field corner and Mitchell White over to halfback.


    While Shawn Lemon returned to practice this week, the Argos will have to wait at least another week to get their talented pass rusher back on the D-line. Lemon has been on the six-game injured list since Labour Day back in Week 11.


    The Bombers have won their last three games against the Argos. Their most recent victory over the Double Blue was back in Week 3. Andrew Harris had two rushing touchdowns in the Bombers’ 33-25 win at Investors Group Field. Winnipeg jumped out to an early lead after Ryan Lankford ran for a 105-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff.


    By The Numbers


    5 – Receptions needed by S.J. Green to reach 100 for the season. Only three players in Argos history have made 100-plus catches in one season; Derrell Mitchel, Michael Clemons (twice), and Terry Greer.


    8 – Interceptions thrown this season by the Bombers, the lowest in the league.


    28 – Games in a row that Matt Nichols has started at quarterback for the Bombers. The last quarterback to start a game for the Bombers other than Nichols was Drew Willy back on July 21, 2016.


    129 – Yards needed by Armanti Edwards to reach the 1,000 mark. Edwards would join fellow teammate S.J. Green, who has already surpassed the milestone mark this season. The last time that the Argos had two 1,000 yard receivers in the same year was 2005.


    The Skinny:

    All eyes will be on Andrew Harris against the Argos, and during the Bombers’ last three games of the season, as the running back has a chance to become the first players in CFL history to reach 1,000 rushing and receiving yards in the same season.


    Harris must average 61.3 receiving yards per game and 43 rushing yards per game in his last three contests to achieve the incredible feat. The 30-year-old also only needs six more catches to become the fifth player in Bombers history to reach 100 catches in one season.


    Even though the Bombers have secured a playoff spot, O’Shea said earlier this week that he has not yet thought about resting players to prepare of the post-season.


    How much closer will Harris get to the historic milestone on Saturday?


    Kickoff is slated for 4:00 p.m. ET and can be followed live via CFL.ca Game Tracker and seen on TSN.
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    10/21/2017 4-0-0 100.00% +2000
    10/20/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -1100
    10/18/2017 4-1-0 80.00% +15.00
    10/17/2017 8-7-0 53.33% +3.25
    10/14/2017 2-1-1 66.67% +4.50
    10/13/2017 1-3-0 25.00% -11.50
    10/09/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/07/2017 4-0-0 100.00% +20.00
    10/06/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    09/30/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    09/29/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    09/24/2017 1-1-0 50.00% - 0.50
    09/23/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    09/22/2017 1-3-0 25.00% -16.00
    09/17/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    09/16/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    09/15/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    09/09/2017 2-4-0 33.33% -12.00
    09/08/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    09/04/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    09/03/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    08/31/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    08/26/2017 3-0-1 100.00% +15.00
    08/25/2017...... 2-0-0....... 100.00%.. +10.00
    08/24/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/19/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/18/2017 4-0-0 100.00% +20.00
    08/17/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    08/13/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    08/12/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/11/2017 1-1-0 0.00% -0.50
    08/10/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/05/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    08/04/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    08/03/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/29/2017 3-1-0 75.00% +9.50
    07/28/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/27/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/22/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/21/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/20/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/19/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50


    totals..........77 - 49 - 2.......61.11%.....+ 113.75
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    BANKS’ BIG DAY LEADS TICATS TO VICTORY AGAINST ALS



    MONTREAL — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats scored 40-straight points on the road to hand the Montreal Alouettes a 43-16 loss on Sunday. While the Ticats have been eliminated from playoff contention, the team took big steps towards finishing the season on a positive note.


    Brandon Banks created big plays all game long for the Ticats, leading his team in receiving and dominating in the return game with 240 all-purpose yards. The dynamic weapon scored two touchdowns over 60 yards, contributing a 65-yard punt return score and a 65-yard touchdown catch.


    Banks finished the game with six catches for 129 yards, his fourth-straight game with over 100 yards receiving.


    Jeremiah Masoli further solidified his place as Hamilton’s starting quarterback for the rest of the season, finishing with 320 passing yards and two touchdown throws.


    Kicker Kenny Allen remained perfect for Hamilton in his second CFL game, making all five field goal attempts.


    Things did not start out on a positive note for the Als on offence, as Darian Durant was intercepted on just the team’s second drive of the game. Ticats defensive back Don Unamba got his hands on the ball to secure his second pick of the season, returning it 11 yards into Montreal territory.


    The Ticats capitalized on the turnover and favourable field position, taking the early lead with a 15-yard chip shot field goal from kicker Kenny Allen.


    Durant got the Als’ offence going on the following drive, however, and the veteran quarterback bounced back from his earlier interception by leading a 5-play, 80-yard drive to grab the lead.


    Durant hooked up with receiver Samuel Gigučre for a 17-yard gain before finding Ernest Jackson open in the middle of the end zone for the 15-yard touchdown strike. The score was Jackson’s sixth touchdown catch of the season.


    Hamilton responded on offence after Banks took a short catch and turned it into a 22-yard gain. Masoli then found receiver Shamawd Chambers on a 12-yard pass to set up a 48-yard Allen field goal, bringing the Ticats within a point.


    The Ticats’ defence forced a Montreal punt on their next drive after linebacker Simoni Lawrence brought Durant down for an 11-yard sack. Banks used his elite speed to return the punt 31 yards, and a 19-yard run from Masoli put Allen in range to add a 45-yard field goal, giving Hamilton their first lead of the game.


    The Als’ offence continued to have difficulties moving the ball against Hamilton’s tough defence, and another quick two-and-out led to a game-changing play for the Ticats. Banks once again showed how dangerous he is with the ball in his hands, returning the Boris Bede punt for an incredible 65-yard touchdown to help give Hamilton the 16-7 lead.


