Toronto Argonauts vs. Montreal Alouettes CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 10/20/18
Montreal Alouettes (3-12) at Toronto Argonauts (3-12)
CFL Football: Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm (BMO Field)
The Line: Toronto Argonauts -4.5 -- Over/Under: 50 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, RDS
The Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts meet Saturday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The Montreal Alouettes need a feel good victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Montreal Alouettes have lost four of their last five road games. Antonio Pipkin is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 857 yards, one touchdown and eight interceptions. Pipkin and Drew Willy have combined for four touchdown passes and nine interceptions. B.J. Cunningham and Eugene Lewis have combined for 1,192 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Ernest Jackson has 41 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 93.6 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 417 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 29.9 points and 425.1 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Montreal Alouettes with 88 tackles, Jesse Joseph has four sacks and Branden Dozier has five interceptions.
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The Toronto Argonauts could also use a victory here, as they haven’t won a game since August 18. The Toronto Argonauts have lost each of their last three home games. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 2,007 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. Bethel-Thompson and James Franklin have combined for 16 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,673 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while James Wilder Jr. has 56 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 94.1 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 691 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 31.6 points and 417.9 yards per game. Alden Darby leads the Toronto Argonauts with 51 tackles, Cleyon Laing has five sacks and Trumaine Washington has two interceptions.
The Alouettes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Argonauts are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 games in October, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. East and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Alouettes are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 meetings in Toronto and the under is 16-4-1 in the last 21 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Argonauts last 6 games overall and the under is 5-1 in Alouettes last 6 games overall.
Neither of these teams are playing well, as the losses are piling up at insane percentages. This is usually a spot where I just want free points in a battle between two bad teams, but the home team has won each of the last five meetings and the Toronto Argonauts have at least shown some sort of fight in their losses. Two of Toronto's last four losses have been decided by one score. Montreal gets beat like a drum far too often. We said from the start of the season that the Montreal Alouettes were head and shoulders the worst team in the league, and they've done nothing to change our mind. I wouldn't touch this game, but if forced to pick, the Argos should win this contest and cover the reasonable chalk.