Montreal Alouettes vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 10/22/16
Roughriders vs. Alouettes
CFL Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Mosaic Stadium)
The Line: Roughriders -7 -- Over/Under: 49.5 See the Latest Odds
The Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders square off in a week 18 CFL matchup Saturday afternoon in Mosaic Stadium.
The Montreal Alouettes are desperate for a feel good victory after losing six of their last seven games. The Montreal Alouettes have lost three straight road games. Rakeem Cato is completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 1,209 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Cato has thrown five touchdowns in his last two games. Duron Carter and Nik Lewis have combined for more than 1,800 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while B.J. Cunningham has 58 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 74.7 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 412 yards on 74 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 24.5 points and 403.3 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Montreal Alouettes with 108 tackles, John Bowman has seven sacks and Jovon Johnson has three interceptions.
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders look to keep the ball rolling and build on their nice four-game winning streak. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have won their last two games at home. Darian Durant is completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 3,468 yards, 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Durant has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Naaman Roosevelt and Ricky Collins have combined for more than 1,700 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Rob Bagg has 48 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 74.2 yards per contest, and Curtis Steele leads the way with 314 yards on 54 carries. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 29.7 points and 399.2 yards per game. Greg Jones leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 69 tackles, Corvey Irvin has four sacks and Justin Cox has four interceptions.
The Alouettes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Roughriders are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Alouettes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Saskatchewan and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings overall.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have turned their season around over the last month and are playing some of their best football in quite some time. Since September 18, the Roughriders have won more games than they did all of last season. Meanwhile, the Montreal Alouettes have been piling up the losses and haven't been covering in those games to make matters worse for betters. I'm not what's gotten into the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but I'm buying it. I lay the touchdown with one of the hotter teams in the CFL at the moment.