Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Montreal Alouettes Week 15 CFL Picks 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Chris Streveler and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (9-3, 1st in the Western Conference) go to Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Montreal Alouettes (6-5, 2nd in the Eastern Conference). Winnipeg opens this contest as 1 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 48.
The Blue Bombers have been a strong bet for wagerers, having gone 9-3 ATS. The Alouettes cover 54.6% of the time, going 6-5 against the spread. The Blue Bombers have been a strong bet for wagerers as the favorite, going 5-3 ATS. Montreal has gone 6-2 against the spread as an underdog, so they cover 75.0% of the time.
Valuable Winnipeg Blue Bombers Betting Trends
The Blue Bombers have been a hot and cold Over bet for O/U bettors, having gone 5-7.
Winnipeg is covering 66.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 4-2 ATS.
Important Montreal Alouettes Betting Trends
The Alouettes cover 66.7% of the time at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, going 4-2 against the spread.
The Alouettes have been a pretty good Over bet for O/U bettors, having gone 6-5.
Key Winnipeg Blue Bombers Injuries
08/19/19 QB Matt Nichols Shoulder is out 4-6 weeks
Key Montreal Alouettes Injuries
No key injuries to report
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers step onto the field holding a record of 9-3 this season. They are ranked 1st in the Western Conference. They are one of top scoring teams in the league averaging 29.6 points per game, putting them 1st in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 146.2 rushing yards per game which is 1st in the West, and they rank 5th in the West for passing yards per contest with 193.3. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 4th in the West and 5th in the league with 4,075 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Bombers currently have a total of 19 passing TDs and 14 rushing TDs. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the West and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Bombers have one of the best defenses in the CFL allowing 19 points per contest, ranking them 1st in the Western Conference and 1st in the CFL. In regard to yards rushing, Winnipeg is allowing 67.8 yards per game putting them 1st in the West and 1st in the CFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.02 yards per carry which has them at 3rd in the Western Conference and 3rd in the CFL overall. In total, they have allowed 814 yards rushing through 12 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Bombers have conceded 3,086 yards over the period of 12 games. This equates to an average of 257.2 yards per game, which has them at 4th in the league and 4th in the West. Teams are completing 61.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.47 yards per try. They have conceded 10 passing TDs and 6 rushing TDs.
The Alouettes step onto the field holding a record of 6-5 and they rank 2nd in the Eastern Conference. Montreal is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 127.8 yards per game, ranking them 2nd in the CFL. As a team, they have a total of 1,406 yards rushing through 11 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Montreal Alouettes average 361.9 yards per contest overall putting them 4th in the CFL and 3rd in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Alouettes currently sit at 2nd in the East and 6th out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 25.3 points per contest. So far this season, the Alouettes have thrown for a total of 2,575 yards through the air which equates to 234.1 passing yards per contest ranking them 6th in the league.
The Montreal Alouettes are conceding 25.2 points per game ranking them 2nd in the East and 6th in the league. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 277 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 100 yards per game ranking them 4th in the league and 1st in the East. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,100 yards on the ground and 9 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the least effective units in the league. They are conceding 303 passing yards per contest and 3,333 total yards through the air. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Alouettes are currently ranked 3rd in the conference. They have allowed 15 passing TDs for the 2019 season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Bombers/Alouettes CFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Bombers -1
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