Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/9/15
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3-2) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (3-3)
CFL Football: Sunday August 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -7 -- Over/Under: 54 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, RDS2, ESPN2
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Sunday afternoon at Tim Hortons Field.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for a big road win and to get a game above a .500 record. Drew Willy is completing 70.5 percent of his passes for 1,263 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Willy has four touchdowns and one pick in his last three games. Darvin Adams and Nick Moore have combined for more than 600 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Clarence Denmark has 18 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 99 yards per contest, and Paris Cotton leads the way with 256 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 28.7 points and 412.5 yards per game. Khalil Bass leads the Blue Bombers with 29 tackles, Johnny Adams has three interceptions and Jamaal Westerman has three sacks.
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to extend their win streak to three games and remain unbeaten at home. Zach Collaros is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 1,444 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Collaros has four touchdowns and zero picks in his last two games. Bakari Grant and Andy Fantuz have combined for more than 600 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Terrence Toliver has two touchdowns on 19 catches. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 84.4 yards per contest, and C.J. Gable leads the way with 140 yards on 22 carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 21.2 points and 347 yards per game. Emanuel Davis leads the Tiger-Cats with 20 tackles, Johnny Sears Jr. has two interceptions and Taylor Reed has two sacks.
The Blue Bombers are 3-10-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Tiger-Cats are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in August and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Hamilton flat out beat the doors off Winnipeg in its earlier meeting in early July. Of course, that was the game in which Willy got hurt and left the Blue Bombers in a tough spot with Brian Brohm coming in cold. Still, the Tiger-Cats have beaten the Blue Bombers in seven of their last eight meetings and are playing another game at home in which the crowd shows up in a big way. I'll lay the touchdown here.