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Hamilton vs. Saskatchewan,
08/01/2019 21:30 EDT,
Score: 19 - 24
Total: -110/+49½ Under
10* Under Hamilton/Saskatchewan (9:30 ET): The knee-jerk reaction here would be to back Saskatchewan as Hamilton just lost QB Jeremiah Masoli (to a season-ending injury) in last week's big 23-15 win over previously unbeaten Winnipeg. But the Roughriders are also playing on a short week (just five days between games). The last time that happened, they lost to Calgary 37-10 right here at home. These teams met once before w/ the Riders' defense actually doing an outstanding job in holding the Ti-Cats to a season-low (tied w/ last wk) 23 pts. With Masoli out and the Riders on a short week, Under is the call here.
Early on in the season, I wrote that Masoli was one of the main reasons the Ti-Cats should breeze to an Eastern Division Championship. After all, Hamilton was the only team in the East that came into the season settled at the pivot. But w/ Masoli now done for the year, that opens this divisional race up. The Ti-Cats are fortunate that they've started 5-1. But backup Dane Evans will be making just his second career start here and did not look particularly good last week against Winnipeg. Remember that this Saskatchewan defense held Hamilton to just 23 pts and 230 total yards earlier in this year and that was w/ Masoli, on the road.
So I expect the Riders defense to play well this week. Last week, they held B.C. to just 77 total yards! But I expect a strong showing from the Ti-Cats stop unit as well. They've held four of their six opponents to 17 points or less this season, including the Week 1 win over the Roughriders. Saskatchewan is coming off B2B high-scoring games against last place B.C., but the offense should be in for a rude awakening this week, going up against a much better defense. The Under is 8-3 the L11 meetings. 10* Under Hamilton/Saskatchewan