Montreal Alouettes vs. Toronto Argonauts - 10/18/19 CFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Toronto Argonauts (3-12) vs. Montreal Alouettes (8-7)
CFL Football: Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Montreal Alouettes -10.5 -- Over/Under: 53
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The Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes meet Friday in CFL action at Molson Stadium.
The Toronto Argonauts could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Toronto Argonauts have lost six of their last seven road games. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 3,484 yards, 22 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Bethel-Thompson has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 11 games. Derel Walker and SJ Green have combined for 1,937 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Armanti Edwards has 51 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 73.9 yards per contest, and James Wilder Jr. leads the way with 405 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 33.7 points and 441.3 yards per game. Abdul Kanneh leads the Toronto Argonauts with 65 tackles, Cleyon Laing has seven sacks and Alden Darby has three interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes could use a win after splitting their last six games. The Montreal Alouettes have won their last four home games. Vernon Adams is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 3,425 yards, 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Adams has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last eight games. Geno Lewis and Quan Bray have combined for 1,677 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while DeVier Posey has 46 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 123.7 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 954 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 26.1 points and 423.1 yards per game. Patrick Levels leads the Montreal Alouettes with 77 tackles, John Bowman has eight sacks and Greg Reid has three interceptions.
The Argonauts are 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 road games, 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games in October and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. East. The Alouettes are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Argonauts are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Montreal. The under is 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings. The under is 41-19-1 in Alouettes last 61 vs. East. The over is 5-1 in Argonauts last 6 games overall.
The Toronto Argonauts have been awful this season both SU and ATS and they get blown out left and right on the road. The positive news is that three of the last five meetings between Toronto and the Montreal Alouettes have been decided by six or less points. The Montreal Alouettes are also winning at home this season by an average of just 2.4 points. While nobody should be running to the window to bet on the Argonauts, I have a hard time laying double-digit chalk with a team that doesn't exactly blow the doors off opponents. It's the points or pass.