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Saskatchewan Roughriders vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/1/19

Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date & Time Thursday August 1, 2019, 9:30 PM (EDT)
Mosaic Stadium
Regina, Saskatchewan
The Line
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -2.5 -- Over/Under: 50
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Thursday in CFL action at Mosaic Stadium.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for another victory to build on their impressive 5-1 record. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last two 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 865 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Jaelon Acklin has 16 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 90.5 yards per contest, and Sean Thomas Erlington leads the way with 224 yards on 33 carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 19.2 points and 377.8 yards per game. Justin Tuggle leads the Tiger-Cats with 27 tackles, Ja'Gared Davis has four sacks and Jumal Rolle has two interceptions.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a statement win after winning three of their last four games. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won two of their last three home games. Cody Fajardo is completing 73.3 percent of his passes for 1,392 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Fajardo and Isaac Harker have combined for 1,592 passing yards and seven touchdowns this season. Shaquelle Evans and Kyran Moore have combined for 832 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 19 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 131.3 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 469 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 25.7 points and 334.3 yards per game. Derrick Moncrief leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 33 tackles, Charleston Hughes has eight sacks and Nick Marshall has one interception.

The Tiger-Cats are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in August, 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Roughriders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in August, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 8 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 4-17-1 ATS in their last 22 meetings in Saskatchewan and 11-28-1 ATS in their last 40 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in Roughriders last 6 home games. The over is 7-0 in Tiger-Cats last 7 road games.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats may be in a letdown spot after beating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a statement matchup, but they've been so impressive offensively that they're hard to ignore regardless. And while you can only beat who you play, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have won all three of their games against teams that have a combined 1-12 SU record. I need to see more from the Roughriders before I can start laying chalk with them against good teams. I'll gladly take the free points with the Tiger-Cats. 

Hamilton Tiger-Cats +2.5

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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