BC Lions (6-6) vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-7)
CFL Football: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -7 -- Over/Under: 51 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The BC Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Saturday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.
The BC Lions look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The BC Lions have lost five of their last six road games. Travis Lulay is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,845 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Jonathon Jennings and Lulay have combined for 15 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season. Bryan Burnham and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 1,273 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Ricky Collins has 49 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 91.2 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 509 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 24.7 points and 373.8 yards per game. T.J. Lee leads the BC Lions with 54 tackles, Odell Willis has nine sacks and Winston Rose has four interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats need a feel good victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last six home games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 67 percent of his passes for 4,097 yards, 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Masoli has 33 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Brandon Banks and Luke Tasker have combined for 1,906 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Jalen Saunders has 45 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 112.3 yards per contest, and Alex Green leads the way with 467 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 25.5 points and 344.5 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 70 tackles, Ted Laurent has four sacks and Jumal Rolle has two interceptions.
The Lions are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 16, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-11 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games. The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
It's not easy to beat the same team twice in as many weeks, but the BC Lions have now won five of the last six meetings against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and enter this game playing better football. BC has had its issues on the road this season, but we're talking about the Lions who are outscoring teams by 11 points during this three-game winning streak. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are getting blasted defensively as of late and are just 2-4 ATS at home this season. I have to take my free touchdown.