Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-7) at Toronto Argonauts (3-11)
CFL Football: Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Toronto Argonauts +7 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts meet Friday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for a big road victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last six road games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 4,286 yards, 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Masoli has 36 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Brandon Banks and Luke Tasker have combined for 2,028 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while Jalen Saunders has 45 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 112.2 yards per contest, and Alex Green leads the way with 467 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 24.4 points and 339 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 78 tackles, Ted Laurent has six sacks and Cariel Brooks has three interceptions.
The Toronto Argonauts could use a feel good victory here that would snap a six-game losing streak. The Toronto Argonauts have split their last six home games. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 2,007 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. Bethel-Thompson and James Franklin have combined for 14 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,485 receiving yards and six touchdowns while James Wilder Jr. has 56 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 94.6 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 691 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 31.4 points and 417.6 yards per game. Alden Darby leads the Toronto Argonauts with 48 tackles, Cleyon Laing has five sacks and Alden Darby has two interceptions.
The Tiger-Cats are 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 Friday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. East and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Argonauts are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games in October, 3-13 ATS in their last 16 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 18. The Tiger-Cats are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Toronto, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 meetings and the over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
I've said it before, but I'll say it again. There's no value in backing the Toronto Argonauts, a team that not only can't win SU, but is also 3-11 ATS on the season and is being outscored by 8.4 points at home. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been a wonderful covering team on the road the last couple of seasons and has done a fine job of beating up on teams they're supposed to beat up on recently. Hamilton has also beaten Toronto by a combined 25 points in the last two meetings. I'll eat the touchdown.