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Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/2/15

Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-0) vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (0-1)

CFL Football: Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Investors Group Field)

The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers +2 -- Over/Under: 50.5 See the Latest Odds


The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Thursday night at the Investors Group Field.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to bounce back after losing a last-second game to the Calgary Stampeders. Zach Collaros is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 281 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Collaros is capable of playing far better after throwing for 15 touchdowns last season. Andy Fantuz leads Hamilton with nine receptions for 83 yards while Terrell Sinkfield has five receptions for 76 receiving yards. The Tiger-Cats ground game was nonexistent in game one, as Ray Holley has 24 rushing yards and eight carries. Defensively, the Tiger-Cats have allowed six or more points in three of four quarters. Ed Gainey leads the CFL with 11 tackles, Craig Butler has a sack and Johnny Sears Jr. has two interceptions. Luke Tasker is questionable with a lower-body injury.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/2/15


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are coming off a victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Drew Willy is completing 88 percent of his passes for three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Willy is off to the start fans were hoping for after landing a contract extension this offseason. Clarence Denmark and Nick Moore each have 94 receiving yards, while Paris Cotton has a touchdown on four receptions. Cotton leads the Blue Bombers ground game with 108 rushing yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Matt Bucknor leads Winnipeg with five tackles and Johnny Adams has an interception. Maurice Leggett and Kashawn Fraser are questionable with injuries.

The Tiger-Cats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

I really like how Willy played in the opening game and think that can carry over to this matchup. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats really stalled at times on the offensive end, which doesn't make me feel good heading into this game. I'll take the home team and the free two points. 

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