Montreal Alouettes vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Week 3 CFL Betting Tips 6/28/2019
Montreal Alouettes vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Friday, June 28, 2019
Tim Horton's Field
Jeremiah Masoli and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-0, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) host the Montreal Alouettes (0-1, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) at Tim Hortons Field on Friday, June 28, 2019. Montreal opens this matchup as 14 point underdogs. The total has been set at 56.
The Montreal Alouettes are going to be looking to bounce back from their 32-25 loss against the Edmonton Eskimos. This game wasn't as close as it looked throughout as the Alouettes got 17 of their 25 points in the 4th quarter.
In that game, the Alouette QB, Antonio Pipkin, went down with an ankle injury in the 3rd quarter after going 7-for-17 for 57 yards and a TD toss. Vernon Adams Jr. stepped in for the injured Pipkin and threw for an efficient 7-for-10 and 134 yards with a touchdown and a pick. Will Stanback led the Alouettes on the ground with 76 yards over 9 carries and a touchdown which gave him an average 8.4 yards per touch. In the receiving game, former Michigan State wide receiver B.J. Cunningham led the team with 7 catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.
The defense was led by Taylor Loffler who racked up 10 tackles on the night while Patrick Levels added to the total with 8 tackles. Stefan Logan was the leader in kick returns with 99 yards on 5 tries while returning 2 punts for 9 yards. Boris Bede was 1-for-2 on field goal tries with his one make coming from 52 yards out.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are coming off a huge win over the Toronto Argonauts by way of a 64 -14 beating. This game was a slaughter in which Toronto could never get it going. This game has the Tiger-Cats in first place at 2-0 and on their way to a solid season.
Jeremiah Masoli led the charge for the Tiger-Cats by completing 23-of-31 passes for 338 yards, 3 touchdowns and a pick. He also had one of the two rushing touchdowns on the night. He looked solid throughout the game and spread the gall around with 4 different receivers with at least 5 catches. The leading receiver on the night was Bralon Addison who hauled in 3 touchdown passes. He had 6 receptions for 107 yards and an average yard per catch of 17.8. Brandon Banks also had a great game logging 7 catches and 105 yards. The running game spearheaded by Sean Thomas-Erlington who ran for 109 yards on 12 carries.
As a team, the Tiger-Cats had 4 sacks on defense. They were led in tackles by Tunde Adeleke and Cariel Brooks who both had 5 tackles for the game. In the return game, Frankie Williams had 2 kickoff returns for 56 yards and 5 punt returns for a total of 61 yards. In the kicking game, Lirim Hajrullahu was a perfect 3-for-3 with a long of 56 yards.
At face value, this game doesn't seem like it'll be a close one. The Tiger-Cats are coming off an impressive win over Toronto while the Alouettes lost their only game of the season thus far. The Tiger-Cats will be showing up with a well rounded attack while the Alouettes will be without their week 1 starting QB. However, if there is a bright side to this, Vernon Adams Jr. looked pretty good coming in for Antonio Pipkin and might give the Alouettes a much needed boost for this game. All that being said, this might be a tough one for the Alouettes and it is very likely that they start their season off in a 0-2 hole sitting at the bottom of the division.
So who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Hamilton -14
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