Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Montreal Alouettes Expert CFL Picks 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Vernon Adams Jr. and the Montreal Alouettes (9-7, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (13-3, 1st in the Eastern Conference) at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Hamilton opens this contest as 2.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 53.5.
The Tiger-Cats have been strong for football bettors, having gone 11-4 ATS. Montreal is covering the spread 56.3% of the time, going 9-7 against the spread. The Tiger-Cats have been strong for football bettors as a favorite, going 8-3 ATS. The Alouettes cover 75.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 9-3 against the spread.
Valuable Hamilton Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
The Tiger-Cats have been a hot and cold Over choice for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 6-10.
The Tiger-Cats cover 62.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 5-3 ATS.
Important Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
Montreal is covering the spread 62.5% of the time at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, going 5-3 against the spread.
The Alouettes have been a decent Over choice for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 8-8.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats step onto the field holding a record of 13-3 this year. They currently sit at 1st in the Eastern Conference. They are one of top scoring teams in the league averaging 30.8 points per contest, ranking them 1st in the CFL. As a team, they are averaging 101.5 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the Eastern Conference, and they sit in 1st in the Eastern Conference for passing yards per game with 296.2. For total yards, they are currently ranked 1st in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the CFL with 6,363 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Tigers-Cats have compiled a total of 26 passing touchdowns and 17 rushing touchdowns. They are one of the dangerous teams in the East and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Tigers-Cats have one of the best defenses in the CFL allowing 18.8 points per contest, which has them at 1st in the East and 1st in the CFL. In discussing yards on the ground, Hamilton is allowing 94.4 yards per contest putting them 1st in the conference and 3rd in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.23 yards per rush which has them at 2nd in the conference and 6th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,511 yards rushing through 16 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Tigers-Cats have allowed 4,029 yards over the period of 16 games. This comes out to an average of 251.8 yards per game, putting them 5th in the league and 1st in the East. Teams are completing 62% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.45 yards per try. They have allowed 13 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns.
The Alouettes come into this matchup with a record of 9-7 and they are currently ranked 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Montreal has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 124.4 yards per game, which has them at 2nd in the CFL. As a team, they have a total of 1,991 yards rushing through 16 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Montreal Alouettes average 366.2 yards per game overall putting them 4th in the league and 2nd in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Alouettes currently sit at 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 5th out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 25.7 points per contest. So far this season, the Alouettes have passed the ball for a total of 3,868 yards through the air which equates to 241.8 passing yards per game ranking them 6th in the CFL.
The Montreal Alouettes are conceding 25.9 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the conference and 7th in the CFL. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 415 points in total. In regard to yards rushing, they are allowing 109.8 yards per contest which puts them at 6th in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In 2019, they have conceded 1,757 yards on the ground and 16 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the least effective groups in the league. They are giving up 301.8 passing yards per contest and 4,829 total yards through the air. For passing yards allowed per game, the Alouettes sit in 2nd in the East. They have conceded 21 passing touchdowns in 2019.
Who will win tonight's Tiger-Cats/Alouettes CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Alouettes +2.5
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