Montreal Alouettes at BC Lions
|Date & Time||Saturday September 28, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
Vancouver, British Columbia
The Line: BC Lions -4.5 -- Over/Under: 49
The Montreal Alouettes and BC Lions meet Saturday in CFL action at BC Place.
The Montreal Alouettes look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Montreal Alouettes have lost three of their last five road games. Vernon Adams is completing 65 percent of his passes for 2,953 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Adams has 10 touchdowns and five interceptions in his last five games. Geno Lewis and DeVier Posey have combined for 1,299 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Quan Bray has 42 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 120.6 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 748 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 26.2 points and 415 yards per game. Patrick Levels leads the Montreal Alouettes with 66 tackles, John Bowman has five sacks and Greg Reid has three interceptions.
The BC Lions look for a third straight win after losing seven of their last nine games. The BC Lions have lost four of their last five road games. Mike Reilly is completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 3,306 yards, 14 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Reilly has at least one touchdown pass in 26 of his last 31 games. Bryan Burnham and Lemar Durant have combined for 1,780 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Shaquille Johnson has 26 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 96.8 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 639 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 27.2 points and 343.4 yards per game. Maleki Harris leads the BC Lions with 54 tackles, Odell Willis has three sacks and Garry Peters has four interceptions.
The Alouettes are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games, 4-12 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The Lions are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Alouettes are 4-17 ATS in their last 21 meetings in BC and 9-31 ATS in their last 40 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Lions last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Alouettes last 7 road games.
The Montreal Alouettes won the game against BC a couple of weeks ago, but BC has won seven of the last eight meetings. The Alouettes are obviously the better team, but the suspension of Vernon Adams Jr. hurts their chances here and is the main reason why they're underdogs. The BC Lions are also playing their best ball of the season right now with back-to-back wins, and they're winning their last three games by an average of 17.3 points. Because Montreal doesn't have its starting quarterback, I'll lay the chalk with BC at home.