CFL Week 19 Picks

JIM BENDER, KIRK PENTON and PAUL FRIESEN -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 9:16 AM ET

Tonight

Hamilton at Toronto, 6:30 p.m. TSN

Bender: Calamity Clemons' crew can clinch second with a victory over its most hated rival and the Boatmen can do it if they can just hang on to the ball. Argos by 6.

Penton: The Argos will bounce back in the warmth of SkyDome. That one's for you, John Avery. Argos by 5.

Friesen: This'll be three games in 11 days for the Argos, but being at home and having Damon Allen back should compensate. Barely. Toronto by 1.

Tomorrow

Calgary at B.C., 9 p.m. TSN

Bender: The Cavey Print-Dickers QB combo will be no match for Miracle Matt, and Khari Jones will not take Wily Wally by surprise. Leos by 14.

Penton: What is with these Stampeders when they play the Lions? With the B.C. quarterback controversy, however, the Leos will prevail. Lions by 10.

Friesen: Look for Khari Jones to have another good day in B.C. Place -- he always did. But Lions QB Dave Dickenson needs some warmup time for the playoffs. B.C. by 8.

Saturday

Ottawa at Montreal, 2 p.m. CBC/RDS

Bender: The Renegades are about to feel The Don's wrath after the Birds' droppings no longer have him looking like a genius. Als by 18.

Penton: At the rate the injury-prone Renegades are going, they'll be pulling people out of the crowd to play. Alouettes by 30.

Friesen: The Als may be sinking, but Ottawa is so far down, Davey Jones' locker has a Renegades jersey in it. He may as well be playing quarterback, too. Montreal by 14.

Sunday

Winnipeg at Edmonton, 3 p.m. TSN

Bender: The Dogged Daley's desperadoes will give it a valiant effort on the slippery grass but the Bombers seem to have a Commonwealth complex. And the Eskimos are determined to avoid infamy. Eskies by 4.

Penton: It's do or die. It's now or never. Yada, yada, yada. The Blue and Gold season is over. Eskimos by 15.

Friesen: The Bombers are saying all the right things this week, about getting a new lease on life, blah, blah, blah. But I can't get that Hamilton game out of my mind. Edmonton by 10.

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