Montreal Alouettes vs Saskatchewan Roughriders Week 14 CFL Picks Against the Spread 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Cody Fajardo and the Saskatchewan Roughriders (7-4, 3rd in the Western Conference) host the Montreal Alouettes (6-4, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Montreal opens this matchup as 7.5 point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 51.
The Alouettes have been solid for football bettors, having gone 5-5 ATS. Saskatchewan is covering the spread 63.6% of the time, going 7-4 against the spread. The Roughriders have been an excellent play for football wagerers as the favorite, going 5-2 ATS. The Alouettes are covering 71.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 5-2 against the spread.
Valuable Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
The Alouettes have been a good Over bet for O/U CFL bettors, having gone 5-5.
The Alouettes are covering 60.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 3-2 ATS.
Important Saskatchewan Roughriders Betting Trends
The Roughriders are covering 60.0% of the time at Mosaic Stadium, going 3-2 against the spread.
The Roughriders have been a dicey Over bet for O/U CFL bettors, having gone 4-7.
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Saskatchewan Roughriders Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Montreal Alouettes come into this game with a record of 6-4 this year. They currently sit at 2nd in the Eastern Conference. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 25.3 points per contest, which has them at 5th in the CFL. As a team, they have an average of 133.2 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the conference, and they currently sit at 4th in the conference for passing yards per game with 224.4. For total yards, they rank 3rd in the conference and 7th in the CFL with 3,576 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Alouettes have compiled a total of 12 passing TDs and 15 rushing TDs. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the Eastern Conference and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Alouettes have one of the middle tier defenses in the league giving up 25 points per game, putting them 2nd in the East and 6th in the CFL. In terms of yards rushing, Montreal is allowing 97.5 yards per game ranking them 1st in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.21 yards per rush ranking them 2nd in the East and 5th in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 975 yards rushing through 10 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Alouettes have allowed 3,083 yards over the course of 10 contests. This comes out to an average of 308.3 yards per game, which has them at 6th in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Teams are completing 71.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.79 yards per attempt. They have conceded 14 passing TDs and 7 rushing TDs.
The Roughriders head into this game 7-4 and they sit in 3rd in the Western Conference. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Roughriders have one of the average offenses in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Roughriders are currently ranked 3rd in the Western Conference and 4th out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 26.6 points per game. During the season thus far, the Roughriders have thrown for a total of 2,728 passing yards which equates to 248 passing yards per game which has them at 5th in the CFL. Saskatchewan has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 110.7 yards per game, which has them at 3rd in the CFL. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,218 yards rushing through 11 contests, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Saskatchewan Roughriders average 358.7 yards per contest overall ranking them 4th in the league and 2nd in the conference.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are giving up 23 points per game which puts them at 4th in the West and 5th in the league. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups in the league. They are giving up 194.9 passing yards per game and 2,144 total passing yards. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Roughriders sit in 2nd in the Western Conference. They have conceded 13 passing touchdowns for 2019. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 253 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 96.9 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the league and 3rd in the Western Conference. For the 2019 season, they have allowed a total of 1,066 yards on the ground and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Alouettes/Roughriders CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Alouettes +7.5
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