Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Prediction, 10/7/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Location: Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK
Odds/Point Spread: Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+5.5)
The Saskatchewan Roughriders (6-9) host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (7-8) at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday. Hamilton opens this contest as 5.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 49.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Taylor Powell and Jake Dolegala.
In their last outing the Tiger-Cats played the Stampeders and ended up getting the win by a score of 22-15. Matthew Shiltz went 11/19 with 225 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. James Butler led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 17 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 92 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 6.6 yards per carry. Kiondre Smith was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 56 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 18.7 yards per reception in the game.
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The Tiger-Cats have earned 5,172 yards in total for the year. As a team they're holding an average of 93.7 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 6th in the CFL. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Hamilton has amassed 17 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of getting in the endzone, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are sitting at 21.3 PPG.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Tiger-Cats have conceded 3,843 yards which has them ranked 7th in the league. During this campaign, they have relinquished 373.7 yards per contest putting them 7th in the league. The Tiger-Cats are ranked 5th in the CFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 26.2 points per game. They are allowing 5.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 117.5 rushing yards per game this year. Over the course of their 15 games played, they have conceded 256.2 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 65.6%. For the year, they have allowed 1,763 yards via the ground game in 15 games.
The last time they took the field the Roughriders went up against the Lions and took the loss by a score of 33-26. Frankie Hickson paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 7 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 22 yards via 10 carries which had him averaging 2.0 yards per run. Kian Schaffer-Baker was the receiving yardage leader by earning 104 yards on 9 receptions. He earned an average of 11.6 yards per reception during the game. Jacob Dolegala went 31/45 with 409 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 2 interceptions during the game.
For the season to this point, the Roughriders have compiled 3,910 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 260.7 passing yards per contest, ranking them 3rd in the CFL. The Saskatchewan Roughriders maintain an average of 341.5 yards/outing which is good for 5th in the CFL. They have an average of 80.8 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,212 yards for this year. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Roughriders are sitting 7th in the league with an average of 21.9 points per game.
Saskatchewan has given up a total of 1,842 rushing yards (122.8 yards/game) as well as 16 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Roughriders are surrendering 30.5 points per game, which has them sitting 9th in the CFL. This season, they have relinquished 458 points in total. They have yielded 26 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 248.7 yards/game, which puts them in 6th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+5.5)
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