BC Lions vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/1/16
Tiger-Cats vs. Lions
CFL Football: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
the Line Tiger-Cats -6.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 See the Latest Odds
The BC Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats square off early Friday night at Tim Hortons Field.
The BC Lions hope to build on their opening victory over the Calgary Stampeders. Jonathon Jennings is completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 248 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jennings has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Bryan Burnham and Shawn Gore have combined for more than 150 receiving yards while Emmanuel Arceneaux has four receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 86 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 44 yards on nine carries. Defensively, BC is allowing 18 points and 283 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Lions with nine tackles, Alex Bazzie has one sack and T.J. Lee has two pass deflections.
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to build on their opening week victory over the Toronto Argonauts. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 73 percent of his passes for 318 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Masoli now has six career touchdown passes. Andy Fantuz and Luke Tasker have combined for 180 receiving yards and one touchdown while Chad Owens has six receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 61 yards per contest, and C.J. Gable leads the way with 48 yards on 11 carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 20 points and 296 yards per game. Johnny Sears Jr. leads the Tiger-Cats with seven tackles, Simoni Lawrence has two sacks and Emanuel Davis has two pass deflections.
The Lions are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games in Week 2 and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games in July. The Tiger-Cats are 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 13-4 ATS in their last 17 Friday games. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Tiger-Cats usually play well at Tim Hortons Field and seem to have something in quarterback Masoli, who is putting pressure on defenses with his running ability. The Lions proved themselves last week with a solid win over the Stampeders, but I like the home team here.