Tiger-Cats vs. Blue Bombers Prediction: CFL Week 16 Point Spread, Odds
September 27, 2019, 8:30 PM ET | IG Field
Two of the best teams in the CFL kick off week 16 of the season in Winnipeg. The Tiger-Cats enter this game winners of five of their last six games, while the Bombers, despite losing last weekend, have a perfect 6-0 record on home turf.
CFL Odds and BettingThe Tiger-Cats enter this game with the best record in the CFL at 10-3; they are also 8-3-2 against the spread. The Bombers are 9-4 straight up and ATS this season.
These two teams met back on July 26 in Hamilton when the Tiger-Cats knocked off the Bombers 23-15. Even more notable then the score was Hamilton’s loss of Jeremiah Masoli to a season ending knee injury.
The Bombers may be perfect at home this season, but the Ti-Cats are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four road games, and they are 5-1-1 in the last seven games played in Winnipeg.
In the last 26 games played between these two teams, the under have a 19-7 record.
Hamilton is coming off a 30-27 win in Edmonton. The Tiger-Cats built up a 24-7 lead and were promptly outscored 20-6 in the second half, but hung on in the end.
Quarterback Dane Evans had his third consecutive game with at least 335 passing yards in the win. Over the three games he is 87-of-110 (79 percent) passing for 1138 yards and six touchdowns, and taking full charge of the offence.
He has two of the top receivers in the league in Bralon Addison and Brandon Banks. Addison has three consecutive games of at least 100 yards receiving and is now fourth in the league with 980 yards. His team mate Brandon Banks has 286 yards in his last three games (22 receptions) and is second in the league with 1039 yards in this 2019 season.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
It was a tale of two halves for the Blue Bombers in Montreal this past weekend. In the first half, they were a well-oiled machine that ripped apart the Alouettes to the tune of 34-10 at the half. But that lead quickly disappeared, as the Als rallied for 21 fourth quarter points and stunned the visitors 38-37. The winning touchdown was scored against the Blue and Gold with just 11 seconds left in the game.
The blown 24-point lead was the largest in Bombers history, eclipsing a 20-point margin coughed up by the Bombers to the Eskimos back in 2013.
Despite the loss, the Bombers clinched a playoff spot for a fourth consecutive year, but the loss was costly as they now share the lead in the West division with the Calgary Stampeders, both with records of 9-4. The Roughriders trail them both by just two points with an 8-4 mark.
The team welcomed back Andrew Harris to the lineup and he combined for 187 total yards (75 rush, 112 receiving) in the loss, while the defence held stud Running back William Stanback to just two yards on five carries.
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