With respect to the last game, I don't really put much value on the fact that we only scored 6 points in the second half. When we were up by 20 at half time, they new that all they had to do is not turn the ball over, and keep the Argos from scoring on big plays and they had the game in the bag. The defense had a couple of gaffs and the momentum was starting to swing. The Ti-Cats offense then answered emphatically by moving down the field and killing any chance of an Argo come back.
This was a solid controlled win, where the Ti-Cats new the only way they would lose is by beating themselves.
As far as Saturday's game goes, I'm not sure what to expect. At first glance it would appear that both teams have a lot to play for, but in reality either of these teams could easily be looking ahead to next week's game. The last game will decide who gets the home playoff in the East, and who is in first in the West.
The Ti-Cats have shown all year that they match up well against anyone in the West, and a lot of these teams are pretty similar. The home field advantage should be big. Saskatchewan has not blown anyone away recently, a luck OT win against BC, a tie against Calgary, a 10 point win at home against TO, and a 3 point loss in BC. Hamilton may have only won its first game in a while against TO, but they played well against Montreal, and the offense looks much better with Glenn at the helm. This game should be close, watch for Hamilton to win with a strong defense in the 4th quarter. The weather could play a factor as it may be cool, and/or wet, and/or breezy.
My prediction 27-23 Hamilton.