Post­media’s Dan Barnes makes his picks for this week’s slate of games

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Ot­tawa 3-11

at Toronto 2-12 (-1.5) Fri­day, 5 p.m. a spasm of truly un­for­tu­nate sched­ul­ing has Ot­tawa play­ing in Toronto twice in a span of 16 days this month. Two non­play­off teams go­ing at it in a two-game Toi­let bowl se­ries. egads, imag­ine the turn­stile counts. The red­blacks are start­ing third-stringer Will arndt at Qb in this one, Toronto will counter with … it shouldn’t mat­ter.

Dan’s prediction: ar­gos by 7 Saskatchew­an 10-4

at Cal­gary 9-5 (-3)

Fri­day, 7:30 p.m.

The rid­ers aren’t ex­actly road war­riors and the stamps have al­ready lost twice at home this season. The rid­ers come in on a three-game win­ning streak but a cal­gary vic­tory would tie these teams at the top of the west, so there is plenty of mo­ti­va­tion. cal­gary has fum­bled the ball away too of­ten but the rid­ers take way too many penal­ties. Flip a coin. Dan’s prediction: stamps by 3

Mon­treal 8-6 at Win­nipeg 9-6 (-4) Satur­day, 2 p.m.

Mon­treal is rising in the east, the bombers are sink­ing in the west, and in both cases a Qb is re­spon­si­ble. The most im­por­tant player in Win­nipeg’s of­fence is rb an­drew harris, but the most in­flu­en­tial is Qb chris strev­eler, and not in a good way of late. Mean­while, Qb Ver­non adams Jr. has the als cruis­ing into a home play­off date.

Dan’s prediction: alou­ettes by 2

(-2.5)British Columbia 5-10 at Edmonton 7-8 Satur­day, 5 p.m.

The Li­ons couldn’t han­dle the eskimos’ pass rush in two ear­lier losses, but their O-line has tough­ened and Qb Mike reilly hasn’t been sacked much in the past four games. The esks were beaten up in hamil­ton last week and will be with­out rb c.j. Gable. Qbs Trevor harris (arm) and Lo­gan Kil­gore (leg) are also nurs­ing owies. smells a bit like an up­set. Dan’s prediction: Li­ons by 3

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