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Montreal Alouettes vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats 8/20/22 CFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Montreal Alouettes
August 20, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Alouettes -2.5 / Hamilton Tiger-Cats +2.5
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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Montreal Alouettes meet Saturday in week 11 CFL action at Molson Stadium. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Montreal Alouettes need a win after losing 4 of their last 6 games.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have lost 8 of their last 15 regular season games. Dane Evans is completing 67.4 percent of his passes for 2,229 yards, 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Steven Dunbar and Tim White have combined for 1,106 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns, while Bralon Addison has 43 receptions. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats ground game is averaging 85.4 yards per contest, and Don Jackson leads the way with 188 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Hamilton is allowing 26.2 points and 344.7 yards per game. Jovan Santos-Knox leads the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with 53 tackles, Julian Howsare has 5 sacks and Kameron Kelly has 3 interceptions.

The Montreal Alouettes have lost 9 of their last 13 regular season games. Trevor Harris is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 1,940 yards, 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Eugene Lewis and Reggie White Jr. have combined for 1,191 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Jake Wieneke has 23 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 86.2 yards per contest, and Jeshrun Antwi leads the way with 387 yards on 67 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 27.2 points and 369.7 yards per game. Wes Sutton leads the Montreal Alouettes with 43 tackles, Michael Wakefield has 4 sacks and Marc-Antoine Dequoy has 3 interceptions.

The Tiger-Cats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Alouettes are 17-35 ATS in their last 52 home games and 22-8 ATS in their last 30 Saturday games. The under is 10-3 in Tiger-Cats last 13 road games. The over is 5-2 in Alouettes last 7 games overall. The Tiger-Cats are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Montreal and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are probably the better team here given their success on both sides of the ball, but the bottom line is they’ve had issues finishing games, and they had trouble putting Montreal away earlier this season at home. The Montreal Alouettes are coming off an impressive showing on the road against Winnipeg, and maybe that’s a turning point in their season. Two teams that run hot and cold, but I’ll give the edge to Montreal because of how it played last week and the fact it’s at home here. I’ll lay the small number.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Montreal Alouettes -2.5
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