Montreal Alouettes at Ottawa Redblacks Week 9 CFL Picks & Predictions 8/11/2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018
TD Place Stadium
TD Place Stadium is the site of the game between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Ottawa as 13.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49.5.
The Redblacks have an over/under record of 3-4 and they are 3-4 against the spread this year. The Alouettes have an ATS record of 2-5 while their over/under record is 3-4.
On Saturday night, we'll get to see the highest and the lowest-ranked teams from the East Division when the Ottawa Redblacks host the Montreal Alouettes. Ottawa currently ranks near the middle of the league in scoring and is one of the top passing teams, while the Alouettes have been one of the worst teams in most statistical categories. Needless to say, Ottawa will be the big favorites going into this matchup.
Valuable Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
The Montreal Alouettes are 3-4 against the over/under
The Montreal Alouettes are 2-5 against the spread
Important Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Ottawa Redblacks are 3-4 against the over/under
The Ottawa Redblacks are 3-4 against the spread
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
08/06/18 QB Drew Willy Hand is "?" Saturday vs Ottawa Redblacks
07/17/18 QB Jeff Mathews Ribs is OUT 4-6 weeks.
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Montreal Alouettes Stats
Montreal has struggled mightily on offense so far this year, scoring just 14 points per game and possessing the ball for just 26.1 minutes per game. Their defense hasn't been much better, giving up a league-high 242 points while only bringing down the opposing quarterback a total of eight times. The one area where Montreal has been pretty good has been in the secondary, which ranks third in the league in interceptions with seven.
It looks like the Alouettes will give Johnny Manziel as many chances as he needs to prove that he's a capable starter despite having a very rough first outing for them last week. Manziel threw for just 104 yards and was picked off four times without throwing a touchdown pass. Montreal's top offensive performer this season has been running back Tyrell Sutton, who has averaged 4.8 yards per carry but he's only been able to get into the end zone once.
One of Montreal's top defensive performers this season has been linebacker Henoc Muamba, who has 40 total tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble. Their top defensive lineman has been Jamaal Westerman, who has a team-high three sacks to go along with his 23 tackles. Second-year defensive back Branden Dozier is the team-leader with two interceptions, while five Alouettes defenders have one interception apiece.
Ottawa Redblacks Stats
The Redblacks probably aren't completely satisfied with their overall performance so far this season, but they have done some things very well. On offense, they are currently third in the CFL in passing years and fourth in passing touchdowns, though they are near the bottom of the league in both rushing and rushing touchdowns. Their defense has 13 sacks on the year and is sixth in the league in points allowed (168).
Ottawa's offense has been led by quarterback Trevor Harris, who has thrown for 1,887 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions. Grad Sinopoli has been one of the top wide receivers in the league so far by catching 52 passes for 641 yards and three touchdowns. Running back William Powell is currently second in the league in rushing yards with 504 and he has scored two times in seven games.
The Redblacks' leading tackler this season has been linebacker Kevin Brown, who has 37 on the season along with an interception and a fumble recovery. Another standout performer on the defensive side of the ball has been veteran defensive back Rico Murray, who has 24 tackles and is leading the team with three interceptions. Defensive linemen A.C. Leonard and Michael Wakefield are tied for the team lead with three sacks apiece.
Who will win tonight's Alouettes/Redblacks CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Redblacks -13.5
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