Stampeders (3-1-1) vs. Tiger-Cats (0-4)
CFL Football: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Stampeders -12.5 -- Over/Under: 55 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Calgary Stampeders meet Saturday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for their first victory of the season after a rough 0-4 start. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats haven’t won a road game since October 21. Zach Collaros is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 1,041 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions. Collaros has 21 touchdown passes in his last 14 games played. Jalen Saunders and Mike Jones have combined for 462 receiving yards and one touchdown while Luke Tasker has 20 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 50 yards per contest, and Ross Scheuerman leads the way with 145 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 35.2 points and 488.2 yards per game. Richard Leonard leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 18 tackles, Ted Laurent has four sacks and Khalid Wooten has one interception.
The Calgary Stampeders look for another victory to build on their 3-1-1 start. The Calgary Stampeders haven’t lost a home game since October of 2015. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 63.9 percent of his passes for 1,635 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Levi Mitchell has four touchdown passes in his last three games played. Kamar Jorden and Marquay McDaniel have combined for 799 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Lemar Durant has 18 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 84.4 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 323 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 24 points and 385.4 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 37 tackles, Micah Johnson has four sacks and Jamar Wall has one interception.
The Tiger-Cats are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-19-2 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Stampeders are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games, 13-5 ATS in their last 18 home games and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Tiger-Cats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Calgary and the under is 21-8 in the last 29 meetings.
Hamilton has een beaten up in both road games this season and has been even worse against the number on the road dating back to last season. There's good reason this line is what it is. However, the Tiger-Cats did play Edmonton close last week and six of the last seven meetings against the Stampeders have been decided by 10 or less points. Even though all of the trends suggest eating the big number, I can't bring myself to do it. Given the history between these two clubs, I'll take my points.