Toronto Argonauts vs Montreal Alouettes Prediction, 7/14/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Argonauts vs Montreal Alouettes
Date: Friday, July 14, 2023
Location: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Argonauts (-7)
The Montreal Alouettes (2-1) host the Toronto Argonauts (3-0) at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Friday. Toronto opens this game as 7-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 45. The starting quarterbacks are Chad Kelly and Cody Fajardo.
In their last contest the Argonauts faced the Lions and ended up getting the win by a score of 45-24. Chad Kelly went 23/29 with 249 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. A.J. Ouellette led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 10 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 70 yards by way of 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.0 yards per tote. Cam Phillips was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 76 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 12.7 yards per reception for the game.
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When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Toronto Argonauts are averaging 40.0 PPG. As a team they are averaging 136.7 yards on the ground which ranks them 1st in the league. The Argonauts have racked up 1,103 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Toronto has amassed 2 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns.
The Argonauts rank 5th in the CFL in relation to team defense, conceding 23.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per attempt on the ground and 56.7 yards on the ground per contest over the course of this season. In total, they have conceded 170 yards via the running game in 3 games. When talking about passing yards, the Argonauts have given up 888 yards which ranks them 7th in the league. Over the course of their 3 games played this season, they have conceded 296.0 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 71.7%. During this campaign, they are allowing 352.7 yards per game ranking them 6th in the CFL.
In their last game the Alouettes took on the Lions and ended up taking the loss by a score of 35-19. Cody Fajardo led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the contest. He ran for 57 yards on 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.1 yards per tote. Austin Mack was the receiving yardage leader by earning 72 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 9.0 yards per reception for the game. Cody Fajardo went 24/39 with 280 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He ended the game without an interception.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Alouettes are ranking 6th in the league holding an average of 20.0 PPG. Over the course of the season to this point, the Alouettes have compiled 716 yards via the pass as well as an average of 238.7 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 6th in the CFL. They average 80.0 run yards per game and have run for 240 yards for the season. The Montreal Alouettes are averaging 318.7 yards/outing which ranks them 6th in the CFL.
Montreal has allowed the opposition a total of 278 yards via the ground game (92.7 yards per outing) in addition to 0 touchdowns rushing for the year. The Alouettes are surrendering 13.7 PPG, which has them in 1st in the CFL. This season, they have allowed 41 total points. They have conceded 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 223.3 yards per game, which has them in 2nd in the CFL.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Montreal Alouettes (+7)
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