BC Lions at Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Playoffs CFL Picks & Predictions 11/11/2018
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Tim Hortons Field
Tim Hortons Field is the site of the game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the BC Lions on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Hamilton as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.
The Tiger-Cats have an over/under record of 10-7-1 and they are 7-10-1 against the spread this year. The Lions have an ATS record of 10-8 while their over/under record is 5-10-3.
The BC Lions will be taking on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Western Semi-Finals on Sunday afternoon in a game that will feature two of the top offensive teams in the CFL. It could end up being a pretty high scoring affair as both teams' defenses ranked near the middle of the league this year. BC was able to defeat the Tiger-Cats 35-32 in their Week 15 matchup, but Hamilton got some revenge in their second meeting with a 40-10 home blowout. Hamilton has a 27-17 home playoff record, while BC has gone 11-23 in road playoff games.
Valuable BC Lions Betting Trends
The BC Lions are 5-10-3 against the over/under
The BC Lions are 10-8 against the spread
Important Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are 10-7-1 against the over/under
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are 7-10-1 against the spread
Key BC Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Hamilton Tiger-Cats Injuries
No key injuries to report
BC Lions Stats
BC was able to make the playoffs despite finishing near the bottom of the league in both scoring and points allowed. Their offense was in the bottom-half of the league in passing yards, passing touchdowns, and rushing yards, and they had the second-most turnovers in the league. Their defense was a bit better as they were able to finish the regular season with the most interceptions and pass knockdowns in the league, though they did give over 26 points per game.
Lions wide receiver DeVier Posey, who was named CFL Top Performers of the Week for his Week 19 performance, caught 29 passes during the regular season for 395 yards and three touchdowns. Veteran quarterback Travis Lulay had a pretty good bounce-back year this year by throwing for 2,494 yards with 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The team's leading rusher has been Jeremiah Johnson, who had 633 rushing yards and five touchdowns while averaging 5.3 yards per carry.
One of BC's top standouts on the defensive side of the ball has been defensive back Anthony Orange, who in his first year with the team finished the regular season with a league-high five interceptions while also coming up with 54 tackles. Veteran defensive end Odell Willis will also be a player to watch during the Western Semi-Finals as he finished the season ranked near the top of the league in sacks with 11.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Stats
Hamilton had one of the better all-around teams in the CFL during the regular season this year. Their offense finished in the top three in scoring, passing yards, rushing yards, and possession time, but they did struggle a bit with turnovers. Their defense wasn't able to pick up too many sacks this year or force too many fumbles, but they did end up in the top-half of the league in fewest points allowed.
Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who was named CFL Top Performer of the Month in September, completed 66 percent of his passes during the regular season for 5,209 yards, 28 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. Wide receiver Brandon Banks is having his best season as he has caught 94 passes for 1,423 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Tiger-Cats' defense has been led by defensive back Cariel Brooks, who had 57 total tackles this year and a team-best four interceptions. Linebacker Larry Dean wasn't able to pick up any sacks for the first time in his career, but he did finish near the top of the league in tackles with 105.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Tiger-Cats CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions +3
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