Montreal Alouettes vs. Calgary Stampeders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/1/15

Montreal Alouettes vs. Calgary Stampeders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/1/15 Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Stampeders (3-2) vs. Montreal Alouettes (2-2)

CFL Football: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm (McMahon Stadium)

The Line: Calgary Stampeders -4.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders play Saturday night at McMahon Stadium.

The Montreal Alouettes look to get a game above .500 and have had an extra week to prepare. Rakeem Cato is completing 72.2 percent of his passes for 822 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Cato has one touchdown and two picks in his last two games. S.J. Green and Nik Lewis have combined for more than 500 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Fred Stamps has 14 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 107.5 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 280 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 17.2 points and 355.5 yards per game. Chip Cox leads the Alouettes with 27 tackles, John Bowman has four sacks and Jonathan Hefney has two interceptions.

The Calgary Stampeders look to move to 4-2 and remain unbeaten at home. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 1,293 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. Mitchell has two touchdowns and zero picks in his last two games. Eric Rogers and Marquay McDaniel have combined for more than 600 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Jeff Fuller has one touchdown on 16 catches. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 83.4 yards per contest, and Jon Cornish leads the way with 325 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 25.2 points and 353.8 yards per game. Buddy Jackson leads the Stampeders with 26 tackles, Charleston Hughes has five sacks and Keon Raymond is one of three players with an interception.

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The Alouettes are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Stampeders are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games in August and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Alouettes are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Calgary and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 meetings overall.

Montreal actually beat Calgary in the earlier meeting this season and has won the last two matches overall. I'm still not high on Mitchell, who has struggled this season and is missing open guys and what not. The Alouettes have had an extra week to prepare and have a QB in Cato who has really taken the bull by the horns and is playing solid football. Give me the points, as I'm not sold on Calgary's rocky start. 

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Randy’s Pick Montreal Alouettes +4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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