Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-2) vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-2)
CFL Football: Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -11 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Thursday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for their first road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won five of their last seven road games. Brandon Bridge is completing 60.4 percent of his passes for 357 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions. Zach Collaros and Bridge have combined for two touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. Naaman Roosevelt and Shaquelle Evans have combined for 310 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Caleb Holley has six receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 103.8 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 110 yards on 32 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 23.8 points and 366 yards per game. Derrick Moncrief leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 20 tackles, Charleston Hughes has five sacks and Duron Carter has one interception.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for their second home win of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last six home games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 1,378 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Masoli has 19 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Brandon Banks and Jalen Saunders have combined for 675 receiving yards and one touchdown while Luke Tasker has 20 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 114.8 yards per contest, and Mercer Timmis leads the way with 175 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 21 points and 338.8 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 21 tackles, Ted Laurent has two sacks and Cariel Brooks has one interception.
The Roughriders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Tiger-Cats are 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 home games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Roughriders are 27-10-1 ATS in their last 38 meetings and the under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats haven't played well enough this season and certainly haven't covered enough spreads dating back to last season to be worthy of laying such heavy chalk. The Saskatchewan Roughriders may have their issues, but they have won four straight meetings against the Tiger-Cats, and they've covered 11 of their last 17 games as a double-digit underdog. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last eight games ATS when a double-digit favorite. Yes, Saskatchewan has issues at quarterback, but this is a team that grinds games out and doesn't get blown out a ton. Give me the points.