Alouettes (2-4) vs. Argonauts (3-4)
CFL Football: Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Alouettes -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes meet Friday in CFL action at Molson Stadium.
The Toronto Argonauts need a nice road victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Toronto Argonauts are 1-2 this season on the road. Ricky Ray is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 2,421 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Ray has six touchdown passes in his last three games played. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,101 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Anthony Coombs has 41 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 41.3 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 164 yards and on 36 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 27.2 points and 361.2 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Toronto Argonauts with 45 tackles, Victor Butler has seven sacks and Cassius Vaughn has one interception.
The Montreal Alouettes also need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Montreal Alouettes are 2-1 this season on their home field. Darian Durant is completing 71 percent of his passes for 1,740 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Durant has five touchdown passes in his last three games played. B.J. Cunningham and Ernest Jackson have combined for 827 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Nik Lewis has 34 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 114.2 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 295 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 25 points and 396.5 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Montreal Alouettes with 40 tackles, John Bowman has three sacks and Jonathon Mincy has one interception.
The Argonauts are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Alouettes are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games, 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Argonauts are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Montreal and under is 13-2-1 in the last 16 meetings.
With no Ricky Ray for Toronto, you have no choice but to take the Montreal Alouettes in this game. The Argonauts are going to have a hard time moving the football here, and this is a team that's already had its struggles on the road. I have to side with Montreal by double digits due to Toronto's QB situation.