Montreal Alouettes vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Prediction, 10/2/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Alouettes vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal Alouettes (+2.5)
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats (4-3) host the Montreal Alouettes (2-4) at Tim Hortons Field on Saturday. Hamilton opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Vernon Adams Jr. and David Watford.
In their last game the Alouettes took on the Argonauts and ended up taking the loss by a score of 30-27. Vernon Adams went 30/39 with 382 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He threw 2 interceptions in the game. William Stanback led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 23 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 133 yards via 19 carries which meant he was running for 7.0 yards per run. Eugene Lewis was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 112 yards on 8 receptions. He averaged 14.0 yards per catch for the game.
Get all of our CFL Expert Picks
The Alouettes have racked up 2,493 yards in total for the season. As a team they hold an average of 154.2 yards via the ground game ranking them 1st in the league. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Montreal has totaled 11 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about scoring, the Montreal Alouettes have an average of 26.3 points per game.
Concerning passing yards, the Alouettes have conceded 1,495 yards which has them ranked 3rd in the league. In total, they have relinquished 346.3 yards per contest putting them 5th in the league. The Alouettes are sitting in 8th in the league concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 25.7 points per game. They are giving up 4.9 yards per rush on the ground and 97.2 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. In their 6 games played this year, they have allowed 249.2 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 67.3%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 583 yards on the ground through 6 contests.
In their last game the Tiger-Cats took on the Redblacks and won 24-7. David Watford paced the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 13 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 54 yards via 11 carries which had him averaging 4.9 yards per carry. Steven Dunbar was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 27 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 6.8 yards per reception in the game. David Watford went 15/25 with 115 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Tiger-Cats sit 7th in the CFL maintaining an average of 19.4 PPG. During this campaign thus far, the Tiger-Cats currently sit at 1,237 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 176.7 passing yards per contest, putting them at 9th in the league. They are averaging 88.6 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 620 yards overall. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats maintain an average of 265.3 yards per contest which ranks them 8th in the CFL.
Hamilton has given up a total of 636 rushing yards (90.9 yards per game) as well as 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. The Tiger-Cats are giving up 17.0 PPG, which puts them in 2nd in the league. Overall, they have given up 119 points in total. They have allowed the opposition 9 touchdowns via the pass as well as 207.6 yards per outing, which has them ranked 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montreal Alouettes (+2.5)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks Free CFL picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert CFL Picks