Toronto Argonauts (3-5) vs. Montreal Alouettes (1-8)
CFL Football: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Montreal Alouettes +6 -- Over/Under: 51 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes meet Friday in CFL action at Molson Stadium.
The Toronto Argonauts look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last six games. The Toronto Argonauts have lost all three road games this season. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 562 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Bethel-Thompson and James Franklin have combined for seven touchdown passes and seven interceptions. S.J. Green and James Wilder Jr. have combined for 818 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Armanti Edwards has 23 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 92.6 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 465 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 30.4 points and 413.8 yards per game. Marcus Ball leads the Toronto Argonauts with 37 tackles, Cleyon Laing has four sacks and Ronnie Yell has one interception.
The Montreal Alouettes could also use a win here in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Montreal Alouettes haven’t won a home game since August 11 of last year. Antonio Pipkin is completing 56 percent of his passes for 217 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Pipkin enters this game with 34 career pass attempts under his belt. B.J. Cunningham and Eugene Lewis have combined for 706 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Tyrell Sutton has 30 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 83.3 yards per contest, and Sutton leads the way with 417 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 34 points and 467.1 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Montreal Alouettes with 58 tackles, Jesse Joseph has two sacks and Branden Dozier has three interceptions.
The Argonauts are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Friday games and 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Alouettes are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 home games, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 4-15 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The under is 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings in Montreal and 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings.
It's no secret the Montreal Alouettes are the worst team in the league and don't make much of a case to bet on them at all. However, the Toronto Argonauts aren't much better betting wise, have been awful ATS on the road dating back to last season and are being outscored by 10.3 points on the season overall. There's no way you can take Toronto on the road and lay six points with any confidence. Montreal actually had decent QB play last week and hung around with Edmonton for three of four quarters. Give me the points.