BC Lions vs Montreal Alouettes
September 18, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Alouettes -3
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The BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes meet Saturday in week 7 CFL action at Molson Stadium. The BC Lions look for a third straight win to build on their 3-2 record. The Montreal Alouettes need a win here to get a game above a .500 record.
The BC Lions have lost five of their last eight games overall. Michael Reilly is completing 74.1 percent of his passes for 1,293 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Reilly and Nathan Rourke have combined for eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Lucky Whitehead and Bryan Burnham have combined for 822 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Lemar Durant has 15 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 71.4 yards per contest, and Shaquille Cooper leads the way with 147 yards on 29 carries. Defensively, BC is allowing 17.6 points and 361.2 yards per game. Jordan Williams leads the BC Lions with 35 tackles, Odum Gwachum has three sacks and KiAnte Hardin has two interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes have lost four of their last seven games overall. Vernon Adams is completing 57.3 percent of his passes for 931 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. Adams has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 11 games. Jake Wieneke and Eugene Lewis have combined for 596 receiving yards and six touchdowns while B.J. Cunningham has 18 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 141 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 346 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 24.3 points and 364.5 yards per game. Tyquwan Glass leads the Montreal Alouettes with 20 tackles, Antonio Simmons has two sacks and Wes Sutton has one interception.
The Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Alouettes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The under is 12-3 in Lions last 15 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Alouettes last 7 games overall. The Lions are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Montreal and 31-10 ATS in their last 41 meetings.
The Montreal Alouettes have had an extra week to prepare for this contest and that gives them an edge, but it’s the BC Lions who are laying the better football right now. With back-to-back wins, BC is currently the top passing team in the league and has covered five of its last six games. Also, BC has won eight of the last nine meetings against Montreal. The Lions have lost just one game to the Alouettes in the last five years. Give me the free field goal.