The undefeated Roughriders visit the Alouettes as CFL Week 3 returns on Thursday. Can the Montreal Alouettes turn their fates after two heart-breaking defeats? Here we have Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes preview, picks, and predictions.
Saskatchewan Roughriders are on the fly to start the season with 2 wins in 2 matches. They started their home-opener with a win over last year’s Grey Cup runners-up Ticats. The Riders rode past the line comfortably by 30-13 points.
In Week 2, they defeated the Elks by 16-26 points on the road. They dominated by controlling possession for 55.7% of the match and 431 yards of offense.
Elsewhere, Montreal Alouettes are heartbroken with a record of 0-2 which could be 2-0. They lost two close games both on the road. They gave away a 4-point lead in the fourth quarter in the season-opener against the Stampeders. The Stamps kicked a game-winning field goal with less than a minute left on the clock.
In Week 2, the Als came from 10 points behind in the fourth quarter to lose by a point against the Argos. David Cote missed a game-winning chip shot with 18 seconds left on the clock.
Montreal Alouettes lost their crucial running back William Stanback in week 1. He will be unavailable due to a fractured ankle. Stanback was last year’s leading rusher.
Roughriders: Dan Clark C (Out), Micah Teitz LB (Out), Godfrey Onyeka DB (Out), Kyran Moore WR (Out)
Alouettes: William Stanback RB (Out), Greg Reid DB (Out)
Roughriders vs Alouettes Picks and Predictions
Saskatchewan Roughriders are the favorites to win this tie in the bookmakers’ eyes. They are on a fine run of 2 wins in a row. The Riders will draw a lot of confidence from the results. Finishing as the West Division runners-up last year, the Riders will be the top contenders for the Grey Cup this season.
Montreal Alouettes fell agonizingly short in both of their previous matches. Missing Stanback is also a huge setback for them. However, the Als are sure to show good fighting spirit in their home opener tonight.
It would be a nail-biter between the Roughriders and Als. Our pick is the Alouettes to secure their first win after showing a great heart.
Date, Time, and How to Stream
🗓 Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
🕢 Time: 7:30 pm ET
🏟 Venue: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, Montreal, QC
📺 TV and Stream: TSN, ESPN+