Lions (5-5) vs. Alouettes (3-7)
CFL Football: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:00 pm (BC Place)
The Line: BC Lions -8 -- Over/Under: 49.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Montreal Alouettes and BC Lions meet Friday in CFL action at BC Place.
The Montreal Alouettes could use a win here that would snap a three-game losing streak. The Montreal Alouettes are 0-4 on the road this season. Darian Durant is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 2,526 yards, 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Durant has three touchdown passes in his last three games played. B.J. Cunningham and Ernest Jackson have combined for 1,240 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Nik Lewis has 58 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 97.3 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 406 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 26.3 points and 399.3 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Montreal Alouettes with 68 tackles, John Bowman has five sacks and Jonathon Mincy has one interception.
The BC Lions also need to snap a losing streak and get a game above a .500 record. The BC Lions have split their last four home games. Travis Lulay is completing 73.3 percent of his passes for 1,693 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Lulay and Jonathon Jennings have combined for 14 touchdown passes. Bryan Burnham and Emmanuel Arceneaux have combined for 1,247 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Nick Moore has 28 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 95 yards per contest, and Jeremiah Johnson leads the way with 518 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 27.4 points and 386.9 yards per game. Solomon Elimimian leads the BC Lions with 73 tackles, Craig Roh has five sacks and Ronnie Yell has three interceptions.
The Alouettes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a bye week and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Lions are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Alouettes are 3-14 ATS in their last 17 meetings in BC, 9-27 ATS in their last 36 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in BC.
The BC Lions have won the last four meetings against Montreal and they've owned the number against them for several years. BC also improves offensively at home while the Aloettes are pretty much the same struggling offensive club they are wherever they play. Given the fact the Lions are at home, Montreal has had no road success and the history between these two clubs is onesided, I'll take BC to win this game by double digits.