Montreal Alouettes (3-9) vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5-7)
|Date & Time||Friday September 21, 2018, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -10 -- Over/Under: 52
The Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers meet Friday in CFL action at Investors Group Field.
The Montreal Alouettes could use a feel good road victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Montreal Alouettes have lost four of their last six road games. Antonio Pipkin is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 857 yards, one touchdown and eight interceptions. Pipkin and Drew Willy have combined for four touchdown passes and nine interceptions. B.J. Cunningham and Eugene Lewis have combined for 1,041 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Ernest Jackson has 29 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 93.1 yards per contest, and Sutton leads the way with 417 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 30.9 points and 434.1 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Montreal Alouettes with 73 tackles, Jesse Joseph has three sacks and Branden Dozier has four interceptions.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers could also use a feel good win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have split their last six home games. Chris Streveler is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 897 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Streveler and Matt Nichols have combined for 20 touchdown passes and 16 interceptions this season. Darvin Adams and Nic Demski have combined for 1,070 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Drew Wolitarsky has 30 receptions. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers ground game is averaging 135 yards per contest, and Andrew Harris leads the way with 984 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Winnipeg is allowing 26.3 points and 373.6 yards per game. Adam Bighill leads the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with 70 tackles, Jackson Jeffcoat has five sacks and Kevin Fogg has three interceptions.
The Alouettes are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Blue Bombers are 8-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Alouettes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Winnipeg and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Montreal Alouettes, which includes a 46-point victory in the last matchup back in June. Montreal is also being outscored by 13.9 points on the season, so while eating all this chalk with a team that's lost four straight doesn't seem like the best idea, the Alouettes have been the worst team in the league from the start and has been getting beat up often. I'll take the Blue Bombers in another blowout victory, getting a much needed victory at home.