Alouettes vs Blue Bombers Predictions
Saturday, October 12, 2019
IG Field is the site where Chris Streveler and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-6, 3rd in the Western Conference) will take on the Montreal Alouettes (8-6, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday. Montreal opens this game as 4 point underdogs. The over/under is set at 50.
The Alouettes have been great for football bettors, having gone 9-5 ATS. The Blue Bombers cover the spread 60.0% of the time, going 9-6 against the spread. The Blue Bombers have been a good play for football wagerers as the favorite, going 5-5 ATS. Montreal has gone 9-2 against the spread as the underdog, so they cover the spread 81.8% of the time.
Valuable Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
The Alouettes have been a good Over option for O/U football wagerers, having gone 7-7.
The Alouettes cover the spread 71.4% of the time as the away team, having gone 5-2 ATS.
Important Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Trends
Winnipeg is covering the spread 50.0% of the time at IG Field, going 4-4 against the spread.
The Blue Bombers have been an inconsistent Over option for O/U football wagerers, having gone 6-9.
The Montreal Alouettes come into this game with a record of 8-6 for this season. They currently sit at 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league averaging 25.7 points per contest, ranking them 5th in the league. As a unit, they have an average of 127.6 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the conference, and they currently sit at 3rd in the conference for passing yards per game with 241.6. For total yardage, they rank 2nd in the conference and 6th in the league with 5,169 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Alouettes currently have a total of 18 passing TDs and 20 rushing TDs. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the Eastern Conference and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Alouettes have one of the average defenses in the league allowing 25.4 points per contest, ranking them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the league. When it comes to passing yards, the Alouettes have allowed 4,326 yards over the period of 14 contests. This equates to an average of 309 yards per contest, putting them 8th in the league and 3rd in the East. Opponents are completing 73.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 9.1 yards per try. They have allowed 18 passing TDs and 14 rushing TDs. In regard to yards on the ground, Montreal is giving up 103.9 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the East and 6th in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.45 yards per carry which has them at 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,454 rushing yards through 14 games.
The Bombers head into this matchup 9-6 and they are currently ranked 3rd in the Western Conference. Winnipeg is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 142.9 yards per contest, which has them at 1st in the CFL. As a team, they have compiled a total of 2,143 yards rushing through 15 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers average 348.6 yards per game overall which has them at 6th in the CFL and 4th in the West. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Bombers are currently ranked 1st in the Western Conference and 2nd out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 27.4 points per game. So far this season, the Bombers have passed the ball for a total of 3,086 yards through the air which equates to 205.7 passing yards per contest ranking them 9th in the CFL.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are conceding 21.3 points per contest ranking them 1st in the Western Conference and 2nd in the CFL. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 320 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 67.3 yards per game ranking them 1st in the league and 1st in the Western Conference. For this year, they have allowed 1,009 yards rushing and 8 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the league. They are conceding 278 passing yards per game and 4,170 total yards through the air. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Bombers are currently ranked 5th in the Western Conference. They have conceded 18 passing TDs for this year.
Who will win tonight's Alouettes/Blue Bombers CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Alouettes +4
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