Blue Bombers vs. Tiger-Cats Prediction: CFL Week 7 Point Spread, Odds
July 26, 2019, 7:00 PM ET | Tim Hortons Field
Many CFL insiders are calling this game an early Grey Cup preview. This may sound exaggerated as it is only late July and there is still plenty of season ahead for all nine CFL clubs. However, the Bombers are a perfect 5-0, the only team that is undefeated, and the TiCats are 4-1, sitting first place in the East division.
CFL Odds and BettingThese two teams are the showcases of the league. Nine wins between the two clubs against only one loss. Equally impressive, they combine for a 9-1 record against the spread.
They have split the last four games, each winning at home, and also winning in the opposition’s stadium.
In the last seven games played between these two teams, the under is a perfect 7-0. During those seven games, the average total has been 55.1. Friday’s total should open around that number.
At Sports Interaction, the Blue Bombers are paying +160 to win the Grey Cup, while the Tiger-Cats are next in line paying +225 to do the same. These two teams are the betting favourites online.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
The Bombers keep rolling, and Friday night’s 30-1 effort over the Redblacks was just another example of why this team has the most complete roster in the league.
The team is off the its third-best start (5-0) in franchise history, but still only half way to the team’s best ever record of 10-0 to start the season (1939).
Quarterback Matt Nichols set a club record with 19 consecutive completions during the win, finished up going 25-for-29 for 295 yards and two touchdowns. His 12 passing touchdowns is number one among all CFL pivots and although it is only week seven on the schedule, he is drawing serious consideration for league MVP. Nichols is now 35-14 as a Bombers starter, since replacing Drew Willy in July of 2016.
Of note, last year’s CFL Defensive player of the year Adam Bighill has missed the last three games because of injury. The Bombers had hopes he was ready last week against the Redblacks.
The Tiger-Cats are well rested coming off a bye week in week six and a win in week five against the Stampeders (30-23).
The team will be shorthanded as Simoni Lawrence’s two-game suspension appeal was denied and this game will be game one of the two game suspension. Lawrence is one of the leaders on a Hamilton defence that is ranked second only to the Bombers in least points allowed this year (20/game).
Receiver Brandon Banks has been Mr. Everything to the Tiger-Cats this season. His 506 receiving yards is tops in the CFL; he is also a special teams threat every time he touches the ball.