Tiger-Cats vs. Stampeders
CFL Football: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Tiger-Cats +10 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Friday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field on ESPN2.
The Calgary Stampeders look to keep the ball rolling while building on their 10-game winning streak. The Calgary Stampeders have won four straight road games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,978 yards, 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Marquay McDaniel and Marken Michel have combined for 1,482 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while DaVaris Daniels has 37 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 105.1 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 897 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 17.3 points and 340.2 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 102 tackles, Micah Johnson has eight sacks and Shaquille Richardson has four interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for another big victory after splitting their last eight games. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost five of their last six home games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 61.1 percent of his passes for 1,775 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Zach Collaros and Masoli have combined for 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions this season. Jalen Saunders and Luke Tasker have combined for 1,663 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Brandon Banks has 35 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 88 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 466 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 32.9 points and 430.3 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 79 tackles, Justin Capicciotti has six sacks and Richard Leonard has four interceptions.
The Stampeders are 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 35-16-2 ATS in their last 53 Friday games and 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 4-12-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 5-15-2 ATS in their last 22 home games and 6-15-2 ATS in their last 23 games overall. The Stampeders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Hamilton, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the under is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings.
Hamilton is playing its best football of the season obviously, but I'm not sure that matters when going up against the Calgary Stampeders. Easily the best team in the league, the Stampeders are not only winning, but they're an insane 12-1-1 ATS this season. Sometimes it's just that easy, as you have one or two teams that covers regardless of the situation. Those are the teams you try to find and ride until the tickets stop cashing. So, until further notice, Calgary is the play.