Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes Week 9 CFL Game Picks 8/9/2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Antonio Pipkin and the Montreal Alouettes (3-3, 2nd in the Eastern Conference) play the Saskatchewan Roughriders (4-3, 4th in the Western Conference) at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Friday, August 9, 2019. Montreal opens this contest as 2 point dogs. The over/under has been set at 53.
The Roughriders have been excellent for bettors, having gone 2-1 ATS. Montreal covers the spread 66.7% of the time, going 2-1 against the spread. The Roughriders have been an inconsistent play for CFL bettors as the favorite, going 1-1 ATS. Montreal has gone 4-2 against the spread as the underdog, so they are covering the spread 66.7% of the time.
Valuable Saskatchewan Roughriders Betting Trends
The Roughriders have been a very good Over play for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 3-1.
Saskatchewan covers the spread 75.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 3-1 ATS.
Important Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
The Alouettes are covering the spread 0.0% of the time at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, going 0-1 against the spread.
The Alouettes have been a very good Over play for O/U CFL wagerers, having gone 2-1.
Key Saskatchewan Roughriders Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
06/26/19 QB Anonio Pipkin Knee is out 4-6 weeks
The Saskatchewan Roughriders head into this matchup 4-3 in 2019. They are ranked 4th in the Western Conference. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league averaging 29.6 points per contest, putting them 3rd in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 129.7 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd in the West, and they currently sit at 3rd in the West for passing yards per game with 265.1. For total yardage, they currently sit at 2nd in the West and 2nd in the league with 2,764 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Roughriders have compiled a total of 7 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing TDs which is 1st in the West. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the West and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night.
The Roughriders have one of the middle tier defenses in the CFL giving up 24.7 points per contest, putting them 4th in the West and 5th in the league. In regard to rushing yards, Saskatchewan is giving up 88.3 yards per game putting them 4th in the West and 4th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.07 yards per carry putting them 5th in the West and 6th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 618 rushing yards through 7 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Roughriders have conceded 1,531 yards over the period of 7 contests. This comes out to an average of 218.7 yards per game, putting them 2nd in the league and 2nd in the West. Opponents are completing 69.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.75 yards per try. They have conceded 9 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing TDs. Overall, they are giving up 307 yards per game putting them 2nd in the West and 2nd overall. In looking at overall defense, they have a defense that has good days and bad. They'll have to play well to walk away with the win.
The Montreal Alouettes will be standing on the other sideline and will be looking to put in a winning effort this coming week. The Alouettes head into this game 3-3 and they rank 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Alouettes have one of the middle tier offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Alouettes currently sit at 3rd in the East and 7th out of all the teams in the league averaging 25.7 points per contest. So far this season, the Alouettes have passed the ball for a total of 1,255 passing yards which breaks down to 209.2 passing yards per game ranking them 8th in the CFL and 3rd in the East. Montreal has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 154.7 yards per contest, ranking them 1st in the CFL and 1st in the East. As a team, they have a total of 928 yards rushing through 6 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Montreal Alouettes average 363.8 yards per game overall ranking them 4th in the CFL and 1st in the East.
The Montreal Alouettes are giving up 26.8 points per contest ranking them 2nd in the East and 6th in the CFL. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 161 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are giving up 98.3 yards per game ranking them 5th in the CFL and 1st in the East. This season, they have allowed a total of 590 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the least effective groups in the CFL. They are giving up 320.3 passing yards per game and 1,922 total passing yards over the period of 6 games. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Alouettes currently sit at 4th in the East and 9th in the CFL. They have conceded 7 passing touchdowns this season ranking them 2nd out of all the teams in the league and 2nd in the East.
Who will win tonight's Roughriders/Alouettes CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Alouettes +2
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