Blue Bombers vs. Tiger-Cats
CFL Football: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:30 pm (Investors Group Field)
The Line: Blue Bombers -14.5 -- Over/Under: 58 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Friday in CFL action at Investors Group Field.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have won their last two road games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 57.8 percent of his passes for 1,436 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Zach Collaros and Masoli have combined for 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season. Jalen Saunders and Luke Tasker have combined for 1,542 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Brandon Banks has 29 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 83.5 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 466 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 34.4 points and 437 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 77 tackles, Justin Capicciotti has five sacks and Richard Leonard has three interceptions.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to keep the ball rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won five straight home games. Matt Nichols is completing 70.5 percent of his passes for 3,844 yards, 26 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Nichols has two or more touchdown passes in five straight games. Darvin Adams and Andrew Harris have combined for 1,724 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Clarence Denmark has 47 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 110.8 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 793 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 28.6 points and 411.6 yards per game. Taylor Loffler leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 54 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has seven sacks and Chris Randle has five interceptions.
The Tiger-Cats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October, 3-12-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 7-18-2 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Winnipeg beat Hamilton by 27 points on the road earlier in the year and is now one of the hotter teams in the league at the moment. The Blue Bombers are outscoring teams by 17 points in their last three games and are 10-3 ATS this season overall. Hamilton is allowing 31 points per game in their last three contests and are a rough 3-10 ATS this season. I don't like laying numbers like this, as it opens the door to a backdoor cover, but the Blue Bombers in a blowout is a likely option in this spot.