Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-1) vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-1)
CFL Football: Friday, June 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -4.5 -- Over/Under: 55 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
TV: TSN, RDS, ESPN2 Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now!
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Friday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for their second road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won six of their last eight road games. Chris Streveler is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 424 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Streveler enters this game with 56 career pass attempts under his belt. Weston Dressler and Darvin Adams have combined for 195 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Andrew Harris has nine receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 191 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 135 yards on 29 carries. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 21.5 points and 341 yards per game. Anthony Gaitor leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 12 tackles, Tristan Okpalaugo has two sacks and Kevin Fogg has one interception.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats also look to get a game above a .500 record when they play their first home game of the season. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost six of their last eight home games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 676 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Masoli has 18 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Luke Tasker and Jalen Saunders have combined for 325 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Brandon Banks has 10 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 126 yards per contest, and Mercer Timmis leads the way with 153 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 24.5 points and 388.5 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 12 tackles, Julian Howsare has one sack and Cariel Brooks has one interception.
The Blue Bombers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 21-8 ATS in their last 29 road games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 3-10-2 ATS in their last 15 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Hamilton and the under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been a covering machine, especially on the road dating back to last season. However, Hamilton has won six of the last 10 games against Winnipeg, and two games in, these Tiger-Cats are improved over previous years. Hamilton held its own in back-to-back road games against above-average comp and should bring a ton of energy in its home opener. Winnipg smoking a bad Montreal side doesn't move the needle much for me. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Tiger-Cats.