The Montreal Alouettes (10-8) take on the Edmonton Eskimos (8-10) at the Percival Molson Stadium in the Grey Cup Eastern semi-final on Sunday, with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats awaiting the winners in the Eastern final.
This will be the fourth straight season in which the Eastern semi-final will feature a cross-division matchup, with Edmonton crossing over.
Montreal have been resurgent this season, with Vernon Adams Jr. becoming one of the CFL’s most exciting young quarterbacks in the game. The good news for Edmonton is that their QB, Trevor Harris, is back after missing four games with an upper body injury.
The Alouettes and Eskimos split the season series, with Edmonton winning 32-25 at home in Week 1 and Montreal coming out 20-10 victors when hosting the game in Week 6. That was the first time that the Alouettes had beaten the Eskimos since 2014.
Montreal Alouettes vs Edmonton Eskimos Betting Lines & Predictions
When it comes to CFL bets and predictions, the home-field advantage might be with Montreal Alouettes, but it’s the Edmonton Eskimos who look as though they might have a slight edge overall.
The Als’ defensive line ranked last in the league in takedowns and that could cause them some major problems if, after very little action in the last two months, Trevor Harris is healthy and able to shake off the rust for the Eskimos.
There’s not likely to be much in this, but Edmonton are the tips on the Point Spread betting lines +1.5 at odds of -110 (1.91) with Sports Interaction. Those so inclined can bet on Montreal to cover a -1.5 spread at -110 (1.91) with Sports Interaction.
CFL Betting Pick: Point Spread – Edmonton Eskimos +1.5 @ -110 (1.91) with Sports Interaction