Edmonton Eskimos vs Montreal Alouettes Week 6 CFL Point Spread Picks 7/20/2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Trevor Harris and the Edmonton Eskimos (2-1, 3rd in the Western Conference) head to Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Montreal Alouettes (1-2, 3rd in the Eastern Conference). Edmonton opens this game as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 54.
Key Edmonton Eskimos Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
06/26/19 QB Anonio Pipkin Knee is out 4-6 weeks
The Edmonton Eskimos head into this matchup 2-1 this season. They currently sit at 3rd in the Western Conference. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league averaging 31.2 points per game, which is 2nd in the West in addition to 3rd in the CFL. As a team, they have an average of 113.2 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the West, and they are currently ranked 1st in the West for passing yards per contest with 339.2. For total yards, they are currently ranked 1st in the West and 2nd in the CFL with 1,810 yards, and yards per game of 452.5 which is 1st in the West and 1st in the CFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Eskimos currently have a total of 8 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing TDs which is 4th in the West. They are one of the dangerous teams in the West and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Eskimos have one of the top tier defenses in the CFL giving up 20.5 points per game, which is 2nd in the West and 3rd in the CFL. In discussing yards rushing, Edmonton is giving up 80.8 yards per game which is 2nd in the West and 2nd in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.47 yards per rush which is 5th in the West and 6th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 323 rushing yards through 4 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eskimos have allowed 583 yards over the period of 4 games. This equates to an average of 145.8 yards per game, which is 1st in the CFL and 1st in the West. Teams are completing 57.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try. They have allowed 6 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing TDs. Overall, they are allowing 226.5 yards per game which is 1st in the West and 1st overall. When looking at all the stats, you might find it difficult to score points on this team because of their stout defense.
The Montreal Alouettes will be standing on the other sideline and are looking to get a win under their belt this next game. In discussing the offensive production, the Alouettes have one of the middle tier offenses in the league. The Alouettes head into this game 1-2 and they currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Alouettes are currently ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 6th out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 26.8 points per game. During the season thus far, the Alouettes have passed the ball for a total of 880 passing yards which breaks down to 220 passing yards per contest which has them at 9th in the CFL and 4th in the Eastern Conference. Montreal has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 168 yards per game, which has them at 1st in the CFL and 1st in the Eastern Conference. As a team, they have a total of 672 yards rushing through 4 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Montreal Alouettes average 388 yards per game overall which has them at 4th in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference.
The Montreal Alouettes are conceding 30.2 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the CFL. In discussing points given up, they have given up 121 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 115.2 yards per game which puts them at 7th in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. For 2019, they have allowed 461 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the worst units in the CFL. They are conceding 372 passing yards per contest and 1,488 total passing yards over the course of 4 contests. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Alouettes are currently ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the CFL. They have conceded 6 passing TDs this season which has them at 4th out of the nine teams in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's Eskimos/Alouettes CFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eskimos -4
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