The 2018 CFL online betting season is heading towards an epic conclusion. With the fight for the Grey Cup scheduled at the end of November, sports betting players won’t have to wait too long to find out which squad comes out will all the chips. This weekend will feature the semifinal round of elimination and will naturally bring us one step closer to that fateful matchup. The semifinal round will kick off Sunday afternoon with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. British Columbia Lions Eastern Conference semis, followed by the Western Conference’s rendition featuring the Roughriders and Blue Bombers. So, what do the online sportsbook betting odds have to say about the first matchup of the day?
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. British Columbia Lions – Sat., November 22nd
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Stream: TSN Direct
CFL Online Betting Odds: Click Here!
The Tiger-Cats enter this weekend’s postseason matchup sporting an 8-10 record that managed to get them this far. Nevertheless, the CFL online betting odds are giving Hamilton some favorable odds, or are at the very least not pegging them as an underdog. All in all, Hamilton went 4-4 against Conference opponents this season, so the outcome is still very much up in the air for this one. However, since the BC Lions got the best of Hamilton earlier this season, some bettors might be more willing to side against the Tiger-Cats this Sunday. It should be noted nevertheless, that that matchup went into second overtime and it took every ounce of willpower the Lions could muster to edge out a 32-35 victory. Considering what’s on the line this time around, BC might have a harder time containing Hamilton’s dynamic offense.
Players to Watch: Jeremiah Masoli (5,209 passing yards, 28 TD, 18 INT), Andrew Harris (1,390 rushing yards, 8 TD, 5.8 AVG), and D’haquille Williams (1,579 receiving yards, 11 TD, 88 REC).
British Columbia Lions
The British Columbia Lions enter this weekend’s action with a 9-9 record. However, since they’re 4-6 against the conference this season, some fans might be unwilling to back BC this weekend. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that Hamilton has an edge over BC. Right now the Tiger-Cats are putting up 27.92 per game while giving up 24.67. The Lions on the other hand, are scoring 23.55 while giving up 24.0. Granted, Hamilton’s advantage isn’t all that much, but it still accounts for something.
Players to Watch: Travis Lulay (2,494 passing yards, 13 TD, 11 INT), Jeremiah Johnson (633 rushing yards, 5 TD, 5.3 AVG), and Bryan Burnham (1,029 receiving yards, 9 TD, 67 REC).
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. British Columbia Lions Predictions
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 8 of Hamilton’s last 9 games when playing on the road against British Columbia
- Hamilton is 1-5 STRAIGHT UP in its last 6 games when playing on the road against British Columbia
- Hamilton is 6-3 AGAINST THE SPREAD in its last 9 games when playing on the road against British Columbia
- The TOTAL has gone OVER in 7 of British Columbia’s last 10 games when playing Hamilton
- British Columbia is 4-1 STRAIGHT UP in its last 5 games when playing Hamilton
- British Columbia is 4-1 AGAINST THE SPREAD in its last 5 games when playing Hamilton
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. British Columbia Lions Picks
So who should sports betting players take a chance on this weekend? All things considered, Hamilton looks like the better pick. They have the better offense and a capable defense.
Score Prediction: 38-33 Hamilton.