Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/23/16
Eskimos vs. Roughriders
CFL Football: Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line Eskimos -4.5 -- Over/Under: 55 See the Latest Odds
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos play Saturday night at Commonwealth Stadium.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats could use a win here in order to get a game above a .500 record. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 1,141 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions. Masoli has eight touchdown passes in his career. Chad Owens and Andy Fantuz have combined for more than 500 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Luke Tasker has 24 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 59.5 yards per contest, and C.J. Gable leads the way with 187 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 20.8 points and 323.5 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Tiger-Cats with 23 tackles, John Chick has four sacks and Emanuel Davis has three pass deflections.
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The Edmonton Eskimos look for another victory after a decent 2-1 start to the season. Mike Reilly is completing 71.3 percent of his passes for 1,266 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Reilly has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Cory Watson has 13 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 75 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 162 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 32.3 points and 442.7 yards per game. Deon Lacy leads the Eskimos with 20 tackles, Almondo Sewell has two sacks and Odell Willis has one interception.
The Tiger-Cats are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 road games and 1-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Eskimos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in July. The Tiger-Cats are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 meetings in Edmonton.
Edmonton has beaten Hamilton in six of the last 10 meetings and has been more consistent overall dating back to last season. Even though the Tiger-Cats have won both of their games on the road this year, this line is low enough to where you can trust Edmonton at home. Give me the Eskimos and the small line.