Roughriders vs. Alouettes Prediction: CFL Week 9 Point Spread, Odds
August 09, 2019, 7:00 PM ET | Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Expectations weren’t great for the Riders and Alouettes this season, but fast forward nine weeks, and both are serious playoff-bound teams, and could do some damage when the post season starts. However, we haven’t reached the mid-way point of the season and anything can happen in the CFL.
CFL Odds and BettingThese two teams have combined for seven wins in the last nine games against other CFL opponents. This will be the first game of the season between these two non-divisional rivals.
Saskatchewan hasn’t had a lot of success in Montreal as of late with a 2-5 mark against the spread in the last seven games in the province. They are also 4-10 ATS in the last 14 games overall versus the Alouettes.
Dating back to last season, the Als are 8-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, and are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight up loss. The Roughriders have played well this season against the spread, sporting a 5-2 record in seven games.
Of note, the under is a resounding 17-4 in the last 21 meetings in Montreal between these two teams.
Cody-mania is riding wild through the province of Saskatchewan and for good reason. Cody Fajardo has put together a great and surprising season to date leading the Green Riders on a three-game winning streak and a 4-3 record. At the start of the year, Fajardo was the back-up to starter Zach Collaros. But Collaros was injured early in week one and then traded last week to the Argos, so it’s Fajardo all the way.
Fajardo’s 1705 passing yards is second in the CFL only behind Trevor Harris of the Eskimos. Over his last three games, all wins, he is 63-for-80 for a completion percentage of 78.75. His number one target this season has been Shaq Evans. Evans is currently second in CFL receiving with 587 yards.
Interesting stat in regards to the Roughriders: Running back William Powell and Cody Fajardo are ranked first and second respectively in rushing touchdowns this season combining for 13. Speaking of Powell, he is third in CFL rushing with 520 yards this season.
The Alouettes had their three-game winning streak stopped Saturday night in a 30-27 overtime decision to the Redblack, but that by far wasn’t the worst news of the evening.
Earlier in the game, Vernon Adams Jr. left the game with a concussion and has been ruled out of Friday’s game versus the Roughriders. Head Coach Khari Jones is optimistic that Adams will miss only one game.
This opens the door for former starter Antonio Pipkin who replaced Adams last week and didn’t exactly light it up going 8-of-17 for 57 yards in the loss.