Stampeders vs. Alouettes
CFL Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (McMahon Stadium)
The Line: Stampeders -15 -- Over/Under: 52 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders meet Saturday night in a week 17 CFL showdown at McMahon Stadium.
The Montreal Alouettes could use a feel good win after losing five of their last six games. The Montreal Alouettes have lost three of their last four road games. Rakeem Cato is completing 72.3 percent of his passes for 1,166 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Cato has thrown five touchdowns in his last two games. Duron Carter and Nik Lewis have combined for more than 1,700 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while B.J. Cunningham has 55 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 76.6 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 412 yards on 74 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 24.7 points and 407.6 yards per game. Bear Woods leads the Montreal Alouettes with 101 tackles, Gabriel Knapton has six sacks and Jovon Johnson has three interceptions.
The Calgary Stampeders look to keep rolling and build on their ridiculous 13-1-1 record. The Calgary Stampeders have scored 30 or more points in eight straight games. Bo Levi Mitchell is completing 67.8 percent of his passes for 4,871 yards, 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Mitchell seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Marquay McDaniel and DaVaris Daniels have combined for more than 1,600 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Bakari Grant has 44 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 95.9 yards per contest, and Jerome Messam leads the way with 1,002 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 22.1 points and 374.7 yards per game. Deron Mayo leads the Calgary Stampeders with 78 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 12 sacks and Jamar Wall has four interceptions.
The Alouettes are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Stampeders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Alouettes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Calgary and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings overall.
We all know the Calgary Stampeders are the best team in the CFL and have crushed teams for much of the season. However, 15 points is a lot to lay, especially when the matchup between these two was decided by a field goal. Also, Montreal has beaten Calgary in two of the last three meetings. An upset win is not likely for the Alouettes here, but they have the ability to keep the score within the large number.