The Eskimos have been on a roll of late winning four of their last five games and would love to keep that going Thursday night against the Tiger-Cats. The last time these two teams met, it was Hamilton that walked away a winner, 38-21, back in Week Two.
Edmonton’s defence had no answer for Hamilton’s offense that day. Jeremiah Massoli was on target completing 19 of 29 passes for 323 yards and three touchdowns. Mercer Timmis had a strong day running the ball as well with 17 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
But the running game isn’t working nearly as well for the Ti-Cats, and no one is passing the ball as well as Mike Reilly right now. The Eskimos QB had his third 400-yard game of the season last week against Montreal. He’s on pace for 54 touchdowns this season and is currently leading the league in passing yards and yards per attempt.
The Tiger-Cats defence has been stingy with points all season but is otherwise not impressive. It is hard to imagine them being able to slow Reilly down much (if at all). If they are going to stay in the game, they are going to need Jeremiah Massoli to lead the charge through the air and on the ground.
With how well Mike Reilly is playing right now, it is hard to imagine the Tiger-Cats defence slowing him down enough to win the game (+130.00). That would also mean that Hamilton will not cover the three-point spread.
The line on the over/under (57 points) is -111.11. While both teams have explosive offenses, they also have decent defences. Go with the under.