Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Prediction, 9/17/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-8.5)
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3-9) play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (12-1) at Tim Hortons Field on Saturday. Winnipeg opens this game as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.5. The QB's taking the field are Zach Collaros and Jamie Newman.
In their last game the Blue Bombers took on the Roughriders and notched a win by a score of 54-20. Zach Collaros went 21/25 with 273 yards through the air and added 4 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Brady Oliveira paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 55 yards by way of 10 carries which gave him an average of 5.5 yards per tote. Nic Demski led the team in receiving yardage by earning 71 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 10.1 yards per catch during the game.
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The Blue Bombers have racked up 4,533 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they're maintaining an average of 107.9 yards on the ground which is 3rd in the CFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Winnipeg has compiled 28 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns. Concerning getting in the endzone, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are averaging 28.6 PPG.
When it comes to passing yards, the Blue Bombers have allowed 3,194 yards which ranks them 6th in the league. For the season, they are surrendering 332.7 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the league. The Blue Bombers are sitting in 1st in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 19.2 points per game. The opposition is running for 5.0 yards per rushing attempt and 87.0 rushing yards per game this season. During their 13 games played, they have yielded 245.7 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 65.7%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,131 yards via the running game in 13 games.
The last time they took the field the Tiger-Cats played the Argonauts and took the defeat by a score of 28-8. Sean Thomas-Erlington paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 39 yards by way of 3 carries which meant he was running for 13.0 yards per run. Tim White was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 56 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 9.3 yards per catch in the game. Jamie Newman went 14/25 with 171 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 1 pick in the game.
Over the course of the season so far, the Tiger-Cats have thrown for 3,218 passing yards along with an average of 268.2 passing yards per game, which is ranked 3rd in the CFL. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are averaging 350.2 yards per game which has them ranked 3rd in the league. They have an average of 82.0 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 984 yards for the year. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Tiger-Cats are 7th in the league averaging 20.9 points per outing.
The Tiger-Cats are allowing 27.5 PPG, which has them ranked 8th in the CFL. Overall, they have conceded 330 points in total. Hamilton has given up a total of 918 yards rushing (76.5 yards per contest) in addition to 7 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have allowed the opposition 18 touchdowns through the air and 257.1 yards per game, which puts them in 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+8.5)
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