Argonauts vs. Alouettes
CFL Football: Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Argonauts -6.5 -- Over/Under: 47 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The Montreal Alouettes are desperate for a victory here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Montreal Alouettes are 0-5 on the road this season. Darian Durant is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 2,784 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Durant has just one touchdown pass in his last three games. B.J. Cunningham and Nik Lewis have combined for 1,395 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Ernest Jackson has 43 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 92.9 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 499 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 27.8 points and 403.7 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Montreal Alouettes with 83 tackles, John Bowman has six sacks and Jonathon Mincy has two interceptions.
The Toronto Argonauts have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Toronto Argonauts have won four of their last six home games. Ricky Ray is completing 69.6 percent of his passes for 3,567 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Ray has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,646 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Anthony Coombs has 47 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 79.2 yards per contest, and James Wilder leads the way with 362 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 25.3 points and 344.3 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Toronto Argonauts with 65 tackles, Victor Butler has seven sacks and Cassius Vaughn has three interceptions.
The Alouettes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in September and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Argonauts are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 Saturday games, 12-28 ATS in their last 40 home games and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Alouettes are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 meetings in Toronto and the under is 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings.
The home team has won each of the last four meetings between these two squads, and none of those games were close. When you add in Montreal's form right now, it's hard seeing this game being any different. The Alouettes are being outscored by 23 points in their last three games and are just 3-9 ATS this season overall. There's just not much going for Montreal at the moment. Look for the Toronto Argonauts to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.