Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit Winnipeg to take on the Blue Bombers in CFL Week 3 on Friday, in what is to be a rematch of the last two Grey Cups. Here we have everything about Tiger-Cats vs Blue Bombers, previews, picks, and predictions.
The Tiger-Cats are taking their 0-2 record on the road to face off the reigning champions Blue Bombers. They are coming off an overtime defeat by 30-33 points against the Stampeders. They let go of a 21-point halftime lead in that match.
On the other hand, the Blue Bombers are off to an ideal season start. They have a 2-0 record, beating the Redblacks in back-to-back games.
Tiger-Cats: Cariel Brooks DB (Out), Don Jackson RB (Out), Alex Fontana C (Out), Lemar Durant WR (Out)
Blue Bombers: Michael Couture C (Out), Brandon Alexander DB (Out), Mercy Maston DB (Out), Jesse Briggs LB (Out)
Tiger-Cats vs Blue Bombers Picks and Predictions
The Ticats are struggling defensively this season. In Week 1, they conceded 18 points in the fourth quarter, causing a 30-13 points defeat against the Roughriders. Again, the Tiger-Cats squandered a 21-point halftime lead in Week 2 to lose against the Stamps.
It would be difficult for the Ticats to find their first win against the Blue Bombers who are solid defensively. The Bombers conceded just a single touchdown across the two games.
Winnipeg’s offense has been less explosive this season. It could be explained by the departure of the star running back Andrew Harris. Nonetheless, Zach Callores, the CFL MOP quarterback, is doing a decent job for the Blue Bombers.
The Blue Bombers are a solid side this season. They will get the home support behind them. On the contrary, the Ticats are sloppy and collapse in crucial moments.
Our pick is the Blue Bombers to bag their 3rd victory in a row.
Date, Time, and How to Stream
🗓 Date: Friday, 24 June 2022
🕣 Time: 8:30 pm ET
🏟 Venue: IG Field, Winnipeg, MB
📺 TV and Stream: TSN, ESPN+