Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs BC Lions Prediction, 7/21/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs BC Lions
Date: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Location: BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, BC
Odds/Point Spread: Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+11.5)
The BC Lions (3-1) host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-4) at BC Place Stadium on Thursday. Hamilton opens this contest as 11.5-point dogs. The total opens at 51.5. The starting quarterbacks are Dane Evans and Nathan Rourke.
In their last game the Tiger-Cats played the Redblacks and won by a score of 25-23. Dane Evans went 21/28 with 342 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Don Jackson paced the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 34 yards by way of 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. Tim White was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 70 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 11.7 yards per catch during the game.
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The Tiger-Cats have earned 1,680 total yards this year. As a team they have an average of 64.6 yards in the run game which ranks them 9th in the CFL. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Hamilton has earned 7 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hold an average of 21.0 PPG.
In terms of yards via the pass, the Tiger-Cats have given up 1,222 yards which puts them in 4th in the CFL. During this campaign, they are giving up 333.8 yards per outing ranking them 3rd in the CFL. The Tiger-Cats are ranked 8th in the CFL in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 28.2 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per run and 89.4 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. During their 5 games played, they are giving up 244.4 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.2%. For the season, they have given up 447 yards via the ground game in 5 games.
In their last outing the Lions faced the Blue Bombers and were defeated 43-22. James Butler led the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 7 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 33 yards via 8 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per carry. Keon Hatcher was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 166 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 23.7 yards per catch for the game. Nathan Rourke went 16/25 with 278 yards passing and threw 3 TD's. He gave away 2 picks on the day.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Lions are ranked 1st in the league averaging 39.8 points per game. For the year to this point, the Lions have a total of 1,361 passing yards as well as holding an average of 340.2 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 1st in the CFL. They maintain an average of 129.2 run yards per game and have run for 517 yards for this season. The BC Lions hold an average of 469.5 yards per contest which ranks them 1st in the CFL.
BC has surrendered a total of 324 yards via the ground game (81.0 yards per contest) in addition to 5 touchdowns via the rush this season. The Lions are conceding 23.0 points per game, which has them in 4th in the CFL. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 92 points in total. They have allowed 3 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 207.2 yards per outing, which has them ranked 1st in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take BC Lions (-11.5)
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