Montreal Alouettes vs BC Lions Week 16 CFL Tips 9/29/2019
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Matthew Shiltz and the Montreal Alouettes (7-5, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) travel to BC Place on Sunday where they'll take on the BC Lions (3-10, 5th in the Western Conference). Montreal opens this game as 2.5 point dogs. The total opens at 50.5.
The Alouettes have been great for bettors, having gone 7-5 ATS. BC is covering 46.2% of the time, going 6-7 against the spread. The Lions have been great for bettors as favorites, going 2-1 ATS. Montreal is covering 77.8% of the time as an underdog, having gone 7-2 against the spread.
Valuable Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
The Alouettes have been a great Over play for O/U football wagerers, having gone 7-5.
Montreal is covering 66.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 4-2 ATS.
Important BC Lions Betting Trends
BC is covering 50.0% of the time at BC Place, going 4-4 against the spread.
The Lions have been a good Over play for O/U football wagerers, having gone 6-7.
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
09/23/19 QB Vernon Adams Jr. Suspension is suspended vs B.C. Lions
Key BC Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Montreal Alouettes come into this matchup with a record of 7-5 for this season. They currently sit at 2nd in the Eastern Conference. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the Eastern Conference and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yards, they rank 2nd in the East and 5th in the league with 4,475 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Alouettes have compiled a total of 17 passing TDs and 17 rushing TDs. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 26.3 points per contest, which has them at 5th in the league. As a unit, they have an average of 120.5 rushing yards per contest which is 1st in the East, and they are currently ranked 3rd in the East for passing yards per contest with 252.4.
The Alouettes have one of the average defenses in the CFL giving up 26.2 points per contest, which has them at 2nd in the conference and 6th in the league. When it comes to passing yards, the Alouettes have conceded 3,581 yards over the course of 12 games. This equates to an average of 298.4 yards per contest, putting them 7th in the league and 2nd in the conference. Opponents are completing 72.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.95 yards per try. They have allowed 16 passing TDs and 12 rushing TDs. When it comes to rushing yards, Montreal is allowing 106.2 yards per game which has them at 2nd in the conference and 7th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.49 yards per carry putting them 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the CFL overall. In total, they have conceded 1,274 rushing yards through 12 games.
The Lions head into this matchup 3-10 and they currently sit at 5th in the Western Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Lions have one of the most lackluster offenses in the CFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Lions currently sit at 5th in the West and 7th out of all the teams in the league averaging 22.3 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Lions have passed the ball for a total of 3,137 yards through the air which equates to 241.3 passing yards per game which has them at 7th in the league. BC has made teams respect their running game by averaging 96.8 yards per game, ranking them 5th in the CFL. As a unit, they have a total of 1,259 rushing yards through 13 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The BC Lions average 338.2 yards per contest overall ranking them 8th in the CFL and 5th in the conference.
The BC Lions are conceding 27.2 points per game ranking them 5th in the West and 7th in the CFL. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 354 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 102.2 yards per contest which puts them at 6th in the league and 5th in the West. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,329 yards on the ground and 14 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the best units in the league. They are conceding 232.5 passing yards per contest and 3,023 total passing yards. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Lions are currently ranked 3rd in the West. They have allowed 19 for the 2019 season.
Who will win tonight's Alouettes/Lions CFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lions -2.5
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