Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Ottawa RedBlacks Free Pick - Odds and ATS Predictions
Hamilton did not finish the regular season on a strong note with five losses in its last seven games both straight-up and against the spread, but it made an early statement in the playoffs with Sunday’s 48-8 pasting of British Columbia as a 2.5-point home favorite. The Lions came in as a crossover team from the West to play the No. 2 seed in the East.
The Tiger-Cats have gone 4-4-1 ATS in nine road games this season, and they have a 1-2-1 record ATS in four games closing as underdogs. They lost all three games against Ottawa this year SU and ATS including both meetings in a recent home-and-home series. In Sunday’s lopsided victory against BC, Jeremiah Masoli completed 14 of his 19 passing attempts for 259 yards and three touchdowns.
Ottawa went into last week’s bye at 11-7 SU (9-9 ATS) with five wins both SU and ATS in its previous seven games to clinch the East Division title. The RedBlacks closed as underdogs in both of those recent victories against Hamilton with the total going OVER 54.5 points in their 35-31 victory at home against Hamilton as 1.5-point underdogs.
Hamilton at Ottawa Betting Trends
- Hamilton is 10-4-1 against the spread in their last 15 road games.
- The Tiger Cats are 2-4 straight up in their last 6 road games in Ottawa.
- The game total has gone over in 7 of Hamilton’s last 8 road games in Ottawa.
- The RedBlacks are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games.
- Ottawa is 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 games against Hamilton.
Hamilton at Ottawa Prediction 11/18/2018
If Ottawa has any hopes of completing the four-game sweep to return to its second Grey Cup title game in three seasons, its offense is going to need a significant effort from Trevor Harris. He finished fourth in the CFL in total passing yards (5,116) while throwing 22 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. This matchup should go OVER the current 53.5-point line, but I also like the RedBlacks to win and cover.