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Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/13/16

Lions vs. Tiger-Cats

CFL Football: Saturday, August 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm (BC Place)

The Line Lions -2.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: TSN

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and BC Lions meet late Saturday night at the BC Place on TSN.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to get a game above a .500 record after a 3-3 start to the season. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 1,867 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. Masoli has 11 touchdown passes in his career. Luke Tasker and Andy Fantuz have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Chad Owens has 31 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 54.8 yards per contest, and C.J. Gable leads the way with 253 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 25.2 points and 337.3 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Tiger-Cats with 23 tackles, John Chick has four sacks and Quinton Pointer has five pass deflections.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/13/16

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The BC Lions look to build on their solid 4-2 start to the season. Jonathon Jennings is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 1,742 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Jennings has seven passing touchdowns in his last three games. Bryan Burnham and Shawn Gore have combined for more than 900 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Emmanuel Arceneaux has 33 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 97.7 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 194 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, BC is allowing 22.5 points and 355.8 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Lions with 41 tackles, Alex Bazzie has six sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has one interception.

The Tiger-Cats are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 road games and 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Lions are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in BC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.

BC handeled Hamilton on the road last month and has outscored the Tiger-Cats 68-16 in the last two meetings. The Lions have been far more consistent than the Tiger-Cats up to this point and have a 5-1 record ATS this season. I'll gladly take the home team and small line in this spot.

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BC Lions -2.5

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