Montreal Alouettes vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/11/16
Eskimos vs. Alouettes
CFL Football: Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line Eskimos -7 -- Over/Under: 51.5 See the Latest Odds
The Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos play Thursday night at Commonwealth Stadium on ESPN2.
The Montreal Alouettes are desperate for a win after a brutal 2-4 start to the season. Kevin Glenn is completing 71.8 percent of his passes for 1,406 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. Glenn has thrown one touchdown in his last three games. Duron Carter and Nik Lewis have combined for more than 900 receiving yards and three touchdowns while B.J. Cunningham has 18 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 73.3 yards per contest, and Brandon Rutley leads the way with 175 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 24 points and 386.3 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Alouettes with 40 tackles, John Bowman has four sacks and Billy Parker has two interceptions.
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The Edmonton Eskimos also need a win in order to snap a three-game losing streak. Mike Reilly is completing 69.4 percent of his passes for 2,181 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Reilly has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker have combined for more than 1,500 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Chris Getzlaf has 17 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 61 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 233 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 31.2 points and 433.7 yards per game. Deon Lacy leads the Eskimos with 35 tackles, Almondo Sewell has four sacks and J.C. Sherritt has two interceptions.
The Alouettes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 8 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eskimos are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in August and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Alouettes are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Both clubs are struggling, so the wise bet would probably be to take the points. However, Edmonton has beaten Montreal in four straight meetings and is simply the better team no matter how you slice it. So, while I'm not a fan of the line, the Eskimos should be able to protect home court and win this game.