Lions at Tiger-Cats 11/11/18 - CFL Picks & Predictions
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BC Lions vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
CFL: 1:00 PM EST
Nov. 11, 2018
Latest Odds : HAM -1 O/U 52
Following a 9-9 season, the B.C. Lions crossover to battle the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the First Round of the CFL Playoffs. If the Lions are to continue on in the playoffs and march to the Grey Cup they will have to first defeat Hamilton on the road.
Travis Lulay had a solid season for the Lions this year and threw for 2494 yards, 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Bryan Burnham was the top receiving target for the Lions this season caught 67 passes for 1029 yards and 9 touchdowns this season. Though he had a down season by his standards, Jeremiah Johnson still managed to lead the Lions in rushing and ran for 633 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2018.
Following an on and off season in which they finished 8-10, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the B.C. Lions in the First Round of the CFL Playoffs. The Tiger-Cats are looking for a deep playoff run and need to defeat the Lions at home to do so.
Jeremiah Masoli had a record breaking season for the Tiger-Cats and threw for 5209 yards, 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions on the year. Alex Green had a solid season running the ball for the Tiger-Cats and ran for 604 yards and 7 touchdowns this season. Brandon Banks had an outstanding regular season for the Tiger-Cats catching 94 passes 1423 yards and 11 touchdowns and will look to continue his production in the playoffs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Lions are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Division Semifinals games.
Tiger-Cats are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 playoff games.
Over is 4-1 in Lions last 5 games in November.
Under is 4-1 in Tiger-Cats last 5 Division Semifinals games.
Free Betting Pick: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -1
The Tiger-Cats had a worse season than the Lions on the year. However, the Lions will have to face a prolific passing attack guided by Masoli. Look for Masoli to be able to throw the ball almost at will on the day. Final Score Prediction, Hamilton Tiger-Cats win 42-24.