Blue Bombers (2-2) vs. Alouettes (2-3)
|Date & Time||Thursday July 27, 2017, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Blue Bombers -4 -- Over/Under: 51
TSN, RDS, ESPN2
The Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Thursday in CFL action at Investors Group Field.
The Montreal Alouettes look for a big road victory to get back to a .500 record. The Montreal Alouettes have lost four of their last six road games. Darian Durant is completing 69.6 percent of his passes for 1,392 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. Durant has three touchdown passes in his last two games played. B.J. Cunningham and Ernest Jackson have combined for 652 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Nik Lewis has 26 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 100.4 yards per contest, and Tyrell Sutton leads the way with 295 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 21.8 points and 388.2 yards per game. Kyries Hebert leads the Montreal Alouettes with 36 tackles, John Bowman has one sack and Jonathon Mincy has one interception.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers look for a nice victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won five of their last eight home games. Matt Nichols is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 1,080 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Nichols has four touchdown passes in his last three games played. Weston Dressler and Darvin Adams have combined for 564 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Andrew Harris has 28 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 84.2 yards per contest, and Harris leads the way with 199 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 34.8 points and 411 yards per game. Taylor Loffler leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 16 tackles, Jamaal Westerman has three sacks and TJ Heath has four interceptions.
The Alouettes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 0-8 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Blue Bombers are 18-8 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in July and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg has won seven of the last 10 meetings against Montreal and the last meeting wasn't close. The Montreal Alouettes have also had their struggles on the road this season and the offense has been held to 19 or less points in four of their first five games. Nichols is playing some of his best ball of the young season and the Blue Bombers are a tough out at home. I'll eat the reasonable line here.