Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes 7/2/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Montreal Alouettes vs Saskatchewan Roughriders
July 2, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Saskatchewan Roughriders -4.5 / Montreal Alouettes +4.5
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The Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders meet Thursday in week 4 CFL action at Mosaic Stadium. The Montreal Alouettes look for another win to get back to a .500 record. The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for a win to build on their 2-1 record.

The Montreal Alouettes have lost 5 of their last 7 regular season games. Trevor Harris is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 532 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Eugene Lewis and Reggie White Jr. have combined for 462 receiving yards on 29 receptions, while Kaion Julien-Grant has 3 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 91 yards per contest, and Jeshrun Antwi leads the way with 172 yards on 25 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 21 points and 354.3 yards per game. Wes Sutton leads the Montreal Alouettes with 16 tackles, Michael Wakefield has 3 sacks and Darius Williams has 2 interceptions.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won 6 of their last 8 regular season games. Coby Fajardo is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 749 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Shaq Evans and D’haquille Williams have combined for 344 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Kian Schaffer-Baker has 15 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 104.3 yards per contest, and Jamal Morrow leads the way with 154 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 22 points and 329.7 yards per game. Darnell Sankey leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 17 tackles, Pete Robertson has 5 sacks and Derrick Moncrief has 2 interceptions.

The Alouettes are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Roughriders are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in July and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1-1 in Alouettes last 7 Saturday games. The under is 9-3 in Roughriders last 12 games overall. The Alouettes are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are the better team on paper and should be better off at home here. However, we’re getting free points with a Montreal side that just beat up on Saskatchewan last week. Yes, weird things happen and the Alouettes consistent offense is a concern, especially on the road, but we can’t ignore what we saw a few days ago. Also, the Montreal Alouettes have been road covering machines the last couple of years. I’ll take a shot with the free points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Montreal Alouettes +4.5
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