Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Edmonton Elks
October 29, 2021 9:45 pm EDT
The Line: Edmonton Elks +5.5 / Hamilton Tiger-Cats -5.5
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Elks meet Friday in week 13 CFL action at Commonwealth Stadium. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Edmonton Elks need a win to snap a five-game losing streak.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have won 10 of their last 16 games overall. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 70.6 percent of his passes for 1,281 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Jaelon Acklin and Tim White have combined for 931 receiving yards and four touchdowns, while Steven Dunbar has 32 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 91.7 yards per contest, and Sean Thomas Erlington leads the way with 261 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 16.9 points and 326.9 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 59 tackles, Ja’Gared Davis has four sacks and Cariel Brooks has four interceptions.
The Edmonton Elks have lost 10 of their last 13 games overall. Trevor Harris is completing 70.3 percent of his passes for 1,568 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Greg Ellingson and Derel Walker have combined for 1,043 receiving yards and one touchdown, while Mike Jones has 26 receptions. The Edmonton Elks ground game is averaging 100.2 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 675 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 26.8 points and 323.6 yards per game. Nyles Morgan leads the Edmonton Elks with 43 tackles, Thomas Costigan has four sacks and Trumaine Washington has three interceptions.
The Tiger-Cats are 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Elks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 19-7 in Tiger-Cats last 26 games overall. The over is 12-4 in Elks last 16 Friday games. The Tiger-Cats are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Edmonton and 5-1-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats just smoked a struggling opponent last week in the Ottawa Redblacks, and now they take their quality defense on the road. The Edmonton Elks have had an extra week to prepare for this game, but they’re simply not playing good football, and they’re not covering numbers either. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have won five straight against the Elks and have covered four of those games. I have no choice but to lay the chalk.