Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Prediction, 8/12/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Argonauts (+2.5)
The Toronto Argonauts (4-3) go to Tim Hortons Field on Friday where they'll take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-6). Toronto opens this matchup as 2.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 44.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are McLeod Bethel-Thompson and Dane Evans.
In their last outing the Argonauts went up against the Tiger-Cats and won 34-20. McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 17/27 with 230 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Andrew Harris paced the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 9 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 47 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 3.4 yards per run. Cam Phillips was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 85 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 21.3 yards per reception for that contest.
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The Argonauts currently have 2,431 total yards this year. As a team they have an average of 83.9 yards rushing which is 7th in the league. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Toronto has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 0 touchdowns on the ground. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Toronto Argonauts are averaging 21.9 PPG.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Argonauts have conceded 1,859 yards which puts them in 3rd in the CFL. During this campaign, they are granting 352.9 yards per contest which ranks them 6th in the CFL. The Argonauts rank 6th in the league concerning team defense, allowing 24.9 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per running attempt and 87.3 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of their 7 games played this year, they have surrendered 265.6 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 71.1%. In total, they have allowed 611 running yards through 7 games.
In their last contest the Tiger-Cats took on the Argonauts and took the loss by a score of 34-20. Don Jackson led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 16 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 47 yards via 10 carries which had him averaging 4.7 yards per run. Don Jackson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 67 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 8.4 yards per reception for that contest. Dane Evans went 29/43 with 303 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He threw 1 pick in the game.
Concerning their ability to score points, the Tiger-Cats currently sit 7th in the CFL with an average of 20.1 PPG. During the season so far, the Tiger-Cats have thrown for a total of 2,210 yards through the air along with an average of 276.2 throwing yards per contest, putting them at 2nd in the CFL. They have an average of 77.5 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 620 yards in total. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have an average of 353.8 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the league.
The Tiger-Cats are giving up 26.1 PPG, which puts them in 7th in the league. In total, they have allowed 209 total points. Hamilton has given up a total of 690 rushing yards (86.2 yards/game) as well as 5 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have given up 9 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 241.2 yards per contest, ranking them 2nd in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hamilton Tiger-Cats (-2.5)
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