Ottawa Redblacks at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Week 20 CFL Picks & Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 26, 2018
Tim Hortons Field
Tim Hortons Field is the site of the game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Ottawa Redblacks on Saturday, October 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Hamilton as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 54.5.
The Tiger-Cats have an over/under record of 9-6-1 and they are 7-8-1 against the spread this year. The Redblacks have an ATS record of 7-9 while their over/under record is 7-9.
On Saturday afternoon, the Ottawa Redblacks will be visiting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in a game that will feature the two best teams from the East Division. Both teams are currently ranked near the top of the league in total points allowed, so it could end up being a low-scoring affair. The Redblacks have already been able to defeat the Tiger-Cats twice this season, including a 35-31 home win during Week 19.
Valuable Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Ottawa Redblacks are 7-9 against the over/under
The Ottawa Redblacks are 7-9 against the spread
Important Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are 9-6-1 against the over/under
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are 7-8-1 against the spread
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Hamilton Tiger-Cats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ottawa Redblacks Stats
The Redblacks haven't had a very strong season on the offensive side of the ball, but their hard-nosed defense has been able to keep them in just about every game they've played. Their offense is scoring 25.6 points per game and they are third in the league in passing, but their rushing attack has been one of the worst in the CFL. Their defense, though, is giving up less than 26 points per game and they are in the top two in both forced fumbles and pass knockdowns.
Ottawa running back William Powell has been excellent this season, rushing for a league-high 1,362 yards with six touchdowns while also catching 39 passes for 319 yards and two more scores. Placekicker Lewis Ward has also had a very good year by making 48 of his 49 kick attempts, including a long of 52 yards. Veteran quarterback Trevor Harris has thrown for a career-high 4,849 yards this season with 19 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions.
The Redblacks' defense has been led by third-year defensive back Jonathan Rose, who leads the league with five interceptions while also forcing three fumbles. Defensive lineman A.C. Leonard has 48 tackles on the year and he leads the Redblacks in sacks with six. Aggressive defensive back Corey Tindal is the team leader in tackles with 65 and he has also been able to pick up two sacks and two forced fumbles.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Stats
Hamilton has had a solid season on both sides of the ball this year. Their offense ranks in the top three in scoring, passing yards, rushing yards, and passing touchdowns, and they currently lead the league in possession time. Their defense has arguably been even better has they have only given up 24.8 points per game and they are second in the league in both forced fumbles and passes knocked down.
Hamilton quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who was named CFL Top Performer of the Month for September, has been able to throw for 4.966 yards this season with 28 touchdown passes against just 16 interceptions while also rushing for 460 yards and two more touchdowns. The team's top wide receiver has been Brandon Banks, who now has 94 receptions for 1,423 yards and 11 scores.
The Tiger-Cats have had a number of standout performers this year on defense, including third-year linebacker Larry Dean, who has been able to pick up a team-high 95 total tackles to go along with two interceptions and three passes defended. Defensive tackle has also been fantastic, picking up 20 tackles and he is currently tied for third in the league in sacks with eight.
Who will win tonight's Redblacks/Tiger-Cats CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tiger-Cats -3
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