CFL Betting: Edmonton Elks vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats – 07/01/22

In tonight’s CFL action, the Edmonton Elks and Hamilton Tiger-Cats clash in a special Canada Day matchup during Week 4 of the 2022 schedule. One of these two teams will earn its first win of the season after starting 0-3, placing the Elks and Tiger-Cats in last place of their respective divisions. They both struggle to move the ball, so fireworks may not be on the menu tonight in terms of offensive scoring.

Moneyline: Tiger-Cats @ -120

It’s hard to imagine a Tiger-Cats team that went to the Grey Cup Final in 2021 would start the next year 0-3, but they’ve somehow managed to land in this predicament. It doesn’t help to be throwing the second-most interceptions while scoring the second-least amount of points. Their defense has been stellar in the meantime, sacking Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros four times. That kind of effort against the Elks will put Hamilton in a great position to come out with a win.

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The Elks are a different story, as their season was expected to experience growing pains after hiring a new general manager following their 3-11 record last year. Edmonton will start Tre Ford at the quarterback position in hopes of sparking some offense against a Tiger-Cats team that is allowing close to 30 points per game. The 24-year-old rookie has made appearances in all three games thus far but has only completed one pass. Things don’t bode well for a team that plays solid defense, so expect the Tiger-Cats to put on a clinic against an anemic offensive Elks club.

HAM First Score Method: Touchdown (+260)

While the Tiger-Cats have only scored 55 points in three games, they’re up against a team that watches the ball routinely make its way into their end zone. The Elks have given up 115 points, the only team to hit triple digits and give up 50 points in a single game. This gives Ford an optimal opportunity to start completing some passes and earning a few touchdowns, and he’ll be seeking out Tim White and Steven Dunbar all night.

Touchdown Scorers Anytime: Kenny Lawler @ +110

It’s a wonder that on an 0-3 team with the worst offensive numbers, Kenny Lawler leads the CFL in receptions. Catching 20 of 32 attempts for 432 yards, the 28-year-old wide receiver is averaging 12.1 yards per game. He signed a $300,000 contract to play for an Elks team that boasted the worst record in 2021 and has remained a bright spot on their roster this year. If the Elks are going to score any points tonight, count on Lawler to be the one to carry the ball over the line.

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