Montreal Alouettes vs Ottawa Redblacks Week 5 CFL Picks 7/13/2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
TD Place Stadium
TD Place Stadium is the venue where Dominique Davis and the Ottawa Redblacks (2-1, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) will play the Montreal Alouettes (1-2, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) on Saturday.
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
06/26/19 QB Anonio Pipkin Knee is out 4-6 weeks
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Montreal Alouettes come into this game with a record of 1-2 for the 2019 season. They currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 23.7 points per game, which ranks 3rd in the East as well as 8th in the CFL. As a unit, they have an average of 175 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the East, and they are presently ranked 4th in the East for passing yards per contest with 186.7. For total yards, they are presently ranked 2nd in the East and 5th in the CFL with 1,085 yards, and yards per contest of 361.7 which ranks 2nd in the East and 4th in the CFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Alouettes currently have a total of 3 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns which is 2nd in the East. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the East and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Alouettes have one of the worst defenses in the league giving up 34 points per game, which ranks 3rd in the East and 8th in the CFL. When talking about rushing yards, Montreal is giving up 110.3 yards per contest which ranks 2nd in the East and 7th in the CFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.43 yards per carry which ranks 2nd in the East and 6th in the CFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 331 rushing yards through 3 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Alouettes have allowed 1,242 yards over the course of 3 games. This equates to an average of 414 yards per contest, which ranks 9th in the CFL and 4th in the East. Teams are completing 73.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 10.81 yards per try. They have allowed 6 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. Overall, they are giving up 524.3 yards per contest which ranks 4th in the East and 9th overall. All of the above means they will have to step up their game if they want to slow down the opponent.
The Ottawa Redblacks will be standing on the other sideline and are looking to get a win under their belt this next game. The Redblacks come into this matchup with a record of 2-1 and they are currently ranked 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Redblacks have one of the average offenses in the CFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Redblacks currently sit at 2nd in the East and 6th out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 30 points per game. So far this season, the Redblacks have thrown for a total of 827 passing yards which equates to 275.7 passing yards per contest which puts them at 4th in the league and 2nd in the East. Ottawa is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 80.7 yards per game, which puts them at 6th in the league and 3rd in the East. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 242 yards rushing through 3 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 Ottawa Redblacks average 356.3 yards per game overall which puts them at 5th in the league and 3rd in the East.
The Ottawa Redblacks are giving up 32.7 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the East and 7th in the league. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 98 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they are giving up 100 yards per game which puts them at 5th in the league and 1st in the East. For 2019, they have allowed a total of 300 yards rushing and 6 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the least effective groups in the league. They are giving up 298 passing yards per contest and 894 total passing yards over the period of 3 contests. For passing yards allowed per game, the Redblacks currently sit at 2nd in the East and 7th in the league. They have conceded 5 passing touchdowns this year which puts them at 4th out of the nine teams in the CFL and 2nd in the East.
Who will win tonight's Alouettes/Redblacks CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Alouettes
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