Montreal Alouettes vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/20/15
BC Lions (2-5) vs. Montreal Alouettes (3-4)
CFL Football: Thursday August 20, 2015 at 10:00 pm (BC Place)
The Line: B.C. Lions -3 -- Over/Under: 48.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, RDS
The Montreal Alouettes and BC Lions square off late Thursday night at the BC Place.
The Montreal Alouettes could use a win after a rough 2-5 start to the season. Rakeem Cato is completing 68 percent of his passes for 1,581 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Cato has two touchdowns and four interceptions in his last three games. S.J. Green and Nik Lewis have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Fred Stamps has 15 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 105.7 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 371 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 19.3 points and 381.7 yards per game. Winston Venable leads the Alouettes with 42 tackles, Jonathan Hefney has three interceptions and John Bowman has five sacks.
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The BC Lions look to get to a .500 record with a victory here. Travis Lulay is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 1,539 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Lulay has three touchdowns and four picks in his last two games. Emmanuel Arceneaux and Andrew Harris have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Austin Collie has four touchdowns on 24 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 109.3 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 555 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 30.1 points and 422.7 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Lions with 52 tackles, T.J. Lee has two interceptions and Craig Roh has three sacks.
The Alouettes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Lions are 3-1-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Alouettes are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 meetings in BC and 8-23 ATS in their last 31 meetings overall.
The Alouettes just can't catch a break this season, especially on the road where they are 0-3 SU. The Lions are playing a little more consistent and should have the edge with the home crowd behind them. I like BC to get to a .500 record with a victory and a cover.