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Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/8/17

Game
Roughriders (0-2) vs. Tiger-Cats (0-1)
Date & Time Saturday July 8, 2017, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Roughriders -1.5 -- Over/Under: 53
TV Channel
TSN, ESPN2
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Saturday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are looking for their first victory of the season after losing to the Toronto Argonauts week 1. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost six of their last seven road games. Zach Collaros is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 242 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. Collaros has 18 touchdown passes in his last 11 games played. Luke Tasker and Mike Jones have combined for 147 receiving yards on 11 catches while Brandon Banks has three receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 16 yards per contest, and C.J. Gable leads the way with nine yards on five carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 32 points and 545 yards per game. Justin Rogers leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with eight tackles, Davon Coleman has one sack and Larry Dean has one pass deflection. 

The Saskatchewan Roughriders also look for their first victory after a rough 0-2 start to the season. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost three straight home games. Kevin Glenn is completing 72 percent of his passes for 675 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Glenn has 18 touchdown passes in his last 12 games played. Nic Demski and Caleb Holley have combined for 398 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 13 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 61.5 yards per contest, and Cameron Marshall leads the way with 95 yards on 18 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 30 points and 381 yards per game. Sam Williams leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 12 tackles, Ese Mrabure-Ajufo has one sack and Jonathan Newsome has one interception.

The Tiger-Cats are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Roughriders are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games, 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in July and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 meetings in Saskatchewan, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

Hamilton may be worth a look here given the extra week it had to prepare for this game, but the Tiger-Cats were so awful in their season opener, it's hard to back them on the road with a line so small. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are 0-2, but their losses have come by a combined four points and could easily be undefeated. After blowing last weeks game against the Blue Bombers, you're going to see a motivated team eager to get in the win column. I like the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the small line here.

Pick:
Saskatchewan Roughriders -1.5

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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