Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Ottawa Redblacks CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/9/17

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Ottawa Redblacks CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/9/17 Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Redblacks (4-6-1) vs. Tiger-Cats (1-8)

CFL Football: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm (TD Place Stadium)

The Line: Ottawa Redblacks -12.5 -- Over/Under: 54 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Redblacks meet Saturday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for another victory to climb out of a rough 1-8 hole. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are 0-4 on the road this season. 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 nine touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. Luke Tasker and Jalen Saunders have combined for 931 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Mike Jones has 23 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 57.3 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 209 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 36.9 points and 463 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 49 tackles, Ted Laurent has four sacks and Richard Leonard has three interceptions. 

The Ottawa Redblacks look to stay hot while building on their three-game winning streak. The Ottawa Redblacks have lost thee of their last five home games. Trevor Harris is completing 71 percent of his passes for 3,531 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Harris has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Greg Ellingson and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 1,843 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 38 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 79 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 305 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 25 points and 401.5 yards per game. Taylor Reed leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 52 tackles, Avery Ellis has four sacks and Antoine Pruneau has three interceptions.

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The Tiger-Cats are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The RedBlacks are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. East and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Hamilton is coming off its first win of the season, but this is a team that's found ways to lose time and time again and has many blowouts under its belt. Ottawa beat Hamilton a couple of weeks ago by 19 points and has won five of the last six meetings. The Redblacks have also been far more successful against the number. So, while I hate laying big numbers, this is a game where a lot of things are suggesting an Ottawa blowout. 

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Randy’s Pick Ottawa Redblacks -12.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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