BC Lions vs Montreal Alouettes Prediction, 9/18/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: BC Lions vs Montreal Alouettes
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: BC Lions (+1)
The BC Lions (3-2) head to Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Montreal Alouettes (2-2). Montreal opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The over/under is set at 48.5. The QB's taking the field are Mike Riley and Vernon Adams Jr..
In their last game the Lions took on the Redblacks and earned the victory by a score of 45-13. Mike Reilly went 22/26 with 319 yards passing and tossed 4 TD's. He tossed 1 pick during the game. Shaquille Cooper paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 41 yards on 9 carries which meant he averaged 4.6 yards per run. Bryan Burnham was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 72 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 14.4 yards per catch for the game.
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The Lions currently have 1,766 total yards for the year. As a team they have an average of 71.4 yards on the ground ranking them 8th in the CFL. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, BC has compiled 8 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns on the ground. When talking about scoring points, the BC Lions are sitting at 25.8 PPG.
The Lions are ranked 2nd in the league in terms of team defense, giving up 17.6 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per tote and 84.4 yards on the ground per contest for the season. For the season, they have given up 422 running yards through 5 outings. Regarding yards via the pass, the Lions have surrendered 1,315 yards which ranks them 6th in the league. During their 5 games played this season, they are conceding 263.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 66.8%. Overall, they are surrendering 347.4 yards/game putting them 7th in the league.
In their last outing the Alouettes faced the Redblacks and earned the victory by a score of 51-29. William Stanback paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 30 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 112 yards by way of 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.5 yards per run. Jake Wieneke was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 118 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 16.9 yards per catch for that contest. Vernon Adams went 18/23 with 288 yards passing and tossed 4 TD's. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Alouettes rank 1st in the league holding an average of 28.2 PPG. Over the course of the season so far, the Alouettes have compiled 922 passing yards not to mention an average of 230.5 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 7th in the league. They are averaging 141.0 run yards per game and have rushed for 564 yards for this year. The Montreal Alouettes have an average of 371.5 yards per contest which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Montreal has surrendered a total of 424 rushing yards (106.0 yards per game) as well as 4 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Alouettes are surrendering 24.2 points per contest, which has them in 8th in the CFL. This season, they have relinquished 97 total points. They have allowed the opposition 6 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 239.8 yards per contest, which has them in 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take BC Lions (+1)
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