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Predictions: CFL News Hub Writers’ Week 5 Picks

The Montreal Alouettes remain the only undefeated team in the East while the Saskatchewan Roughriders are the only undefeated team in the West. Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats will look for their first win of the season this weekend after both losing close games last week.

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Toronto Argonauts (2-1) @ Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-0)

Thursday, July 4, 9:00 PM Eastern (8:00 PM CT), Regina, SK, TSN (Canada), CFL + (USA), CFL+ (Global)

The Toronto Argonauts look to bounce back after losing 20-30 to the Montreal Alouettes last week at home. Cameron Dukes leads all starters in completion percentage at 76.2% and has 667 yards and 5 touchdowns with 1 interception over 3 games.

The Roughriders will host the Argos coming off of their bye week and will be without starting quarterback Trevor Harris who was recently placed on the 6-game injured list. Michigan Wolverines alumni Shea Patterson will start at quarterback for Saskatchewan.

Writer’s Pick: 55% Toronto

Ottawa RedBlacks (2-1) @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers (0-4)

Friday, July 5, 8:30 PM Eastern (7:30 PM CT), Winnipeg, MB, TSN (Canada), CFL + (USA), CFL+ (Global)

Game Preview: Bombers Still Looking For Win #1: Winnipeg vs. Ottawa by Don Cruickshank

Ottawa’s quarterback Dru Brown will face his old team for the 2nd time so far this season after Ottawa won in week 2 over Winnipeg 19-23. So far this season Brown has completed 60.7% of his passes for 795 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception over 3 games.

Winnipeg has struggled offensively and has been the victim of many injuries. Quarterback Zach Collaros is questionable for Friday. If he is unable to play Chris Streveler is expected to star who led a 4th quarter game-tying drive in week 4 although Winnipeg was unable to win in overtime.

Writer’s Pick: 67% Winnipeg

Calgary Stampeders (2-1) @ Montreal Alouettes (4-0)

Saturday, July 6, 7:00 PM Eastern, Montreal, QC, TSN (Canada), CBS Sports Network (USA), CFL+ (Global)

Game Preview: Montreal Alouettes (4-0) Week 5 Preview vs Calgary Stampeders (2-1): Prediction, Depth Chart, Injuries, Odds

The Montreal Alouettes are on a 12-game win streak and are coming off a 30-20 win over Toronto. Quarterback Cody Fajardo has completed 75.4% of his passes for 1,200 yards and 8 touchdowns with 2 interceptions over 4 games.

Calgary won in overtime last week thanks to a 52-yard field goal from Rene Paredes. Jake Maier has been efficient for Calgary this season completing 73.5% of his passes for 830 yards and 5 touchdowns with 2 interceptions over 3 games.

Writer’s Pick: 89% Montreal

B.C. Lions (3-1) @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-4)

Sunday, July 7, 7:00 PM Eastern, Hamilton, ON, TSN (Canada), CBS Sports Network (USA), CFL+ (Global)

Game Preview: BC Lions (3-1) Week 5 Preview vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-4): Prediction, Depth Chart, Injuries, Odds

The B.C. Lions won a close game last week over the Edmonton Elks 24-21 thanks to a 42-yard field goal on the final play from Sean Whyte. Vernon Adams Jr. currently leads the league in passing having completed 67.7% of his passes for 1,369 yards and 7 touchdowns and 1 interception over 4 games.

Hamilton for the 2nd time this season lost on a game-winning field goal last week as they fell 22-24 to the Ottawa RedBlacks. Bo Levi Mitchell is 2nd in passing in the league having completed 68.1% of his passes for 1,297 yards and 8 touchdowns with 5 interceptions over 4 games.

Writer’s Pick: 67% B.C.

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Jonathan Clink joined CFL News Hub in early April of 2023. His primary responsibilities are covering the BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes. He self awarded himself the CFL Rookie Journalist of the Year in 2023 following the 2023 CFL season. He also proclaims himself to be a "really cool guy". He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and lived a large portion of his childhood in Northwest Ontario. He currently lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan and misses being being able to have 4 months of skating every winter. Clink has written over 240 articles for CFL News Hub. He was the publication's boots on the ground at the 2023 Grey Cup in Hamilton. Clink has always had an obsession for sport and has a background in other sports as well having played hockey all his life and soccer, basketball, and lacrosse in high school. As a young child he used to log his hockey statistics after every game which is either an indication that he was destined for the role or perhaps and indication that he is rather strange.
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