Tiger-Cats (0-8) vs. Argonauts (4-6)
CFL Football: Monday, September 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Tiger-Cats +5 -- Over/Under: 53 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Monday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.
The Toronto Argonauts could use a victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Toronto Argonauts have lost four straight road games. Ricky Ray is completing 69.4 percent of his passes for 3,018 yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Ray has five touchdown passes in his last three games. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,413 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Anthony Coombs has 47 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 65 yards per contest, and Brandon Whitaker leads the way with 291 yards and on 64 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 25.4 points and 347.1 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Toronto Argonauts with 59 tackles, Victor Butler has seven sacks and Cassius Vaughn has two interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are still looking for their first victory after a brutal 0-8 start to the season. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats haven’t won a home game since September 16. Zach Collaros is completing 62.7 percent of his passes for 1,743 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Collaros and Jeremiah Masoli have combined for eight touchdowns and eight interceptions this season. Luke Tasker and Jalen Saunders have combined for 870 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Mike Jones has 21 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 57.4 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 166 yards on 32 carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 38.8 points and 471.6 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 42 tackles, Ted Laurent has four sacks and Richard Leonard has two interceptions.
The Argonauts are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games, 1-10 ATS in their last 11 road games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 1-8-2 ATS in their last 11 home games and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Argonauts are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Hamilton, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Hamilton.
Neither one of these teams are impressing that much, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are clearly the worst team in the league. However, Toronto has lost four straight road games and has the task of playing back-to-back road games. Meanwhile, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have had an extra week to prepare for this contest and that usually helps. I wouldn't bet this game due to both clubs playing poor football, but I see value with Hamilton at home and the rest advantage. Give me as many points as I can get.