Alouettes (3-8) vs. Redblacks (4-7-1)
CFL Football: Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Alouettes +2 -- Over/Under: 48 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Ottawa Redblacks and Montreal Alouettes meet Sunday in CFL action at Molson Stadium.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Ottawa Redblacks have lost three of their last five road games. Trevor Harris is completing 70.6 percent of his passes for 3,724 yards, 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Greg Ellingson and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 1,958 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Diontae Spencer has 45 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 77.8 yards per contest, and Mossis Madu leads the way with 317 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 25.1 points and 399.5 yards per game. Taylor Reed leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 62 tackles, Avery Ellis has four sacks and Antoine Pruneau has three interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes also need a victory here in order to snap a four-game losing streak. The Montreal Alouettes have split their last six home games. Darian Durant is completing 68.4 percent of his passes for 2,784 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Durant has one or less touchdown passes in three of his last four games. B.J. Cunningham and Ernest Jackson have combined for 1,359 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Nik Lewis has 64 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 93.8 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 429 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 27.6 points and 402.1 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Montreal Alouettes with 78 tackles, John Bowman has six sacks and Jonathon Mincy has one interception.
The RedBlacks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. East and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Alouettes are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The RedBlacks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Montreal, 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Ottawa Redblacks just beat the breaks off of Montreal a couple of weeks ago and has won the last three meetings overall. The Alouettes are going through a rough patch right now, as the offense has stalled and the defense is on the field way too long. Meanwhile, the Redblacks are figuring out how to finish some of these close games and have covered five straight road games and 19 of their last 26. Have to side with Ottawa and the small line.