Alouettes (3-5) vs. Blue Bombers (6-2)
CFL Football: Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Alouettes +1 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes meet Thursday in CFL action at Molson Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won three of their last four road games. Matt Nichols is completing 70.4 percent of his passes for 2,414 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Nichols has four touchdown passes in his last three games played. Darvin Adams and Andrew Harris have combined for 1,018 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Weston Dressler has 23 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 103.1 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 495 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 30.9 points and 407.4 yards per game. Samuel Hurl leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 34 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has six sacks and TJ Heath has four interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Montreal Alouettes have won three of their last four home games. Darian Durant is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 2,070 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Durant has four touchdown passes in his last three games played. B.J. Cunningham and Ernest Jackson have combined for 984 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Nik Lewis has 43 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 101.9 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 402 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 24.6 points and 395.9 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Montreal Alouettes with 54 tackles, John Bowman has four sacks and Jonathon Mincy has one interception.
The Blue Bombers are 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games, 19-9 ATS in their last 28 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Alouettes are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 home games, 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Blue Bombers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Montreal, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Montreal.
These two just played a game that came down to the wire a couple of weeks ago, so one may feel to take Montreal at home. However, the Alouettes continue to find ways to lose games depsite being able to keep things close. Eventually you have to start winning if I'm going to put money on you. The Blue Bombers have won seven of the last nine meetings against the Alouettes. The value is with the Blue Bombers given the form of both teams even if it's only a matter of time before Montreal starts turning these close losses into victories.