Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Montreal Alouettes CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/26/16
Alouettes vs. Blue Bombers
CFL Football: Friday, August 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line Alouettes -2 -- Over/Under: 48 See the Latest Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes square off Friday night at Molson Stadium on TSN.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to keep rolling to build on their three-game winning streak. Matt Nichols is completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 887 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Nichols has five touchdowns in his last three games. Darvin Adams and Weston Dressler have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jace Davis has 32 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 79.2 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 505 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 23.2 points and 432.9 yards per game. Ian Wild leads the Blue Bombers with 53 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has four sacks and Maurice Leggett has four interceptions.
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The Montreal Alouettes hope for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Kevin Glenn is completing 70.8 percent of his passes for 2,059 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. Glenn has thrown six touchdowns in his last three games. Duron Carter and Nik Lewis have combined for more than 1,200 receiving yards and six touchdowns while B.J. Cunningham has 26 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 71.6 yards per contest, and Brandon Rutley leads the way with 265 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 23.2 points and 390 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Alouettes with 53 tackles, John Bowman has four sacks and Billy Parker has two interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-7 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Alouettes are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Montreal.
Winnipeg has owned Montreal over the years with wins in seven of the last 10 meetings, but the Alouettes did beat the Blue Bombers on the road earlier in the season. Montreal has also won the last two meetings overall. Yes, the Blue Bombers are playing better at the moment, but I give the edge to the home team that needs to string some wis together in order to have any shot of turning its season around.
Also, Glenn was on fire in his last contest.