Lions vs. Tiger-Cats Prediction: CFL Week 16 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Sep 26, 2018

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Lions QB Jonathan Jennings is coming off his best game of the season throwing for 346 yards and three touchdowns.

BC
9-9
AT
September 29, 2018, 4:00 PM ET
Tim Hortons Field
Hamilton
8-10
Pointspread +6.5 -110
Moneyline +205
Over / Under o +50

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Pointspread -6.5 -110
Moneyline -255
Over / Under u +50

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The Tiger-Cats are still scratching their heads over what happened last weekend in Vancouver, where the Lions upset the Cats in overtime (35-32). They’ll have to have short memories and turn things around fast if they have any hope in chasing down the first place RedBlacks. Meanwhile, the Lions are in a tighter position, fighting for a cross-over spot. If that doesn’t happen, they’ll miss the post season for a second straight year.

Odds makers have the home side Tiger-Cats are favourites by -7 in this game.

Betting Analysis

In the last ten games head-to-head, the Lions have a record of 6-4 over the Tiger-Cats, with the over hitting on seven of the ten games played. The Lions are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games. Of note, these two teams do not like playing on Saturday nights as of late, with the Lions 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games, and the Tiger-Cats 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games on this day.

BC Lions

Quarterback Jonathan Jennings is coming off his best game of the season throwing for 346 yards (32 of 47), and three touchdowns. Going into the game, Jennings’ best yardage game was 199 yards back on June 29 against Edmonton. A couple games after that, while he continued to struggle, he lost his starting job to Travis Lulay. With Lulay on the sidelines because of injury, it will be Jennings all the time.

Receiver Bryan Burnham had his second straight strong game, with 10 receptions for 90 yards. In the last two weeks he’s caught 15 passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns. He’s now tied for third in the league in touchdowns with seven. Defensive end Davon Coleman had a monster of a game with eight tackles and three sacks in the victory over Hamilton. He is now tied for fifth in the league with seven sacks. In fact, the Lions have three players, Odell Willis (9), Shawn Lemon (8), and Coleman (7) ranked in the top five in that category.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Head Coach June Jones’ decision to kick a punt single instead of attempting a 44-yard field goal late may have cost the Ti-Cats last week’s game and possibly first place in the CFL’s East division. If you missed it, Hamilton was up by seven, kicked a single to make it an eight point lead. The Lions got the ball back, drove the length of the field, scored a touchdown and completed a 2-point conversion and eventually won it in overtime. Now the Tiger-Cats find themselves four points back of first place Ottawa with five games remaining.

Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli had another 300+ yard passing game (311 yards), for his 10th such game of the season. He is second in CFL passing with 4097 yards (Mike Reilly leads with 4219 yards). With Brandon Banks on the sideline, receiver Mike Jones was the main target for Masoli, hauling in three catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns.

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