Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Prediction, 9/4/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Argonauts vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date: Monday, September 4, 2023
Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Argonauts (-9)
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-6) host the Toronto Argonauts (8-1) at Tim Hortons Field on Monday. The line on this game has Toronto as 9-point favorites. The total is set at 48. The starting quarterbacks are Chad Kelly and Taylor Powell.
In their last game the Argonauts faced the Stampeders and ended up getting the victory by a score of 39-31. Chad Kelly went 20/31 with 361 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 picks during the game. A.J. Ouellette led the team on the ground for that 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 82 yards by way of 13 carries which meant he averaged 6.3 yards per run. Kurleigh Gittens Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 55 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 13.8 yards per reception for that game.
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The Argonauts have tallied 3,411 total yards for the year. As a team they're holding an average of 115.8 yards via the ground game which ranks them 3rd in the league. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Toronto has earned 16 touchdowns via the pass and 14 rushing touchdowns. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Toronto Argonauts are averaging 34.1 points per game.
The Argonauts sit in 4th in the CFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 22.9 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per run and 77.4 rushing yards per game this year. For the year, they have allowed 697 yards via the ground game in 9 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Argonauts have given up 2,550 yards which has them sitting in 6th in the league. During their 9 games, they have yielded 283.3 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 71.5%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 360.8 yards per outing which has them ranked 6th in the CFL.
In their last game the Tiger-Cats played the Lions and earned the win by a score of 30-13. James Butler paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He rushed for 118 yards on 21 carries which gave him an average of 5.6 yards per run. Tim White was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 57 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 11.4 yards per reception for the game. Taylor Powell went 18/23 with 222 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game without an interception.
When looking at putting points on the board, the Tiger-Cats are sitting 8th in the CFL scoring 20.0 PPG. During the season to this point, the Tiger-Cats have compiled 2,409 passing yards along with an average of 240.9 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 6th in the CFL. They hold an average of 87.5 yards per game on the ground and have run for 875 yards overall. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats average 328.4 yards/contest ranking them 6th in the CFL.
Hamilton has surrendered a total of 1,192 rushing yards (119.2 yards per outing) as well as 12 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Tiger-Cats are conceding 26.1 points per game, which has them in 7th in the CFL. This season, they have allowed 261 total points. They have conceded 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 256.0 yards/contest, which has them in 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto Argonauts (-9)
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