Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Toronto Argonauts Prediction, 8/6/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Toronto Argonauts
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: BMO Field in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+3.5)
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-5) are headed to BMO Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Toronto Argonauts (3-3). Hamilton opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 46.5. The QB's taking the field are Dane Evans and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
In their last outing the Tiger-Cats played the Alouettes and ended up getting the victory by a score of 24-17. Dane Evans went 13/18 with 206 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. Matthew Shiltz paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 30 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 42 yards via 4 carries which gave him an average of 10.5 yards per carry. Steven Dunbar led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 102 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 20.4 yards per catch for that contest.
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When talking about getting in the endzone, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are averaging 20.1 points per contest. As a unit they're averaging 77.4 yards via the ground game which ranks them 9th in the league. The Tiger-Cats have attained 2,443 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Hamilton has earned 9 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns on the ground.
The Tiger-Cats rank 5th in the CFL regarding team defense, conceding 25.0 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.6 yards per run and 89.1 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. During this campaign, they have conceded 624 rushing yards through 7 outings. Concerning passing yards, the Tiger-Cats have allowed 1,719 yards which ranks them 4th in the league. In their 7 games, they have conceded 245.6 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 64.5%. During the season, they are surrendering 334.7 yards per outing putting them at 2nd in the CFL.
In their last game the Argonauts took on the Redblacks and lost 23-13. Andrew Harris led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 7 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 17 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he averaged 1.9 yards per carry. Kurleigh Gittens Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 84 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 14.0 yards per catch in the game. McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 25/39 with 340 yards passing and added 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Argonauts currently sit 8th in the league by tallying 19.8 points per contest. Over the course of the season thus far, the Argonauts currently sit at 1,633 passing yards in addition to an average of 272.2 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 2nd in the league. They average 86.8 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 521 yards overall. The Toronto Argonauts hold an average of 359.0 yards per outing which ranks them 3rd in the CFL.
Toronto has allowed the opposition a total of 533 rushing yards (88.8 yards per game) in addition to 2 touchdowns rushing for the season. The Argonauts are surrendering 25.7 PPG, which puts them in 7th in the CFL. Overall, they have allowed 154 points in total. They have conceded 10 touchdowns through the air in addition to 258.3 yards per game, which has them sitting 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+3.5)
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