Winnipeg Blue Bombers (0-1) vs. Montreal Alouettes (0-1)
CFL Football: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Montreal Alouettes +2 -- Over/Under: 46.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes meet Friday in CFL action at Molson Stadium.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for a bounce back performance after losing a heartbreaker to the Edmonton Eskimos. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won five of their last seven road games. Chris Streveler is completing 53.6 percent of his passes for 178 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Streveler enters this game with 28 career pass attempts under his belt. Weston Dressler and Darvin Adams have combined for 120 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Nic Demski has four receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 137 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 77 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 33 points and 487 yards per game. Anthony Gaitor leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with seven tackles, Jovan Santos-Knox has one sack and Kevin Fogg has one interception.
The Montreal Alouettes also need a rebound performance after getting rocked by the BC Lions on the road. The Montreal Alouettes haven’t won a home game since August 11. Drew Willy is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 281 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Willy has one or less touchdown passes in each of his last eight games. Chris Williams and Ernest Jackson have combined for 171 receiving yards on nine receptions while B.J. Cunningham has four receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 78 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 65 yards on 15 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 22 points and 300 yards per game. Chris Ackie leads the Montreal Alouettes with six tackles, Fabion Foote has one sack and Jamaal Westerman has one sack.
The Blue Bombers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 21-8 ATS in their last 29 road games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Alouettes are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Montreal and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers had their chances to win their season opener, but turnovers didn't help. It will be interesting to see how Streveler handles things on the road. The Montreal Alouettes looked a lot like the team from last year in their opener and didn't do much to inspire much confidence heading into this contest. Winnipeg has won eight of the last 10 meetings against Montreal, and hasn't lost since June of 2016. While one game is just that, I can't put any trust in the Alouettes. I'll take the road team as more of a fade from the Alouettes than anything else.