Ottawa Redblacks (1-1) vs. Montreal Alouettes (1-2)
CFL Football: Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Montreal Alouettes +6 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ottawa Redblacks and Montreal Alouettes meet Friday in CFL action at Molson Stadium.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for their first road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Ottawa Redblacks have won five of their last seven road games. Trevor Harris is completing 60 percent of his passes for 480 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Harris has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Greg Ellingson and Brad Sinopoli have combined for 315 receiving yards and one touchdown while Diontae Spencer has nine receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 118.5 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 217 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 20.5 points and 350.5 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Ottawa Redblacks with nine tackles, Avery Ellis has two sacks and Rico Murray has two interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes look for their first home victory of the season to get back to a .500 record. The Montreal Alouettes haven’t won a home game since August 11. Drew Willy is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 549 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Willy and Jeff Mathews have combined for three touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. Chris Williams and B.J. Cunningham have combined for 386 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Ernest Jackson has eight receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 58.7 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 138 yards on 30 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 31.7 points and 389 yards per game. Chris Ackie leads the Montreal Alouettes with 21 tackles, Fabion Foote has one sack and Branden Dozier has one interception.
The RedBlacks are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 road games, 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. East. The Alouettes are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The RedBlacks are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Montreal, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
Give the Montreal Alouettes for getting a win last week as big underdogs and preventing an 0-3 start that could have very well ended their season before it started. Still, I'm not sold on Montreal being a good football team. The Montreal Alouettes were outscored by a combined 58 points in their first two games and looked lost at both ends of the field. The Ottawa Redblacks are an offensive powerhouse and had its chances against Calagry but couldn't cash in. Regardless, Montreal has to prove more to me before I consider backing this squad.