Toronto Argonauts (4-12) at Montreal Alouettes (3-13)
|Date & Time||Sunday October 28, 2018, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Montreal Alouettes PK -- Over/Under: 49.5
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The Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes meet Sunday in CFL action at BMO Field.
The Toronto Argonauts look for a feel good victory here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Toronto Argonauts haven’t won a road game yet this season. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 65.5 percent of his passes for 2,007 yards, nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. Bethel-Thompson and James Franklin have combined for 16 touchdown passes and 18 interceptions. S.J. Green and Armanti Edwards have combined for 1,830 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while James Wilder Jr. has 56 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 94.6 yards per contest, and Wilder leads the way with 691 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 31 points and 416.8 yards per game. Alden Darby leads the Toronto Argonauts with 58 tackles, Cleyon Laing has six sacks and Trumaine Washington has two interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes could use a feel good victory here that would snap a five-game losing streak. The Montreal Alouettes have lost each of their last three home games. Johnny Manziel is completing 65.1 percent of his passes for 1,092 yards, three touchdowns and seven interceptions. Antonio Pipkin and Manziel have combined for four touchdown passes and 15 interceptions. Eugene Lewis and B.J. Cunningham have combined for 1,292 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Ernest Jackson has 47 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 98.9 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 448 yards on 66 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 29.6 points and 422.2 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Montreal Alouettes with 95 tackles, Jesse Joseph has four sacks and Branden Dozier has five interceptions.
The Argonauts are 7-15 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Alouettes are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. East and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Argonauts are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Montreal and the under is 18-7-1 in the last 26 meetings.
In a pick em game between two teams that have nothing to play for and are simply waiting for the season to end, I give the edge to the home team. The home team has won each of the last seven meetings between the Argonauts and Alouettes. Also, the Montreal Alouettes are playing their last home game of the season, so I'm sure guys would love to finish the season on a high note and at least build positive vibes heading into next season. It's a complete coin flip. I want the home team as the edge.