Argonauts vs. Alouettes Prediction: CFL Week 12 Point Spread, Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Oct 20, 2021

First in the East Division is up for grabs in Montreal Friday night when the Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts square off.

Toronto
9-5
AT
October 22, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Montreal
7-7
Pointspread -2.5 -110
Moneyline -142
Over / Under o +47.5

72%

Betting Action

28%

Pointspread +2.5 -110
Moneyline +118
Over / Under u +47.5

72%

Betting Action

28%

Top spot in the East Division is currently held by the 6-3 Argos, but the Als are right on their tail at 5-4 and on a three-game win streak.

Montreal’s Matthew Shiltz is getting his second straight start Friday after winning at Ottawa with 281 passing yards last week. For Toronto, it’ll be McLeod Bethel-Thompson under centre — the league’s most efficient starting quarterback with a 108.4 rating. Kickoff at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium starts at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Toronto is a 1-point favourite to win on the CFL odds, with a total of 49.0.

CFL Odds and Betting

Week 12’s the second and final meeting between these clubs in 2021. Toronto took the first contest by a score of 30-27 back on September 24 at home. Expect a similar total here given these circumstances: Toronto’s rested off a bye week but Chris Jones’ defence is allowing an easy 400 yards a game. To combat the yards against, Bethel-Thompson’s winning football games as a top-tier passer with deep-striking ability.

As a result, Toronto’s seen their total go over in six of their last seven games. Head-to-head, the offence has dried out a bit with the under hitting in 19 of the last 25 Toronto–Montreal games.

Toronto Argonauts

Toronto last took the field on Canadian Thanksgiving and put on an offensive show. Bethel-Thompson completed 29 passes for 388 yards, scoring twice and leading a game-winning drive that ended in a 51-yard field goal by Boris Bede.

While the offence is dialled in, defensive woes are emerging for Toronto. Hamilton put up 470 yards against the Argos on Thanksgiving, Ottawa had 406 five days before that, and Montreal had 560 in Toronto’s third-last game. This caps off Jones’ three games as defensive play-caller, and while takeaways and three wins have hidden the issue — they can only play with fire so long. Bethel-Thompson’s going to need to put up points in bunches against Montreal.

Montreal Alouettes

Shiltz is temporarily under centre for the Als, who acquired veteran quarterback Trevor Harris earlier this week. Harris won’t play Friday but chances are, league-leading rusher William Stanback will after missing two games. Stanback rushed for 133 yards in Montreal’s first meeting with Toronto.

Through the air, Jake Wieneke leads all players with eight receiving touchdowns. No other player even has five. Touchdown Jake came alive last week too when he hauled in a 50-yard major in double coverage. The Alouettes recorded 10 sacks in their win at Ottawa last week too. Montreal is now first in the CFL with 35 sacks and have seven players with at the least three. David Menard leads the way with six.

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