Argonauts vs. Tiger-Cats Prediction: CFL Week 13 Point Spread, Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Aug 30, 2022

Can the Toronto Argonauts put a seven-game losing streak in the annual Labour Day Classic behind them when they face the Ti-Cats in Hamilton on Monday?

Toronto
11-7
AT
September 05, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
Tim Hortons Field
Hamilton
8-10
Pointspread -3 -105
Moneyline -158
Over / Under o +49.5

37%

Betting Action

63%

Pointspread +3 -115
Moneyline +132
Over / Under u +49.5

37%

Betting Action

63%

Despite a long winning streak in the annual Labour Day Classic, the Ti-Cats must be feeling the pressure heading into this year’s event as they’ve dropped two of three games against the Argos this season, including a 37-20 blowout loss last week in Toronto.

Hamilton opened as a slim 1-point favourite to win on the CFL odds, with a total of 49.5.

CFL Odds and Betting

This will be the fourth and final regular season meeting between the teams this year.  The home team has come out on top in the three previous games, which have all been high scoring affairs that finished Over the total.

Toronto sits first in the East Division with an even 5-5 straight up record, but they typically struggle in Hamilton and have lost 12 of their last 14 games in the Hammer.  They’re 5-5 against the spread overall this season, but they’ve only managed to cover in one of three road games.  The total has gone Over in six of the Argonauts’ last eight games.

Hamilton is likely thankful to be back home at Tim Hortons Field where they are 3-2 SU this season compared to 0-6 SU on the road.  They haven’t been a great cover option at home or on the road, however, as they’re just 3-8 ATS overall in 2022.  The total has gone Over in seven of the Tiger-Cats’ 11 games, including four of five at home.

Toronto Argonauts

Jamal Peters had a massive performance against Hamilton last week, recording three interceptions, including returning his final pick for a 67-yard touchdown.  McLeod Bethel-Thompson looked good under centre.  Toronto’s signal caller threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns with one interception.  Bethel-Thompson spread the ball around, with five different receivers finishing with at least three receptions.  Brandon Banks led the team with 67 receiving yards, while Markeith Ambles, DaVaris Daniels and Kurleigh Gittens Jr. had one touchdown reception each.  The Argos outscored Hamilton 27-4 in the second half.

Toronto’s biggest loss to injury right now is Canadian running back Andrew Harris.  The Winnipeg native’s season is done after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in Week 10.  Harris started eight games for the Argos after leaving Winnipeg in the offseason, recording 114 carries for 490 yards and 23 receptions for 180 yards.  In Harris’ absence, no other Argos running back managed more than 16 yards last week against Hamilton.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

It was a rough performance for the Ti-Cats last week, who are now in danger of being overtaken by Ottawa and falling to last place in the East Division standings.  Quarterback Dane Evans in particular had a tough outing.  After missing two games with a shoulder injury, Evans threw for 244 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions last week.  Backup Matthew Shiltz completed 13 of 15 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown in relief.  Hamilton had 151 more offensive yards than Toronto, but they allowed six forced turnovers (three interceptions, fumble, twice on downs).  It was the second straight games the Ti-Cats have been picked off three times.

Evans, who also turned the ball over on a fumble, was responsible for four of Hamilton’s turnovers, which resulted in 17 points for the Argos.  Considering the Ti-Cats lost by 17 points, it wouldn’t be surprising to see head coach Orlondo Steinauer turn to Shiltz for the rematch if he is healthy.  Shiltz left last week’s game in the third quarter with a wrist injury.  It’s unclear if it’s a minor injury or more severe, but if he can play, Shiltz will likely get the start.

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