BC Lions vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Week 9 CFL Tips 8/10/2019
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Tim Hortons Field
Dane Evans and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-2, 1st in the Eastern Conference) host the BC Lions (1-6, 5th in the Western Conference) at Tim Hortons Field on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Hamilton opens this game as 13.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 52.
The Lions have been a bad option for football wagerers, having gone 1-3 ATS. Hamilton covers the spread 33.3% of the time, going 1-2 against the spread. The Tiger-Cats have been hot and cold for bettors as favorites, going 1-1 ATS. The Lions cover 71.4% of the time as the underdog, having gone 5-2 against the spread.
Valuable BC Lions Betting Trends
The Lions have been an awful Over play for O/U football wagerers, having gone 0-3.
BC covers the spread 0.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 0-1 ATS.
Important Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
The Tiger-Cats cover 80.0% of the time at Tim Hortons Field, going 4-1 against the spread.
The Tiger-Cats have been a great Over play for O/U football wagerers, having gone 4-0.
Key BC Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Hamilton Tiger-Cats Injuries
No key injuries to report
The BC Lions step onto the field holding a record of 1-6 in 2019. They are ranked 5th in the Western Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 20.7 points per game, ranking them 8th in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 76.9 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the conference, and they rank 5th in the conference for passing yards per game with 215.7. For total yards, they rank 5th in the conference and 9th in the league with 2,048 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Lions currently have a total of 6 passing TDs and 4 rushing touchdowns which is 5th in the conference. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the conference and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Lions have one of the most lackluster defenses in the CFL allowing 34.4 points per game, ranking them 5th in the conference and 9th in the league. In discussing rushing yards, BC is allowing 108.7 yards per game ranking them 5th in the conference and 6th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.01 yards per rush ranking them 4th in the conference and 5th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 761 rushing yards through 7 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Lions have conceded 1,812 yards over the period of 7 contests. This equates to an average of 258.9 yards per game, ranking them 6th in the league and 5th in the conference. Teams are completing 74.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.4 yards per attempt. They have conceded 15 passing TDs and 9 rushing touchdowns. In total, they are giving up 367.6 yards per game ranking them 5th in the conference and 6th overall. In terms of overall statistics, they will have to defend better if they want to get the win this week.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this next game. The Tigers-Cats come into this game with a record of 5-2 and they are currently ranked 1st in the Eastern Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Tigers-Cats have an offense that could be called mediocre in the CFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Tigers-Cats are ranked 1st in the East and 1st out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 32.7 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Tigers-Cats have thrown for a total of 1,890 yards through the air which breaks down to 270 passing yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the East. Hamilton has made teams respect their running game by averaging 87.6 yards per contest, ranking them 6th in the league and 3rd in the East. As a unit, they have a total of 613 rushing yards through 7 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats average 357.6 yards per contest overall ranking them 5th in the league and 2nd in the East.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are conceding 19.9 points per contest ranking them 1st in the East and 3rd in the league. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 139 total points. In regards to rushing yards, they are conceding 112.1 yards per contest ranking them 7th in the league and 2nd in the East. This season, they have conceded 785 rushing yards and 10 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are conceding 253.1 passing yards per contest and 1,772 total yards through the air over the period of 7 games. For passing yards allowed per game, the Tigers-Cats are ranked 1st in the East and 4th in the league. They have conceded 3 passing TDs for this year ranking them 1st out of the nine teams in the CFL and 1st in the East.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Tiger-Cats CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tiger-Cats -13.5
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