Spread: Stampeders by 1.0
Money line: Stampeders -120; Tiger-Cats +100
If you want to witness an offensive explosion of epic proportions, then be sure to watch the Calgary-Hamilton game this week. Against their respective opponents last week, the two pivots accounted for a combined 798 yards through the air, another 56 on the ground, and a total of eight passing touchdowns.
The secondaries on each side are going to have to check their prides in the locker room. The chances are good that they’ll get burned at least once. But if they can’t get over it and play on, they’ll get burned again and again.
It’s worth noting that Hamilton’s Jeremiah Masoli had his big day against a weak Toronto defence. But he’s been lighting up defences all season (it was his ninth 300+ yard passing day).
Calgary’s Bo Levi Mitchell had his day against a much better Edmonton defence. But he was forced to play from behind for most of the day and threw three interceptions as well.
When these two teams played back in Week Three, Masoli had 344 yards passing, and Mitchell had 297. Both threw an interception, but Mitchell had the only passing touchdown. Calgary ended up winning that game 28-14.
So—who’s going to win?
This one is going to be a barn-burner. Don’t be shocked if one or both teams have an interception returned for a touchdown. It would also not be shocking if the team that wins is the one that has the ball last.
It is going to be an exciting game, but in the end—Hamilton will come out on top. The Stampeders are making way too many mistakes in recent weeks. So, take Hamilton to win. Calgary will not cover the spread and absolutely take the over.