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Edmonton Eskimos vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/20/17

Tiger-Cats (0-3) vs. Eskimos (3-0)
Date & Time Thursday July 20, 2017, 7:30 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Tiger-Cats +3 -- Over/Under: 54.5
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The Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Thursday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field. 

The Edmonton Eskimos look for their second road victory to build on their quick 3-0 start to the season. The Edmonton Eskimos have won four of their last five road games. Mike Reilly is completing 71.8 percent of his passes for 866 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Reilly has four touchdown passes in his last three games played. Brandon Zylstra and Vidal Hazelton have combined for 455 receiving yards and one touchdown while Adarius Bowman has 14 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 99.3 yards per contest, and Travon Van leads the way with 153 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 22.3 points and 336.3 yards per game. Korey Jones leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 17 tackles, Odell Willis has two sacks and Kenny Ladler has one interception. 

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are looking for their first victory of the year after an 0-3 start. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats haven’t won a home game since September 16. Zach Collaros is completing 62 percent of his passes for 792 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Collaros has 20 touchdown passes in his last 13 games played. Jalen Saunders and Luke Tasker have combined for 359 receiving yards and one touchdown while Mike Jones has nine receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 41.3 yards per contest, and Ross Scheuerman leads the way with 77 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 36.7 points and 512 yards per game. Justin Rogers leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 14 tackles, Justin Capicciotti has two sacks and Richard Leonard has two interceptions.

The Eskimos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in July, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 5 and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Eskimos are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Hamilton and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have shown little progress this season from game to game, as the offense has a hard time moving the ball with consistency and the defense can't get off the field. The Edmonton Eskimos have been in a lot of close games this season but have found ways to win all of them and now have Van carrying the rock who looks like he can be a differencemaker. I'll lay the field goal with the better and hotter team.

Edmonton Eskimos -3

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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