Tiger-Cats vs. Stampeders
CFL Football: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Tiger-Cats +3 -- Over/Under: 55 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats play Saturday afternoon at Tim Hortons Field on TSN.
The Calgary Stampeders hope to build on their ridiculous 10-game winning streak. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 67.8 percent of his passes for 4,297 yards, 24 touchdowns and six interceptions. Mitchell has seven touchdowns in his last three games. Marquay McDaniel and Bakari Grant have combined for more than 1,500 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Anthony Parker has 44 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 88.9 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 810 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 22.6 points and 389.5 yards per game. Deron Mayo leads the Stampeders with 64 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 10 sacks and Jamar Wall has four interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for some consistency after splitting their last six games. Zach Collaros is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 2,411 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Collaros is averaging 8.8 yards per pass play this season. Luke Tasker and Chad Owens have combined for more than 1,600 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Andy Fantuz has 70 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 65.9 yards per contest, and C.J. Gable leads the way with 500 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 26.1 points and 360.2 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Tiger-Cats with 69 tackles, John Chick has 10 sacks and Emanuel Davis has four interceptions.
The Stampeders are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Tiger-Cats are 2-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Stampeders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Hamilton.
The Stampeders have beaten the Tiger-Cats in 10 straight meetings and they've been the hottest team in the CFL by far. It's impossible to fade a team that hasn't lost a game since opening week back in June. It's really that simple. Give me the road team and small line.