Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes
September 2, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Montreal Alouettes -4.5 / Ottawa Redblacks +4.5
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The Ottawa Redblacks and Montreal Alouettes meet Friday in week 13 CFL action at Molson Stadium. The Ottawa Redblacks look for a win after splitting their last 4 games. The Montreal Alouettes look for a win after splitting their last 8 games.
The Ottawa Redblacks have lost 14 of their last 17 regular season games. Jeremiah Masoli is completing 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,083 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Jaelon Acklin and Darvin Adams have combined for 1,334 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Nathaniel Behar has 42 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 89.5 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 296 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 24.3 points and 376.7 yards per game. Avery Williams leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 53 tackles, Lorenzo Mauldin has 8 sacks and Monshadrik Hunter has 3 interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes have lost 9 of their last 14 regular season games. Trevor Harris is completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 2,322 yards, 10 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Eugene Lewis and Reggie White Jr. have combined for 1,371 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns, while Kaon Julien-Grant has 17 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 81.9 yards per contest, and Jeshrun Antwi leads the way with 390 yards on 70 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 27.3 points and 369.8 yards per game. Wes Sutton leads the Montreal Alouettes with 47 tackles, Michael Wakefield has 4 sacks and Marc-Antoine Dequoy has 3 interceptions.
The RedBlacks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 10-24 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The Alouettes are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. The under is 13-3 in RedBlacks last 16 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Alouettes last 8 games overall. The RedBlacks are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 meetings in Montreal and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
The Montreal Alouettes are going to get the benefit of the doubt because they’re at home, they’re coming off back to back wins, and they’ve had an extra week to prepare for this game. However, let’s not act like the Alouettes are out of the woods just yet. Montreal is still a below average team, and it hasn’t had much covering success. Say what you want about the Ottawa Redblacks, but they’ve covered 5 of their last 6 tries on the road, and their offense shows flashes here and there. Not a game I’d run to the window to bet, but I’d lean toward the points if forced to pick.