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BC Lions vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/22/18

Game
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-6) vs. BC Lions (5-6)
Date & Time Saturday September 22, 2018, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
The Line: BC Lions +2.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5
TV Channel
TSN
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and BC Lions meet Saturday in CFL action at BC Place.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for a feel good road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last six road games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 3,786 yards, 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Masoli has 31 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Brandon Banks and Luke Tasker have combined for 1,829 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Jalen Saunders has 45 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 113.4 yards per contest, and Alex Green leads the way with 467 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 24.7 points and 337 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 59 tackles, Ted Laurent has four sacks and Jumal Rolle has two interceptions. 

The BC Lions look for a spark of consistency in hopes of getting back to a .500 record. The BC Lions have won four of their last five home games. Travis Lulay is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,845 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Jonathon Jennings and Lulay have combined for 12 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season. Bryan Burnham and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 1,183 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Ricky Collins has 45 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 91.5 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 484 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 24 points and 370.5 yards per game. T.J. Lee leads the BC Lions with 51 tackles, Odell Willis has nine sacks and Winston Rose has four interceptions.

The Tiger-Cats are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 road games, 2-11 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.

The BC Lions have won four of the last five meetings against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and they're outscoring teams by 6.4 points at home this season. BC is also an impressive 4-1 ATS at home this season. Hamilton has had issues on the defensive end as of late, allowing 32 points in its last five games, which is 7.3 more points than its season average. I'm going to take my chances with BC and the free points at home.

Pick:
BC Lions +2.5

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