Both of these teams have struggled so far this season, with the Tiger-Cats having just one win on the season, and the Alouettes not much better with a 2-4 record.
The biggest issue that the Tiger-Cats have dealt with offensively this year is turnovers. Despite that, their defense has actually been pretty decent. If the Tiger-Cats can win the turnover battle, then they have a good chance of winning this game.
With that said, the Alouettes and company will have something to say about that. They are fresh off a 40-33 barnburner against the Redblacks this past Thursday. Quarterback Trevor Harris was the MVP of the game, finishing the match with 341 yards, two touchdowns and no turnovers.
Every bit of magic was needed from Harris too, as the Alouettes defense couldn’t get a stop. They gave up 482 yards of total offense, 138 of which was on the ground on 26 attempts. That’s an average of 5.3 yards per carry with two rushing touchdowns allowed as well.
Between the rough Alouettes defense, and the turnover prone Tiger-Cats offense, the guess here is that this game is going to be won on that side of the ball. While Montreal doesn’t generate a ton of turnovers, I still like their chances here.
I think their offense will be able to put up enough points to get the upset and win as an underdog.