Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Week 8 Expert CFL Picks 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
Cody Fajardo and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-3, 4th in the Western Conference) play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-1, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at Mosaic Stadium on Friday, August 2, 2019. The odds on this game have Saskatchewan as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.5.
The Tiger-Cats have been an inconsistent choice for football bettors, having gone 1-1 ATS. The Roughriders cover 66.7% of the time, going 2-1 against the spread. The Roughriders have been an inconsistent choice for football bettors as the favorite, going 1-1 ATS. Hamilton is covering the spread 33.3% of the time as the underdog, having gone 2-4 against the spread.
Valuable Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
The Tiger-Cats have been an excellent Over choice for O/U football bettors, having gone 4-0.
The Tiger-Cats cover 80.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 4-1 ATS.
Important Saskatchewan Roughriders Betting Trends
The Roughriders cover 66.7% of the time at Mosaic Stadium, going 2-1 against the spread.
The Roughriders have been an excellent Over choice for O/U football bettors, having gone 2-1.
Key Hamilton Tiger-Cats Injuries
07/28/19 QB Jeremiah Masoli ACL is out for season
07/28/19 QB Jeremiah Masoli ACL is out for the remainder of the season
Key Saskatchewan Roughriders Injuries
06/17/19 QB Zach Collaros Head is out indefinitely
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats come into this game with a record of 5-1 in 2019. They are ranked 1st in the Eastern Conference. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 35 points per contest, putting them 1st in the conference as well as 1st in the CFL. As a team, they have an average of 90.5 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the conference, and they sit in 1st in the conference for passing yards per game with 282.2. For total yards, they sit in 1st in the conference and 4th in the CFL with 2,236 yards, and yards per game of 372.7 putting them 2nd in the conference and 5th in the CFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Tigers-Cats currently have a total of 10 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns which is 1st 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 top tier defenses in the league allowing 19.2 points per contest, putting them 1st in the conference and 3rd in the CFL. In terms of yards rushing, Hamilton is allowing 110.8 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the conference and 7th in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.73 yards per carry putting them 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 665 yards rushing through 6 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Tigers-Cats have allowed 1,463 yards over the course of 6 games. This comes out to an average of 243.8 yards per contest, putting them 5th in the CFL and 1st in the conference. Opponents are completing 59.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.28 yards per attempt. They have allowed 3 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing touchdowns. Overall, they are allowing 354.7 yards per contest putting them 1st in the conference and 5th overall. When looking at all the stats, you might find it difficult to score points on this team because of their stout defense.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be on the other side of the field and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Roughriders head into this matchup 3-3 and they are currently ranked 4th in the Western Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Roughriders have one of the most prolific offenses in the CFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Roughriders are ranked 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 30.5 points per game. So far this season, the Roughriders have thrown for a total of 1,547 passing yards which breaks down to 257.8 passing yards per game putting them 5th in the league and 3rd in the Western Conference. Saskatchewan is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 131.3 yards per contest, putting them 3rd in the league and 2nd in the Western Conference. As a unit, they have a total of 788 yards rushing through 6 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Saskatchewan Roughriders average 389.2 yards per game overall putting them 2nd in the league and 2nd in the Western Conference.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are conceding 25.7 points per game ranking them 4th in the Western Conference and 5th in the league. In discussing points allowed, they have allowed 154 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are conceding 91.3 yards per game ranking them 4th in the league and 4th in the Western Conference. For this year, they have allowed 548 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the elite units in the league. They are conceding 222.3 passing yards per game and 1,334 total passing yards over the period of 6 games. For passing yards allowed per game, the Roughriders are ranked 2nd in the Western Conference and 2nd in the league. They have allowed 8 passing TDs in 2019 putting them 5th out of the nine teams in the CFL and 3rd in the Western Conference.
Who will win tonight's Tiger-Cats/Roughriders CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Roughriders -2.5
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