Montreal Alouettes at Calgary Stampeders Week 6 CFL Picks & Predictions 7/21/2018
Saturday, July 21. 2018
McMahon Stadium is the site of the game between the Calgary Stampeders and the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday, July 21. 2018. The opening line for this game has Calgary as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.
The Stampeders have an over/under record of 0-4 and they are 4-0 against the spread this year. The Alouettes have an ATS record of 1-3 while their over/under record is 1-3.
The Montreal Alouettes will have a tough time moving up in the East Division on Saturday night as they have to go on the road to take on the top-ranked Calgary Stampeders. Calgary has one of the best offenses and defenses in the CFL right now, while Montreal ranks near the bottom of the league in most major statistical categories. The Stampeders will be huge favorites going into this matchup, so Montreal will probably have to play a near-perfect game to pull off the upset.
Valuable Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
The Montreal Alouettes are 1-3 against the over/under
The Montreal Alouettes are 1-3 against the spread
Important Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
The Calgary Stampeders are 0-4 against the over/under
The Calgary Stampeders are 4-0 against the spread
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Montreal Alouettes Stats
Montreal has just 61 points through their first four games this season and they are currently at the bottom of the league in possession time with just 26.4 minutes of possession per game. They also have the worst rushing team in the league right now with just 219 rushing yards and they've only been able to pick up one rushing touchdown. They haven't been much better on the defensive side of the ball, giving up 123 points per game and only taking down the opposing quarterback a total of four times.
26-year-old quarterback Jeff Matthews looks to be the Alouettes' starter for now after throwing for 396 yards with a touchdown and an interception through his first three games this season. The team's top receiver has been Chris Williams, who has 15 receptions for 283 yards and one score. Their go-to running back has been Tyrell Sutton, who has averaged 4.4 yards per carry and has scored one touchdown.
On the defensive side of the ball, veteran lineman Jamaal Westerman has arguably been the team's top performer by picking up two sacks to go along with his 18 tackles. Young defensive back Branden Dozier has also had a good start to the year, picking up 28 total tackles and sharing the team lead in interceptions with one.
Calgary Stampeders Stats
No defense in the league has been able to stop Calgary's offense so far as they are currently ranked in the top two in the league in points, passing yards, rushing yards, and possession time. Their defense has been even better as they've only given up a total of 38 points through four games and they are at the top of the rankings in sacks with 13.
Calgary's Bo Levi Mitchell has been one of the top quarterbacks in the CFL so far this season, throwing for 1,038 yards with seven touchdowns and just two picks. His top target has been Kamar Jorden, who has caught 20 of the 30 passes that have come his way for 271 yards and two touchdown receptions. Running back Don Jackson is currently second in the league in rushing with 396 yards and he has run for two scores.
Sixth-year defensive lineman Micah Johnson has been great for Calgary this year, picking up a team-high four sacks and also grabbing one interception. Linebacker Alex Singleton hasn't been able to take down an opposing quarterback yet, but he does lead the team with 25 total tackles and he also has one forced fumble.
Who will win tonight's Alouettes/Stampeders CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Stampeders -7
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