Last week, it probably worked to the advantage of the Lions that starting pivot Travis Lulay was out with an injury. Hamilton knew this ahead of time, but there is only so much they can do to prepare for a quarterback, Jonathon Jennings, that hasn’t played much this season.
You would think the best pass defence in the league would have been up to the challenge—but they weren’t. However, heading into this week’s rematch, they are going to have a whole game of tape to dissect.
BC, on the other hand, knew exactly what to expect from Hamilton pivot Jeremiah Masoli. While they did get to him (five sacks), he still completed 76 percent of his passes and had over 300 yards passing. If they are going to win this week, they need to figure out how to force Masoli into a few mistakes.
Now that the Ticats defence knows more of what to expect from Jennings, will the Lions be able to muster enough offence to be competitive? Can their defence ramp up its game this week?
Spread: Tiger-Cats by 7
The BC defence played well last week, but Masoli played better. Expect him to figure out some way to step his game up a little bit more this week. At the same time don’t expect Jennings to throw for over 300 yards again.
Hamilton will win, but they will fail to cover the spread.
Both offences are capable of putting up some serious points. It would be surprising if they failed to cover the over.
Money Line: Lions +240; Tiger-Cats -280
BC has a chance if everything goes their way—but it will not. Take the Tiger-Cats to win.