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Calgary Stampeders vs. Montreal Alouettes CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/17/19

Game
Montreal Alouettes at Calgary Stampeders
Date & Time Saturday August 17, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
MCMahon Stadium
Calgary, Alberta
The Line
The Line: Calgary Stampeders -7 -- Over/Under: 52
TV Channel
TSN, RDS
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The Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders meet Saturday in CFL action at McMahon Stadium.

The Montreal Alouettes could use a victory here after splitting their last six games. The Montreal Alouettes have lost two of their last three road games. Vernon Adams is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 1,147 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. Adams and Matt Shiltz have combined for 1,261 passing yards and six touchdowns this season. B.J. Cunningham and Quan Bray have combined for 633 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Geno Lewis has 17 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 140 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 592 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 25.4 points and 398.4 yards per game. Patrick Levels leads the Montreal Alouettes with 47 tackles, John Bowman has two sacks and Greg Reid has three interceptions.

The Calgary Stampeders look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Calgary Stampeders have won their last three home games. Nick Arbuckle is completing 71.1 percent of his passes for 1,733 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Arbuckle has eight touchdown passes on 160 career completions. Reggie Begelton and Eric Rogers have combined for 949 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Markeith Ambles has 34 receptions. The Calgary Stampeders ground game is averaging 68.5 yards per contest, and Ka'Deem Carey leads the way with 204 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Calgary is allowing 22.5 points and 336.2 yards per game. Cory Greenwood leads the Calgary Stampeders with 61 tackles, Cordarro Law has six sacks and Tre Roberson has five interceptions.

The Alouettes are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 road games, 18-6 ATS in their last 24 Saturday games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Stampeders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 10, 24-7-1 ATS in their last 32 games in August and 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Alouettes are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings and the under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Stampeders last 6 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Alouettes last 14 road games.

The Calgary Stampeders are playing winning football, but they're winning at home by just an average of four points and their last three games by an average of 1.7 points. Calgary isn't blowing the doors off anybody this season despite the victories. The Montreal Alouettes have been wonderful ATS on the road dating back to last year and enter this contest playing drastically improved defense as of late. I'll take my chances with the free touchdown.

Pick:
Montreal Alouettes +7

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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