Montreal Alouettes vs Toronto Argonauts
September 24, 2021 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Argonauts -2.5
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The Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts meet Friday in week 8 CFL action at BMO Field. The Montreal Alouettes look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The Toronto Argonauts look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record.
The Montreal Alouettes have lost five of their last eight games overall. Vernon Adams is completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,201 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Adams has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 12 games. Eugene Lewis and Jake Wieneke have combined for 722 receiving yards and six touchdowns while B.J. Cunningham has 24 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 149 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 485 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 24.8 points and 370.6 yards per game. Tyquwan Glass leads the Montreal Alouettes with 22 tackles, Woody Baron has three sacks and Wes Sutton has one interception.
The Toronto Argonauts have lost nine of their last 13 games overall. Mcleod Bethel-Thompson is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 535 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Bethel-Thompson and Nick Arbuckle have combined for eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Ricky Collins Jr. and Eric Rogers have combined for 704 receiving yards and three touchdowns while DaVaris Daniels has 22 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 92.5 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 318 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 23.5 points and 331.3 yards per game. Dexter McCoil leads the Toronto Argonauts with 31 tackles, Shawn Oakman has three sacks and Jamal Peters has one interception.
The Alouettes are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Argonauts are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Alouettes last 5 road games. The under is 4-1 in Argonauts last 5 vs. East. The Alouettes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Toronto.
I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams, but the home team has won nine of the last 10 meetings and covered seven of those games. The Alouettes have been road covering machines over the years, but I don’t trust their defense on the road. The Toronto Argonauts have looked like the better team up to this point and have clear history on their side. I’ll lay the small chalk with the home team.