Roughriders vs. Alouettes Prediction: CFL Week 13 Point Spread, Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Oct 28, 2021

A pair of 6-4 clubs meet for the first time in 2021 as the Saskatchewan Roughriders travel East for a date with the Montreal Alouettes.

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October 30, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Montreal
7-7
Pointspread 0 -120
Moneyline -110
Over / Under o +46

57%

Betting Action

43%

Pointspread 0 +100
Moneyline -110
Over / Under u +46

57%

Betting Action

43%

Montreal and Saskatchewan are both entrenched in the middle of playoff races with their scenarios ranging from each hosting a playoff game or, to possibly having a rematch in Montreal in a month’s time.

Alouettes star running back William Stanback tied a career high 203 rushing yards last week and Saskatchewan’s run defence is the best in the CFL, making this battle a key storyline. The Alouettes are also looking to make it five wins in a row Saturday, but the Saskatchewan Roughriders, specifically Cody Fajardo, may have found their mojo. Kickoff Saturday evening at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is set for 7 p.m. EST.

Saskatchewan’s a 1-point favourite to win on the road, per the CFL odds.

CFL Odds and Betting

Seven of Saskatchewan’s last nine games have gone under the total, as have four of Montreal’s last six. Head-to-head the trend goes deeper: 18 of their last 22 games at Montreal have gone under. So, blindly take the under? Not so fast.

For starters Saturday’s over-under is 46.5 but the Riders and Alouettes both deploy top four offences and middle of the pack defences when it comes to points allowed. Poor weather could factor in to the total as well but it’s no slam dunk given the talent on both offences.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

After a game-opening interception last week, Fajardo and the Riders’ offence looked its best in a long time. Fajardo completed 80 per cent of his passes, one of which went for a major to Kyran Moore on a gutsy third-down call. More importantly, Saskatchewan’s now got Shaq Evans and Duke Williams in their offence. Evans had four catches for 24 yards and Williams three for 48 as well as the game-sealing onside kick recovery.

On defence Saskatchewan’s hurting in the secondary but replacements Damon Webb and Jeremy Clark both recorded their first interceptions in their first CFL starts last Saturday. Punter Jon Ryan will also miss 2–3 weeks with an ankle injury.

Montreal Alouettes

To combat the Riders new receiver duo, don’t sleep on Montreal’s defence… in particular Money Hunter and Greg Reid. The boundary side is where the action between these four will go down, and Hunter and Reid a large reason why Montreal’s pass defence is hovering near the league’s best.

Matthew Shiltz is set to get another start at quarterback (Trevor Harris may back him up) as he’s looked solid thus far. In their 37-16 victory last week Shiltz only threw 18 passes but connected with Eugene Lewis twice for deep scores. Lewis had a game-high 156 receiving yards on seven receptions.

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