Roughriders vs. Alouettes Prediction: CFL Week 3 Point Spread, Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Jun 22, 2022

Montreal's home opener kicks off Week 3 action in the CFL on Thursday as the Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders begin a home-and-home series.

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June 23, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Montreal
9-9
Pointspread -2 -115
Moneyline -154
Over / Under o +43.5

58%

Betting Action

42%

Pointspread +2 -105
Moneyline +122
Over / Under u +43.5

58%

Betting Action

42%

Week 3 CFL action kicks off on Thursday night with the Saskatchewan Roughriders heading to Montreal to face the Alouettes in the first game of a home-and-home series.  The 2-0 Riders are looking to stay undefeated through the early part of the season, while the 0-2 Als are still looking for their first win in 2022.

Saskatchewan is a 4-point favourite to win on the CFL odds, with a total of 45.5.

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These teams only met once last season in a Week 13 matchup in Montreal that saw the Roughriders come away with a 19-14 win.  It was Saskatchewan’s fourth straight victory in the head-to-head series, dating back to 2018.  Those four wins have alternated the Over/Under evenly.

The Roughriders are 5-1 straight up in their last six games against the Alouettes, but they haven’t been as dominant on the road as they’re 6-16 SU in their last 22 games in Montreal.  The total has gone Under in both of Saskatchewan’s games this season and that trend has a good chance to continue on Thursday as seven of the last nine games between these teams have finished below the number.

This will be Montreal’s home opener, but it’s tough to say what kind of boost that will provide as they’re just 3-6 SU at home since 2019.  They’ve been an even worse cover option, going 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 home games.  Bank on a low scoring game as the total went Under in five of seven home dates last year.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan continued their dominance over the Elks last week, downing Edmonton 26-16 for their sixth straight victory in the head-to-head series.  Quarterback Cody Fajardo threw for 247 yards and a touchdown, while running back Jamal Morrow rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown.  Shaquelle Evans led all Riders’ receivers with 81 yards and Mitchell Picton caught the lone passing touchdown.  Saskatchewan improved to 2-0 on the season after opening the year with a home win over Hamilton.

The defence also came up big for the Roughriders in Week 2 as they actually kept Edmonton to minus-yard in offence in the first quarter.  They also picked up five sacks and two interceptions in the game.  One tough break was the loss of veteran offensive lineman Dan Clark, who was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter.  Named the Riders Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2019 and 2021, Clark suffered a broken fibula and is believed to be done for the season.

Montreal Alouettes

It looked like the Alouettes were going to complete a late comeback against Toronto in Week 2, but a missed 21-yard field goal by David Cote with 11 seconds remaining was the difference in a 20-19 loss.  The blown opportunity came at the end of a 10-play, 63-yard drive led by quarterback Trevor Harris, who replaced Vernon Adams Jr. in the first half.  Adams completed two of four passes for just 14 yards before being replaced by Harris in the second quarter.  Harris completed 18 of 30 passes for 270 yards and an interception.

Montreal’s only touchdown of the game came on a one-yard run by Dominique Davis.  The Als then failed on the two-point convert.  Had they kicked the convert, Cote’s missed field goal still would have forced overtime.  Eugene Lewis led all receivers in the game with seven catches for 127 yards.  The Alouettes had 100 penalty yards compared to just 115 total yards.  It was Montreal’s second straight late collapse after a season-opening loss in Calgary.

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