Redblacks vs Tiger-Cats Week 12 Picks and Predictions: Ride The Ti-Cats At Home

The Ti-Cats look to handle business against the Redblacks who have seen seven of their eight losses this year come by double digits. Hamilton have won and covered in its last three matchups with Ottawa. Find out more in our Redblacks vs Ti-Cats picks.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2021 9:26 AM ET Read Time: 4 min
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The CFL betting board has three games on Saturday in Week 12, beginning with an afternoon clash between the Ottawa Redblacks and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The Ti-Cats are one game below .500 but oddsmakers still expect an easy victory for the home side, installing them as 14.5-point favorites against the Redblacks. 

Here are our best free Redblacks vs Tiger-Cats picks and predictions for Saturday, October 23, with kickoff at 4 p.m. ET.

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Redblacks vs Tiger-Cats game info

Location: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, ON
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
TV: TSN

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Key injuries

Redblacks: Matt Nichols QB (Out), Dominique Davis QB (Out), Mark Korte OL (Questionable), Nolan MacMillan OL (Questionable), Timothy Flanders RB (Questionable).
Tiger-Cats: Dane Evans QB (Questionable), Brandon Banks WR (Questionable), Frankie Williams CB (Questionable), Lorenzo Mauldin IV DE (Questionable), Mason Bennett DE (Out).
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Betting trend to know

The Tiger-Cats are 6-0 ATS in their last six games following a bye week. Find more CFL betting trends for Redblacks vs. Tiger-Cats.

Redblacks vs Tiger-Cats predictions

The Redblacks lost 27-16 last Saturday and the honeymoon period with quarterback Caleb Evans ended unceremoniously with the rookie throwing for just 145 yards and three interceptions in the loss. Unfortunately for the Redblacks, they don't have any other real options under center with their top-two QBs still on the IL and last week's backup Taryn Christion suffering a long-term injury when he came on in relief. 

Ottawa is just 2-8 SU this season and is 4-16 ATS in its last 20 games. The Ti-Cats are 4-5 and coming off back-to-back losses but they are fresh off a bye and defeated the Redblacks by 17 points when these last met up on September 22.

It's worth mentioning that Hamilton is 4-3 in its last seven games with one of those losses coming in overtime and the other two defeats coming by a single point. This is a competitive Ti-Cats team while the Redblacks, who have lost by double-digits in seven of their eight defeats this season, are not. 

The Redblacks offense is dead-last in the league in yards per game with 294.7. They'll be shut down by a dominant Ti-Cats defense that holds foes to the fewest yards per carry (4.5) and the second-fewest yards per pass attempt (7.4) in the league. 

Hamilton was the league's top offensive team in both 2018 and 2019 but struggled out of the gate this year due to various injuries. However, quarterback Jeremiah Masoli finally looks healthy after throwing for 361 yards in Week 10, while wide receiver Bralon Addison and tackle Chris van Zeyl recently returned to the lineup as well.

Look for them to take advantage of an Ottawa defense that surrenders a league-high 28.5 ppg. Take the Ti-Cats to win and cover for the fourth straight time between these East Division foes. 

Evans led Ottawa to an upset 34-24 victory against Edmonton in Week 9, but the wheels have since fallen off his bandwagon with the Redblacks scoring exactly 16 points in each of their last three games and Evans throwing seven picks. The Ti-Cats have struggled to find their offensive rhythm this season but they have been dominant on defense, holding foes to just 18.4 points per game.  

Hamilton has a fantastic front four anchored by Ted Laurent and Ja'Gared Davis, while their linebacker duo of Jovan Santos-Knox and Simoni Lawrence is the best in the league. Expect Evans and the rest of this Ottawa offense to be eaten alive by the Tiger-Cats. 

Hamilton hit the Over in Week 10 but they are still 2-10 O/U in their last 12 games and have gone below the total in four straight meetings between these teams at Tim Hortons Field. With the Redlbacks also going 5-2 to the Under in their previous seven contests on the road, back the Under on Saturday. 

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