CFL Betting Pick of the Week: Tiger-Cats at RedBlacks

Monday, November 12, 2018 9:34 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 9:34 PM UTC

A trip to the Grey Cup Championship Game next Sunday will be on the line this Sunday in the East Division Final between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Ottawa RedBlacks. Game time from TD Place Stadium in Ottawa is set for 1 p.m. The RedBlacks have been opened by 5Dimes online sportsbook as three-point favorites.

<p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" rel="nofollow" title="Game Odds">CFL Betting Pick of the Week: Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Ottawa Redblacks</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Sunday, 1 p.m. ET</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Free Pick: RedBlacks -3</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Best Line Offered: <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" title="Top-Rated Sportsbook">5Dimes</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3674526, "sportsbooksIds":[19,1096,999991,169,238], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Ottawa looks to return to the Grey Cup for the second time in three seasons.</p><p>The top two teams in the East Division title race all season long will face each other for the fourth and final time this year. Betting on this game at 5Dimes online sportsbook will be the first of two CFL Division Finals on this Sunday’s slate. Over in the West Division, Calgary will play host to Winnipeg in an effort to return to its third-straight league title game.</p><h2><strong>Betting Overview</strong></h2><p>The Tiger-Cats played like kittens down the stretch run of the regular season at 2-5 both straight-up and against the spread over their final seven games. Two of those losses came against the RedBlacks as favorites in a recent home-and-home series. Hamilton dropped all three games against its East Division rival SU and ATS this year.</p><p>The good news for Tiger-Cats’ fans is last week’s crushing 48-8 victory against British Columbia as 2.5-point home favorites in this crossover postseason matchup. Jeremiah Masoli looked solid throwing the ball with 14 completions on 19 passing attempts for 259 yards and three scores. Hamilton added another 114 yards on the ground with an average of 4.8 yards on 24 rushing attempts. If this offense can duplicate this effort at TD Place, this game will remain close until the final gun.</p><p>Ottawa closed out its 2018 regular season campaign on a strong note with five wins in its last seven games both SU and ATS, including those two victories against this Sunday’s opponent. The RedBlacks have covered in three of their last four home games with the total going OVER in two of the last three games played at home. The total has actually stayed UNDER in 11 of their last 18 games overall.</p><p>Trevor Harris took the majority of the snaps under center for Ottawa this season. He finished fourth on the list in total passing yards (5,116) and he tossed 22 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. The RedBlacks averaged 25.8 points per game on offense, but this unit exceeded that average in five of its last seven outings. On defense, Ottawa allowed an average of 23.3 PPG.</p><h2><strong>Head-to-Head Betting Trends</strong></h2><p>--Ottawa has won eight of its last 10 games against Hamilton SU with a 7-3 edge ATS. The total has gone OVER or ended as a PUSH in seven of those last 10 meetings.</p><h2><strong>Betting Prediction</strong></h2><p>Ottawa has owned this East Division series over the past several seasons and that was definitely the case this year at 3-0 both SU and ATS against the Tiger-Cats. You have to give credit to Hamilton for the way it ran all over BC last week at home. However, winning this game on the road will be a much tougher task come Sunday afternoon against a healthy and well-rested Ottawa team. Lay the points and take the RedBlacks to cover at home.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Check out y predictions for the CFL playoffs, all the way to the Grey Cup&lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— 17 Degree Sports (@1Degreesports) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;November 9, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>CFL West Division Final</strong></h2><p><em><strong>Sunday, Nov. 18</strong></em></p><ul> <li><a href="" rel="nofollow" title="Game Odds"><strong>Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Calgary Stampeders </strong></a></li> <li><strong>(-4.5) Total Line: 52 (4:30 p.m.)</strong></li></ul><p>Winnipeg got past Saskatchewan 23-18 last Sunday as a two-point road favorite when Roughriders’ quarterback Zach Collaros was a late scratch. Last time I looked, I did not see Calgary signal caller Bo Levi Mitchell on the injury report. Lay the points and take the Stampeders in this one SU and ATS as they book their third-straight trip to the Grey Cup Championship Game.</p><p> </p>
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