Ottawa Redblacks vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Prediction, 10/21/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Redblacks vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date: Friday, October 21, 2022
Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Ottawa Redblacks (+5.5)
Tim Hortons Field is the site where and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-10) will play the Ottawa Redblacks (4-12) on Friday. Ottawa opens this contest as 5.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 46.5. The QB's taking the field are Nick Arbuckle and Dane Evans.
The last time they took the field the Redblacks took on the Alouettes and lost 34-30. Nick Arbuckle went 28/36 with 271 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Jackson Bennett led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 18 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 55 yards on 8 carries which gave him an average of 7.0 yards per run. Justin Hardy was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 93 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 11.6 yards per catch for that game.
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The Redblacks have racked up 5,711 total yards for this campaign. As a team they're maintaining an average of 86.9 yards on the ground ranking them 7th in the CFL. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Ottawa has earned 10 passing touchdowns and 17 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Ottawa Redblacks hold an average of 21.1 points per game.
The Redblacks sit in 7th in the CFL in terms of team defense, giving up 26.4 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 5.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 100.8 rushing yards per contest for the year. For the season, they have conceded 1,613 running yards through 16 outings. When talking about yards via the pass, the Redblacks have allowed 4,225 yards which has them sitting in 9th in the CFL. During their 16 games played this year, they have allowed 264.1 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 68.1%. During this campaign, they have relinquished 364.9 yards/contest ranking them 9th in the CFL.
In their last game the Tiger-Cats went up against the Stampeders and notched a win by a score of 35-32. Wes Hills led the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 11 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 52 yards via 11 carries which meant he was running for 4.7 yards per tote. Tim White was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 106 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 17.7 yards per catch during the game. Dane Evans went 17/25 with 244 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks.
During this campaign thus far, the Tiger-Cats have racked up 4,278 passing yards in addition to an average of 267.4 passing yards per outing, putting them at 3rd in the CFL. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats maintain an average of 352.5 yards per outing which has them ranked 5th in the league. They have an average of 85.1 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,362 yards for the season. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Tiger-Cats sit 6th in the CFL scoring 23.0 PPG.
The Tiger-Cats are giving up 26.9 PPG, which has them sitting 8th in the league. This season, they have relinquished 430 total points. Hamilton has conceded a total of 1,345 yards via the ground game (84.1 yards per outing) as well as 9 touchdowns rushing for the year. They have allowed the opposition 26 touchdowns through the air as well as 255.2 yards per game, which has them ranked 5th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ottawa Redblacks (+5.5)
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