CFL Week 8 Picks

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

, Last Updated: 9:03 AM ET

TODAY

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

Bender: Calamity Clemons and his Boatmen will be better despite their injury woes but not good enough to beat the Birds. Als.

Penton: The Argos are in trouble. Alouettes.

Friesen: Damon Allen should be back at the controls for the Argos. And while he may be Methuselah, he's not God. Alouettes.

Wyman's coin flip: Montreal

TOMORROW

Hamilton at Winnipeg, 6:30, TSN

Bender: The Little Potbellied General's Ticats will be a lot tougher this week but the Big Blue Berry's defence will be the difference, even if the Turtle Man can't go. Bombers.

Penton: The Ticats are in trouble. Bombers.

Friesen: The Bombers have become very tough at home. At least, against everyone but Montreal. Winnipeg.

Wyman's coin flip: Winnipeg

Edmonton at B.C., 9:30 p.m., TSN

Bender: Danny Much-Choka is riding a two-game losing streak into the Lions' den, with B.C. just starting to boil. Leos.

Penton: The Eskimos are in trouble. Lions.

Friesen: After two weeks on the road, the Lions are back in their comfy confines and ready to light up an Eskimos defence that's probably still counting Milt Stegall long bombs in its sleep. B.C.

Wyman's coin flip: Edmonton

SATURDAY

Saskatchewan at Calgary, 6 p.m., CBC

Bender: If Copeland can catch, Smilin' Hank will be smilin' instead of pointing fingers as the mystery 'Riders just didn't look that good in last week's win over the Horsemen. Stamps.

Penton: The Stampeders are in trouble -- but they'll pull this one out. Stampeders.

Friesen: For the third time in five weeks, Stamps QB Smilin' Hank gets a chance to prove Roughriders GM Roy Shivers wrong. Calgary.

Wyman's coin flip: Saskatchewan

REPORTERS' RECORDS:

BENDER

16-10 overall

(3-1 last week)

PENTON

16-10

(2-2)

FRIESEN

14-12

(2-2)

MAGIC TOONIE

10-16

(3-1)


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