Stampeders vs. Alouettes
CFL Football: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Stampeders -17.5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders meet Friday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.
The Montreal Alouettes are desperate for a victory to snap their six-game losing streak. The Montreal Alouettes are 0-6 on the road this season. Darian Durant is completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 3,015 yards, 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Durant has just one touchdown pass in his last four games. B.J. Cunningham and Nik Lewis have combined for 1,439 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Ernest Jackson has 43 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 95.4 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 604 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 28.2 points and 399.1 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Montreal Alouettes with 86 tackles, John Bowman has seven sacks and Jonathon Mincy has two interceptions.
The Calgary Stampeders look to keep rolling while building on their nine-game winning streak. The Calgary Stampeders haven’t lost a home game since October of 2015. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 3,713 yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Levi Mitchell has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Marquay McDaniel and DaVaris Daniels have combined for 1,254 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Marken Michel has 30 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 96.6 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 897 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 17.8 points and 343.8 yards per game. Alex Singleton leads the Calgary Stampeders with 94 tackles, Micah Johnson has eight sacks and Shaquille Richardson has four interceptions.
The Alouettes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Stampeders are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 home games, 34-16-2 ATS in their last 52 Friday games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Alouettes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Calgary, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
We've made a killing this season just backing Calgary regardless of the spread, as the Stampeders roll the ball out there and just beat up whoever they play week in and week out. But even with Montreal and it's struggles, this is a ton of points to lay and you're opening yourself up to a backdoor cover considering a lot of these recent meetings have been somewhat close. Instead, I'm siding with the over in this contest given how awful the Alouettes have been defensively in their last three games and the fact Calgary averages more than 36 points at home. The Stampeders should get close to this total by themselves.