    The return touchdown was the 11th of Banks’ CFL career, and it was the first return touchdown of the season for the Ticats. Banks also led the Ticats in receiving in the first half, logging three catches for 49 yards.


    While Hamilton jumped ahead in the opening half, it was their defence and special teams that made the difference. The Ticats’ offence was forced to settle for their fourth field goal of the half after another drive stalled, but in just his second career CFL game, kicker Kenny Allen remained perfect on every attempt.


    Allen knocked through a 28-yard field goal to give Hamilton the 19-7 lead with three minutes left in the third quarter.


    Banks even found a way to impact the game when the ball was not in his hands, as a foot race down the right side of the field drew a crucial pass interference penalty. The 48-yard penalty on Als defensive back Tevaughn Campbell set the Ticats’ offence up just inside Montreal’s 15-yard line.


    Masoli wasted no time converting the penalty into points for Hamilton, finding receiver Mike Jones near the right side the end zone for the 14-yard touchdown pass. Jones was initially ruled out of bounds, but upon further review it was determined that the receiver somehow managed to get his knee down in bounds with possession.


    The impressive touchdown catch was the very first of Jones’ CFL career, giving Hamilton the 26-7 lead heading into half-time.


    Montreal elected to make a change at quarterback after the offence failed to gain a single first down in the second quarter, and Matthew Shiltz took over for Durant after the half.


    The young quarterback did not fare much better early on, as Shiltz was picked off in the end zone while attempting to find receiver T.J. Graham deep down the field. Defensive back Cariel Brooks picked off the pass for his first interception of the season.


    Banks continued his big performance on Hamilton’s next drive, beating Tevaughn Campbell deep down the right sideline for a highlight-reel 65-yard touchdown catch. Banks reeled in the pass over his shoulder against the taller defender before taking it an extra 17 yards into the end zone. The score was Banks’ fourth touchdown catch over 50 yards this season, and it capped off a three-play, 85-yard drive to extend the Ticats’ lead.


    Hamilton extended their lead once again at the start of the fourth quarter when Allen made his fifth-straight kick of the game, a 35-yard field goal that put the Ticats on top 36-7.


    The Ticats’ defence continued to frustrate the Als in the second half, and Hamilton would put together another long scoring drive after getting the ball back on offence.


    Masoli led a six-play, 84-yard drive to set up a four-yard touchdown run from Alex Green, his fourth score of the season. The convert kick from Allen put Hamilton on top 43-7, making it 40-straight points for the Ticats after surrendering the early touchdown.


    The Als got on the board for the first time since the opening quarter after Shiltz orchestrated a 79-yard scoring drive, with the quarterback using his arm and legs to bring Montreal’s offence into scoring territory. Running back Tyrell Sutton finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run, and Shiltz completed the two-point convert to Jackson to bring the score to 43-15.


    Montreal added another point to their total on the following play when Hamilton conceded the single after Bede’s kickoff went into the end zone, but it was much too late.


    Week 19 will see the the Alouettes travel to Regina to take on the Roughriders on Friday night, while the Ticats will face the Ottawa REDBLACKS on the road.
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    WEST DIVISION
    RK TEAM GP W L T PTS F A HOME AWAY DIV



    1 Calgary y 16 13 2 1 27 498 297 7-1-0 6-1-1 7-1-0


    2 Winnipeg x 16 11 5 0 22 504 451 6-2-0 5-3-0 5-3-0


    3 Edmonton x 16 10 6 0 20 453 462 5-3-0 5-3-0


    4 Saskatchewan x 16 9 7 0 18 460 390 4-3-0 5-4-0 4-5-0


    5 BC 16 6 10 0 12 420 434 3-5-0 3-5-0 2-7-0




    EAST DIVISION
    RK TEAM GP W L T PTS F A HOME AWAY DIV



    1 Toronto x 17 8 9 0 16 442 443 6-3-0 2-6-0 6-2-0

    2 Ottawa x 17 7 9 1 15 454 416 2-5-1 5-4-0 4-3-0

    3 Hamilton 16 5 11 0 10 374 504 1-7-0 4-4-0 3-3-0


    4 Montreal 16 3 13 0 6 302 510 3-6-0 0-7-0 1-6-0




    y - Clinched Division
    x - Clinched Playoff Berth
    c - Clinched Crossover
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    10/22/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/21/2017 4-0-0 100.00% +2000
    10/20/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -1100
    10/18/2017 4-1-0 80.00% +15.00
    10/17/2017 8-7-0 53.33% +3.25
    10/14/2017 2-1-1 66.67% +4.50
    10/13/2017 1-3-0 25.00% -11.50
    10/09/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    10/07/2017 4-0-0 100.00% +20.00
    10/06/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    09/30/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    09/29/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    09/24/2017 1-1-0 50.00% - 0.50
    09/23/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    09/22/2017 1-3-0 25.00% -16.00
    09/17/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    09/16/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    09/15/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    09/09/2017 2-4-0 33.33% -12.00
    09/08/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    09/04/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    09/03/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    08/31/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    08/26/2017 3-0-1 100.00% +15.00
    08/25/2017...... 2-0-0....... 100.00%.. +10.00
    08/24/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/19/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/18/2017 4-0-0 100.00% +20.00
    08/17/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    08/13/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    08/12/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/11/2017 1-1-0 0.00% -0.50
    08/10/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    08/05/2017 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    08/04/2017 2-2-0 50.00% -1.00
    08/03/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/29/2017 3-1-0 75.00% +9.50
    07/28/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/27/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    07/22/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/21/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/20/2017 2-0-0 100.00% +10.00
    07/19/2017 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50


    totals..........78 - 50 - 2.......60.93%.....+ 113.25
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