Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs BC Lions Week 11 CFL Picks 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Mike Reilly and the BC Lions (1-8, 5th in the Western Conference) play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-2, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at BC Place on Saturday, August 24, 2019. The spread on this contest has Hamilton as 4.5 point favorites. The O/U is set at 50.5.
The Tiger-Cats have been an excellent choice for wagerers, having gone 6-3 ATS. The Lions are covering 22.2% of the time, going 2-7 against the spread. The Tiger-Cats have been an excellent choice for wagerers as the favorite, going 5-2 ATS. BC has gone 2-4 against the spread as an underdog, so they are covering 33.3% of the time.
Valuable Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
The Tiger-Cats have been a terrible Over bet for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 3-6.
Hamilton is covering the spread 50.0% of the time as the road team, having gone 2-2 ATS.
Important BC Lions Betting Trends
The Lions are covering 33.3% of the time at BC Place, going 2-4 against the spread.
The Lions have been an excellent Over bet for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 6-3.
Key Hamilton Tiger-Cats Injuries
07/28/19 QB Jeremiah Masoli ACL is out for season
Key BC Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats step onto the field holding a record of 7-2 for the 2019 season. They are ranked 1st in the Eastern Conference. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league averaging 31.7 points per contest, ranking them 1st in the league. As a team, they have an average of 93.6 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the conference, and they are currently ranked 1st in the conference for passing yards per game with 271.7. For total yards, they are currently ranked 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league with 3,287 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Tigers-Cats have compiled a total of 14 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns which is 2nd in the conference. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the conference and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Tigers-Cats have one of the best defenses in the league allowing 20 points per contest, ranking them 1st in the conference and 3rd in the league. When talking about yards rushing, Hamilton is allowing 111.7 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the conference and 7th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.52 yards per carry ranking them 3rd in the conference and 8th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 1,005 rushing yards through 9 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers-Cats have conceded 2,321 yards over the period of 9 contests. This equates to an average of 257.9 yards per contest, ranking them 6th in the league and 1st in the conference. Opponents are completing 61.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.66 yards per try. They have conceded 5 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. In total, they are giving up 369.6 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the conference and 6th overall. When looking at all the stats, you might find it difficult to score points on this team because of their stout defense.
The BC Lions will be on the other side of the field and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Lions head into this game 1-8 and they sit in 5th in the Western Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Lions have one of the worst offenses in the CFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Lions sit in 5th in the West and 7th out of all the teams in the league averaging 21.7 points per game. During the season thus far, the Lions have passed the ball for a total of 1,972 yards through the air which equates to 219.1 passing yards per game putting them 7th in the league and 4th in the West. BC needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 84 yards per game, putting them 7th in the league and 4th in the West. As a team, they have a total of 756 yards rushing through 9 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The BC Lions average 303.1 yards per contest overall putting them 9th in the league and 5th in the West.
The BC Lions are allowing 34.2 points per game which puts them at 5th in the West and 8th in the league. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 308 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are allowing 108.8 yards per contest which puts them at 6th in the league and 5th in the West. For 2019, they have given up a total of 979 yards rushing and 11 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the league. They are allowing 247.2 passing yards per game and 2,225 total yards through the air over the period of 9 contests. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Lions sit in 4th in the West and 4th in the league. They have allowed 18 passing TDs in 2019 putting them 9th out of all the teams in the league and 5th in the West.
Who will win tonight's Tiger-Cats/Lions CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tiger-Cats -4.5
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