RedBlacks vs. Tiger-Cats Prediction: CFL Week 6 Point Spread, Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Jul 14, 2022

East Division rivals looking to snap season-opening losing streaks clash on Saturday, as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats play host to the Ottawa Redblacks in CFL Week 6 action.

July 16, 2022, 5:00 PM ET
Tim Hortons Field
Pointspread +8 -105
Moneyline +282
Over / Under o +44.5
Pointspread -8 -115
Moneyline -344
Over / Under u +44.5

The Ti-Cats have been idle since suffering a shocking 29-25 decision to the visiting Edmonton Elks on Canada Day that marked their third loss in their past five as home favourites. The Redblacks lost quarterback Jeremiah Masoli to a serious knee injury last week, on their way to a crushing 28-13 loss to Saskatchewan, and have now fallen to defeat in 26 of 29 contests since August 2019.

The Tiger-Cats have vaulted to 7-point favourites since opening as 5.5-point chalk, thanks to the strong support of 71% of sports bettors. The RedBlacks have dipped to +235 underdogs in earn their first win of the season. The total has dipped slightly to 44.5 from its opening position at 45.5. However, the OVER continues to attract 67% of the betting action.

RedBlacks vs. Ti-Cats Odds and Betting

Saturday night’s matchup at Tim Hortons Field marks the first of three regular season meetings between these squads. The Tiger-Cats have dominated in recent dates with Ottawa, limiting the Redblacks to just 7.3 points per game during an impressive four-game straight up and against the spread win streak. Hamilton’s recent head-to-head success represents a dramatic about-face after falling to defeat in 10 of their previous 12 dates with the Redblacks. However, the Tiger-Cats are undefeated in six straight versus Ottawa when pegged as home chalk by seven or more points, covering the spread on four occasions. With the Ottawa offence falling flat, the UNDER has paid out in each of their past four clashes with the Tabbies, and has also gone 6-1-1 over the past eight meetings between these teams in Hamilton.

Ottawa RedBlacks

Things went from bad to worse last weekend, as the Redblacks saw quarterback Jeremiah Masoli suffer a knee injury that will sideline him indefinitely. The injury resulted from a low hit by Saskatchewan lineman Garrett Marino, who was also accused of targeting Masoli with offensive language. However, the four-game suspension handed to Marino provides little comfort to a Redblacks offence that has stumbled out of the gate. Ottawa has been limited to 17 or fewer points in three of their four defeats to date, extending an absolutely abysmal 11-game run on the road, during which they have scored an average of just 13.1 points per game. With Masoli on the shelf, look for Caleb Evans to get the start. The 23-year-old American was largely ineffective in relief last weekend, and averaged just 159 yards while tossing for just five scores against nine picks in eight appearances last season.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Opportunity knocks for the defending East Division champions, who looked like anything but through the first month of the 2022 campaign. The T-Cats squandered a double-digit halftime lead on their way to last weekend’s 29-25 loss to lowly Edmonton, and have now surrendered a worrisome 29.5 points per game. That marks a major step back from last season when the second-ranked Hamilton defence allowed an average of just 17.4 points. Complicating matters further is the team’s league-worst 15 turnovers to date, with pivot Dane Evans contributing eight picks. However, given the current state of the Redblacks and the recent history between these squads, anything less than a dominating Ti-Cats win on Saturday would be a shocker.

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