Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Week 12 CFL Game Picks 9/2/2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Tim Hortons Field
McLeod Bethel-Thompson and the Toronto Argonauts (1-8, 4th in the Eastern Conference) go to Tim Hortons Field on Monday where they'll meet the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-2, 1st in the Eastern Conference). Toronto opens this matchup as 13.5 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 51.5.
The Argonauts have been terrible for football wagerers, having gone 4-5 ATS. Hamilton is covering the spread 60.0% of the time, going 6-4 against the spread. The Tiger-Cats have been an excellent option for football wagerers as the favorite, going 5-3 ATS. The Argonauts cover the spread 44.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 4-5 against the spread.
Valuable Toronto Argonauts Betting Trends
The Argonauts have been a terrible Over play for O/U football wagerers, having gone 4-5.
Toronto is covering the spread 25.0% of the time on the road, having gone 1-3 ATS.
Important Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
Hamilton is covering the spread 40.0% of the time at Tim Hortons Field, going 2-3 against the spread.
The Tiger-Cats have been a terrible Over play for O/U football wagerers, having gone 3-7.
Key Toronto Argonauts Injuries
07/10/19 QB James Franklin Hamstring is out indefinitely
06/17/19 QB Zach Collaros Head is out indefinitely
Key Hamilton Tiger-Cats Injuries
07/28/19 QB Jeremiah Masoli ACL is out for season
The Toronto Argonauts come into this matchup with a record of 1-8 for this year. They currently sit at 4th in the Eastern Conference. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 16.8 points per game, ranking them 9th in the CFL. As a unit, they have an average of 75.4 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the conference, and they sit in 1st in the conference for passing yards per game with 284.4. For total yardage, they sit in 3rd in the conference and 6th in the CFL with 3,239 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Argonauts currently have a total of 15 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns which is 4th in the conference. They are a low scoring offensive team in the conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Argonauts have one of the most lackluster defenses in the league giving up 34.4 points per game, ranking them 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL. In regard to rushing yards, Toronto is giving up 131.7 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.64 yards per carry ranking them 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL overall. In total, they have conceded 1,185 yards rushing through 9 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Argonauts have conceded 2,710 yards over the course of 9 games. This comes out to an average of 301.1 yards per contest, ranking them 7th in the CFL and 2nd in the conference. Teams are completing 71.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 9.48 yards per attempt. They have conceded 18 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns. In total, they are giving up 432.8 yards per contest ranking them 4th in the conference and 9th overall. All of the above means they will have to step up their game if they want to slow down the opponent.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats will be on the other side of the field and are looking to get a win under their belt this next game. The Tigers-Cats head into this matchup 8-2 and they sit in 1st in the Eastern Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Tigers-Cats have one of the average offenses in the CFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Tigers-Cats are ranked 1st in the East and 2nd out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 29.8 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Tigers-Cats have passed the ball for a total of 2,637 passing yards which breaks down to 263.7 passing yards per contest putting them 4th in the league and 2nd in the East. Hamilton has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 93.5 yards per contest, putting them 5th in the league and 2nd in the East. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 935 yards rushing through 10 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 357.2 yards per game overall putting them 5th in the league and 3rd in the East.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are allowing 19 points per contest ranking them 1st in the East and 1st in the league. In discussing points given up, they have given up 190 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 111 yards per game ranking them 7th in the league and 2nd in the East. For this year, they have conceded a total of 1,110 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middling groups in the league. They are allowing 256.8 passing yards per contest and 2,568 total passing yards over the course of 10 games. For passing yards allowed per game, the Tigers-Cats are ranked 1st in the East and 5th in the league. They have allowed 6 passing TDs this season putting them 1st out of the nine teams in the CFL and 1st in the East.
Who will win tonight's Argonauts/Tiger-Cats CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tiger-Cats -13.5
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