Tiger-Cats (0-6) vs. Blue Bombers (4-2)
CFL Football: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Tiger-Cats +2.5 -- Over/Under: 59.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Saturday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for another victory after winning three of their last four games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are 2-1 on the road this season. Matt Nichols is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 1,757 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Nichols has six touchdown passes in his last three games played. Darvin Adams and Weston Dressler have combined for 728 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 40 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 83.4 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 283 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 35.8 points and 435 yards per game. Taylor Loffler leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 25 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has five sacks and TJ Heath has four interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are still looking for their first win of the season after an 0-6 start. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats haven’t won a home game since September 16. Zach Collaros is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 1,425 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Collaros and Jeremiah Masoli have combined for six touchdowns this season. Jalen Saunders and Luke Tasker have combined for 640 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Mike Jones has 18 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 63.2 yards per contest, and Ross Scheuerman leads the way with 145 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 40.2 points and 489.8 yards per game. Richard Leonard leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 27 tackles, Ted Laurent has four sacks and Khalid Wooten has one interception.
The Blue Bombers are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 0-6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 8-20-2 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams have played in a lot of close games this season, so record doesn't tell the whole story. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have played just two home games so far and both of those contests have produced their best performances. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won their last two games by a combined four points and will be asked to win back-to-back road games. I don't have a strong feel for this game, but the Hamilton Tiger-Cats play good ball at home and have to win eventually. I'll take my points here.