CFL preview and pick: Argonauts at Alouettes
Toronto Argonauts at Montreal Alouettes (-3.5, 57)
Undefeated in two home games thus far, the Montreal Alouettes (2-2) try to keep the ball rolling when they host the Toronto Argonauts (2-2) in an East Division showdown Friday night.
The Alouettes are trying to overcome a 39-24 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last week. The Als’ defense was torched by Hamilton pivot Henry Burris, who completed 27 of his 30 pass attempts. Montreal has given up 139 points – more than any club except the winless Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
The Argonauts held off the Blue Bombers 25-22 in Week 4 to improve their home record to 2-0 but have come up empty in two road dates this season, dropping games in Edmonton and Hamilton. Argos head coach Scott Milanovich, who spent five years as the Montreal offensive boss, devised many of the systems deployed by the Als and knows QB Anthony Calvillo better than anyone.
The Alouettes came away with a 29-19 win at home in the most recent matchup with the Argos last October and have posted three straight victories and 11 in the last 13 contests with Toronto.Betting notes:
- The over is 4-0 in the Argonauts’ last four games as underdogs of 3.5-10.0 points.
- The Alouettes are 1-8 ATS in their last nine games as favorites.
- The over is 4-0 in Montreal’s last four home games.Pick: 65 percent of Covers Contest players like Montreal to cover Friday.