Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Calgary Stampeders Week 14 CFL Picks & Predictions 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Dane Evans and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (9-2, 1st in the Eastern Conference) head to McMahon Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Calgary Stampeders (7-4, 2nd in the Western Conference). Hamilton opens this game as 6.5 point dogs. The total opens at 52.
The Tiger-Cats have been very good for football wagerers, having gone 6-4 ATS. The Stampeders cover 45.5% of the time, going 5-6 against the spread. The Stampeders have been an awful pick for football wagerers as the favorite, going 1-5 ATS. The Tiger-Cats cover 50.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 1-1 against the spread.
Valuable Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
The Tiger-Cats have been a pretty good Under pick for O/U football bettors, having gone 4-7.
Hamilton covers the spread 40.0% of the time on the road, having gone 2-3 ATS.
Important Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
Calgary covers the spread 60.0% of the time at McMahon Stadium, going 3-2 against the spread.
The Stampeders have been a decent Over pick for O/U football bettors, having gone 5-6.
Key Hamilton Tiger-Cats Injuries
07/28/19 QB Jeremiah Masoli ACL is out for season
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats come into this game with a record of 9-2 this year. They currently sit at 1st in the Eastern Conference. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 30.5 points per contest, ranking them 1st in the CFL. As a team, they have an average of 98.5 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the East, and they currently sit at 2nd in the East for passing yards per game with 276.2. For total yards, they rank 1st in the East and 2nd in the CFL with 4,121 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Tigers-Cats have compiled a total of 16 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. They are one of the dangerous teams in the conference and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Tigers-Cats have one of the top tier defenses in the league allowing 19.7 points per contest, ranking them 1st in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the CFL. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers-Cats have allowed 2,896 yards over the course of 11 contests. This comes out to an average of 263.3 yards per game, which has them at 5th in the CFL and 1st in the conference. Opponents are completing 60.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.8 yards per try. They have conceded 8 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. In discussing yards on the ground, Hamilton is allowing 104.7 yards per game which has them at 2nd in the East and 6th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.38 yards per carry ranking them 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the CFL overall. In total, they have conceded 1,152 yards rushing through 11 games.
The Stampeders come into this game with a record of 7-4 and they are currently ranked 2nd in the Western Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Stampeders have one of the average offenses in the CFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Stampeders are currently ranked 2nd in the West and 3rd out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 27.9 points per game. So far this season, the Stampeders have passed the ball for a total of 3,029 passing yards which breaks down to 275.4 passing yards per game which has them at 4th in the league. Calgary is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 80.1 yards per contest, which has them at 8th in the CFL. As a unit, they have a total of 881 yards rushing through 11 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Calgary Stampeders average 355.5 yards per game overall ranking them 6th in the CFL and 3rd in the Western Conference.
The Calgary Stampeders are conceding 22.4 points per game which puts them at 3rd in the Western Conference and 4th in the CFL. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 246 points in total. When talking about yards rushing, they are allowing 89.1 yards per game which puts them at 2nd in the league and 2nd in the West. This season, they have allowed 980 yards on the ground and 9 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in the CFL. They are conceding 249.5 passing yards per contest and 2,745 total yards through the air. For passing yards allowed per game, the Stampeders are ranked 4th in the Western Conference. They have allowed 12 passing TDs this year.
Who will win tonight's Tiger-Cats/Stampeders CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Stampeders -6.5
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