The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Saturday in week 15 CFL action at Tim Hortons Field. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to build on their 12-1 record. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to snap a 3-game losing streak.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won 10 of their last 11 regular season games. Zach Collaros is completing 70.5 percent of his passes for 3,236 yards, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Dalton Schoen and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,402 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns, while Nic Demski has 43 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 101.4 yards per contest, and Brady Oliveira leads the way with 697 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 18.2 points and 347.3 yards per game. Donald Rutledge leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 53 tackles, Willie Jefferson has 7 sacks and Nicholas Taylor has 3 interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost 5 of their last 7 regular season games. Dane Evans is completing 67 percent of his passes for 2,473 yards, 10 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Tim White and Steven Dunbar have combined for 1,563 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 272 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 72 tackles, Julian Howsare has 5 sacks and Kameron Kelly has 4 interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The Tiger-Cats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 18-7-1 in Blue Bombers last 26 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Tiger-Cats last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
There's some value to getting a free touchdown with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at home and having an extra week to prepare here. However, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been the best team in the CFL from start to finish, and they've beaten up on lesser teams in the league. When these teams clashed in week 3, the Blue Bombers won by 14 points, and it's fair to say they're even better now with more games under their belt. We should expect a comfortable win for the Blue Bombers. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats don't have the offensive horses to hang in this game.