Alouettes vs. Eskimos
CFL Football: Monday, October 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Alouettes +7 -- Over/Under: 52 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes meet Monday in CFL action at Molson Stadium.
The Edmonton Eskimos are desperate for a victory here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost three straight road games. Mike Reilly is completing 69.6 percent of his passes for 4,260 yards, 22 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Reilly has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 10 games. Brandon Zylstra and D'haquille Williams have combined for 1,786 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Vidal Hazelton has 42 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 87.3 yards per contest, and LaDarius Perkins leads the way with 319 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 29.4 points and 365.2 yards per game. Kenny Ladler leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 63 tackles, Odell Willis has six sacks and Johnny Adams has two interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes also need a victory here in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Montreal Alouettes have lost three straight home games. Darian Durant is completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 3,015 yards, 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Durant and Drew Willy have combined for 15 touchdown passes this season. B.J. Cunningham and Ernest Jackson have combined for 1,524 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Nik Lewis has 70 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 94.4 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 641 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 30.4 points and 408 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Montreal Alouettes with 90 tackles, John Bowman has seven sacks and Jonathon Mincy has two interceptions.
The Eskimos are 1-4-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in October and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Alouettes are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 home games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Eskimos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Montreal, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings.
Montreal is being outscored by 27 points in its last three games and is just 3-11 ATS this season. Edmonton has also won the last seven games against Montreal, which includes outscoring the Alouettes by a combined score of 63-39 in the last two contests. However, Edmonton is being outscored by four points on the road this season and has lost six straight overall. The Eskimos are also just 1-3-1 ATS on the road this season and have had trouble getting off the field defensively as of late. I just can't pass up a free touchdown when both teams are struggling to get a victory. I'll take my chances with the points and the home team.