Slam Dunk picks: Stamps have Kevin Glenn figured out

Kevin Glenn was not throwing bombs at practice, but the Riders quarterback must land some jabs consistently versus Calgary.

The veteran quarterback has struggled against the Stampeders defence and if Saskatchewan wants to have any hope of a win in Cowtown he must improve markedly.

Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-7) at Calgary Stampeders (13-1-1)

Friday, October 20, 9 p.m. EST

Kevin Glenn is 1-11 in his career at McMahon Stadium. The Riders offence was shutout in the opening 30 minutes the last time Saskatchewan visited Calgary and Glenn was pulled (127 yards and one interception in three quarters) when the two teams met a Mosaic in Week 14 after the offence couldn’t score a single point through 45 minutes. Clearly, Stampeders defensive coordinator DeVon Claybrooks knows how to make Glenn uncomfortable.

Line: Stampeders favoured by 9.5 points

Pick: Calgary

Bet: $11 returns $10

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (11-4) at Toronto Argonauts (7-9)

Saturday, October 21, 4 p.m. EST

Winnipeg lost their best defensive player (Maurice Leggett) and top receiver (Darvin Adams) in Week 17’s win that proved costly. Kevin Fogg starts at strong-side linebacker and L’Damian Washington as the boundary wide out. The experience level took a hit so the production could too in those critical spots.

Line: Argos favoured by 1.5 points

Pick: Toronto

Bet: $11 returns $10

Edmonton Eskimos (9-6) at B.C. Lions (6-9)

Saturday, October 21, 10 p.m. EST

Edmonton is returning some players from the injured list, much different trend from their season-long spate of names parading to the trainer’s table. Canadian cover man Arjen Colquhoun and defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers are healthy and should provide a boost on defence.

Mike Reilly knows B.C. Place well having spent his first two seasons in the league with the Lions. Eskimos have the better QB and are trending up.

Line: Lions favoured by 1.5 points

Pick: Edmonton

Bet: $10 money line returns $10.50

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-11) at Montreal Alouettes (3-12)

Friday, October 22, 1 p.m. EST

Two teams who had much higher hopes for 2017 meet in Montreal with nothing but pride on the line. Darian Durant gets back behind centre for the Als, but general manager and interim head coach Kavis Reed said rookie Matthew Shiltz will play too. Montreal has lost eight games in a row as their season was over weeks ago.

June Jones has Hamilton playing like an entirely different team than the one that started 0-8. Even though the Ticats have been eliminated from playoff contention, it’s abundantly clear they’re playing hard for Jones.

Line: Ticats favoured by 3.5 points

Pick: Hamilton

Bet: $11 returns $10

Bonus: Three-team, six-point teaser

Picks: Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton

Bet: $10 returns $18

Season record against the spread: 32-22-2

Money line: 7-3

Teasers: 3-6

Parlays: 1-3

Bankroll: $255 from $100 starting budget

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.