Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/15/17

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/15/17 Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Tiger-Cats (2-8) vs. Roughriders (5-5)

CFL Football: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)

The Line: Tiger-Cats +5.5 -- Over/Under: 56 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Friday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a nice road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost four of their last five road games. Kevin Glenn is completing 70.3 percent of his passes for 3,057 yards, 21 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Glenn has to or more touchdown passes in his last four games. Naaman Roosevelt and Duron Carter have combined for 1,477 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Bakari Grant has 46 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 77.8 yards per contest, and Cameron Marshall leads the way with 490 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 27.5 points and 387.9 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 45 tackles, Willie Jefferson has six sacks and Ed Gainey has six interceptions.  

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for another victory to build on their two-game winning streak. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost four of their last five home games. 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 1,065 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Mike Jones has 23 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 66.3 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 283 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 35.4 points and 453.9 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 56 tackles, Justin Capicciotti has five sacks and Richard Leonard has three interceptions. 

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The Roughriders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 20-41-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Tiger-Cats are 1-8-2 ATS in their last 11 home games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 13 and 4-13-2 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Roughriders are 25-10-1 ATS in their last 36 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have struggled on the road this season and the Tiger-Cats have all of a sudden found life with back-to-back victories. I'm not sure how long Hamilton can keep this up, but I do know the home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between these two clubs. That has to count for something and when you factor in the Roughriders struggles on the road, you can find value in the points here.

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Randy’s Pick Hamilton Tiger-Cats +5.5

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

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