Ottawa Redblacks (9-7) at Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-8)
CFL Football: Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -3.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ottawa Redblacks and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Saturday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Ottawa Redblacks have split their last six road games. Trevor Harris is completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 4,849 yards, 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 20 games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 2,335 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 77 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 96.6 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 1,362 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 24.9 points and 374.9 yards per game. Corey Tindal leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 63 tackles, A.C. Leonard has six sacks and Jonathan Rose has five interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for a big home victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last six home games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 4,966 yards, 28 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Masoli has 43 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Brandon Banks and Luke Tasker have combined for 2,472 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns while Jalen Saunders has 45 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 108.4 yards per contest, and Alex Green leads the way with 528 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 24.8 points and 347.4 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 94 tackles, Ted Laurent has eight sacks and Cariel Brooks has four interceptions.
The RedBlacks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 24-9 ATS in their last 33 road games. The Tiger-Cats are 6-14-2 ATS in their last 22 home games, 3-12 ATS in their last 15 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. East. The RedBlacks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Hamilton, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Hamilton.
The Ottawa Redblacks have won the last three meetings against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but they've been highly inconsistent lately and are being outscored by 7.3 points in their last three games. The points are tempting given the history between these clubs and the fact Ottawa has been a covering machine on the road over the years, but Hamilton is playing better football right now and is much more trustworthy at home. I'll eat the reasonable chalk.