Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
September 6, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -2
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The Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Monday in week 5 CFL action at Tim Hortons Field. The Toronto Argonauts look for another win to build on their 2-1 start. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for another win to get to a .500 record.
The Toronto Argonauts have lost seven of their last 10 games overall. Mcleod Bethel-Thompson is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 424 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Bethel-Thompson and Nick Arbuckle have combined for three touchdowns and one interception. Ricky Collins Jr. and Eric Rogers have combined for 380 receiving yards on 27 catches while DaVaris Daniels has 10 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 109.3 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 163 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 21 points and 311.3 yards per game. Jeff Richards leads the Toronto Argonauts with 17 tackles, Henoc Muamba has one sack and Jamal Peters has one interception.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have won six of their last nine games overall. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 377 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Masoli and Dane Evans have combined for three touchdown passes and four interceptions. Jaelon Acklin and Brandon Banks have combined for 274 receiving yards and one touchdown while Steven Dunbar has six receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 81.3 yards per contest, and Sean Thomas Erlington leads the way with 122 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 19.7 points and 337.7 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 18 tackles, Jovan Santos-Knox has one sack and Frankie Williams has one interception.
The Argonauts are 11-23-1 ATS in their last 35 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 9-4-2 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Argonauts last 6 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Tiger-Cats last 6 games overall. The Argonauts are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Hamilton and 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 meetings.
The Toronto Argonauts have had a lot of time to prepare for this game, but I’m not sure it matters. The Argonauts have had issues finishing games dating back to the 2019 season. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are coming off a strong showing in their last outing and their defense has been great against the pass. The Tiger-Cats have also won six straight against the Argos and seven of the last eight overall. Early start where the home team usually has the edge. Give me the Tiger-Cats.