Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Toronto Argonauts
August 26, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Argonauts -2.5 / Hamilton Tiger-Cats +2.5
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts meet Friday in week 12 CFL action at BMO Field. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Toronto Argonauts need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost 9 of their last 16 regular season games. Dane Evans is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 2,229 yards, 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Tim White and Steven Dunbar have combined for 1,288 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Bralon Addison has 43 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 83.7 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 229 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 26.5 points and 352.7 yards per game. Jovan Santos-Knox leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 60 tackles, Julian Howsare has 5 sacks and Kameron Kelly has 4 interceptions.
The Toronto Argonauts have won 10 of their last 17 regular season games. Mcleod Bethel-Thompson is completing 68.7 percent of his passes for 2,506 yards, 10 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Kurleigh Gittens Jr. and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 980 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Markeith Ambles has 39 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 79.7 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 490 yards on 114 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 25.6 points and 364.8 yards per game. Wynton McMains leads the Toronto Argonauts with 58 tackles, Shawn Oakman has 3 sacks and DaShaun Amos has 2 interceptions.
The Tiger-Cats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Argonauts are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. East. The over is 5-2 in Tiger-Cats last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Argonauts last 7 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 meetings in Toronto and 19-8-2 ATS in their last 29 meetings.
This will be the third time these teams play each other this month, so there’s going to be no surprises. The first two meetings were split down the middle, and you could argue the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been the better team up to this point. However, this line feels like oddsmakers are begging you to take Hamilton in the underdog role. The Toronto Argonauts need a win here to stop the bleeding, and being at home should help. The Argonauts entered the year as a contender in the East, and they’ve been shaky at best their last few games. They write the ship here. I’ll lay the small number.