EDITORIAL BY GRAYDON FOX
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“The Crowd” projects a final score of Hamilton 26.2 – Saskatchewan 23.3 with an over/under of 49.5.
2018 Statistics (9 total teams):
Point differential: Hamilton +12 (3rd) > Saskatchewan -16 (6th)
Points per game: Hamilton 24.0 (4th) > Saskatchewan 19.8 (7th)
Points allowed per game: Hamilton 21.0 (2nd) > Saskatchewan 23.8 (5th)
Passing yards per game: Hamilton 334.8 (1st) > Saskatchewan 194.3 (9th)
Rushing yards per game: Hamilton 114.8 (3rd) > Saskatchewan 103.8 (5th)
Turnovers: Hamilton 6 (5th) > Saskatchewan 10 (9th)
Takeaways: Hamilton 6 (5th) = Saskatchewan 6 (5th)
Both teams should be well rested as each was on bye in week five. For the season, Hamilton is averaging 24.0 points per game (4th) and allowing 21.0 (2nd). Saskatchewan is averaging 19.8 points per game (7th) and they are allowing 23.8 (5th). Hamilton is the most prolific passing team in the league while Saskatchewan has struggled with ineptitude at the quarterback position all season. Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli has completed 66% of his passes and ranks second in yards (1,378). The Roughriders lead the league in turnovers which has killed their offense. Hamilton is (1-0) at home this season whereas Saskatchewan is (0-1) on the road.
Hamilton should be able to spread the field and put up points through the air as they’ve done very well all season. Offensive inconsistency and turnovers have crippled Saskatchewan and will be their undoing again in this matchup.
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