Final 1/3 of the Season – West Division Predictions
Published: Wednesday, Sep 25th 2019, 3:09pm
By: Stephen Safinuk (@Safimod)
Remaining Schedule (wins bolded):
Winnipeg: vs Ham, @ Sask, vs Mon, @ Cal, vs Cal
Calgary: @ Mon, vs Sask, vs Win, @ Win, @ BC
Saskatchewan: @ Tor, vs Win, @ Cal, vs BC, @ Edm, vs Edm
Edmonton: @ Ott, @ Ham, vs BC, vs Sask, @ Sask
BC: vs Mon, vs Tor, @ Edm, vs Sask, vs Cal
Down the stretch, Winnipeg has the most difficult schedule, without question. All 5 games are against playoff bound teams, and its likely that all 5 games will mean something to their opposition, except for their battle versus Montreal who will likely have 2nd place locked up by then.
For the top 3 teams in the West, Saskatchewan has the easiest schedule, with 4 of their 6 remaining games with teams currently under .500.
Here is how I think the West will shake out when the playoffs start in November.
Calgary 12-6 (3-2)
Saskatchewan 12-6 (4-2)
Winnipeg 11-7 (2-3)
Edmonton 9-9 (3-2)
BC 4-14 (1-4)
The playoff picture will look mighty familiar when they start in early November. The Bombers will be coming into Mosaic Stadium to take on the Riders, while the winner heads farther West to take on the Calgary Stampeders for the right to head BACK to Calgary for the Grey Cup.
Check back tomorrow for my East Division predictions.
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