Toronto Argonauts vs. Montreal Alouettes CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/25/19
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Montreal Alouettes at Toronto Argonauts
Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM (Croix-Bleue Medavie Stadium)
The Line: Toronto Argonauts +6 -- Over/Under: 54.5
TV: TSN, RDS, ESPNews
The Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts meet Sunday in CFL action at Croix-Bleue Medavie Stadium.
The Montreal Alouettes look for a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Montreal Alouettes have split their last four non-home games. Vernon Adams is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 1,536 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Adams has three touchdowns and three interceptions in his last three games. Geno Lewis and B.J. Cunningham have combined for 702 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Quan Bray has 27 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 143.6 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 592 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 26.5 points and 407.8 yards per game. Patrick Levels leads the Montreal Alouettes with 53 tackles, John Bowman has two sacks and Greg Reid has three interceptions.
The Toronto Argonauts also need a victory to rebound from a brutal 1-7 start to the season. The Toronto Argonauts have lost all four non-home games this season. McLeod Bethel-Thompson is completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 1,792 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Bethel-Thompson has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Derel Walker and Armanti Edwards have combined for 975 receiving yards and five touchdowns while SJ Green has 34 receptions. The Toronto Argonauts ground game is averaging 71.8 yards per contest, and Brandon Burks leads the way with 167 yards and on 28 carries. Defensively, Toronto is allowing 35.2 points and 446.2 yards per game. Micah Awe leads the Toronto Argonauts with 36 tackles, Cleyon Laing has four sacks and Alden Darby has two interceptions.
The Alouettes are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. East and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Argonauts are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games in August, 0-8 ATS in their last 8 vs. East and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Alouettes are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 meetings in Toronto and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Argonauts last 8 home games. The over is 7-3 in Alouettes last 10 games overall.
Neither of these teams have been all that consistent, but the Toronto Argonauts have suffered beatdown after beatdown and are losing their last three games by an average of 13.3 points. The Toronto Argonauts are also just 3-5 ATS this season overall and 1-3 ATS on the road. The Montreal Alouettes are 5-3 ATS on the season and 3-1 ATS on the road. Because of how bad the Argonauts have been this year, I have to side with Montreal and the chalk.