Our CFL Free Pick features a team in freefall so far in 2015. The Rough Riders have yet to get into the win column this season. What is especially hard to swallow is an 0-4 record with only a fourteen point differential for the 2015 season. Can they come through in the clutch against Hamilton (1-2) on Sunday Night? Here is your HRWager profit to end your weekend with.
CFL Free Pick
Special teams is the point of first concern when one takes on the TI Cats. Over 300 in return yardage has been punctuated with two touchdown punt returns from Hamilton’s Brandon Banks. The Riders will look to Dylan Aimsworth to stem the tide. He was the eleventh pick out of Western Kentucky and is the CFL frontrunner with seven special team tackles. The Rough Riders must punt away from him and to their own strength on the side of the field that Aimsworth is on. One of the contributing factors to all their losses has been field position. If they can start perfecting their punting game then the home team Roughriders should carry the day.
Home Field with East Team
Saskatchewan started off as a home pickem but the market has move to give the favorite status. The one point that has to be given is still insufficient for Hamilton to pull off the cover. East teams face a distinct disadvantage in this league when traveling multiple time zones. What else will help the home team is the rabbit ears that the league office has. Recent and relevant criticism has come down with their new nickname of the Canadian Flag League. This has driven fans away and the broadcast to openly criticize the refs in over calling infractions.
The play of the day will reflect the new attitude enforced by the league office. A total of 56 is high for the CFL if they were under the old rules. A new day means open offenses and even bigger returns. Hamilton will get good yardage and Sask will score more as well. Avoid the spread and go with the over on the total. Good fortune and we will talk to you tomorrow at HRWager.