The Montreal Alouettes and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Thursday in week 8 CFL action at Tim Hortons Field. The Montreal Alouettes look to rebound from a 2-4 record. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats need a win to bounce back from a 1-5 start.
The Montreal Alouettes have lost 7 of their last 10 regular season games. Trevor Harris is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 1,312 yards, 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Eugene Lewis and Reggie White Jr. have combined for 789 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Hergy Mayala has 13 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 90 yards per contest, and Jeshrun Antwi leads the way with 297 yards on 42 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 28.2 points and 374 yards per game. Wes Sutton leads the Montreal Alouettes with 32 tackles, Michael Wakefield has 3 sacks and Darius Williams has 2 interceptions.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost 7 of their last 12 regular season games. Dane Evans is completing 67 percent of his passes for 1,720 yards, 8 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. Tim White and Steven Dunbar have combined for 797 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Bralon Addison has 35 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 73.3 yards per contest, and Evans leads the way with 99 yards on 23 carries. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 26.3 points and 345.3 yards per game. Jovan Santos-Knox leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 36 tackles, Julian Howsare has 3 sacks and Kameron Kelly has 2 interceptions.
The Alouettes are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Tiger-Cats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Alouettes last 4 games overall. The under is 14-6 in Tiger-Cats last 20 games overall. The Alouettes are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
I'm not thrilled to back either of these teams, and you could actually argue the Montreal Alouettes are the better side here with their 2 wins. With that said, if the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are going to save their season and get a much-needed win, this would be it at home. Hamilton has the passing attack to give Montreal issues, and its defense has shown more progress up to this point. If the Tiger-Cats cant get this game, it's going to be a long, depressing season. I'll lay the field goal with the home team.