The Montreal Alouettes’ pattern on the CFL schedule was easy to figure out. If the Alouettes were going to finish above them in the standings, Montreal was going to lose. But against teams that finished with losing records, the Alouettes went 11-0.
Hamilton vs Montreal Picks
- CFL Pick: Under 48 (-110)
Serving as the CFL’s gatekeeper to the top teams in the league won’t be any consolation for Montreal. The Alouettes are hoping they can take care of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to start the playoffs to earn another shot at the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts. But anyone making Hamilton vs Montreal best bets will see that the Tiger-Cats also have something to prove.
Hamilton struggled to find consistent quarterback play this season despite showing more than a few flashes of potential.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes Odds
|Hamilton Tiger-Cats||+3½ -110||+148||o 48 -110|
|Montreal Alouettes||-3½ -110||-170||u 48 -110|
Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes Information
Tiger-Cats vs Alouettes
Location of the game: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal, Quebec.
Date & Time: Saturday, November 4. 3:00 p.m.
How to watch: CBS Sports
The final game for each team in the CFL standings was a game against each other last week.
- Neither team had anything to play for, but Montreal still picked up a 22-20 win.
- The Alouettes swept the season series 3-0 and never allowed Hamilton to score more than 20 points.
Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes Analysis
Hamilton was one of the teams in the CFL that had a difficult time finding a consistent quarterback under center. The Tiger-Cats saw Taylor Powell carry a majority of the workload by passing for 2,283 yards with 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Matthew Shiltz and Bo Levi Mitchell also saw significant time.
However, no matter who was playing quarterback, Hamilton couldn’t stop throwing interceptions. Anyone making Hamilton vs Montreal best best will see that the Tiger-Cats threw 23 interceptions total this season.
Montreal has built an excellent record on the back of its defense. Anyone making Hamilton vs Montreal best bets will see the Alouettes had the second-best scoring defense in the league. Montreal only allows its opponents to score 23.1 points per game.
Alouettes quarterback Cody Fajardo has also struggled to protect the ball. He has thrown 12 interceptions this season. Alouettes running back William Stanback leads the team with 800 rushing yards.
CFL odds show Hamilton is a 3-point underdog. The Tiger-Cats are +136 on the moneyline. The over/under has been set at 48.5 points. Hamilton is 9-8-1 against the spread. The total has gone under in 10 of the Tiger-Cats 18 games.
Montreal is -162 on the moneyline. The Alouettes are 10-7-1 against the spread. Montreal has seen 10 of its 18 games go under the total.
Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes Pick and Prediction
This will be a tough game to pick. Anyone making Hamilton vs Montreal best bets will see the Alouettes have dominated Hamilton this season. The Tiger-Cats will need to figure out a way to score points if they hope to win this game. Montreal will lean on its defense and frustrate Hamilton once again to gain a victory.
Scoring seems to be up in the CFL this season. But that trend won’t likely be applied to this matchup. Neither of these two teams is among the best in the league at moving the ball. Hamilton hasn’t been able to score more than 20 points against Montreal in any of the team’s three meetings this season. The Tiger-Cats offense won’t figure things out this weekend either and this game should go under the total.
- CFL Pick: Under 48 (-110)