Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Ottawa Redblacks Prediction, 9/8/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Ottawa Redblacks
Date: Friday, September 8, 2023
Location: TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+1)
The Ottawa Redblacks (3-8) play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-7) at TD Place Stadium on Friday. Ottawa opens this game as 1-point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5. The QB's taking the field are Taylor Powell and Dustin Crum.
In their last outing the Tiger-Cats took on the Argonauts and lost 41-28. Taylor Powell went 30/42 with 296 yards passing and completed 3 touchdowns. He gave away 1 pick in the game. James Butler led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 12 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 63 yards by way of 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. Tim White was the receiving yardage leader by earning 110 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 13.8 yards per reception for that contest.
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The Tiger-Cats have earned 3,637 total yards for the season. Offensively they maintain an average of 87.2 yards on the ground which is 7th in the league. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Hamilton has amassed 10 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are averaging 20.7 points per outing.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Tiger-Cats have given up 2,787 yards which has them sitting in 6th in the CFL. Over the course of this season, they are giving up 373.0 yards/contest which puts them 7th in the league. The Tiger-Cats sit in 9th in the league concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 27.5 PPG. The opposition is running for 5.4 yards per run and 119.6 rushing yards per contest this year. Over the course of their 11 games, they have yielded 253.4 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 67.4%. For the season, they have given up 1,316 yards via the running game in 11 games.
The last time they took the field the Redblacks played the Elks and were beaten 30-20. Devonte Williams paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 23 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 84 yards via 12 carries which gave him an average of 7.0 yards per carry. Jaelon Acklin led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 44 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 11.0 yards per catch for the game. Dustin Crum went 17/26 with 172 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game without an interception.
Concerning the points being put on the board, the Redblacks are 6th in the CFL holding an average of 22.8 PPG. Over the course of the season to this point, the Redblacks currently sit at 1,928 yards through the air as well as an average of 175.3 passing yards per contest, ranking them 9th in the league. They maintain an average of 124.5 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,370 yards in total. The Ottawa Redblacks are averaging 299.8 yards/outing which is good for 9th in the league.
The Redblacks are conceding 25.7 PPG, ranking them 5th in the league. This season, they have relinquished 283 points in total. Ottawa has given up a total of 860 yards on the ground (78.2 yards per game) in addition to 10 touchdowns rushing this season. They have yielded 18 touchdowns via the pass and 308.5 yards per outing, which has them sitting 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+1)
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