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Saskatchewan and Calgary meet in the marquee game of Week 18 for No. 1 in the West while Ottawa and Toronto decide who is the favourite to hold the first overall CFL draft pick.

The slate is full of intrigue as Winnipeg tries to end a free fall and B.C. wants to keep the playoff dream alive.

Let’s see what sides the 3DownNation pickers are on.

Friday, October 11
Ottawa at Toronto, 7 p.m. EST

The Redblacks and Argos are the only teams in the league with less than 300 points scored and more than 400 allowed. Somebody has to win the #UnwatchaBowl, but it won’t be the viewers.

Dunk: Pinball Clemons infuses the double blue with energy. ARGOS
Hodge: Argos top Redblacks in the #UnwatchaBowl. ARGOS
Alfieri: I’m going with a tie.
Ballantine: No please! Don’t make me watch! I promise I’ll be good from now on. ARGOS
Filoso: Will Arndt wills the way to a win. REDBLACKS
Gasson: If a game is played and no one watches, is it really a game? Can I pick a tie? ARGOS
Smith: I’m happy I have movie tickets while this game is on. ARGOS


Friday, October 11
Saskatchewan at Calgary, 9:30 p.m. EST

The last time the Riders and Stamps played for first place in the West Division this late in the season was in 2009. Each team entered the game 9-7-1 and Saskie won 30-14 to clinch top spot.

Dunk: It seems like destiny that the Cody Fajardo Saskatchewan Cinderella story continues. RIDERS
Hodge: The West is now a two-horse race. Calgary won’t give it up without a fight. STAMPS
Alfieri: Saskatchewan will grab everyone’s attention by beating Calgary. RIDERS
Ballantine: West Final preview. Everything from the teams involved to the location. STAMPS
Filoso: Calgary at home. STAMPS
Gasson: Statement game. RIDERS
Smith: Calgary at home is automatic anymore, but it’s the difference in this one. STAMPS


Saturday, October 12
Montreal at Winnipeg, 4 p.m. EST

The Bombers are 6-1 at IG Field in 2019. It’s a comfortable place for Mike O’Shea and his club.

Dunk: Zach Collaros pushes Chris Streveler to be better. BOMBERS
Hodge: The weather will help Winnipeg, but their offence was terrible last week. ALS
Alfieri: Streveler gashed the Als in the first half last time they met. The Bombers finish the job this time. BOMBERS
Ballantine: Collaros is there too late this week to…. help? ALS
Filoso: No contest. ALS
Gasson: Winnipeg has to win eventually. BOMBERS
Smith: Who do you trust more, Chris Steveler or Vernon Adams Jr.? Exactly. ALS


Saturday, October 12
B.C. at Edmonton, 7 p.m. EST

After starting 1-10, the Lions have won four straight and face a must-win game versus Edmonton to keep their playoff hopes alive. A victory would give B.C. its first five-game winning streak since 2011, when the team won eight in a row and went on to capture the Grey Cup.

Dunk: Lions keep themselves alive. LIONS
Hodge: B.C. avoids elimination for another week. LIONS
Alfieri: B.C. lives to see another day. LIONS
Ballantine: Lions keep the dream alive. LIONS
Filoso: B.C. makes things interesting down the stretch. LIONS
Gasson: B.C is the better team right now. LIONS
Smith: The Leos are trending upwards, while Edmonton is trending down. LIONS


2019 records after Week 17:
Smith: 51-14
Hodge: 50-15
Ballantine: 46-19
Gasson: 45-20
Alfieri: 43-22
Filoso: 41-24
Dunk: 40-25