Edmonton Eskimos at Montreal Alouettes Week 7 CFL Picks & Predictions 7/26/2018
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
The Edmonton Eskimos travel to Percival Molson Memorial Stadium to take on the Montreal Alouettes on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The opening line for this game has Edmonton as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 53.
The Eskimos have an ATS record of 1-4 this season while their over/under record is 3-2. The Alouettes have an over/under record of 1-4 and they are 2-3 against the spread.
On Thursday night, the Edmonton Eskimos will be going on the road to face the struggling Montreal Alouettes in what could end up being a one-sided affair. Edmonton has had one of the best offenses in the league through five games this season, while Montreal has struggled to keep possession of the ball. The Alouettes will be on their home field, but they will need to play a lot better than they have been if they are going to have a chance in this matchup.
Valuable Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
The Edmonton Eskimos are 3-2 against the over/under
The Edmonton Eskimos are 1-4 against the spread
Important Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
The Montreal Alouettes are 1-4 against the over/under
The Montreal Alouettes are 2-3 against the spread
Key Edmonton Eskimos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
07/17/18 QB Drew Willy Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Calgary Stampeders
07/17/18 QB Jeff Mathews Ribs is OUT 4-6 weeks.
Edmonton Eskimos Stats
Edmonton has had some struggles on defense, but their offense has been consistently near the top of the rankings since the beginning of the season. They are currently third in the league in scoring with 128 points and they also happen to have the top passing team. Defensively they are around the middle of the standings in most categories, though they are third in the CFL in interceptions with six.
Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly, who was the CFL Player of the Month in June, has completed 67.6 percent of his passes, has thrown for 1,648 yards, and he has nine touchdown passes. Reilly's top receiver has been D'haquille Williams, who has caught 31 passes for 556 a league-high 556 yards and he's scored three times. Fellow receiver Derel Walker has also had a good start to the year, catching 27 passes for 386 yards and three scores.
Edmonton's defense has been led by veteran linebacker J.C. Sherritt, who has a team-high 26 tackles and he also has one interception. Second-year running linebacker Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga has 22 total tackles and two sacks, while six players share the team-lead in interceptions with one pick apiece.
Montreal Alouettes Stats
The Alouettes find themselves with the worst record in the CFL mostly because of their inept offense, but their defense hasn't been great either. On offense, they are the lowest scoring team in the league with just 69 points, and they are also at or near the bottom of the league in passing yards, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and time of possession. Their defense has given up the most points in the league and they have the least amount of sacks with just six.
Drew Willy has been Montreal's top-performing quarterback this year by throwing for 566 yards with three touchdowns and just one interception. The team's top receiver has been BJ Cunningham as he's been able to catch 21 passes for 251 yards and two scores. Running back Tyrell Sutton has averaged 4.4 yards per carry on the young season, though he has only been able to get into the end zone once on the ground so far.
Montreal's defense has been on the field quite a bit this year, so it's not surprising to see them having multiple players near the top of the league in tackles. Linebacker Chris Ackie is currently second in the league in tackles with 36, while Henoc Muamba isn't too far behind him with 31 total tackles. Lineman Jamaal Westerman has 19 tackles and leads the team with three sacks.
Who will win tonight's Eskimos/Alouettes CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eskimos -3.5
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