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Game: Calgary Stampeders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Calgary Stampeders (+3.5)
The Calgary Stampeders (2-4) travel to Tim Hortons Field on Friday where they'll take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-3). The odds on this matchup have Hamilton as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 41.5. The starting quarterbacks are Bo Levi Mitchell and Jeremiah Masoli.
The last time they took the field the Stampeders played the Elks and ended up getting the victory by a score of 32-16. Bo Levi Mitchell went 22/41 with 276 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception during the game. Ka'Deem Carey paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 13 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 45 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per run. Kamar Jorden led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 159 yards on 12 receptions. He earned an average of 13.3 yards per catch for the game.
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The Stampeders have attained 2,178 total yards for the season. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 76.7 yards on the ground ranking them 7th in the league. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Calgary has compiled 4 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting points on the board, the Calgary Stampeders have an average of 20.8 points per game.
Regarding passing yards, the Stampeders have conceded 1,760 yards which ranks them 9th in the league. In total, they are granting 387.7 yards/game which ranks them 8th in the league. The Stampeders sit in 5th in the CFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 21.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per tote and 94.3 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of their 6 games played this year, they have yielded 293.3 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 67.0%. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 566 yards on the ground through 6 contests.
The last time they took the field the Tiger-Cats went up against the Argonauts and were beaten 17-16. Sean Thomas-Erlington paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 21t yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 28 yards on 4 carries which gave him an average of 7.0 yards per carry. Papi White was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 53 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 10.6 yards per reception for the game. Dane Evans went 19/27 with 192 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He gave away 1 pick on the day.
During this campaign to this point, the Tiger-Cats have a total of 986 passing yards together with holding an average of 197.2 passing yards per contest, ranking them 9th in the league. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have an average of 274.4 yards per outing which is good for 9th in the CFL. They are averaging 77.2 run yards per game and have rushed for 386 yards for this year. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Tiger-Cats rank 8th in the CFL scoring 17.8 points per contest.
The Tiger-Cats are giving up 19.0 PPG, which has them in 3rd in the league. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 95 points in total. Hamilton has surrendered a total of 531 rushing yards (106.2 yards per outing) in addition to 2 touchdowns rushing for the 2020 season. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns through the air in addition to 220.0 yards per outing, ranking them 2nd in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Calgary Stampeders (+3.5)
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