The Montreal Alouettes are searching for a way to shatter the glass ceiling in the East Division. The Alouettes haven’t found a way to get past the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts this season. But to be fair to Montreal, few on the CFL schedule have been able to do that.
Alouettes vs Argonauts Picks
- CFL Pick: Montreal +9.5
The Alouettes’ path to success will likely come from several factors. Montreal will have to play excellent defense, which the Alouettes have proven to be more than capable of, but the Alouettes’ offense will also have to be mistake-free. Anyone making Alouettes vs Argonauts best bets will see that may prove difficult for Montreal against Toronto. The Argonauts play well on both sides of the ball.
Alouettes vs. Argonauts Odds
|Alouettes||+10 1.95||5.25||o 50.5
|Argonauts||-10 1.86||1.17||u 50.5 1.90|
Alouettes vs. Argonauts Information
Montreal Alouettes vs Toronto Argonauts
Location of the game: BMO Field, Toronto
Date & Time: Saturday, November 11. 3:00 p.m.
How to watch: CBS Sports
- Montreal was one of two teams in the CFL to win their first playoff game last week.
- The Alouettes took down Hamilton 27-12 at home.
- Toronto beat Edmonton 35-12 at home to wrap up the regular season.
Montreal Alouettes vs. Toronto Argonauts Analysis
Montreal has been in the second tier of teams in the CFL standings all year. The Alouettes have been better than the teams below them but haven’t been able to seriously challenge Toronto, B.C. or Winnipeg. Anyone making Alouettes vs Argonauts best bets will see that the Alouettes will try and rely on their defense.
Montreal has won six straight games. In four of those six victories, the Alouettes have held all their opponents to 20 or fewer points. Montreal only did that once in three meetings against Toronto during the regular season.
Argonauts’ Challenge Ahead
Few teams have slowed down the Argonauts this season. Toronto finished with a 16-2 record in the regular season. The Argonauts were second in the league in scoring offense by putting up 32.8 points per game. Quarterback Chad Kelly has thrown for 4,125 yards with 23 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Argonauts running back A.J. Ouellette cracked the 1,000-yard mark on the ground. Toronto wide receiver DaVaris Daniels has been Kelly’s top target. He has 959 receiving yards on 49 catches and hauled eight touchdown passes. Toronto had sealed the division title so early in the season the Argonauts took a chance to rest players down the stretch. The Argonauts are hoping to avoid rust when they return to the field.
Montreal is a 9.5-point underdog according to CFL odds. The Alouettes are +370 on the moneyline. The over/under has been set at 50.5 points. Montreal is 11-7-1 against the spread this season. Eleven of the Alouettes’ 19 games have gone under the total.
The Argonauts are -485 on the moneyline. Toronto is 14-4 against the spread this season. Four of the Argonauts’ last five games went under the total.
Alouettes vs. Argonauts Betting Pick and Prediction
Alouettes vs Argonauts best bets show that Montreal was close to knocking off the Argonauts during their Week 15 meeting. However, Toronto didn’t have much to play for, so it’s hard to read into that result. While the Alouettes likely won’t win this game, backing Montreal +9.5 isn’t a bad deal. Two of the three games between these teams were decided by eight points or less.
This game will likely go under the total. Montreal hasn’t had an easy time moving the ball against Toronto. While the Argonauts’ offense is capable of putting up big numbers and threatening any total, this game will stay under as both teams will tighten up for a playoff game.
- CFL Pick: Montreal +9.5
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