Tiger-Cats vs. Argonauts Prediction: CFL Division Finals Point Spread, Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Dec 01, 2021

The fifth and final meeting this year between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts has a whole new element: the winner gets a spot in the 108th Grey Cup.

Hamilton
8-6
AT
December 05, 2021, 12:30 PM ET
BMO Field
Toronto
9-5
Pointspread +2.5 -110
Moneyline +115
Over / Under o +44

70%

Betting Action

30%

Pointspread -2.5 -110
Moneyline -138
Over / Under u +44

70%

Betting Action

30%

Defeating Toronto not only clinches the Tabbies a championship bid but one with home field advantage as Tim Hortons Field is the venue for this year’s Grey Cup, which lands on December 12.

For the Argos, Sunday’s their chance to prove they truly are the best in the East this season. Toronto took the regular season series 3-1 over the Tiger-Cats yet are just one-point favourites as it stands. Kickoff at BMO Field starts at 12:30 p.m. EST.

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Both teams are going in to the East Final with their starting quarterbacks, and should be adding a dangerous pass-catcher each to their arsenals. Receiver Eric Rogers is expected to return to Toronto’s lineup this weekend while the versatile Bralon Addison is itching closer to game action for Hamilton. Rogers hasn’t played since Week 7, and Addison Week 12. Both are gamebreakers.

Head-to-head, the Argos went 2-0 at home versus Hamilton in 2021 and 6-1 overall. The Ti-Cats have gone 3-4 on the road in 2021, with the under going 6-1 in those games. The under is 11-4 in Hamilton’s 15 games this season but just 3-8 in the last 11 Hamilton–Toronto matchups.

Sunday’s total is set at 45.5 with Toronto a slight favourite on the CFL odds.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Hamilton pass rushed their way to victory last Sunday over Montreal. The Ti-Cats sacked Trevor Harris six times while winning the turnover battle five to zero. Defensive end Ja’Gared Davis had a standout day with two sacks, a forced fumble, and a whole lot of pressure.

On offence, Brandon Banks led the team with five catches for 58 yards and their only passing score. Quarterback Jeremiah Masoli passed for 184 yards on 28 attempts but didn’t turn the ball over. In Week 15, Masoli completed 55 per cent of his passes and threw two interceptions in a 31-12 loss at Toronto — he’ll need to pick it up Sunday.

Toronto Argonauts

A 9-5 record is what matters most, but several issues exist with the Argos. For example Toronto committed a league-high 37 turnovers, ranked eighth on yards allowed per play, and took the third-most penalties.

Devil’s advocate says the Argos had a ton of key injured players who are now back, and found ways to deliver when it mattered throughout the season. McLeod Bethel-Thompson’s 2,303 passing yards to go with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions isn’t jaw-dropping, but he threw for 388 and led a game-winning drive over Hamilton back in Week 10. As the East All-Star pivot, Bethel-Thompson’s got a chance to establish his CFL legacy.

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