With both teams coming off upsets, which team will win two in a row? Find out who we like in our Tiger-Cats-Alouettes picks.
Last week Montreal did what no team has been able to do so far this year; beat Winnipeg. Hamilton also beat Toronto, albeit as a smaller underdog. Both teams hope to carry the momentum to try and catch the Argonauts for first in the East Division.
Montreal is 1-2 at home against the spread, while Hamilton is 1-3 ATS on the road.
Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes Game Info
Date/Time: Saturday, August 20, 4 p.m. ET
TV: TSN, ESPN+
Location: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
Weather: 85 degrees, 1-mph winds
Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes Odds Analysis
The Tiger-Cats opened up as +115 underdogs, and early money has caused them to shift to even more of an underdog. They can be found at +130 on Caesars. If you like the Alouettes, you can find them for -139 on BetMGM.
Much like the Moneyline, the Tiger-Cats opened up as 2.5-point underdogs. They’ve been pushed to 3-point underdogs on most books. The Alouettes can still be found as 2.5-point favorites on BetMGM, however, it’s at a -115 juiced price.
The total for this game has remained right where it started at 48.5. All books seem to agree that this is where the number will stay for now.
Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes Picks
Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes ML Picks
Last week the Alouettes were 13-point underdogs and pulled off an upset against Winnipeg. That upset was the Alouettes biggest moment of the season and they are likely feeling confident. However, I think they’ll be overly confident heading into this game and possibly overlook Hamilton.
Meanwhile, the Tiger-Cats beat Toronto by putting up 34 points even without their starting quarterback Dane Evans. Evans is expected to be back this week and this offense is peaking at a great time to put two wins in a row together.
Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes ATS Pick
Tiger-Cats +3.0 (-110)
Given that I feel Tiger-Cats will win the game, I definitely think they’ll cover the 3-point spread as well. Last week Matt Shiltz started in place of the injured Evans and played well. However, if Evans comes back, it’ll be a big boost for the TiCats. He’s fourth in the league in passing with 2,229 yards, just ahead of Montreal’s Trevor Harris.
Despite the Alouettes having a higher-producing runner in Jeshrun Antwi, the Tiger-Cats have four runners over 100 yards, including backup quarterback Matt Shiltz. Hamilton should be able to control the pace of the game, defeating Montreal.
Tiger-Cats vs. Alouettes O/U Pick
Under 48.5 (-110)
The Tiger-Cats are currently averaging 21.6 points per game. The Alouettes are averaging 25 points per game, but two of their better games have come against struggling defenses.
Three weeks ago when these two played against each other, the game finished with the Tiger-Cats winning 24-17. That’s a total of 41 points and I expect a similar result for this game.
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Tiger-Cats-Alouettes picks made 8/19/2022 at 11:38 a.m. ET