Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Montreal Alouettes
August 4, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Alouettes +5.5 / Winnipeg Blue Bombers -5.5
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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Montreal Alouettes meet Thursday in week 9 CFL action at Molson Stadium. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look to build on their impressive 8-0 record. The Montreal Alouettes need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won 16 of their last 18 regular season games. Zach Collaros is completing 70.2 percent of his passes for 1,994 yards, 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Dalton Schoen and Greg Ellingson have combined for 1,101 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns, while Rasheed Bailey has 25 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 93 yards per contest, and Brady Oliveira leads the way with 368 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 17.8 points and 363.9 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 32 tackles, Willie Jefferson has 3 sacks and Nicholas Taylor has 3 interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes have lost 8 of their last 11 regular season games. Trevor Harris is completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 1,600 yards, 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Eugene Lewis and Reggie White Jr. have combined for 986 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Hergy Mayala has 15 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 90 yards per contest, and Jeshrun Antwi leads the way with 319 yards on 48 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 27.6 points and 370.9 yards per game. Wes Sutton leads the Montreal Alouettes with 34 tackles, Michael Wakefield has 3 sacks and Darius Williams has 2 interceptions.
The Blue Bombers are 35-17 ATS in their last 52 road games and 36-17 ATS in their last 53 games overall. The Alouettes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 home games. The under is 17-8-1 in Blue Bombers last 26 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Alouettes last 5 games overall. The over is 6-0-1 in the last 7 meetings in Montreal and 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.
Quick turnaround for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who just played Thursday and this will be their third straight road game. Asking a lot of the Blue Bombers with possible fatigue, but they’re piling up the wins left and right, and they’ve been covering machines dating back to last season. Also, the Montreal Alouettes don’t do anything at an above-average level, their defense is getting rocked, and they haven’t had a ton of covering success, especially at home. The Blue Bombers should be able to get whatever they want offensively and cruise to a win by at least a touchdown. I’ll lay the chalk.