Blue Bombers vs. Tiger-Cats
CFL Football: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Investors Group Field)
The Line Blue Bombers +3 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Wednesday night at Investors Group Field.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to build on back-to-back wins and are coming off a bye. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 73.3 percent of his passes for 1,532 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Masoli has 11 touchdown passes in his career. Luke Tasker and Andy Fantuz have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Chad Owens has 27 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 55.4 yards per contest, and C.J. Gable leads the way with 222 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 22.8 points and 343.8 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Tiger-Cats with 23 tackles, John Chick has four sacks and Emanuel Davis has four pass deflections.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers could use a win after a rough 2-4 start to the season. Drew Willy is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 1,473 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Willy has two touchdowns in his last three games. Darvin Adams and Weston Dressler have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 30 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 73.2 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 333 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 26.3 points and 440.5 yards per game. Ian Wild leads the Blue Bombers with 42 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has three sacks and Maurice Leggett has two interceptions.
The Tiger-Cats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in August and 23-9 ATS in their last 32 road games. The Blue Bombers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 6-15-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Tiger-Cats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Winnipeg and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings overall.
Hamilton has beaten Winnipeg in eight of the last 10 meetings and has had an extra week to prepare for this game while the Blue Bombers have yet to have an off week. While underdogs have owned the CFL season so far, the Tiger-Cats and the small chalk should be the play here.