BC Lions vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Prediction, 10/13/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date: Friday, October 13, 2023
Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (-3.5)
Tim Hortons Field is the venue where and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-8) will take on the BC Lions (11-5) on Friday. Hamilton opens this game as 3.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 48.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Vernon Adams and Bo Levi Mitchell.
In their last contest the Lions played the Blue Bombers and took the defeat by a score of 34-26. Vernon Adams went 19/33 with 352 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. Taquan Mizzell paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 8 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 23 yards on 6 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. Dominique Rhymes was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 107 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 21.4 yards per reception for the game.
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In terms of scoring, the BC Lions are sitting at 27.9 points per game. Offensively they maintain an average of 82.0 yards via the ground game which is 9th in the league. The Lions currently have 6,088 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, BC has earned 32 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns on the ground.
The Lions rank 3rd in the CFL concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 23.0 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 5.0 yards per run and 91.8 rushing yards per contest for the year. For the year, they have given up 1,468 yards via the ground game in 16 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Lions have surrendered 3,731 yards which ranks them 4th in the league. Over the course of their 16 games played this season, they have given up 233.2 yards per contest via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 66.1%. Overall, they are allowing 324.9 yards/outing which ranks them 2nd in the league.
In their last game the Tiger-Cats played the Roughriders and won by a score of 38-13. James Butler paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 107 yards on 25 carries which had him averaging 4.3 yards per run. James Butler led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 77 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 15.4 yards per catch during the game. Matthew Shiltz went 16/19 with 271 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception in the game.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Tiger-Cats currently sit at 4,167 passing yards along with holding an average of 260.4 passing yards per outing, which ranks 3rd in the league. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats hold an average of 357.5 yards/outing ranking them 4th in the CFL. They have an average of 97.1 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,553 yards in total. Concerning their scoring prowess, the Tiger-Cats sit 6th in the league with 22.4 points per contest.
The Tiger-Cats are surrendering 25.4 points per game, ranking them 5th in the league. This year, they have conceded 406 total points. Hamilton has surrendered a total of 1,907 rushing yards (119.2 yards per game) as well as 19 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. They have allowed 20 touchdowns through the air and 250.5 yards/game, which puts them in 6th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take BC Lions (-3.5)
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