The CFL schedule wrapped up a little too neatly for the league this year. While the last week of the season can typically provide tremendous drama, the CFL won’t have any this season. All six playoff teams and their seeding in the bracket have already been decided.
What people making Tiger-Cats vs Alouettes betting analysis will have to determine is which players each team is willing to send out for the last week of the season.
Montreal is two games above Hamilton in the standings, so the Alouettes will host the East Conference semifinal between the two teams next week.
Montreal has smothered Hamilton this season, so the Tiger-Cats may come into this game hoping for a boost of confidence before the postseason.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes Information
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Montreal Alouettes
Location of the game: Percival Memorial Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Date & Time: Saturday, October 28. 4:00 p.m.
How to watch: CFL+
- Hamilton took a difficult loss last week to B.C. The Tiger-Cats lost 33-30 at home to resign themselves to third place in the division.
- Montreal picked up its fourth straight victory by beating Edmonton 35-21.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes Betting Analysis
Hamilton Has Had Back Luck at Quarterback
The Tiger-Cats are one of the teams in CFL with horrible luck. Hamilton has had to play three quarterbacks during the season. That has left the Tiger-Cats without an opportunity to develop much continuity.
Bo Levi Mitchell has returned after missing most of the season with an injury. He completed 13 of 16 passes with 135 passing yards and two touchdowns in the loss to B.C. The Tiger-Cats desperately need to win a way to score against Montreal.
During the team’s first two meetings in the regular season, Hamilton was only able to score 26 points between the two games.
Montreal Hasn’t Slipped Up this Season
Anyone looking at the CFL schedule will see a consistent trend with Montreal. The Alouettes are 10-0 against teams below them in the standings this season. Against everyone else, the top three teams in the league, specifically, Montreal is 0-7.
But none of that matters now that the playoffs are starting. Montreal quarterback Cody Fajardo has had a hard time being consistent this season. Anyone looking at Tiger-Cats vs Alouettes betting analysis will see he has passed for 3,775 yards with 13 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The Alouettes have made their living on defense.
Montreal is second in the league in scoring defense. The Alouettes only allow 21.9 points per game, which ranks second in the league.
There hasn’t been much injury information in the CFL standings about Hamilton and Montreal. Each team may be playing things close to the vest due to the nature of this game.
Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes Betting Preview
The CFL odds for this game haven’t been posted yet. The odds may be delayed this week because each side may rest players.
Future odds on both sides reflect neither team is considered a contender for the Grey Cup. Hamilton is +2000 to win the Grey Cup, while Montreal is +1600.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes Betting Prediction
Making Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes betting analysis this week is almost like evaluating a preseason game. Neither team needs a win this week.
However, Hamilton would likely want to build confidence against a team that is already 0-2 against this season.
The Alouettes are the only team in the CFL that hasn’t lost a game to a team that was below them in the standings this year. Montreal hasn’t made a habit of overlooking opponents. In this spot, however, is a spot where it would be best to bet on Hamilton’s moneyline.