Edmonton Eskimos vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats CFL Picks 11/17/2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019
Tim Hortons Field
Hayden Moore and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats play the Edmonton Eskimos at Tim Hortons Field on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Edmonton opens this matchup as 4.5 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 49.5.
The Eskimos have been less than ideal for CFL bettors, having gone 5-12 ATS. Hamilton is covering 70.6% of the time, going 12-5 against the spread. The Tiger-Cats have been an excellent choice for football bettors as favorites, going 9-4 ATS. Edmonton is covering 16.7% of the time as an underdog, having gone 1-5 against the spread.
Valuable Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
The Eskimos have been a dicey Over choice for O/U football bettors, having gone 8-10.
The Eskimos are covering 25.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 2-6 ATS.
Important Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
The Tiger-Cats are covering 66.7% of the time at Tim Hortons Field, going 6-3 against the spread.
The Tiger-Cats have been a dicey Over choice for O/U football bettors, having gone 7-11.
The Edmonton Eskimos step onto the field holding a record of 8-10 for the 2019 season. They currently sit at 4th in the Western Conference. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 22.6 points per contest, which has them at 7th in the CFL. As a team, they are averaging 90.1 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the conference, and they rank 2nd in the conference for passing yards per game with 285.2. For total yards, they are currently ranked 1st in the conference and 2nd in the CFL with 6,755 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Eskimos have compiled a total of 22 passing TDs and 15 rushing TDs. They are a low scoring offensive team in the Western Conference and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Eskimos have one of the best defenses in the CFL allowing 22.2 points per contest, ranking them 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the league. When talking about rushing yards, Edmonton is allowing 99.2 yards per game ranking them 4th in the West and 5th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.41 yards per rush ranking them 5th in the West and 9th in the CFL overall. In total, they have conceded 1,786 rushing yards through 18 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eskimos have allowed 3,639 yards over the period of 18 contests. This comes out to an average of 202.2 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the league and 1st in the conference. Opponents are completing 64.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.84 yards per try. They have allowed 22 passing TDs and 9 rushing TDs.
The Tigers-Cats come into this matchup with a record of 15-3 and they currently sit at 1st in the Eastern Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Tigers-Cats have one of the best offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Tigers-Cats are currently ranked 1st in the conference and 1st out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 30.6 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Tigers-Cats have passed the ball for a total of 5,401 passing yards which breaks down to 300.1 passing yards per contest which has them at 2nd in the league. Hamilton is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 100.5 yards per contest, ranking them 4th in the CFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,809 yards rushing through 18 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats average 400.6 yards per game overall which has them at 1st in the league and 1st in the conference.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are allowing 19.1 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the East and 1st in the CFL. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 344 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 94.7 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the CFL and 1st in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 1,705 yards on the ground and 14 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre groups in the CFL. They are giving up 253.1 passing yards per contest and 4,555 total yards through the air. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers-Cats currently sit at 1st in the East. They have allowed 17 passing touchdowns this year.
Who will win tonight's Eskimos/Tiger-Cats CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eskimos +4.5
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