Tiger-Cats at Alouettes 8/3/18 - CFL Picks & Predictions
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Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs. Montreal Alouettes
CFL: 7:30 PM EST
Aug. 03, 2018
Latest Odds : HAM -6 Total 50
On Friday, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats visit the Montreal Alouettes in a Week 8 CFL showdown. The Tiger-Cats are 2-4 SU and ATS this season after losing on Saturday to the Ottawa Redblacks 21-15. Hamilton hurt themselves with 11 penalties for 157 yards. The offense for the Tiger-Cats was able to move the ball but stalled each time they reached the red zone.
Montreal is 1-5 SU and 2-3 ATS on the season following its loss Thursday to Edmonton 44-23. The big story of the game was that new quarterback Johnny Manziel did not play, but expect him to see a few snaps this Friday against Hamilton. Penalties also hurt the Alouettes in their loss as Montreal was flagged nine times for 143 yards. Quarterback sacks hurt the offense as Vernon Adams Jr. was sacked six times.
Jeremiah Masoli is completing 67% of his passes for 1,914 yards, 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions for the Tiger-Cats. Jalen Saunders leads the team in receiving with 536 yards and one touchdown, while Brandon Banks has 498 yards receiving and one touchdown. The leading rusher is Mercer Timmis with 175 yards while Masoli is second with 171 yards and one touchdown. The leading tackler for the defense is Simoni Lawrence with 33 total tackles and one sack.
This season Montreal‘s Vernon Adams Jr. has completed 53.6% of his passes for 217 yards with one interception. The Alouettes top receiver is BJ Cunningham with 23 receptions for 283 yards and two touchdowns, while Tyrell Sutton has 25 receptions for 265 yards. Tyrell Sutton leads all rushers with 262 yards and one touchdown. Henoc Muamba leads Montreal on defense with 36 tackles.
Recent Betting Trends:
Hamilton is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Tiger-Cats last 7 games
Montreal is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games overall
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Alouettes last 7 games
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 50
The UNDER is the play here. The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the last 7 for Hamilton and 6 of the last 7 for Montreal. The UNDER has cashed in 37 of the last 52 games Montreal has played a team from the East, which includes 6 of the last 8 times the Alouettes have played Tiger-Cats. Final Score Prediction, Hamilton Tiger-Cats win with easy cash on the under total 24-15.