Stampeders vs. Tiger-Cats Prediction: CFL Week 2 Point Spread, Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jun 15, 2022

Can the Hamilton Tiger-Cats pick up their first win of the season when they hit Tim Hortons Field to host the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday night?

Calgary
12-6
AT
June 18, 2022, 6:30 PM ET
Tim Hortons Field
Hamilton
8-10
Pointspread +1.5 -105
Moneyline +102
Over / Under o +45

38%

Betting Action

62%

Pointspread -1.5 -115
Moneyline -123
Over / Under u +45

38%

Betting Action

62%

The Calgary Stampeders hit the road for the first time this season and head to Hamilton to face the Tiger-Cats in Week 2 CFL action.  The Stamps pulled out a 30-27 win against Montreal last week thanks to a late-game field goal.  The Ti-Cats are looking for their first win after opening the year with a 30-13 loss in Saskatchewan.

Hamilton is a slim 1.0-point favourite to win on the CFL odds, with a total of 45.0.

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These teams met once last season in Hamilton with the Tiger-Cats picking up a 23-17 Week 7 victory.  Hamilton’s third-string quarterback David Watford failed to complete a touchdown pass in his first career CFL start, but he was 19-for-22 throwing and led the team in rushing.

Despite last year’s loss, Calgary has absolutely dominated the Ti-Cats, winning 16 of their last 18 games in Hamilton.  They failed to cover as 4.0-point favourites last week, although they ended last season 4-1 against the spread in their last four road games.  The total has gone Under in 13 of the Stampeders’ last 16 trips to Hamilton.

The Tiger-Cats have been very comfortable at home, winning 17 of their last 20 games at Tim Hortons Field.  They didn’t cover on the road as 2.5-point underdogs in Week 1, but they’re 4-2 ATS in their last six games against Calgary.  The total has gone Under in 15 of Hamilton’s last 21 games, including last week’s season opener.

Calgary Stampeders

Head coach Dave Dickenson said pulling out wins late in tight games was a priority for Calgary this season and that goal was executed perfectly in Week 1 against the Alouettes.  Tied with 29 seconds remaining in the game, Rene Paredes kicked a 38-yard field goal to seal the Stampeders’ first win of the season.  Calgary trailed 24-14 at the break, before outscoring Montreal 16-3 in the second half.  Running back Ka’Deem Carey, who ranked second in rushing yards last season, ran in two touchdowns.  Wide receiver Richie Sindani led the team with a career-high 101 receiving yards.  Malik Henry picked up a receiving touchdown.

One concern for the Stamps right now is the health of quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who threw for 199 yards with one touchdown pass and one interceptions in Week 1.  Mitchell rolled his ankle in the fourth quarter before being relieved by backup Jake Maier.  Mitchell is out of the walking boot he was using and Dickenson said he expects him to play in Week 2, but he’s clearly not 100 per cent healthy.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Hamilton struggled to generate any offence in their Week 1 loss against the Roughriders, managing only six points in the first three quarters.  Quarterback Dane Evans eventually threw a touchdown pass in the fourth, but the Ti-Cats gave up 18 points on defence in the quarter.  Evans finished with 222 passing yards and was picked off twice.

Steven Dunbar caught the Ti-Cats’ lone touchdown pass and finished with a team-high 75 receiving yards on two catches.  Bralon Addison added 72 yards on eight catches.  Hamilton only managed 26 rushing yards compared to 75 for Saskatchewan.  They also struggled to protect the quarterback as Evans was sacked eight times.

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