Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 11/3/18
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Montreal Alouettes (4-13) at Hamilton Tiger-Cats (8-9)
CFL Football: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Tim Hortons Field)
The Line: Hamilton Tiger-Cats -6 -- Over/Under: 53
TV: TSN, RDS
The Montreal Alouettes and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Saturday in CFL action at Tim Hortons Field.
The Montreal Alouettes look for another feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Montreal Alouettes have lost five of their last six road games. Johnny Manziel is completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 1,231 yards, four touchdowns and seven interceptions. Antonio Pipkin and Manziel have combined for six touchdown passes and 15 interceptions. Eugene Lewis and B.J. Cunningham have combined for 1,353 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Ernest Jackson has 50 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 103.7 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 508 yards on 75 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 28.5 points and 416.4 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Montreal Alouettes with 100 tackles, Ryan Brown has five sacks and Branden Dozier has five interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for a victory entering the playoffs after splitting their last eight games. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have split their last eight home games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 66 percent of his passes for 5,209 yards, 28 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. Masoli has 43 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Brandon Banks and Luke Tasker have combined for 2,527 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns while Jalen Saunders has 45 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 107.5 yards per contest, and Alex Green leads the way with 604 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 25.1 points and 347.9 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 105 tackles, Ted Laurent has eight sacks and Cariel Brooks has four interceptions.
The Alouettes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 6-15-2 ATS in their last 23 home games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Saturday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. East. The Alouettes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Hamilton.
The Montreal Alouettes have played better football recently now that Manziel has gotten comfortable in the league is ins't turning the ball over left and right. Getting free points against a struggling Hamilton team is interesting, especially when you consider the trends. However, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have won seven of the last eight games against the Montreal Alouettes, which includes outscoring them 80-26 in the two meetings this season. If there was one game the Tiger-Cats get back on track before the playoffs, it's got to be this one.