Edmonton Eskimos vs Montreal Alouettes CFL Picks & Predictions 11/10/2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Vernon Adams Jr. and the Montreal Alouettes (10-8, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) host the Edmonton Eskimos (8-10, 4th in the Western Conference) at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Sunday in the 1st round of the CFL Playoffs. Edmonton opens this game as 1 point underdogs. The total is set at 50.
The Eskimos have been a dicey option for CFL bettors, having gone 5-12 ATS. Montreal covers the spread 55.6% of the time, going 10-8 against the spread. The Alouettes have been a lousy bet for wagerers as the favorite, going 1-4 ATS. Edmonton has went 1-5 against the spread as the underdog, so they cover the spread 16.7% of the time.
Valuable Edmonton Eskimos Betting Trends
The Eskimos have been a pretty good Under bet for O/U CFL bettors, having gone 8-10.
Edmonton covers the spread 25.0% of the time on the road, having gone 2-6 ATS.
Important Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
Montreal covers the spread 66.7% of the time at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, going 6-3 against the spread.
The Alouettes have been a great Over bet for O/U CFL bettors, having gone 10-8.
The Edmonton Eskimos come into this game with a record of 8-10 for this year. They currently sit at 4th in the Western Conference. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the Western Conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yardage, they currently sit at 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league with 6,755 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Eskimos currently have a total of 22 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 22.6 points per contest, ranking them 7th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 90.1 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the conference, and they currently sit at 2nd in the conference for passing yards per contest with 285.2.
The Eskimos have one of the best defenses in the CFL giving up 22.2 points per contest, putting them 2nd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the league. In terms of yards on the ground, Edmonton is giving up 99.2 yards per contest putting them 4th in the West and 5th in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.41 yards per carry putting them 5th in the West and 9th in the CFL overall. In total, they have conceded 1,786 yards rushing through 18 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eskimos have allowed 3,639 yards over the period of 18 contests. This equates to an average of 202.2 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the CFL and 1st in the conference. Teams are completing 64.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.84 yards per try. They have conceded 22 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing touchdowns.
The Alouettes come into this matchup with a record of 10-8 and they are currently ranked 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Alouettes have one of the average offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Alouettes sit in 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 5th out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 26.6 points per game. So far this season, the Alouettes have thrown for a total of 4,390 passing yards which equates to 243.9 passing yards per game ranking them 6th in the league. Montreal has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 125.2 yards per contest, ranking them 2nd in the CFL. As a team, they have a total of 2,253 rushing yards through 18 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Montreal Alouettes average 369.1 yards per contest overall putting them 4th in the CFL and 2nd in the conference.
The Montreal Alouettes are allowing 26.9 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the league. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 485 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are giving up 104.8 yards per contest ranking them 6th in the league and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,886 yards on the ground and 20 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the least effective units in the league. They are allowing 305.7 passing yards per contest and 5,503 total passing yards. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Alouettes are currently ranked 4th in the East. They have allowed 25 passing TDs for this year.
Who will win tonight's Eskimos/Alouettes CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eskimos +1
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