Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes
June 23, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Alouettes +3 / Saskatchewan Roughriders -3
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Montreal Alouettes meet Thursday in week 3 CFL action at Molson Stadium. The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for another win to get off to a 3-0 start. The Montreal Alouettes need a win to rebound from an 0-2 start.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won 6 of their last 7 regular season games. Coby Fajardo is completing 72.4 percent of his passes for 558 yards, 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Shaq Evans and Jamal Morrow have combined for 262 receiving yards on 16 catches, while Kian Schaffer-Baker has 7 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 129.5 yards per contest, and Jamal Morrow leads the way with 140 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 14.5 points and 328 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 14 tackles, Pete Robertson has 3 sacks and Derrick Moncrief has 2 interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes have lost 5 of their last 6 regular season games. Vernon Adams is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 264 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Eugene Lewis and Reggie White Jr. have combined for 373 receiving yards on 21 receptions, while Hergy Mayala has 3 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 106.5 yards per contest, and Jeshrun Antwi leads the way with 127 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 25 points and 367.5 yards per game. Adarius Pickett leads the Montreal Alouettes with 10 tackles, Avery Ellis has 1 sack and Darius Williams has 1 interception.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won 5 of the last 6 meetings against Montreal, and they head into this spot as the better, more confident side. The Montreal Alouettes can’t be felling too good about themselves after last week’s losing effort, and they’ve gotten little from their passing attack, while the defense has issues stopping the run. Road favorites are 2-0 against the spread through the first two weeks, and favorites overall are 7-1 SU this season. I’ll lay the cheap field goal with the Roughriders.