Toronto Argonauts (3-6) vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-5)
CFL Football: Monday, September 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -7.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Monday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.
The Toronto Argonauts could use a big road victory here after losing four of their last six games. The Toronto Argonauts have lost all four road games this season. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 67 percent of his passes for 858 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Bethel-Thompson enters this game with 105 career pass attempts under his belt. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 896 receiving yards and four touchdowns while James Wilder Jr. has 41 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 88.8 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 494 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 29.8 points and 410.9 yards per game. Marcus Ball leads the Toronto Argonauts with 39 tackles, Cleyon Laing has four sacks and Ronnie Yell has one interception.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats also need a feel good victory after losing four of their last six games. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last four home games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 2,884 yards, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Masoli has 24 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Brandon Banks and Jalen Saunders have combined for 1,457 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Luke Tasker has 33 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 112.8 yards per contest, and Masoli leads the way with 314 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 22.2 points and 333.8 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 47 tackles, Ted Laurent has four sacks and Jumal Rolle has two interceptions.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Toronto Argonauts had their way for the most part with Hamtilton last season in three games and are coming off a road loss to Montreal that could have gone either way. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are coming off a big win over Edmonton, but consistency has been a big issue for this team as well. The bottom line is neither of these teams are playing good football, and while Toronto is 1-3 ATS on the road, Hamilton is 1-3 ATS at home. In a matchup like this, I'm not trying to lay big chalk. Give me the Argos and the free touchdown plus the hook.