Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers Prediction, 6/9/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Date: Friday, June 9, 2023
Location: IG Field in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+6.5)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (15-3) play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-10) at IG Field on Friday. Hamilton opens this game as 6.5-point dogs. The total is set at 42. The QB's who are expected to start are Bo Levi Mitchell and Zach Collaros.
In their last outing the Tiger-Cats went up against the Alouettes and took the defeat by a score of 28-17. Matthew Shiltz went 11/19 with 127 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Wes Hills paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 22 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 34 yards on 5 carries which meant he averaged 6.8 yards per tote. Tim White was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 142 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 17.8 yards per reception in the game.
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The Tiger-Cats earned 1,648 total yards for the prior year. As a team they held an average of 91.6 yards on the ground, which was 7th in the CFL. Hamilton totaled 20 touchdowns through the air and 13 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting points on the board, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats averaged 23.4 PPG.
The Tiger-Cats ranked 6th in the league concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 26.3 PPG. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per tote and 82.9 rushing yards per game for the prior year. Overall, they conceded 1,492 yards on the ground in 18 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Tiger-Cats gave up 4,449 yards which had them ranked 5th in the CFL. They yielded 26 throwing touchdowns as well as 12 rushing touchdowns. They conceded 330.1 yards/outing which ranked them 2nd in the CFL.
In their last outing the Blue Bombers played the Argonauts and took the loss by a score of 24-23. Brady Oliveira led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 13 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 82 yards via 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.5 yards per carry. Greg Ellingson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 46 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 11.5 yards per reception for that contest. Zach Collaros went 14/23 with 183 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He tossed 1 pick in the game.
They had an average of 113.5 yards via the ground game and ran for 2,043 yards in total. Last year, the Blue Bombers earned 4,572 yards via the pass as well as averaging 254.0 passing yards per game, which had them ranked 5th in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers averaged 367.5 yards/game ranking them 3rd in the league. When looking at putting points on the board, the Blue Bombers earned a ranking of 2nd in the league by scoring 29.9 points per outing.
The Blue Bombers surrendered 20.6 PPG, which had them ranked 1st in the CFL. Over the course of the season, they allowed 370 total points. Winnipeg conceded a total of 1,607 rushing yards (89.3 yards per game) as well as 8 touchdowns on the ground over the course of last year. They surrendered 19 touchdowns through the air in addition to 240.6 yards/game, which had them sitting 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-6.5)
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