Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 10/29/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Friday, October 29, 2021
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Hamilton Tiger-Cats (-4.5)
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-5) go to The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Edmonton Elks (2-7). Edmonton opens this matchup as 4.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 43. The QB's taking the field are Jeremiah Masoli and Taylor Cornelius.
In their last outing the Tiger-Cats took on the Redblacks and won 32-3. Jeremiah Masoli went 25/28 with 320 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Jackson Bennett paced the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 13 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 58 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 4.8 yards per carry. Bralon Addison led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 95 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 19.0 yards per reception for that game.
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The Tiger-Cats have attained 3,026 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they maintain an average of 91.7 yards on the ground ranking them 5th in the league. In terms of getting in the endzone, Hamilton has totaled 11 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are sitting at 21.1 points per contest.
The Tiger-Cats sit in 2nd in the CFL in terms of team defense, conceding 16.9 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.5 yards per running attempt and 82.5 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During the season, they have given up 825 rushing yards through 10 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Tiger-Cats have allowed 2,302 yards which has them ranked 4th in the CFL. In their 10 games, they have allowed 230.2 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 62.8%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 312.7 yards/game which puts them 4th in the league.
In their last game the Elks played the Blue Bombers and were beaten 26-16. James Wilder Jr. led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 44 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per tote. Greg Ellingson led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 67 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 22.3 yards per catch in the game. Taylor Cornelius went 17/29 with 187 yards passing and added 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Elks are ranked 8th in the CFL with an average of 17.7 points per game. Over the course of the season to this point, the Elks have earned 2,246 yards through the air together with an average of 249.6 throwing yards per game, putting them at 5th in the CFL. They have an average of 100.2 yards via the ground game and have run for 902 yards in total. The Edmonton Elks are averaging 349.8 yards/outing ranking them 3rd in the CFL.
The Elks are allowing 26.8 points per contest, ranking them 8th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have given up 241 points in total. Edmonton has conceded a total of 1,001 rushing yards (111.2 yards per outing) and 7 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have given up 11 touchdowns through the air as well as 198.7 yards per game, which has them ranked 1st in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Edmonton Elks (+4.5)
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