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Tiger-Cats at Roughriders 8/1/19 - CFL Picks & Predictions

Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Odds & Info

Game Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date & Time Thursday August 1, 2019, 9:30 PM (EDT)
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SSK -1.5 Total 50.5
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ESPN+

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats hit the road in search of win No. 6 on the season when they visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday. The Tiger-Cats handed Winnipeg its first loss of the season last Friday with a 23-15 victory over the Blue Bombers. However, the Tiger-Cats lost starting quarterback Jeremiah Masoli for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. The defense carried the Tiger-Cats in the win by forcing six turnovers.

Saskatchewan defeated the BC Lions 45-18 last Saturday. The Roughriders were led by the ground game accumulating 227 yards rushing on 35 attempts with three touchdowns. Cody Fajardo played well under center passing for 169 yards and one touchdown. William Powell led the rushing attack with 146 yards and three touchdowns.
Dane Evans has 199 yards passing, one touchdown and one interception and will take over for the injured Jeremiah Masoli. The leading rusher for Hamilton is Sean Thomas Erlington with 224 yards. Brandon Banks has 554 yards receiving and three touchdown receptions, while Bralon Addison has 311 yards receiving and three TD receptions.

Cody Fajardo leads the Roughriders in passing with 1,392 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. The leading rusher for Saskatchewan is William Powell with 469 yards and six touchdowns. Shaquelle Evans leads the Roughriders in receiving with 427 yards and two touchdowns, while Kyran Moore is second with 405 yards and three touchdowns.

Recent Betting Trends

Hamilton is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 played on Thursday

The OVER has cashed in each of the Tiger-Cats last 7 on the road

Saskatchewan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5

The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Roughriders last 6 at home

Free CFL Pick:

Saskatchewan Roughriders -1.5

Saskatchewan must not lose focus due to Hamilton being without star quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. The Roughriders need to use momentum from their 45-18 rout of BC on Saturday to pressure the offense of the short-handed Tiger-Cats and force punts and turnovers. The Roughriders have covered the number in 17 of the last 22 at home versus Hamilton. Final Score Prediction, Saskatchewan Roughriders win and cover ATS 27-23.

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