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Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/21/15

Edmonton Eskimos (5-2) vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-2)

CFL Football: Friday August 21, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)

The Line: Edmonton Eskimos +2.5 -- Over/Under: 50 See the Latest Odds

TV: TSN

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos play Friday night at Commonwealth Stadium.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to build on their impressive 5-2 start to the season. Zach Collaros is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 2,014 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. Collaros has seven touchdowns and two picks in his last two games. Terrence Toliver and Bakari Grant have combined for close to 800 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Andy Fantuz has 30 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 77.1 yards per contest, and Ray Holley has 141 yards on 35 carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 19.4 points and 340 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Tiger-Cats with 33 tackles, Emanuel Davis has three interceptions and Eric Norwood has four sacks.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/21/15

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The Edmonton Eskimos look to build on their 5-2 start and remain unbeaten at home. Matt Nichols is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 1,350 yards, eight touchdowns and nine interceptions. Nichols has four touchdowns and four picks in his last three games. Kenny Stafford and Adarius Bowman have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Kendial Lawrence has 17 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 103.3 yards per contest, and Shakir Bell leads the way with 338 yards on 50 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 14.4 points and 294.9 yards per game. Patrick Watkins leads the Eskimos with 27 tackles, John Ojo has four interceptions and Marcus Howard has six sacks.

The Tiger-Cats are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Eskimos are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 home games and 6-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Tiger-Cats are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Edmonton. 

Not sure why Edmonton is the underdog here, especially when the Eskimos have the far better defense. The points here with the home team sounds really good to me. 

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Edmonton Eskimos +2.5

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