Hamilton Tiger-Cats (9-10) at Ottawa Redblacks (11-7)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 18, 2018, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 54
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Redblacks meet Sunday in the CFL East Final at TD Place Stadium.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are coming off a 40-point beatdown victory over the BC Lions in the East semifinal. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last six road games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 66 percent of his passes for 5,209 yards, 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Masoli has 43 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Brandon Banks and Luke Tasker have combined for 2,527 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns while Mike Jones has 18 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 110.8 yards per contest, and Alex Green leads the way with 604 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 24.4 points and 347.7 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 105 tackles, Ted Laurent has eight sacks and Cariel Brooks has four interceptions.
The Ottawa Redblacks are riding a three-game winning streak and haven’t played since November 2. The Ottawa Redblacks have won four of their last six home games. Trevor Harris is completing 70.1 percent of his passes for 5,116 yards, 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 21 games. Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson have combined for 2,462 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 81 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 94 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 1,362 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 23.3 points and 377.2 yards per game. Corey Tindal leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 73 tackles, A.C. Leonard has six sacks and Jonathan Rose has five interceptions.
The Tiger-Cats are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff games, 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 road games and 6-17-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The RedBlacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in November and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 meetings. The under is 23-11-1 in RedBlacks last 35 games overall and the over is 8-2 in Tiger-Cats last 10 games overall.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats were quite impressive in their first playoff game, but now they run into a rested Ottawa Redblacks side that finished the regular season on a bit of a hot streak and has won each of the last four meetings against the Tiger-Cats. The Redblacks won all three meetings this season against the Tiger-Cats and won by an average margin of nine points. There's reason to like the Redblacks and the reasonable chalk at home.