Edmonton Eskimos vs. Montreal Alouettes CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/13/15
Montreal Alouettes (2-4) vs. Edmonton Eskimos (4-2)
CFL Football: Thursday August 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Montreal Alouettes PK -- Over/Under: 45 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, RDS, ESPN2
The Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes play Thursday night at Molson Stadium.
The Edmonton Eskimos look to build on their quick 4-2 start to the season. Matt Nichols is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 1,220 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Nichols has four touchdowns and two picks in his last two games. Adarius Bowman and Kenny Stafford have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Kendial Lawrence has three touchdowns on 15 catches. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 100 yards per contest, and Shakir Bell leads the way with 268 yards on 39 carries. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 14.8 points and 303.8 yards per game. Patrick Watkins leads the Eskimos with 25 tackles, John Ojo has three interceptions and Marcus Howard has five sacks.
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The Montreal Alouettes need a win to snap a two-game losing streak. Rakeem Cato is completing 68.6 percent of his passes for 1,403 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Cato has two touchdowns and three picks in his last two games. S.J. Green and Nik Lewis have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Fred Stamps has 15 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 112.8 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 357 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 20 points and 378.5 yards per game. Winston Venable leads the Alouettes with 34 tackles, Jonathan Hefney has two interceptions and John Bowman has five sacks.
The Eskimos are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Alouettes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 8 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eskimos are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings in Montreal and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings overall.
The Montreal Alouettes have played their best ball at home this season. I also look for Cato to have a bounce back performance. In a toss-up game, I'm taking the home team here with a solid QB.