Montreal Alouettes vs. Edmonton Eskimos CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/30/17
Eskimos (1-0) vs. Alouettes (1-0)
CFL Football: Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Commonwealth Stadium)
The Line: Eskimos -9 -- Over/Under: 51.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN, RDS
The Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos meet Friday in CFL action at the Commonwealth Stadium.
The Montreal Alouettes look for a quick 2-0 start to the season after skating by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Montreal Alouettes have split their last six road games. Darian Durant is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 233 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Durant has 16 touchdown passes in his last 16 games played. B.J. Cunningham and Nik Lewis have combined for 150 receiving yards and one touchdown while Tiquan Underwood has three receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 99 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 68 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 16 points and 401 yards per game. Tyree Hollins leads the Montreal Alouettes with six tackles, Kyries Hebert has one sack and Jonathon Mincy has one interception.
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The Edmonton Eskimos also look for a 2-0 start to the season after beating the BC Lions on Saturday. The Edmonton Eskimos have won four of their last five home games. Mike Reilly is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 315 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Reilly has 30 touchdown passes in his last 18 games played. Brandon Zylstra and D'haquille Williams have combined for 162 receiving yards and one touchdown while Vidal Hazelton has three receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 105 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 104 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 27 points and 394 yards per game. Adam Konar leads the Edmonton Eskimos with seven tackles, Odell Willis has two sacks and Korey Jones has one pass deflection.
The Alouettes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eskimos are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Alouettes are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the over is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings.
Edmonton has won the last six meetings against the Montreal Alouettes, but none of those teams were led by a motivated Durant. He played sharp in the season opener and seems to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Montreal was really solid on the offensive end and will be tough to stop if its running game shows up for another week. The Edmonton Eskimos weren't exactly the sharpest defensive team in their opener and struggled to stop the run, allowing 130 yards. This simply feels like a lot of points to pass up on, so I'll side with the Montreal Alouettes.