Tiger-Cats vs. Lions Prediction: CFL Week 7 Point Spread, Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jul 21, 2022

Coming off a bye week, the B.C. Lions are back in action Thursday night as they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Week 7 CFL action.

Hamilton
8-10
AT
July 21, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
BC Place Stadium
BC
12-6
Pointspread +9.5 +100
Moneyline +330
Over / Under o +53.5

42%

Betting Action

58%

Pointspread -9.5 -120
Moneyline -430
Over / Under u +53.5

42%

Betting Action

58%

The B.C. Lions are looking to get back in the win column when they return from their bye week to host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday night.  B.C.’s first loss of the season was a 43-22 home defeat against Winnipeg on July 9, dropping them to 3-1 on the year.  The Tiger-Cats are at the other end of the spectrum and sit at 1-4 on the season after picking up their first win of the year on Saturday, a 25-23 home decision against Ottawa.

The Lions are favoured to win on the CFL odds.

CFL Odds and Betting

Hamilton has won the last five meetings between these teams, including a 26-18 home decision last season.  The total has gone Over in three of those five games.

One interesting note in this head-to-head is four of the last five games have been played in Hamilton.  The Ti-Cats have actually struggled in B.C., dropping six of their last eight games at BC Place.  They’re 0-5 against the spread overall this season and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games against the Lions.  The total has gone Under in nine of Hamilton’s last 11 road games, including both this season.

It’s been a home-heavy schedule early in the season for the Lions as three of their first four games have been at BC Place.  They’re 3-1 ATS this season and 5-1 ATS in their last six home games against Hamilton.  The total has gone Over in nine of B.C.’s last 10 games overall, including three of four this season.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

It took five games, but the Ti-Cats are finally on the board following their first win of the season on Saturday.  Quarterback Dane Evans completed 21 of 28 pass attempts for 342 yards and two touchdowns.  After throwing eight interceptions in the first four games, Evans was clean in Week 6.  Tim White, who finished with a team-high 70 receiving yards, and Anthony Johnson, who finished with 66 receiving yards, hauled in the two passing touchdowns.

It wasn’t all good for Hamilton, however, as their trend of late-game collapses continued.  The Ti-Cats led 18-10 at the break, but gave up a touchdown on the first play of the second half.  They eventually trailed 23-18 in the final minute of the fourth quarter until Evans hit White with the game-winning TD pass with just 19 seconds to play.

BC Lions

B.C.’s perfect start to the year ran into the defending back-to-back Grey Cup champions in Week 5, leading to their first loss of the season.  Canadian rookie quarterback Nathan Rourke completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 278 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.  With the game out of reach, Rourke was replaced by Michael O’Connor late in the fourth quarter.  O’Connor was 4-for-7 passing with one interception in his first action of the season.  Dominique Rhymes came up big, finishing with 136 receiving yards and two touchdowns.  Josh Pearson made the most of his one reception, running it back 66 yards for his first career CFL touchdown.

The Lions will obviously need a better start this week.  They gave up a touchdown on the opening kickoff in Week 5 and trailed 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.  A big blow for B.C. was the loss of the CFL’s reigning Most Outstanding Canadian, linebacker Bo Lokombo, who left the game late in the first quarter with an elbow injury and he has now been placed on the six-game injured list.  Lokombo started all four games for the Lions this season, recording 20 defensive tackles and two special teams tackles.

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