Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Montreal Alouettes
August 27, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Alouettes +2
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes meet Friday in week 4 CFL action at Molson Stadium. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats need a win here to rebound from an 0-2 start. The Montreal Alouettes look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost three straight games overall. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 377 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Masoli and Dane Evans have combined for 398 passing yards this season. Jaelon Acklin and Brandon Banks have combined for 256 receiving yards and one touchdown while Sean Thomas Erlington has eight receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 50 yards per contest, and Thomas Erlington leads the way with 49 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 24.5 points and 377.5 yards per game. Simoni Lawrence leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 14 tackles, Jovan Santos-Knox has one sack and Channing Stribling has three pass deflections.
The Montreal Alouettes have split their last 10 games overall. Vernon Adams is completing 52.4 percent of his passes for 472 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Adams has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last nine games. Jake Wieneke and B.J. Cunningham have combined for 285 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Eugene Lewis has eight receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 155.5 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 194 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 20.5 points and 361.5 yards per game. Tyquwan Glass leads the Montreal Alouettes with 12 tackles, Antonio Simmons has two sacks and Wes Sutton has one interception.
The Tiger-Cats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Alouettes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Tiger-Cats last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Alouettes last 5 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Montreal and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are due for a bounce back performance and they have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Alouettes. However, it’s the Montreal Alouettes who have played the better football through two games and currently lead the league in rushing yards while being second in total yards. If the Tiger-Cats continue to struggle with turnovers and finishing drives, they’ll lose their fourth straight game. I like the free points with the Alouettes at home.