The CFL’s Divisional Finals kick off Sunday with a spot on the Grey Cup at stake. The Toronto Argonauts come off their bye to play host to the Montreal Alouettes, fresh off beating the back-to-back Grey Cup finalists: the Tiger-Cats. The CFL betting odds favor the Argonauts at home as they look to continue delivering in the CFL playoffs.
Let’s check the latest Canadian Football odds, stats, injury reports, and Canadian Football lines for Alouettes vs Argonauts. We’ve plenty of Canadian Football betting odds for you to consider.
Alouettes Struggle in Toronto
Montreal defeated Hamilton at home. While that was a tough game in itself, that was actually the “easy” part of its playoff adventure: now comes the hard part. The Alouettes, despite being 5-4 (6-3 against the spread (ATS)) on the road this season, have historically struggled as a visitor in the postseason.
The Alouettes are just 11-25 (30.6%) all-time as a visitor in the playoffs. They are also 2-6 in their last eight trips to BMO Field with one win being late this season when both teams played their backups.
If Montreal has an edge, it could be in the form of its experience. Head coach Danny Maciocia is 4-1 in the playoffs with a Grey Cup ring while quarterback Trevor Harris has played in six games (3-3). In comparison, their counterparts are only in their second postseason game. This may be what gives the Als an edge on the online sports betting odds.
Trevor Harris ➡️ Jake Wieneke to put the Alouettes on the board! #GCPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/YLLPP1dl2v
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 6, 2022
Argonauts are Typically Solid in The Playoffs
On the flip side, the Argonauts tend to be a solid team to bet on online during the playoffs. Toronto has won 65.6% of its playoff home games (31-16-1). Add the fact that home teams have won in the Eastern Final nearly 70% of the time (32-14) since 1973 and Toronto is favored for a reason.
Against the Alouettes, the Argonauts are facing a more experienced coach and quarterback. But this team also has plenty of playoff-tested veterans like running back Andrew Harris and center Justin Lawrence.
Toronto’s defense has also been clutch for lack of a better word. This unit, despite allowing the second-most net yards from opposing teams, leads the CFL in takeaways (48). The Alouettes are mostly efficient but have made costly turnovers in the past. One key interception or fumble recovery could be what swings the momentum for the Argos.
Alouettes vs Argonauts Head-to-Head
The Argonauts went 2-0 against the Alouettes in their two games with starters this season. Both games went under the total. In fact, the total has gone under in nine of these teams’ last 13 games in Toronto.
- Game: Alouettes (10-9) vs Argonauts (11-7)
- Day/Time: Sunday, Nov. 13th, 1:00 p.m. ET
- Location: BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
- Alouettes vs Argonauts Live stream: NFL Game Pass
Alouettes vs Argonauts Betting Lines
|Montreal Alouettes||+3½(-110)||+145||48 (-110o)|
|Toronto Argonauts||-3½ (-110)||-165||48 (-110u)|
The odds in this chart are based on the time of publication. They are subject to change.
Alouettes vs Argonauts Picks & Prediction
We can’t fault anyone for taking that shot on the underdogs. Montreal’s stats, in general, are better than Toronto and the Als have more experience. However, the Argonauts have a better record for a reason: They just know how to win. When the division was on the line, the Argos beat the Als. Bet on Toronto to edge Montreal once again.
The Toronto Argonauts are listed at -165 in our “Vegas CFL lines.” This means that if you wager $100 on the Argos, you have a chance to win $61. The Montreal Alouettes are +145, offering a chance to win $145 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Argonauts a 62.26% chance to win, with the Alouettes at 40.82%.