Montreal Alouettes vs Calgary Stampeders
August 20, 2021 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Calgary Stampeders +3
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The Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders meet Friday in week 3 CFL action at McMahon Stadium. The Montreal Alouettes look for another win after beating the Edmonton Elks in their season opener. The Calgary Stampeders need a win here to rebound from a sluggish 0-2 start.
The Montreal Alouettes have split their last 10 games overall. Vernon Adams is completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 211 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Adams has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. B.J. Cunningham and Eugene Lewis have combined for 133 receiving yards and one touchdown while Jake Wieneke has one reception. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 154 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 112 yards on 18 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 14.5 points and 339 yards per game. Tyquwan Glass leads the Montreal Alouettes with six tackles, Antonio Simmons has two sacks and Wes Sutton has two pass deflections.
The Calgary Stampeders have lost three straight games overall. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 60.3 percent of his passes for 542 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. Mitchell has one touchdown pass in three of his last four games. Kamar Jorden and Josh Huff have combined for 239 receiving yards and one touchdown while Markeith Ambles has six receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 84 yards per contest, and Ka’Deem Carey leads the way with 123 yards on 29 carries. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 19 points and 424.5 yards per game. Jameer Thurman leads the Calgary Stampeders with 10 tackles, Shawn Lemon has one sack and DaShaun Amos has one forced fumble.
The Alouettes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The Stampeders are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The under is 11-4 in Alouettes last 15 Friday games. The under is 11-5 in Stampeders last 16 games in August. The Alouettes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Calgary and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
The Calgary Stampeders are better than what they’ve shown up to this point and you should expect them to turn things around eventually. However, eventually we need to see progress from the Stamps before we can start backing them, especially on the defensive side. The Alouettes were dominant in their season opener and they have a recent history of playing Calgary tough. I’ll lay the field goal.