Montreal Alouettes vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/10/15
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-1) vs. Montreal Alouettes (1-1)
CFL Football: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Investors Group Field)
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -4 -- Over/Under: 53 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, RDS, ESPN2
The Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers play Friday night at Investors Group Field.
The Montreal Alouettes look to get a game above .500 after a 1-1 start. Rakeem Cato is completing 80 percent of his passes for 241 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Cato was impressive in his first game as a replacement for the injured Dan LeFevour. Nik Lewis and S.J. Green have combined for more than 200 yards and one touchdown, while Cody Hoffman has a touchdown on three receptions. The Alouettes ground game is averaging 120 yards per game, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 204 rushing yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Montreal Alouettes are allowing 15.5 points and 354 yards per game. Chip Cox leads Montreal with 16 tackles, John Bowman has two sacks and Jonathan Hefney is one of four players with an interception.
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are also looking to get a game above .500 after a 1-1 start. Drew Willy is completing 80.6 percent of his passes for 373 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Willy threw no touchdowns in his last start and is questionable with a hand injury. Nick Moore and Clarence Denmark have combined for more than 250 yards and one touchdown, while Paris Cotton has a touchdown on seven receptions. The Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 113.5 yards per game, and Cotton leads the way with 154 yards on 22 carries. Defensively, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are allowing 39 points and 477 yards per game. Bruce Johnson leads Winnipeg with 12 tackles, Johnny Adams has an interception and Khalil Bass has a sack.
The Alouettes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games in July. The Blue Bombers are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games in July and 0-3-2 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Alouettes are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Winnipeg and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings overall.
I'm giving Winnipeg the slight edge because it is the home team and should get a much better performance from Willy. Also, I'm not sure I trust a rookie QB in his first road game of his career.