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Montreal Alouettes vs. BC Lions CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/6/19

BC Lions at Montreal Alouettes
Date & Time Friday September 6, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Molson Stadium
Montreal, Quebec,
The Line
The Line: Montreal Alouettes -7 -- Over/Under: 51.5
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Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

The BC Lions and Montreal Alouettes meet Friday in CFL action at the Molson Stadium. 

The BC Lions need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The BC Lions have lost five of their last six road games. Mike Reilly is completing 66.6 percent of his passes for 2,437 yards, nine touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Reilly has at least one touchdown pass in 23 of his last 28 games. Bryan Burnham and Lemar Durant have combined for 1,259 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Duron Carter has 38 receptions. The BC Lions ground game is averaging 86.1 yards per contest, and John White leads the way with 559 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, BC is allowing 32.1 points and 355.4 yards per game. Maleki Harris leads the BC Lions with 44 tackles, Odell Willis has two sacks and Garry Peters has two interceptions.

The Montreal Alouettes have won five of their last seven games and are coming off a bye week. The Montreal Alouettes have won three of their last five home games. Vernon Adams is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 1,889 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. Adams has four touchdowns and four interceptions in his last three games. Geno Lewis and Quan Bray have combined for 851 receiving yards and two touchdowns while DeVier Posey has 23 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 136.2 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 611 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 26 points and 425.7 yards per game. Patrick Levels leads the Montreal Alouettes with 57 tackles, Ryan Brown has three sacks and Greg Reid has three interceptions.

The Lions are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Alouettes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Montreal and 30-9 ATS in their last 39 meetings. The under is 9-3 in Alouettes last 12 Friday games. The over is 5-2-1 in Lions last 8 road games.

The BC Lions are riding a six-game losing streak and with these losses, they're also just 2-7-1 ATS on the year and 2-4 ATS on the road. In their last three games, the Lions are being outscored by an average of 6.7 points and they lose by an average of 8.1 points on the road. The Montreal Alouettes have covered five of their last seven at home, 10 of their last 14 overall and have had an extra week to prepare for this game. I almost have to lay the touchdown here, as backing the BC Lions isn't an option at the moment. 

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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