British Columbia Lions at Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Week 4 Preview and Pick
British Columbia Lions (2-1) at Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-2) CFL Football: Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7:30pm est. The Line: BC Lions -3 / Hamilton Tiger-Cats +3 — Over/Under: 50
Week 4 of the CFL regular season wraps things up this Saturday night with an inter-division clash between the British Columbia Lions and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Game time from Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton is set for 7:30 p.m. (ET).
BC at Hamilton Game Preview
The Lions will try and extend their winning streak to three games both straight-up and against the spread following back-to-back victories against Toronto and Montreal on the road. This followed a three-point loss to Edmonton in Week 1 as four-point home favorites on VietBet’s closing line. BC is now a perfect 4-0 ATS in its last four road games when closing as a favorite. The total has stayed UNDER in its first three games this season and it has stayed UNDER in six of its last eight games on the road.
Jonathon Jennings is off to a solid start as the Lions’ starting quarterback. He has thrown for 853 yards and two scores in his first three games while completing 67.6 percent of his passes. Jeremiah Johnson has led the Lions’ ground game with 196 yards rushing for an average of 5.6 yards an attempt. Jennings has also rushed the ball for 87 yards rushing and these two players combined add some solid balance to BC on this side of the ball.
Hamilton is still looking for its first SU win on the year in its home opener following earlier road losses to Toronto in Week 1 and to Saskatchewan last week following a Week 2 bye. The Tiger-Cats are also 0-2 ATS after losing both games by a combined 34 points. The total went OVER VietBet’s 52-point closing line against the Roughriders in that 37-20 loss; however it has stayed UNDER in their last six home games when closing as underdogs.
The Tiger-Cats struggled to move the ball either through the air or on the ground in last Saturday’s loss. Zach Collaros completed 19-of-34 passing attempts for 189 yards and one score while the ground game was held to just 27 yards on 10 carries. On the other side of the ball, Hamilton was torched for 380 yards through the air and for another 94 yards on the ground.
BC at Hamilton Free Game Prediction
BC is clearly the better all-around team in the inter-division clash and I like the Lions’ chances to keep things rolling this Saturday night with a SU win that covers VietBet’s current three-point spread.