Hamilton vs Ottawa 2018 CFL Eastern Finals Odds & Pick

Hamilton vs Ottawa 2018 CFL Eastern Finals Odds & Pick

Written by on November 16, 2018

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats travel to Ottawa to battle the RedBlacks in the CFL Eastern Division Finals on Sunday, Nov. 18. The winner heads to the 2018 Grey Cup. Does Hamilton have enough in the tank to beat the RedBlacks in Ottawa? Or, will the favored team stamp their ticket to the Grey Cup?

Hamilton vs Ottawa 2018 CFL Eastern Finals Odds & Pick

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 18 at 1:00 pm ET
  • Where: TD Place Stadium, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • TV: TSN
  • Radio: Hamilton / Ottawa
  • Live Stream: CFL Live
  • ATS Odds: Ottawa -3.5
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 54

Why are the Hamilton Tiger-Cats a good bet +3.5?

In the Eastern Divisional Playoffs, the Tiger-Cats stepped it up big time. They dominated the BC Lions 48-8. Starting quarterback Jeremiah Masoli completed 14-of-19 for 259 yards. Masoli threw 3 touchdown passes.

More importantly, the Tiger-Cats defense shut down British Columbia. Hamilton held the Lions to 319 total yards, recovered 2 fumbles, and picked off Jonathon Jennings while not giving up a TD pass. Things have come together at the perfect time for the Tiger-Cats. They can beat Ottawa both SU and ATS on Sunday.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 28.5
  • Total Yards: 421.3
  • Pass Yards: 310.7
  • Rush Yards: 110.6
  • Average Score Against: 25.3
  • Total Yards: 349.3
  • Pass Yards: 247.7
  • Rush Yards: 101.6

Why are the Ottawa RedBlacks a good bet -3.5?

Is Ottawa a safe bet for the CFL Eastern Final?

Ottawa got the bye because they won the East Division. The RedBlacks ended the regular season on a 3-game winning streak. In 2 of the 3, they beat Hamilton: 35-31 on Oct. 19 and 30-13 on Oct. 27.

Ottawa is 3-0 versus the Tiger-Cats this season. Although Hamilton looked great beating up BC in the Eastern Divisional Playoffs, they shouldn’t upset Ottawa on Sunday. The RedBlacks can beat Hamilton and cover the spread.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 25.8
  • Total Yards: 403.9
  • Pass Yards: 309.9
  • Rush Yards: 94
  • Average Score Against: 23.3
  • Total Yards: 377.2
  • Pass Yards: 275.2
  • Rush Yards: 101.9

CFL Football Betting Trends for Hamilton vs Ottawa 

  • Hamilton is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Hamilton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Ottawa
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Hamilton’s last 5 games
  • Ottawa is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Ottawa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa’s last 6 games

Hamilton vs Ottawa Final CFL Betting Analysis

The most important trend listed here has the Tiger-Cats going 3-11 ATS in the last 11 meetings. For some reason, Ottawa dominates the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. It could be because Hamilton made it to the playoffs sort of out of default. They exited the regular season with a record below .500.

They got to play a bad team in the playoffs due to a specific CFL rule that allowed BC in even though their record was only .500. Ottawa doesn’t feel Hamilton should have made it into the postseason. The RedBlacks have two choices, either they look past the Tiger-Cats, or they prove to the naysayers that Hamilton’s not on their level.

I think they prove that the Tiger-Cats aren’t on their level.

2018 CFL Eastern Division Finals Odds Pick: Ottawa RedBlacks -3.5