|Game||Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Date & Time||Thursday June 13, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)|
HAM -2.5 Total 48.5
On Thursday, the Saskatchewan Roughriders visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the opening game of the 2019 CFL regular season for both teams. The Roughriders lost their final preseason game to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 35-29. The game was highly competitive as six quarterbacks combined to throw five TD passes. Zach Collaros threw two scoring strikes for the Roughriders in the loss.
Hamilton lost its final preseason game 30-23 to the Toronto Argonauts. Hamilton’s Jeremiah Masoli threw for 154 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the loss. Sean Thomas-Erlington led the rushing attack with 51 yards, while Bralon Addison was the receiving leader with 71 yards and one touchdown reception.
Zach Collaros led the Roughriders last season with 2,999 yards passing, nine touchdowns and 13 interceptions. The Roughriders return Shaq Evans, K.D. Cannon and Kyran Moore at wide receiver. Evans led the Roughriders in receiving last season with 786 yards. Jordan Williams-Lambert left the Riders to join the Chicago Bears and will be missed as he led in receptions last season.
Last season Jeremiah Masoli led the Tiger-Cats with 5,209 yards passing, 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Sean Thompson-Erlington is the leading rusher back from last season. Thompson-Erlington rushed for 218 yards and one touchdown in 2018. Brandon Banks is the top wide receiver back for Hamilton. Last season Banks caught 94 passes for 1,423 yards and 11 touchdowns. Luke Tasker was close behind with 78 receptions, 1,104 yards and 11 TDs.
Recent Betting Trends
Saskatchewan is 35-16 ATS in its last 51 Week 1 games
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Roughriders last 5 on the road
Hamilton is 16-36 in its last 52 Week 1 games
The UNDER has cashed in 20 of the Tiger-Cats last 26 played in June
While the Roughriders hold an advantage over the Tiger-Cats of late, Hamilton will have the upper hand in this matchup at home. Jeremiah Masoli appears to be in midseason form at quarterback and Brandon banks and Luke Tasker are two legitimate threads at wide receiver. The Roughriders lost top slot back Williams-Lambert who left to play with the Chicago Bears and do not have the receiving threats the Tiger-Cats have. Final Score Prediction, Hamilton Tiger-Cats win and cover ATS 27-23.