Montreal Alouettes vs Calgary Stampeders Week 10 Football Betting Tips and Predictions 8/17/2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Nick Arbuckle and the Calgary Stampeders (5-3, 2nd in the Western Conference) play the Montreal Alouettes (3-4, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at McMahon Stadium on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Calgary opens this matchup as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 52.
The Alouettes have been excellent for CFL wagerers, having gone 4-3 ATS. The Stampeders cover 37.5% of the time, going 3-5 against the spread. The Stampeders have been awful for CFL bettors as favorites, going 0-4 ATS. Montreal is covering the spread 66.7% of the time as the underdog, having gone 4-2 against the spread.
Valuable Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
The Alouettes have been a great Over option for O/U football wagerers, having gone 4-3.
The Alouettes cover 66.7% of the time as the visitor, having gone 2-1 ATS.
Important Calgary Stampeders Betting Trends
Calgary is covering the spread 50.0% of the time at McMahon Stadium, going 2-2 against the spread.
The Stampeders have been a bad Over option for O/U football wagerers, having gone 3-5.
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
08/11/19 QB Vernon Adams Jr. Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Calgary Stampeders
Key Calgary Stampeders Injuries
08/11/19 QB Bo Levi Mitchell Pectoral is questionable Saturday vs Montreal Alouettes
The Montreal Alouettes head into this game 3-4 in 2019. They are ranked 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 23.4 points per game, putting them 6th in the CFL. As a unit, they have an average of 139.9 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the Eastern Conference, and they are currently ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference for passing yards per game with 188.7. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the CFL with 2,300 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Alouettes have compiled a total of 7 passing TDs and 9 rushing touchdowns which is 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.
The Alouettes have one of the middle tier defenses in the CFL giving up 25.4 points per game, putting them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the CFL. When it comes to rushing yards, Montreal is giving up 93.6 yards per contest putting them 1st in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.16 yards per rush putting them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have conceded 655 yards rushing through 7 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Alouettes have conceded 2,068 yards over the period of 7 games. This equates to an average of 295.4 yards per contest, putting them 7th in the CFL and 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Teams are completing 68.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.47 yards per attempt. They have conceded 7 passing TDs and 7 rushing touchdowns. Overall, they are allowing 389 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 7th overall. When analyzing the stats, this team has an average defense that will have to perform well if they want to get the victory.
The Calgary Stampeders will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Stampeders head into this matchup 5-3 and they are currently ranked 2nd in the Western Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Stampeders have an offense that could be called mediocre in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Stampeders are currently ranked 3rd in the conference and 4th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 26.9 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Stampeders have passed the ball for a total of 2,125 yards through the air which breaks down to 265.6 passing yards per contest ranking them 4th in the CFL and 2nd in the conference. Calgary hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 68.5 yards per contest, ranking them 8th in the CFL and 5th in the conference. As a team, they have a total of 548 yards rushing through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Calgary Stampeders average 334.1 yards per game overall ranking them 6th in the CFL and 4th in the conference.
The Calgary Stampeders are conceding 22.5 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the conference and 4th in the CFL. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 180 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are conceding 86.1 yards per game ranking them 4th in the CFL and 4th in the conference. For this season, they have conceded a total of 689 yards rushing and 6 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the top groups in the CFL. They are conceding 239.8 passing yards per contest and 1,918 total yards through the air over the course of 8 contests. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Stampeders are currently ranked 3rd in the conference and 3rd in the CFL. They have allowed 9 passing TDs this year ranking them 5th out of all the teams in the league and 2nd in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Alouettes/Stampeders CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Stampeders -5
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