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Summer football is on the board at Caesars Sportsbook for US bettors. The Canadian Football League enters Week 3 of the 2022 season and it features a huge rematch of last year’s Grey Cup Championship. The East Division’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats go on the road this Friday night to tangle with the West’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Updated on 05/18/2024
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The last time these two teams met, the league championship was decided in overtime. The Blue Bombers prevailed 33-25 to win their second CFL Grey Cup title in a row. This time around, Caesars Sportsbook has opened Winnipeg as a five-point home favorite on the spread with the total set at 43.5 points. Game time from IG Field is slated for 8:30 p.m. (ET) on Friday.

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Hamilton stumbles into Friday’s rematch with losses in its first two games. The Tiger-Cats have also given up a combined 63 points in setbacks against Saskatchewan on the road and Calgary at home. Failing to cover against the spread in both straight-up losses, bettors beware of a Week 3 turnaround.

The defending CFL Champions started their season with a home-and-home series against the East’s Ottawa RedBlacks. Closing as solid favorites in both contests, the Blue Bombers won both games SU with a 1-1 split ATS. The total stayed UNDER each time with just 29 points combined given up on defense.

Dane Evans has gotten the call as Hamilton’s starting quarterback this season with mixed results. While he has thrown for the second-most yards (647) in the CFL, he has been picked off four times. Winnipeg quarterback Zach Collaros has been efficient but far from spectacular. He has completed 68.8% of his 48 passing attempts for 416 yards and three touchdowns.

Given Winnipeg’s shutdown defense, the strongest play in this game could be on the CFL total line. Set low at 43.5 points, the combined score should still struggle to cross this mark. The total has stayed UNDER the closing line in 15 of Hamilton’s last 22 games overall. More importantly, it has stayed UNDER in 11 of the Tiger-Cats’ last 12 games against Winnipeg.

Written by Dave Schwab, our US sports betting industry expert.