Tiger-Cats vs. Roughriders Prediction: CFL Week 4 Point Spread, Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jul 03, 2018

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CFL’s Week 4 kicks off Thursday night with Saskatchewan looking to bounce back from a stunning loss as it hosts Hamilton.

Hamilton
8-10
AT
July 05, 2018, 9:00 PM ET
Mosaic Stadium

68%

Betting Action

32%

68%

Betting Action

32%

The Ticats are 6.5-point favourites on the Sports Interaction odds.

Betting Analysis

Early action is on Hamilton giving the 6.5 points as well as over the total of 50. On the moneyline, the Ticats are -265 and Roughriders +215. Hamilton is -147 to score first, with a touchdown the +290 leader. Saskatchewan is +105 to draw first blood and a touchdown is +350. The favoured winning margin is Hamilton by 1-6 points at +350 and then Saskatchewan by the same margin at +375.

Last season, the Roughriders were 2-0 in the series. In Week 3 at home, they won 37-20 for their first victory in the new Mosaic Stadium. Kevin Glenn threw for 380 yards and two scores. Naaman Roosevelt caught 10 passes for 167 yards. In Week 13 in Hamilton, the Roughriders prevailed 27-19. With Glenn out injured, Brandon Bridge started at QB for Saskatchewan and threw for 231 yards and three scores. He was the first Canadian-born quarterback to start for the Riders since Vancouver’s Eric Guthrie in 1977 and first Canadian-born QB to throw for three touchdowns since Calgary’s Greg Vavra in 1984. More in Bridge shortly.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Hamilton (2-1 ATS) was a 5-point favourite in Week 3 and beat Winnipeg 31-17 in the Ticats’ home opener. Jeremiah Masoli had another big game, throwing for 369 yards and a touchdown as he continues to keep Johnny Manziel on the bench. Masoli has now thrown for at least 300 yards in eight consecutive games, tying Montreal’s Anthony Calvillo (2012) and Edmonton’s Mike Reilly (2015-16) for second most in CFL history. The record is nine.

Mercer Timmis rushed for two short touchdowns and Sean Thomas-Erlington added 92 yards rushing on 11 carries. The Ticats’ defence held Winnipeg to 280 yards and forced six straight two-and-outs at one point.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Under the heading “we can’t get them all right,” Saskatchewan was a 10-point home favourite last week against winless Montreal and we projected a 27-13 Roughriders’ victory. Little did we know how much the Riders would miss starting quarterback Zach Collaros, who is on the six-game injury list, as they were stunned 23-17. That ended Montreal’s 13-game losing streak. Bridge started in Collaros’ place and was pulled at halftime after completing 8 of 18 for 111 yards and two interceptions and his team down 13-3. First-year CFL QB David Watford took over. He wasn’t much better, going 10-for-22 for 108 yards, one TD and two interceptions.

Coach/GM Chris Jones will start Bridge again Thursday but hinted his QB could have a short leash. Might Jones also shift Duron Carter back to receiver from cornerback? Carter, making his second straight start in the secondary with Nick Marshall injured, was torched by Montreal’s Chris Williams.

Tiger-Cats vs. Roughriders Prediction

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