Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -1 -- Over/Under: 55 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Friday in CFL action at the Tim Hortons Field.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for another victory to build on their impressive 5-0 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won both road games this season. Matt Nichols is completing 73.2 percent of his passes for 1,150 yards, 12 touchdowns and one interception. Nichols has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. Lucky Whitehead and Darvin Adams have combined for 492 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Nic Demski has 11 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 147.6 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 441 yards on 72 carries. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 16 points and 337.8 yards per game. Chandler Fenner leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 23 tackles, Jackson Jeffcoat has three sacks and Winston Rose has three interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to build on their 4-1 record and are coming off a bye week. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have won all three home games this season. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 1,517 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Masoli has at least one touchdown pass in 17 of his last 19 games. Brandon Banks and Bralon Addison have combined for 799 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Jaelon Acklin has 16 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 92.2 yards per contest, and Sean Thomas Erlington leads the way with 224 yards on 33 carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 20 points and 386.6 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Tiger-Cats with 23 tackles, Ja'Gared Davis has four sacks and Mike Daly has one interception.
The Blue Bombers are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 road games, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Friday games and 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games in July and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 20-6 in the last 26 meetings in Hamilton and 16-5 in the last 21 meetings. The over is 11-5 in Tiger-Cats last 16 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Blue Bombers last 7 games overall.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a team we've backed heavily up to this point, and they were my pick to win the Grey Cup from the start. There's no reason not to be high on these Blue Bombers and the fact we're getting a free point with them is nearly impossible to turn down. With that said, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been the biggest surprise in the league and have an offense that's been downright scary good. Hamilton has also had an extra week to prepare and will certainly be playing in front of a packed house. This is a huge game for the Tiger-Cats and kind of a measuring stick game. I'll give the edge to Hamilton.