Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Toronto Argonauts - 11/2/19 CFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Argonauts (4-13) vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (14-3)
CFL Football: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -13 -- Over/Under: 53.5
The Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Saturday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.
The Toronto Argonauts could use a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Toronto Argonauts have lost seven of their last eight road games. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 68 percent of his passes for 4,024 yards, 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Bethel-Thompson has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 13 games. Derel Walker and SJ Green have combined for 2,066 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Armanti Edwards has 65 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 74.4 yards per contest, and James Wilder Jr. leads the way with 444 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 31.8 points and 427.4 yards per game. Abdul Kanneh leads the Toronto Argonauts with 70 tackles, Cleyon Laing has seven sacks and Alden Darby has three interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for another win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have won all eight home games this season. Dane Evans is completing 72.2 percent of his passes for 3,754 yards, 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Jeremiah Masoli and Evans have combined for 30 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. Brandon Banks and Bralon Addison have combined for 2,786 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns while Jaelon Acklin has 57 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 99.4 yards per contest, and Sean Thomas Erlington leads the way with 224 yards on 33 carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 19.2 points and 369.7 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Tiger-Cats with 95 tackles, Ja'Gared Davis has 13 sacks and Jumal Rolle has five interceptions.
The Argonauts are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 road games, 2-7-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 home games, 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 12-3-2 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Argonauts are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Hamilton and 4-16-1 ATS in their last 21 meetings. The under is 47-22 in Tiger-Cats last 69 home games. The under is 7-2 in Argonauts last 9 games in November.
The Toronto Argonauts have played much better football over their last three games, but that doesn't erase a whole season of struggles and the fact they're losing on the road by an average of 15 points. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are winning their last three games by an average of 21 points and are 6-1-1 ATS at home this season. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have also won the last two meetings against the Argonauts by a combined 61 points. I hate to be so chalky this week, but Hamilton is head and shoulders the better team here and should run away with it yet again.