Toronto Argonauts vs Montreal Alouettes Prediction, 10/22/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Argonauts vs Montreal Alouettes
Date: Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Argonauts (-2)
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is the site where and the Montreal Alouettes (5-4) will take on the Toronto Argonauts (6-3) on Friday. Toronto opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The total is set at 45. The QB's who are expected to start are McLeod Bethel-Thompson and Matthew Shiltz.
In their last game the Argonauts played the Tiger-Cats and won 24-23. McLeod Bethel-Thompson went 29/42 with 388 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He threw 1 interception during the game. A.J. Ouellette led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 14 yards via 3 carries which gave him an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Kurleigh Gittens Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 105 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 15.0 yards per reception for the game.
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In terms of getting in the endzone, the Toronto Argonauts hold an average of 22.3 points per outing. As a unit they hold an average of 81.3 yards rushing giving them a rank of 7th in the league. The Argonauts have earned 3,126 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring, Toronto has compiled 14 touchdowns through the air and 5 touchdowns on the ground.
Regarding passing yards, the Argonauts have surrendered 2,460 yards which ranks them 6th in the CFL. In total, they are giving up 369.9 yards per contest which ranks them 8th in the league. The Argonauts sit in 7th in the league in terms of team defense, giving up 23.0 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 5.2 yards per rush and 96.6 rushing yards per contest for the season. Over the course of their 9 games played this season, they have allowed 273.3 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 68.2%. For the season, they have given up 869 yards on the ground through 9 games.
The last time they took the field the Alouettes played the Redblacks and notched a win by a score of 27-16. Cameron Artis-Payne paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 83 yards via 19 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per tote. Jake Wieneke was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 114 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 16.3 yards per catch for that game. Matthew Shiltz went 21/34 with 281 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick during the game.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Alouettes have compiled 2,294 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 254.9 passing yards per contest, putting them at 4th in the league. The Montreal Alouettes hold an average of 401.8 yards per outing which is good for 1st in the CFL. They are averaging 146.9 yards per game via the rush and have run for 1,322 yards overall. When looking at their ability to score points, the Alouettes currently rank 2nd in the CFL averaging 25.3 points per contest.
The Alouettes are conceding 22.9 PPG, ranking them 5th in the CFL. This season, they have allowed 206 total points. Montreal has allowed a total of 869 yards via the ground game (96.6 yards per contest) and 7 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have yielded 11 touchdowns through the air and 207.4 yards per outing, which has them sitting 2nd in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto Argonauts (-2)
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