In tonight’s CFL action, the Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders square off for the second time in two weeks. Montreal walked all over the Roughriders in Week 3, defeating them on home turf 37-13. This time around, the Alouettes will be on the road and attempt to win while behind enemy lines for the first time this season.
Moneyline: Alouettes @ +178
All signs point toward Jake Wieneke returning to the lineup tonight after he took part in full practice and completed several plays. The 27-year-old wide receiver led the CFL last season with 11 touchdowns but missed last week due to an injury he suffered during training camp. David Brown will start in place of an injured Sean Jamieson on the Alouettes’ offensive line. Montreal is feeling good about themselves after finally earning a win on the season, but they’ll face a tough Regina crowd that isn’t afraid of making a ton of noise.
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The Roughriders are not pleased with themselves after a lacklustre performance dropped them to 2-1 this season, and they now sit in fourth place in the West Division. Quarterback Cody Fajardo was overwhelmed by the Alouette’s defense, and his offensive line failed to get any momentum back on their side. While we can expect a better effort while they’re at home, Montreal should be able to put them away for a second time in two weeks. Take the Als to defeat the Roughriders and overtake the Toronto Argonauts for first place in the East Division.
MTL First Score Method: Touchdown (+330)
Chandler Worthy was worthy of the praise he received last week, returning a kick-off punt for an 87-yard touchdown, the second-fastest TD in CFL history. While it’s safe to say that happening twice in two weeks is unlikely, the idea of Montreal opening up the scoring with a touchdown play is plausible. Considering Wieneke will be back, the Als have options on offense and plenty of time to decide with a struggling defensive core from the Roughriders.
Touchdown Scorers Anytime: Duke Williams @ +115
Saskatchewan’s offense will face the difficult task of breaking through an Alouettes defense that shut them down last week, but Duke Williams is a potential candidate to score. He’s averaging 17.7 yards after two games, making nine of 16 receptions. It all comes down to how well their quarterback is covered, as the Roughriders have given up 11 sacks in their previous two games. If Williams is open and there’s enough time and space, expect him to be a prime target.
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