Montreal Alouettes (1-2) vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1-1)
CFL Football: Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Montreal Alouettes +3 -- Over/Under: 54 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes meet Thursday night at Molson Stadium.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look to get a game above .500 after a week off. Zach Collaros is completing 74.6 percent of his passes for 635 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Collaros is coming off a two-touchdown game against Winnipeg. Andy Fantuz and Terrell Sinkfield have combined for more than 300 receiving yards and Bakari Grant has a touchdown on eight receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 49.5 yards per contest and Ray Holley leads the way with 40 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, the Tiger-Cats are allowing 25 points and 309.5 yards per game. Ed Gainey leads Hamilton with 15 tackles, Johnny Sears Jr. has two interceptions and Taylor Reed is one of many players with a sack. Luke Tasker is questionable.
The Montreal Alouettes need a win to get back to .500 after a 1-2 start. Rakeem Cato is completing 75 percent of his passes for 558 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Cato is coming off a two-pick game in a loss to Winnipeg. S.J. Green and Nik Lewis have combined for more than 400 receiving yards and a touchdown while Fred Stamps has seven receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 118.7 yards per contest and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 278 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, the Alouettes are allowing 18.7 points and 344 yards per game. Chip Cox leads Montreal with 21 tackles, John Bowman has three sacks and Billy Parker is one of four players with an interception. Markell Carter, Kyle Graves and James Tuck are questionable.
The Tiger-Cats are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Alouettes are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 4. The Tiger-Cats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Last week, Montreal still had its chances to win despite a poor performance from Cato. The Tiger-Cats have been questionable so far and even with a week off, I like the Alouettes at home. The free field goal makes this pick even easier for me.