CFL Week 4 Picks

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

, Last Updated: 7:33 AM ET

TONIGHT

WINNIPEG AT EDMONTON, 8 P.M. TSN

Bender: You can bet that 'Danny Much-Choka' won't allow his Eskies to blow two straight, and the Dogged Daley's soldiers won't win with a QB who can't complete 50% of his passes or a secondary still too vulnerable. At least the Bombers should beat the 20-point spread. Eskies win.

Penton: The odds makers might have missed their mark on this one. Thanks to a surging defence the Bombers will be within 20 points, but they still won't win. Eskimos.

Friesen: You're kidding, right? The Bombers haven't been this big an underdog since a guy named Reinebold was in charge. Eskimos.

TORONTO AT B.C., 9 P.M. NO TV

Bender: What were they thinking when they decided not to televise this re-match between last year's Grey Cup opponents? Guess they figured CFL fans prefer to watch Winnipeg lose another one. Lions are unlikely to lose this one in their own den and Argos seldom win in Lotus Land. Take the Leos.

Penton: Games between these teams are too close to call. Therefore, homefield advantage will be the deciding factor. Lions.

Friesen: No, the Lions haven't been dominant, yet. But the sight of the Grey Cup champs should bring out the best in them. B.C.

TOMORROW

CALGARY AT OTTAWA, 6 P.M. CBC

Bender: Wonder if more Mardi Gras Madness will titillate fans more than the action on the field? The Renegades have been an early-season surprise while the Stamps may not be much better than Winnipeg. Home-town advantage gives Ottawa the edge.

Penton: The Renegades are playing well, and the Stamps beat the Bombers by only six points. Renegades.

Friesen: It takes a pretty good team to win two road games in a row. I'm not sure the Stamps are a pretty good team. Ottawa.

HAMILTON AT SASKATCHEWAN, 5 P.M. TSN

Bender: Just as we suspected, the 'Riders ran out of gas again last week, thanks to that strange travel schedule. But even with injury woes, it won't happen this week. Unless, of course, they keep whiffing field goals. Saskatchewan wins.

Penton: The Green and White, despite getting bitten big time by the injury bug, will get back on track. Roughriders.

Friesen: Sure, the Green 'Riders are hurting, but you get the impression anybody could beat the Ticats until they get some quarterbacking. Saskatchewan.

REPORTERS' RECORDS:

JIM BENDER: 9-3 overall (4-0 last week)

KIRK PENTON: 10-2 (4-0)

PAUL FRIESEN: 11-1 (4-0)


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