Blue Bombers vs. Tiger-Cats Prediction: CFL Week 3 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Jun 28, 2018

Chris Streveler Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers rookie quarterback Chris Streveler was 22 for 28 throwing for 246 yards and also raced for 98 yards on 10 carries against Montreal.

Winnipeg
10-8
AT
June 29, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
Tim Hortons Field
Hamilton
8-10
Pointspread +4.5 -110
Moneyline +170
Over / Under o +58.5

45%

Betting Action

55%

Pointspread -4.5 -110
Moneyline -205
Over / Under u +58.5

45%

Betting Action

55%

After starting off the season with back-to-back games in Alberta, the Tiger-Cats host the Blue Bombers in their home opener. Both teams are 1-1 on the season and are coming off road wins last week. Oddsmakers have the Tiger-Cats set as 4-point favourites in this CFL matchup with a game total of 55 points.

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The Bombers enter this game winners of two straight games in Hamilton. Last time the Bombers fell to the Tiger-Cats in the Steel City was back in August of 2015 (38-8 loss). Overall, the Bombers have won three out of the last four games played against the Tiger-Cats. But the good news for ‘Cats fans is, in their last game played Hamilton came out on top with a 30-14 win in Winnipeg. Jeremiah Masoli was brilliant that night, going 27 for 33 for 338 yards and two touchdowns. The Bombers are 1-0 on the road this season and were 6-3 last season. The Tiger-Cats were 2-7 at home last season and 2-8 against west division opponents.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

He may not be a household name yet, but quarterback Chris Streveler has been impressive in his first two career CFL starts. The 23 year-old product from South Dakota has thrown for six touchdowns in two games and is coming off a brilliant effort in a blow-out win (56-10) against the Alouettes in Montreal. Streveler was 22 for 28 throwing for 246 yards and also raced for 98 yards on 10 carries. He was named the offensive player of the week. The 56 points scored against the Alouettes was the most a Blue Bombers offence has scored in a game since Sept. 8, 2001 (a 63-61 win over the Tiger-Cats). The Bombers net offence was 558 yards with 245 team rushing yards. The defence played a great game as well limiting the Alouettes to just 10 first downs and 128 yards of total offence, including three sacks and three turnovers. Of note, receiver Weston Dressler needs only 30 yards receiving to surpass Jock Climie for 22nd on the CFL’s all-time receiving list. He’s also just 148 yards away from cracking the top 20.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

After a disappointing week one (28-14 loss in Calgary) the Tiger-Cats stayed in the province of Alberta and travelled north to Edmonton handing the Eskimos a 38-21 loss. Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was 18 for 29 for 332 yards passing and three touchdowns. With numbers like that, he’ll keep back-up Johnny Manziel on the bench for another week. The Tiger-Cats had a pair of 100 yard receivers in the win, as Brandon Banks (117 yards) and Luke Tasker (103 yards) both played major roles. Running back Mercer Timmis had a breakout game, marching for 133 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns. He’s quickly turning into the next great Canadian running back, joining the likes of Jerome Messam, Jon Cornish and Andrew Harris.

Blue Bombers vs. Tiger-Cats Prediction

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