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

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jun 23, 2022

It's a rematch of the last two Grey Cup championships on Friday in Week 3 CFL action as the 2-0 Winnipeg Blue Bombers are set to host the 0-2 Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Hamilton
8-10
AT
June 24, 2022, 8:30 PM ET
IG Field
Winnipeg
15-3
Pointspread +5.5 +100
Moneyline +188
Over / Under o +43

53%

Betting Action

47%

Pointspread -5.5 -120
Moneyline -226
Over / Under u +43

53%

Betting Action

47%

Heading into Week 3 of the CFL season, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are still in search of their first win as they prepare to face the Blue Bombers in Winnipeg on Friday.  Hamilton was blown out by the Roughriders in Saskatchewan in Week 1, before falling in overtime 33-30 in their home opener against the Stampeders last week.  Winnipeg, the back-to-back defending Grey Cup champion, is 2-0 on the year following wins in both games of a home-and-home against the Redblacks, including a 19-12 decision last week.

The Blue Bombers are 4.5-point favourites to win on the CFL odds, with a total of 42.5.

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This is actually a rematch of the last two Grey Cup championships, which saw Winnipeg come out on top both times.  The Bombers have won the last three meetings between these teams, including a dramatic 33-25 overtime win in last year’s Grey Cup title game.  The final score actually broke a streak of the total going Under in 11 straight games between the teams.

The Ti-Cats have not fared well in Winnipeg, dropping four of their last six games at IG Field.  They’ve failed to cover in either of their two games this season and they are 2-3-1 against the spread in their last six games against the Blue Bombers.  The total has gone Under in Hamilton’s last five games in Winnipeg.

Dating back to last season, the Blue Bombers are 13-2 straight up in their last 15 games overall and 5-0 SU in their last five home games.  They’ve covered in one of two games this season and they are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 home dates.  The total has gone Under in eight of Winnipeg’s last 10 games.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Hamilton players likely didn’t get a lot of sleep after last week’s brutal collapse as the Tiger-Cats blew a 24-0 lead against Calgary, eventually losing in overtime.  Dane Evans threw for 425 yards and three touchdowns, but he was also picked off twice.  The last interception ended the game.  Tim White led all receivers in the game with 131 yards and a touchdown, while Sean Thomas-Erlington and Steve Dunbar also caught touchdown passes.

Hamilton has allowed an East Division-high 63 points through two games.  A major contributing factor to that stat is fourth quarter collapses.  They were outscored 18-7 in the fourth quarter against Saskatchewan in Week 1 and 20-6 in the fourth last week against Calgary.  Late collapses clearly need to change as it has arguably been the biggest reason this team is 0-2 rather than 2-0.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Through two games of the season, the only team Winnipeg has faced is Ottawa.  They won both meetings, but it hasn’t exactly been pure domination as they only managed 19 points on offence in each game.  Last week, Zach Collaros threw for 228 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.  Collaros connected with Greg Ellingson and Dalton Schoen for touchdown passes.  Ellingson led Blue Bombers with 71 receiving yards on four catches, while Brady Oliveira had a team-high 48 rushing yards on 14 carries.

The expectation in Winnipeg is that Collaros will break out soon.  Collaros has been relatively quiet by his standards through two games, throwing for just 416 yards.  The biggest concern for this team, however, is their pass-defence.  The Blue Bombers are giving up a CFL-high 355.5 passing yards per game and allowing a CFL-high 83.6 per cent completion rate.

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