Ottawa Redblacks at Hamilton Tiger-Cats Week 7 CFL Picks & Predictions 7/28/2018
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Tim Hortons Field
The Ottawa Redblacks head to Tim Hortons Field to play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Hamilton as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 54.5.
The Redblacks are 2-3 against the spread this season and their over/under record is 2-3. The Tiger-Cats are 2-3 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-3.
In a matchup between two of the top teams from the East Division, the Ottawa Redblacks will go on the road to take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday afternoon. Both teams are current in the top five in both scoring and points allowed, but Calgary has done a better job of winning their close games so far this season. This one is a bit of a toss-up considering how close both of these teams are in most statistical categories.
Valuable Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Ottawa Redblacks are 2-3 against the over/under
The Ottawa Redblacks are 2-3 against the spread
Important Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are 2-3 against the over/under
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are 2-3 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 are right in the middle of the league in scoring right now, averaging just under 23 points per game. They have one of the better passing attacks, but they have struggled to rush the ball as they have just 478 yards on the ground so far this year. On the defensive side of the ball, they are second in the league in points allowed and they lead the CFL in pass knockdowns with 19.
Quarterback Trevor Harris hasn't had the best start to the season as he has thrown for 1,278 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions. Harris' top target has been veteran wide receiver Brad Sinopoli, which has caught 36 passes for 470 yards and two scores. The team's top rusher has been William Powell, who now has 422 yards on 77 carries and two scores.
On the defensive side of the ball, Ottawa has been led by second-year lineman Michael Wakefield, who has nine tackles and three sacks through five games. Defensive back Rico Murray has 17 tackles on the year and he leads the Redblacks with two interceptions. The team's leading tackler is DB Antoine Pruneau, who has a total of 27 tackles on the season as well as one forced fumble.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Stats
Hamilton has had a very balanced offensive attack so far this year. They are fourth in points, second in passing yards, fourth in rushing yards, and second in possession time. They have struggled to score through the air, though, picking up just four passing touchdowns so far. On defense, Hamilton has been just as solid, giving up just 115 points through five games and they are also third in the league with four forced fumbles.
The Tiger-Cats' passing attack has been led by quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, who has completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,562 yards and four touchdowns while getting picked off five times. Running back Mercer Timmis has just 175 rushing yards on the year, but he has averaged nearly five yards per carry and has already scored four touchdowns. The team currently has three receivers with at least 20 receptions and four with at least 250 receiving yards.
Linebacker Larry Dean has been a consistent force for Hamilton's defense through five games, picking up 27 total tackles and three pass deflections. The team's leading sack getter is Ted Laurent with two, and the big man also has a forced fumble on the year. Cariel Brooks and Richard Leonard are tied for the team lead in interceptions with one apiece.
Who will win tonight's Redblacks/Tiger-Cats CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tiger-Cats -4
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