Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Edmonton Eskimos Week 15 Expert CFL Picks 9/20/2019
Friday, September 20, 2019
Dane Evans and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (9-3, 1st in the Eastern Conference) travel to Commonwealth Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Edmonton Eskimos (6-6, 4th in the Western Conference).
The Tiger-Cats have been strong for football bettors, having gone 7-4 ATS. Edmonton covers the spread 33.3% of the time, going 4-8 against the spread. The Tiger-Cats have been an excellent option for CFL bettors as a favorite, going 5-3 ATS.
Valuable Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
The Tiger-Cats have been an inconsistent Over choice for O/U football bettors, having gone 4-8.
Hamilton covers the spread 50.0% of the time away from home, having gone 3-3 ATS.
Important Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
The Eskimos are covering the spread 33.3% of the time at Commonwealth Stadium, going 2-4 against the spread.
The Eskimos have been an inconsistent Over choice for O/U football bettors, having gone 5-7.
Key Hamilton Tiger-Cats Injuries
07/28/19 QB Jeremiah Masoli ACL is out for season
Key Edmonton Eskimos Injuries
09/15/19 QB Trevor Harris Hand is questionable Friday vs Hamilton Tigercats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats head into this matchup 9-3 for the 2019 season. They currently sit at 1st in the Eastern Conference. They are one of the dangerous teams in the East and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night. For total yards, they rank 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league with 4,584 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Tigers-Cats have compiled a total of 17 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 29.5 points per game, which has them at 2nd in the league. As a team, they are averaging 99.7 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the conference, and they are currently ranked 2nd in the conference for passing yards per game with 282.3.
The Tigers-Cats have one of the best defenses in the CFL allowing 19.7 points per contest, which has them at 1st in the East and 2nd in the league. When it comes to yards through the air, the Tigers-Cats have allowed 3,238 yards over the period of 12 games. This equates to an average of 269.8 yards per contest, which has them at 6th in the league and 1st in the East. Teams are completing 60.8% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.87 yards per attempt. They have allowed 9 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. In regard to rushing yards, Hamilton is allowing 101.3 yards per game ranking them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.36 yards per rush putting them 3rd in the East and 7th in the CFL overall. In total, they have conceded 1,216 rushing yards through 12 games.
The Eskimos come into this matchup with a record of 6-6 and they currently sit at 4th in the Western Conference. Edmonton is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 91.2 yards per game, ranking them 6th in the CFL. As a unit, they have a total of 1,094 rushing yards through 12 games, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Edmonton Eskimos average 413.9 yards per game overall which has them at 1st in the CFL and 1st in the conference. When looking at their ability to score points, the Eskimos are ranked 4th in the West and 5th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 24.2 points per contest. So far this season, the Eskimos have passed the ball for a total of 3,873 yards through the air which breaks down to 322.8 passing yards per contest putting them 1st in the league.
The Edmonton Eskimos are allowing 21.3 points per contest which puts them at 2nd in the West and 3rd in the league. Their passing defense is one of the best units in the league. They are giving up 180.2 passing yards per contest and 2,162 total passing yards. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eskimos sit in 1st in the conference. They have conceded 15 passing TDs this year. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 256 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 101.2 yards per game which puts them at 5th in the league and 4th in the West. This season, they have conceded 1,214 yards rushing and 5 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Tiger-Cats/Eskimos CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eskimos +4.5
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