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Montreal Alouettes vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/9/19

Game
Saskatchewan Roughriders at Montreal Alouettes
Date & Time Friday August 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Molson Stadium
Montreal, Quebec
The Line
The Line: Montreal Alouettes +2 -- Over/Under: 53
TV Channel
TSN, RDS
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Montreal Alouettes meet Friday in CFL action at Molson Stadium.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders look for another victory to build on their three-game winning streak. The Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost two of their last three road games. Cody Fajardo is completing 74.6 percent of his passes for 1,705 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Fajardo and Isaac Harker have combined for 1,905 passing yards and seven touchdowns this season. Shaquelle Evans and Kyran Moore have combined for 1,029 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Naaman Roosevelt has 24 receptions. The Saskatchewan Roughriders ground game is averaging 129.7 yards per contest, and William Powell leads the way with 520 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Saskatchewan is allowing 24.7 points and 326.4 yards per game. Derrick Moncrief leads the Saskatchewan Roughriders with 36 tackles, Charleston Hughes has 10 sacks and Loucheiz Purifoy has two interception.

The Montreal Alouettes look for a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Montreal Alouettes have won two of their last three home 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 620 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Geno Lewis has 17 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 154.8 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 592 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 26.8 points and 426.3 yards per game. Patrick Levels leads the Montreal Alouettes with 41 tackles, Bo Banner has one sack and Greg Reid has three interceptions.

The Roughriders are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Friday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in August and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Alouettes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Roughriders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Montreal and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 meetings. The over is 6-2 in Alouettes last 8 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Roughriders last 8 road games.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders has been dominant on both sides of the ball during their three-game winning streak where they're winning by an average of 15 points. The Montreal Alouettes just lost as six-point favorites to Ottawa last week and is quickly becoming one of the worst defensive teams in the league thanks to a secondary that doesn't stop much. If the Saskatchewan Roughriders come anywhere close to what they've done in their last three games, they should cruise in this contest and make a statement to the rest of the league heading into a bye week.

Pick:
Saskatchewan Roughriders -2

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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