Hamilton @ B.C. Lions
Hamilton +11 +105 over B.C. Lions

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Hamilton +11 +105 over B.C. Lions

10:00 PM EST. A few numbers are floating around for this one, but the best number is SIA which has Hamilton +11 +105. You can also find the Ti-Cats at +11 -110 at Bet365 or PointsBet Canada or +10 +113 at Pinnacle.

If one was wondering how the market would respond after the Lions had them ripping up their tickets against the Blue Bombers in Week 5 after getting blasted at home 43-22, the extreme line movement in their direction makes it pretty obvious. The market does not care. Perhaps a game nearly two weeks ago is long gone in the market’s mind, or perhaps, the Tiger-Cats look like easy prey.

Hamilton edged out Ottawa 25-23 last Saturday, but that victory is so much more impressive when you consider the Tabbies coughed the ball up five times. When you lose the turnover battle (-3), you are not supposed to win. Despite getting its first victory, that it came against the winless Redblack does little for the Ti-Cats’ curb appeal. However, this team is better than its record shows. Had a bounce or two gone Hamilton’s way this season, the ‘Cats could easily be 3-2 or even 4-1. The Tabbies had their chances in games against the Elks, Blue Bombers, Stampeders, and Rough Riders, but could not finish those games. However, life and football are rarely fair.

After Khari Jones got axed in Montreal, the Tiger-Cats scooped up the former head coach and one of the league’s all-time greats to see if he had any ideas about what ails the Tabbies offense. We’ve been high on Hamilton’s defense all season, as it’s kept the ‘Cats in games they otherwise would not have been in, but game-killing mistakes from the offense have been this team’s downfall. It’s not like quarterback Dane Evans can’t sling it. He can and did again last Saturday to the tune of 342 yards in the air with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Adding a mentor like Jones to the football ops department cannot hurt.

We’re going to skip right to the main course here, which is the inflated points being offered up here. The Lions opened as a 7½-point favorite, but the market pounced and it has driven this line up to the double-digits you see posted now. As long-time fans of this league, we know about the house of horrors a road team can enter when playing the late game of a doubleheader in Vancouver, but value is value. If the Tiger-Cats get whacked here, so be it, but if Hamilton is better than its record suggests, this could very well be the best value play of this CFL weekend. We’ll scoop up these points with pleasure and get the coffee started. It’s going to be a late night at the office.

Our Pick

Hamilton +11 +105 (Risking 2 units - To Win: 2.10)