Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3-4) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4-3)
CFL Football: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Investors Group Field)
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 57 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 big road victory here in order to get back to a .500 record. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last four road games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 2,214 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. Masoli has 22 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Jalen Saunders and Brandon Banks have combined for 1,298 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Luke Tasker has 23 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 105.4 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Masoli leads the way with 207 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 21 points and 338.9 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 39 tackles, Ted Laurent has three sacks and Jumal Rolle has two interceptions.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are coming off a bye and look to stay hot after winning four of their last six games. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won two of their last three home games. Chris Streveler is completing 63 percent of his passes for 626 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Streveler has zero touchdown passes in his last three games. Darvin Adams and Weston Dressler have combined for 644 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Nic Demski has 28 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 161.6 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 638 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 21 points and 343.9 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 42 tackles, Jackson Jeffcoat has four sacks and Kevin Fogg has three interceptions.
The Tiger-Cats are 6-13-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Blue Bombers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Winnipeg and the under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats finally figured out how to score touchdowns last week, and while it came against garbage Monteral, it was an absolute beatdown on the road. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have had an extra week to prepare for this game and have played their best at home this season. Hamilton has won five of the last eight games against WInnipeg, including the previous meeting this season, and its covered seven of its last 10 games as an underdog. There's value with the points here, however, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have covered eight of their last 11 games as a favorite and getting an extra week to prepare is big. I'll lay the reasonable chalk here. I'm not on the Hamilton bandwagon just because it blew out the worse team in the league.