Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Prediction, 9/16/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-6.5)
Tim Hortons Field is the venue where and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-7) will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (10-3) on Saturday. Winnipeg opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 48. The expected starting quarterbacks are Zach Collaros and Taylor Powell.
The last time they took the field the Blue Bombers faced the Roughriders and won 51-6. Zach Collaros went 18/21 with 319 yards through the air and added 5 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Brady Oliveira led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 36 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 154 yards on 18 carries which meant he was running for 8.6 yards per carry. Dalton Schoen was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 104 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 20.8 yards per catch for the game.
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The Blue Bombers have earned 5,314 total yards for this campaign. As a team they average 135.2 yards on the ground ranking them 1st in the CFL. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Winnipeg has amassed 32 touchdowns via the pass and 14 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting points on the board, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are sitting at 32.7 points per game.
The Blue Bombers are ranked 1st in the CFL in terms of team defense, allowing 20.2 PPG. The opposition is running for 5.4 yards per rushing attempt and 87.8 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,142 yards via the running game in 13 games. In terms of yards via the pass, the Blue Bombers have conceded 2,661 yards which ranks them 2nd in the CFL. During their 13 games played this year, they have yielded 204.7 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 59.8%. Overall, they have allowed 292.5 yards per contest putting them 1st in the CFL.
In their last game the Tiger-Cats took on the Redblacks and won 27-24. James Butler paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 35 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 2.5 yards per run. Tim White was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 180 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 25.7 yards per reception during the game. Taylor Powell went 21/32 with 326 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Tiger-Cats have compiled 3,004 yards through the air not to mention an average of 250.3 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 5th in the league. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats average 338.0 yards per game which has them ranked 5th in the CFL. They average 87.7 yards per game on the ground and have run for 1,052 yards for this year. When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Tiger-Cats rank 7th in the league by tallying 21.2 points per game.
Hamilton has surrendered a total of 1,511 yards via the ground game (125.9 yards per outing) as well as 17 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. The Tiger-Cats are conceding 27.2 points per game, which has them in 8th in the CFL. In total, they have allowed 326 total points. They have given up 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 253.5 yards per outing, which has them ranked 7th in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-6.5)
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