Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes Week 8 CFL Picks 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Jonathon Jennings and the Ottawa Redblacks (2-4, 3rd in the Eastern Conference) are headed to Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Montreal Alouettes (3-2, 2nd in the Eastern Conference). Ottawa opens this contest as 7.5 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 54.5.
The Redblacks have been an inconsistent pick for CFL bettors, having gone 1-1 ATS. Montreal covers the spread 66.7% of the time, going 2-1 against the spread. The Alouettes have been very good for football wagerers as favorites, going 4-1 ATS. The Redblacks are covering 50.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 3-3 against the spread.
Valuable Ottawa Redblacks Betting Trends
The Redblacks have been an awful Over choice for O/U CFL bettors, having gone 1-3.
Ottawa covers the spread 0.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 0-3 ATS.
Important Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
The Alouettes are covering 0.0% of the time at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, going 0-0 against the spread.
The Alouettes have been a very good Over choice for O/U CFL bettors, having gone 2-0.
Key Ottawa Redblacks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
06/26/19 QB Anonio Pipkin Knee is out 4-6 weeks
The Ottawa Redblacks come into this game with a record of 2-4 for 2019. They currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league averaging 21 points per game, ranking them 3rd in the conference in addition to 7th in the CFL. As a team, they are averaging 95.2 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the conference, and they currently sit at 4th in the conference for passing yards per game with 211.5. For total yards, they currently sit at 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL with 1,840 yards, and yards per game of 306.7 ranking them 4th in the conference and 8th in the CFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Redblacks currently have a total of 4 passing TDs and 5 rushing TDs which is 3rd in the conference. They are a low scoring offensive team in the conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Redblacks have one of the worst defenses in the CFL giving up 30.3 points per game, ranking them 3rd in the conference and 7th in the CFL. In discussing rushing yards, Ottawa is giving up 119.5 yards per contest ranking them 3rd in the conference and 8th in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.81 yards per carry ranking them 1st in the conference and 3rd in the CFL overall. In total, they have conceded 717 rushing yards through 6 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Redblacks have conceded 1,866 yards over the period of 6 contests. This equates to an average of 311 yards per contest, ranking them 9th in the CFL and 4th in the conference. Opponents are completing 75.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 9.69 yards per attempt. They have conceded 9 passing TDs and 9 rushing TDs. In total, they are conceding 430.5 yards per contest ranking them 2nd in the conference and 7th overall. All of the above means they will have to step up their game if they want to slow down the opponent.
The Montreal Alouettes will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this next game. The Alouettes come into this game with a record of 3-2 and they rank 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Alouettes have one of the top tier offenses in the CFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Alouettes currently sit at 2nd in the conference and 7th out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 25.4 points per game. During the season thus far, the Alouettes have passed the ball for a total of 1,083 yards through the air which equates to 216.6 passing yards per contest ranking them 7th in the CFL and 3rd in the conference. Montreal has showed the league a potent rushing attack by averaging 160.8 yards per contest, ranking them 1st in the CFL and 1st in the conference. As a team, they have compiled a total of 804 rushing yards through 5 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Montreal Alouettes average 377.4 yards per contest overall ranking them 3rd in the CFL and 1st in the conference.
The Montreal Alouettes are conceding 26.2 points per game ranking them 2nd in the conference and 6th in the CFL. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 131 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 102 yards per contest ranking them 5th in the CFL and 1st in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have given up 510 yards rushing and 7 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the most anemic units in the CFL. They are conceding 351.8 passing yards per contest and 1,759 total yards through the air over the course of 5 games. For passing yards allowed per game, the Alouettes currently sit at 4th in the conference and 9th in the CFL. They have allowed 6 passing TDs for this year ranking them 3rd out of the nine teams in the CFL and 2nd in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Redblacks/Alouettes CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Redblacks +7.5
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