Ottawa Redblacks vs. Montreal Alouettes CFL Pick, Odds, Prediction
The Montreal Alouettes and Ottawa Redblacks meet Saturday in CFL action at TD Place Stadium.
The Montreal Alouettes look for their first road win of the season to get to a .500 record. The Montreal Alouettes have lost seven of their last nine road games. Vernon Adams is completing 59.3 percent of his passes for 509 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Adams and Matt Shiltz have combined for 573 passing yards and two touchdowns this season. B.J. Cunningham and William Stanback have combined for 356 receiving yards and one touchdown while Geno Lewis has five receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 175 yards per contest, and Stanback leads the way with 357 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 34 points and 532 yards per game. Patrick Levels leads the Montreal Alouettes with 20 tackles, Bo Banner has one sack and Greg Reid has two interceptions.
The Ottawa Redblacks look for a nice home victory to build on their 2-1 start to the season. The Ottawa Redblacks have won four of their last six home games. Dominique Davis is completing 67.2 percent of his passes for 864 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions. Davis has six touchdown passes and seven interceptions in his last 158 pass attempts. Dominique Rhymes and RJ Harris have combined for 454 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Brad Sinopoli has 13 receptions. The Ottawa Redblacks ground game is averaging 80.7 yards per contest, and Mossis Madu leads the way with 180 yards and on 44 carries. Defensively, Ottawa is allowing 32.7 points and 413 yards per game. Avery Williams leads the Ottawa Redblacks with 16 tackles, Michael Wakefield has two sacks and Jonathan Rose has one interception.
The Alouettes are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The RedBlacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. East and 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Alouettes are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 meetings and the under is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 8-3-1 in RedBlacks last 12 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Alouettes last 5 games overall.
The Ottawa Redblacks were in back-to-back tight games to start the season and just struggled to move the ball against the Blue Bombers. The Montreal Alouettes are coming off one of their best games in recent memory, beating Hamilton outright as 13-point underdogs. While the Alouettes have a lot more to prove, they are a team that's covered six of their last eight road games and is 6-2 ATS in their last eight games when an underdog of seven or more points. I'll take a shot here with Montreal and the free points.