Tiger-Cats vs. Eskimos
CFL Football: Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -1.5 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats play a week 19 CFL game Friday night at Tim Hortons Field on TSN.
The Edmonton Eskimos could use a strong road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Edmonton Eskimos have split their last six road games overall. Mike Reilly is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 5,315 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Reilly has two or less touchdown passes in eight straight games. Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker have combined for more than 3,200 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns while John White has 58 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 97.8 yards per contest, and White leads the way with 754 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 28.3 points and 397.6 yards per game. Deon Lacy leads the Eskimos with 81 tackles, Almondo Sewell has nine sacks and J.C. Sherritt has three interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for back-to-back victories for the first time since mid-July. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost their last two home games overall. Zach Collaros is completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 2,531 yards, 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Collaros and Jeremiah Masoli have combined for 32 touchdown passes. Andy Fantuz and Terrence Toliver have combined for more than 2,000 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Luke Tasker has 76 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 68.2 yards per contest, and C.J. Gable leads the way with 627 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 27.6 points and 382.4 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Tiger-Cats with 86 tackles, John Chick has 13 sacks and Emanuel Davis has five interceptions.
The Eskimos are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Tiger-Cats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Eskimos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Hamilton and the under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Hamilton.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are coming off a solid road victory over Ottawa and enters this game with some confidence. Edmonto didn't look good in its last contest and now has to play back-to-back road games. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have also won two of the last three games against the Edmonton Eskimos, including a road victory back in july. So, in a toss-up game, I'm going to side with the home team and the small line.