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Stampeders and Tiger-Cats Open 2018 CFL Season

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Stampeders and TiCats Look to Start Strong

The fans at McMahon Stadium will be treated to a game between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Calgary Stampeders when they take their seats on Saturday. Both teams seem to be moving in the right direction to start the 2018 season.

Oddsmakers have Calgary as 8-point favorites. The total is sitting at 55.

The Tiger-Cats are looking to pick up where they left off at the end of last year. They dropped their first eight games of 2017. The Tabbies then found new life after a coaching change saw June Jones take over the team. June Jones style of offense is fun to watch.

Hamilton finished the second half of the season with a winning 6-4 record. They could not overcome their disappointing start and  missed the playoffs. This season expectations are they will be better.

Jones Has the Offense Humming for the TiCats

The Ticats have placed their trust in Jeremiah Masoli. He enters the season as the undisputed number one quarterback. The 29-year-old has been part of the Black and Gold for the past five years. This is the first time he is starting the season as the definitive starter.

Masoli took over the reins midway through last year. His position as the starter was solidified when the Ticats traded former franchise quarterback Zach Collaros to the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the off season.

If Masoli falters they have a high-profile pivot is waiting in the wings. Former Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel impressed in the preseason. Jones has never wavered from Masoli as his number one. YET.

Masoli has a wealth of talent when it comes to targets. Jalen Saunders, Luke Tasker, and Brandon Banks are all coming off of 1000-yard seasons for the Black and Gold. Nikita Whitlock gets the nod at running back for Week 1. Starter Alex Green is out for two weeks while still recovering from a hand injury.

Stampeders Have High Expectations After Losing Grey Cup Game

Last year’s Grey Cup finalists have lost some key players but are still a force to be reckoned with in the West.

The biggest change on defense for the Stamps is the absence of last year’s sack leader Charleston Hughes. He was traded during the offseason.

The Stamps secondary received a boost with the addition of Emanuel Davis. His first game in the Red and White just happens to be against his former squad.

The Stamps defense is anchored by last year’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Alex Singleton. In his 2nd season the 24-year-old racked up an astounding 123 tackles and shows on signs of slowing down.

Bo Levi Mitchell enters his seventh season under center for the Calgary. The 2016 CFL’s Most Outstanding Player will be without his top target from last year. Marquay McDaniel was releases by the team in February.  Jerome Messam, who racked up over 1,000 rushing yards last season, is also gone.

The young wideout duo of Marken Michel and DaVaris Daniels, along with slotback Kamar Jorden, round out a strong receiving core.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Power Stats

Yards Per Point


Yards Per Pass


Yards Per Rush

Team Records

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf4-42-22-25-32-23-128.7526.632.12
Last 32-11-01-13-01-02-037.3319.0018.33

Calgary Stampeders

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
vs Conf2-01-01-02-01-01-028.0010.0018.00
Last 32-12-00-12-12-00-136.6713.6723.00


Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense24.61820.201
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense261.446212.601
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense87.22785.605
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense28.95230.288
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense248.608321.789
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense120.001102.116

Head To Head Summary


Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Oct 13, 2017CALHAM28-25422643212763204022
Jul 29, 2017HAMCAL1-6011617029521883084960
Oct 1, 2016CALHAM36-171092994082392573101
Aug 28, 2016HAMCAL24-30544394930523233750
Oct 2, 2015CALHAM23-201142303441811522364
Jun 26, 2015HAMCAL23-24372613181802213433
Nov 30, 2014HAMCAL16-20473423890503343841
Aug 16, 2014CALHAM30-2013827140911103504603
Jul 18, 2014HAMCAL7-107118325421112013121
Sep 28, 2013CALHAM35-1116023839811472684155

CFL Betting Odds and Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 3, 2017MON33-0W-15/50W/U1733135027990189-2H
Oct 27, 2017OTT36-41L6.5/53.5W/O54428492134338486-4A
Oct 22, 2017MON43-16W-3/51W/O7334943151221310-2A
Oct 13, 2017CAL25-28L9.5/52.5W/O76320402422643210H
Oct 6, 2017WIN30-13W12/56.5W/U14633248457270343-2A

Calgary Stampeders

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Nov 26, 2017TOR24-27L-7/53L/U74362447162853132A
Nov 19, 2017EDM32-28W-5/51.5L/O18222041068338416-1H
Nov 3, 2017WIN5-23L-7.5/49.5L/U55103223144742353H
Oct 28, 2017EDM20-29L-3/53.5L/U493123751302624140A
Oct 20, 2017SAS7-30L-10/50.5L/U451281851501353021H

Next up:
Hamilton at Edmonton Friday, June 22
Calgary at Toronto Saturday, June 23

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