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Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/20/16

Tiger-Cats vs. Roughriders

CFL Football: Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)

The Line Tiger-Cats -10 -- Over/Under: 53 See the Latest Odds


The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Saturday night at Tim Hortons Field on TSN.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are desperate for a victory after a brutal 1-6 start to the season. Darian Durant is completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 1,245 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions. Durant has two touchdown passes in his last three games. Naaman Roosevelt and Ricky Collins have combined for more than 1,000 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Rob Bagg has 25 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 66.3 yards per contest, and Curtis Steele leads the way with 133 yards on 24 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 33.3 points and 408 yards per game. Greg Jones leads the Roughriders with 40 tackles, A.C. Leonard has three sacks and Justin Cox has two interceptions.

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/20/16


The Hamilton Tiger-Cats could use a nice home victory to get back to a .500 record. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 1,867 yards, eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. Masoli has 11 touchdown passes in his career. Luke Tasker and Chad Owens have combined for more than 900 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Andy Fantuz has 40 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 53 yards per contest, and C.J. Gable leads the way with 268 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 28 points and 345.3 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Tiger-Cats with 38 tackles, John Chick has four sacks and Emanuel Davis has one interception.

The Roughriders are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 road games and 8-25-1 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 9 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Roughriders are 23-9-1 ATS in their last 33 meetings. 

Hamilton has won the last three meetings against Saskatchewan and all of them were by double digits. The Roughriders are just a downright mess and aren't even covering spreads. Laying 10 points with a team that's not even .500 on the season may not be wise, but the Roughriders leave me no choice. 

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