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CFL Week 6: Edmonton Elks (0-5) vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-3) Odds, Injuries, Preview, Depth Chart, Prediction

The Edmonton Elks enter week 6 of their 2023 CFL schedule at home and will square off against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

For the Edmonton Elks (0-5), they will take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-3) who have also experienced their fair share of inconsistent football during the 2023 season thus far.

Game Details

Date / Location: Thursday, July 13th, 2023 / Commonwealth Stadium / Edmonton, Alberta

Kickoff Time: 9:00 pm EST

Channel: TSN / TSN+ / CBS Sports Network

Weather Forecast:  25 Degrees Celsius feeling like 29 Degrees Celsius. There will be a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day with a risk of thunderstorms. 

Wind gust: 30 Kilometers per hour coming from the North West.

Percentage of Precipitation: 40%


Spread: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -2.5 (-111), Edmonton Elks +2.5 (-111)

Moneyline: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -138, Edmonton Elks -115 

Over / Under: Over 42.5 (-120), Under 42.5 (-120)

Edmonton Elks Week 6 Depth Chart vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Injury Report

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have announced the following players as officially out for Week 6 vs the Edmonton Elks:

Mason Bennett, DL

Myles Manalo, FB

Edmonton Elks 

The Edmonton Elks have announced the following players as officially out for Week 6 vs the Hamilton Tiger-Cats:

Woodly Appolon, LB

Marloshawn Franklin Jr., DB

Andrew Garnett, OL

Aaron Grymes, DB

Eli Mencer, LB

Players to Watch

Tim White:  The Hamilton Tiger-Cat receiver has been one of the very few bright spots of the Hamilton offence this season. In the four games played so far this season, he leads all Hamilton receivers with 265 yards. An impressive stat to note also is that he also holds going into week 6 with a 15.6 average yards per catch, along with 66.3 yards per game. He will be a key figure in the Hamilton offence vs the Edmonton Elks defence.

Nyles Morgan:  Although the Edmoton defence has been nothing spectacular this season, it is been better than the offence all things considered when being on the field in long stretches. Nyles Morgan has been a good bright spot on the Edmonton defence. He sits 3rd in the CFL for most tackles at 31 and also had an interception to his credit. So far in 2023, he has made the most of his playing time in either being in the backfield or disrupting the running and passing game. Look for Nyles Morgan to have a big game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Jameer Thurman:  He was a cornerstone with the Calgary Stampeders defence, and now he has taken his talents to Steeltown. Some critics thought that he might have lost a step or two, but that does not seem to be the case. He suits the style of defence that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats take pride in. Hard work. And nothing more. He currently sits fifth in the CFL in tackles with 27. Moreover, he has accumulated three sacks and a lone forced fumble. He will make it a long day for the Edmonton Elks’ offensive line.

Vincent Forbes – Mombleau:  Now a lot of people will ask why a third to fourth option receiver might be talked about. Simply put, Vincent Forbes – Mombleau has only had nine receptions this season in five games. He has made the most of his opportunities contributing with 145 receiving yards, and two touchdowns. He might only be averaging 36.3 yards per game. But he still has an average reception of 16.1 yards. For an Elks’ offence that is simply brutal in putting points on the board, he will be a good option as a go-to target from time to time.

Score Prediction:

So. It all comes down to this for the Edmonton Elks. A record of five losses, and no wins to show for it this season. Both teams have struggled with their offence with Hamilton averaging 19.5 points per game, and Edmonton with a league-low 12.4 points per game. Just like last week’s loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, this will be a low-scoring game. The Edmonton defence played its best football in that game even though there were costly errors by the offence when it mattered most, along with special teams. The Elks’ defence shut down one of the best running backs in the league in Jamal Morrow containing him for only 52 yards, along with 2 receptions for 9 yards. As a sloppy game as it was, there was some good solid defence by both teams displayed in that game. The momentum of the Elks’ defence will carry over in this game vs Hamilton.

Final Score: 

Edmonton Elks: 19

Hamilton Tiger-Cats: 17

Expect this game to be equivalent to a 2 – 1 score with two pitchers going head-to-head and only allowing five hits combined. This will be one of these games. Just like twelve rounds in boxing where it might go the distance and the bout is won on points.

Don’t be surprised if Coach Chris Jones utilizes all three quarterbacks Taylor Cornelius, Jarret Doege, and Tre Ford. If struggles are prevalent at the quarterback spot tomorrow, he will have no choice but to do this until someone takes control. The slight edge will go towards Hamilton with Matthew Shiltz in more consistency at the quarterback position. But it’s only a slight edge as he has looked a lot more average at best also. 

In the end, the Edmonton Elks will record their first win of the 2023 season, along with halting their embarrassing home losing streak at 19 games. 

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Dino Sepe has been an avid sports fan since he was nine years old. He has read multiple books regarding sports history from various eras, the origins of the game, great dynasties, great coaches, and great players. Dino's experience in writing was obtained at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario through the Theater Performance program. As an avid football fan following the NFL, CFL, NCAA, and USports Football, Dino has been writing about the Canadian Football League in various capacities since 2019. In December 2021, Dino joined the CFL News Hub team. Dino is proud to be part of the CFL News Hub contributing team and looks forward to covering the Edmonton Elks going into the future.
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