Slam Dunk picks: Field goal differences

Three points mark the line in three games on the Week 15 board.

The Riders, Argos and Eskimos are field goal favourites, two are road teams, but those squads are the more talented groups.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-6) at Ottawa Redblacks (5-8-1)

Friday, September 29, 7 p.m. EST

Ryan Lindley starts for a second consecutive week – Redblacks fans might find it hard to watch. Saskatchewan’s defence should be more confusing to try and solve than Winnipeg’s.

Line: Riders favoured by 3 points

Pick: Saskatchewan

Bet: $23 returns $20

Toronto Argonauts (6-7) at Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3-9)

Saturday, September 30, 6:30 p.m. EST

Playoff-type game for each franchise. The Argonauts finish with four straight West Division opponents after a visit to the doughnut box. Hamilton must own the season series to keep post-season chances alive.

Toronto defensive end Victor Butler is tied for the league lead with eight sacks in seven games. The former Dallas Cowboy did not play in the Ticats Labour Day win against the Argos. He’s a game-wrecker.

Line: Argos favoured by 3 points

Pick: Toronto

Bet: $10 returns $10

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-3) at Edmonton Eskimos (7-5)

Saturday, September 30, 9:30 p.m. EST

Aaron Grymes had a bye week to get reacclimated with the Eskimos and he should stabilize the secondary. Edmonton home, off a bye, looking to stay in contention for a home playoff game in the West, green and gold.

Line: Eskimos favoured by 3 points

Pick: Edmonton

Bet: $11 returns $10

Bonus: four-team, six-point teaser

Picks: Saskatchewan, Calgary, Toronto and Edmonton

Bet: $10 returns $30

Season record against the spread: 26-18-2

Money line: 6-3

Teasers: 3-5

Parlays: 1-3

Bankroll: $260 from $100 starting budget

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