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Ottawa Redblacks vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/17/19

Game
Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Ottawa Redblacks
Date & Time Saturday August 17, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)
Location
TD Place Stadium
Ottawa, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Ottawa Redblacks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 49.5
TV Channel
TSN, RDS2
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Redblacks meet Saturday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for another victory to build on their impressive 6-2 start to the season. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost two of their last three road games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 1,576 yards, nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. Masoli has at least one touchdown pass in 17 of his last 20 games. Brandon Banks and Bralon Addison have combined for 1,103 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jaelon Acklin has 20 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 88.5 yards per contest, and Sean Thomas Erlington leads the way with 224 yards on 33 carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 21.6 points and 394.6 yards per game. Justin Tuggle leads the Tiger-Cats with 37 tackles, Ja'Gared Davis has six sacks and Jumal Rolle has two interceptions.

The Ottawa Redblacks could use a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Ottawa Redblacks have lost their last three home games. Dominique Davis is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,585 yards, five touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Davis has eight touchdown passes and 12 interceptions in his last 264 pass attempts. Dominique Rhymes and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 764 receiving yards and four touchdowns while RJ Harris has 23 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 93.5 yards per contest, and John Crockett leads the way with 394 yards and on 70 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 28.1 points and 425.4 yards per game. Avery Williams leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 52 tackles, Avery Ellis has four sacks and Jonathan Rose has one interception.

The Tiger-Cats are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games in August, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 Saturday games. The RedBlacks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. East and 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Tiger-Cats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the over is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Ottawa. The under is 13-6 in RedBlacks last 19 vs. East. The over is 7-1 in Tiger-Cats last 8 road games.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats continue to be highly explosive offensively and are a profitable 5-3 ATS on the season. The Ottawa Redblacks have lost three straight at home and are losing at home this season by an average of 7.6 points. Ottawa doesn't have the offensive horses to hang with Hamilton when the Tiger-Cats are rolling. While on the road, I'll still lay the reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Hamilton Tiger-Cats -3.5

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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