Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-7) at Ottawa Redblacks (8-7)
CFL Football: Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm (TD Place Stadium)
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks -1 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Redblacks meet Friday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to keep the ball rolling after winning five of their last seven games. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last eight road games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 4,624 yards, 25 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Masoli has 40 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Brandon Banks and Luke Tasker have combined for 2,269 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns while Jalen Saunders has 45 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 110.4 yards per contest, and Alex Green leads the way with 467 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 24.1 points and 341.7 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 86 tackles, Ted Laurent has six sacks and Cariel Brooks has four interceptions.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for a bounce back victory after losing their last two games. The Ottawa Redblacks have split their last six home games. Trevor Harris is completing 69.4 percent of his passes for 4,508 yards, 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 19 games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 2,163 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 74 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 96.9 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 1,275 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 24.5 points and 372.5 yards per game. Corey Tindal leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 62 tackles, A.C. Leonard has six sacks and Jonathan Rose has five interceptions.
The Tiger-Cats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in October, 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 road games and 25-10-1 ATS in their last 36 Friday games. The RedBlacks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Ottawa. The under is 21-10-1 in RedBlacks last 32 games overall and the over is 5-1 in Tiger-Cats last 6 games overall.
The Ottawa Redblacks have won seven of the last nine meetings against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which included a six point win in the last meeting on the road. Hamilton is obviously playing better football at the moment and Ottawa is a rough 2-5 ATS at home this season, however, it's toguh to ignore the history between these teams. In a toss-up contest with so much on the line in terms of the East Division, I want the Redblacks at home.