Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Prediction, 11/20/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Saskatchewan Roughriders (+1)
The Saskatchewan Roughriders (9-4) are headed to Tim Hortons Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-6). Saskatchewan opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 41.5. The QB's who are expected to start are Cody Fajardo and Jeremiah Masoli.
The last time they took the field the Roughriders took on the Elks and won 29-24. Cody Fajardo went 23/32 with 245 yards through the air and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. William Powell paced the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 23 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 59 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per run. D'haquille Williams led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 146 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 18.3 yards per reception in the game.
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When it comes to putting points on the board, the Saskatchewan Roughriders hold an average of 22.1 PPG. As a unit they maintain an average of 97.0 yards rushing ranking them 5th in the CFL. The Roughriders currently have 4,115 total yards for the season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Saskatchewan has compiled 14 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns on the ground.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Roughriders have conceded 3,217 yards which has them sitting in 5th in the CFL. During this campaign, they have yielded 328.5 yards per game putting them 4th in the league. The Roughriders are ranked 4th in the CFL regarding team defense, allowing 20.0 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 81.0 rushing yards per game for the season. In their 13 games played this year, they have given up 247.5 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 67.1%. During this campaign, they have conceded 1,053 rushing yards through 13 outings.
The last time they took the field the Tiger-Cats played the Argonauts and lost 31-12. Sean Thomas-Erlington led the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 15 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 37 yards via 8 carries which gave him an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Tim White was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 110 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 22.0 yards per reception during the game. Jeremiah Masoli went 22/40 with 326 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 2 picks in the game.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Tiger-Cats are ranking 5th in the league with an average of 22.2 points per game. During the season thus far, the Tiger-Cats have compiled 3,018 passing yards as well as an average of 232.2 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 6th in the league. They maintain an average of 100.4 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,305 yards in total. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats hold an average of 332.5 yards/outing which ranks them 7th in the league.
Hamilton has given up a total of 1,074 yards on the ground (82.6 yards per outing) in addition to 8 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Tiger-Cats are relinquishing 18.5 points per game, ranking them 2nd in the league. Overall, they have surrendered 241 total points. They have allowed 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 238.5 yards per outing, which has them ranked 4th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (+1)
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