Argonauts (3-5) vs. Alouettes (3-4)
CFL Football: Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Argonauts -2.5 -- Over/Under: 51 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The Montreal Alouettes could use another victory after losing four of their last six games. The Montreal Alouettes are 0-3 on the road this season. Darian Durant is completing 70.5 percent of his passes for 1,977 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Durant has six touchdown passes in his last three games played. B.J. Cunningham and Ernest Jackson have combined for 931 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Nik Lewis has 37 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 110.6 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 361 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 22.7 points and 384.9 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Montreal Alouettes with 48 tackles, John Bowman has three sacks and Jonathon Mincy has one interception.
The Toronto Argonauts also need a victory here that would snap a three-game losing streak. The Toronto Argonauts are 2-2 at home this season. Ricky Ray is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 2,421 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Ray remains questionable with a shoulder injury after missing last week. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,149 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Anthony Coombs has 44 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 67 yards per contest, and Brandon Whitaker leads the way with 187 yards and on 40 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 28.1 points and 356.9 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Toronto Argonauts with 51 tackles, Victor Butler has seven sacks and Cassius Vaughn has one interception.
The Alouettes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Argonauts are 16-35 ATS in their last 51 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 8-22 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Alouettes are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 meetings in Toronto and the under is 13-2-1 in the last 16 meetings.
Neither team is playing great football right now, but the Montreal Alouettes have yet to win on the road this season and two of the Argonauts three victories have come at home. Also, Toronto is expected to have Ray back from injury for this contest. I have to side with the Toronto Argonauts at home.