Last week’s game between these two was supposed to be the easy one to figure out—and according to the outcome, it was. Hamilton won the game and covered the spread with ease. I was pessimistic about the Argo’s ability to score last week and went with the under.
With a combined score of 70, they clearly hit the over. But the game wasn’t as easy for the Ticats as it may appear to have been. Late in the third, Toronto held a 28-21 lead thanks in large part to a fumble returned 100-yards for a touchdown earlier in the quarter.
The Argo’s managed to stay in the game until early in the fourth quarter when a 19-yard Alex Green touchdown run gave the Ticats the lead for good.
Toronto gave Hamilton more of a fight than expected but in the end, the outcome was what it was expected to be. Is there any reason to expect a different result this week?
Absolutely not. It would be nice for the Argonauts to win one (+175.00) in front of their home crowd and remain alive in the playoff race. But they needed turnovers and big plays just to be in the game last week. Every coach would love to have them every week, but you can’t count on them.
The Ticats will win this one (-222.22) and cover the spread (5 points) with ease. In light of last week’s offensive explosion, go with the over (52.5 points).