Eskimos Look to Stay Perfect Against Tiger-Cats

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Eskimos Look to Avoid Letdown Against Hamiltion

The winless Hamilton Tiger-Cats go on the road to face the Edmonton Eskimos on Friday at Commonwealth Stadium. The Eskimos seem to have the Tiger-Cats number. The game will be televised on ESPM at 9:30 pm EST.

The Edmonton cut the Ticats’ season short last year. They beat them in Eastern Semi-Final. Edmonton also slammed the door shut on the Ticats two weeks ago.  Hamilton was primed for their first win of the season. Edmonton scored the go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute left. They beat the Tabbies 31-28.

Oddsmakers have put the Eskimos as 10-point favorites. The total is sitting at 56.

Eskimos Have Been Humming Right Along on Offense

The Eskimos were a 37-26 winner in their most recent outing at home against the BC Lions. They covered the -2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (63) made winners of OVER bettors.

The Eskimos have been unstoppable through five games. QB Mike Reilly threw for an impressive 412 yards with two touchdowns. He had two rushing TD’s as well. Three Eskimo receivers posted over 100 yards. Vidal Hazelton led the offense with 159 yards and a TD. That included a Sportscenter worthy 108-yard touchdown reception. It set a new franchise record for longest completed pass.

The injuries are continuing to pile up for the Eskimos as well. Eight new players found themselves on the injured list following the win to BC. That brings the total of wounded players to 18. Fifteen of those players have started this year. Two of the most noticeable names to join the walking wounded is running back Travon Van and Dynamic receiver D’haquille ‘Duke’ Williams.

Hamilton Looks to Rebound From Shellacking

Hamilton was a 60-1 loser in its last game on the road against the Calgary Stampeders. They failed to cover the +12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 61 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.  Quarterback Zach Collaros managed only 102 yards with an interception last week. He was replaced by Jeremiah Masoli. Luke Tasker posted a team-high 82 yards on nine catches in the loss.

The Hamilton defense was awful in Week 6. They gave up three touchdown runs by Jerome Messam and 496 yards as a unit.

Linebacker Simoni Lawrence will be back in the lineup after missing last week with a nagging lower body injury. That is the only good news the Tiger-Cats received on the injury front this week. Defensive end Adrian Tracy was placed on the one-game injured list. All-Star defensive back Abdul Kanneh has suffered another setback. He is on the six-game injured list just a week after making his debut.

 

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Hamilton0-51-418.0040.20-22.21-10-34-12-02-1
Edmonton5-02-328.8024.204.61-21-12-31-21-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
HAM17.0712.184.88
EDM14.2113.940.27
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
HAM9.7013.49-3.79
EDM12.7410.971.77
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
HAM5.544.990.55
EDM4.025.22-1.2
Team Records
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall0-50-20-31-41-10-318.0040.20-22.20
vs Conf0-10-00-10-10-00-115.0032.00-17.00
Last 30-30-20-11-21-10-118.3344.00-25.67

Edmonton Eskimos

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall5-03-02-02-31-21-128.8024.204.60
vs Conf2-01-01-02-01-01-033.5026.507.00
Last 33-02-01-01-21-10-130.3325.005.33
Supergrid
TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense18.00924.202
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense188.339222.672
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense53.00886.337
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense28.80440.209
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense320.004388.339
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense82.004107.008

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Hamilton4-65-4-14-627.8072.504.7435.1063.82285.30362.502.30
Edmonton6-44-5-14-627.00110.105.9835.1062.39242.10362.501.70

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Jul 20, 2017EDMHAM31-28673244172762373253
Nov 13, 2016EDMHAM24-211801413320412693232
Oct 28, 2016EDMHAM29-261592243981592733321
Jul 23, 2016HAMEDM37-31393914300713284251
Sep 19, 2015EDMHAM25-18187412361542843605
Aug 21, 2015HAMEDM49-20773003771893754815
Sep 20, 2014EDMHAM23-25482853333563183742
Jul 4, 2014HAMEDM24-281012413425522533053
Aug 2, 2013HAMEDM30-291563114671713143850
Jul 7, 2013EDMHAM30-201771363131662292953

CFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 29, 2017CAL1-60L12.5/55L/O1161702951883084962A
Jul 20, 2017EDM28-31L3.5/51.5W/O76237325673244171H
Jul 15, 2017BC26-41L3.5/51.5L/O8134344281426517-2H
Jul 8, 2017SAS20-37L-1/52L/O2717921694372474-1A
Jun 25, 2017TOR15-32L-3.5/55.5L/U16216258394855451A

Edmonton Eskimos

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 28, 2017BC37-26W-2.5/54W/O53409465942253530H
Jul 20, 2017HAM31-28W-3.5/51.5L/O6732441776237325-1A
Jul 14, 2017OTT23-21W-3/56.5L/U11326537859277343-1H
Jun 30, 2017MON23-19W-9/54L/U802863661061662721H
Jun 24, 2017BC30-27W4/60.5W/U1053094201302253940A

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