Ottawa Redblacks (3-2) vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-3)
CFL Football: Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -4 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Ottawa Redblacks and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Saturday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for back-to-back victories for the first time this season to build on their 3-2 record. The Ottawa Redblacks have won six of their last eight road games. Trevor Harris is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,278 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last nine games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 783 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 20 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 95.6 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 422 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 22.2 points and 370.2 yards per game. Antoine Pruneau leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 25 tackles, Michael Wakefield has three sacks and Rico Murray has two interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to rebound from back-to-back losses to get back to a .500 record. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost four of their last six home games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,562 yards, four touchdowns and five interceptions. Masoli has 19 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Brandon Banks and Jalen Saunders have combined for 767 receiving yards and one touchdown while Luke Tasker has 20 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 107.6 yards per contest, and Mercer Timmis leads the way with 175 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 23 points and 350.2 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 26 tackles, Ted Laurent has two sacks and Cariel Brooks has one interception.
The RedBlacks are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 road games, 6-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games, 4-11-2 ATS in their last 17 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The RedBlacks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Hamilton and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
Why in the world are the Hamilton Tiger-Cats a favorite, and why in the world would you be laying points with them? The Hamilton Tiger-Cats haven't looked good this season, as Masoli can't put the ball in the end zone, and they've failed to cover 10 of their last 13 games as a favorite. That's awful. Also, the Ottawa Redblacks have been a money printing machine on the road, covering 21 of their last 27 tries. This line seems off for many reasons, so maybe the oddsmakers know something we don't. But I'll take my chances with the Redblacks and the points.