Montreal Alouettes vs Calgary Stampeders Prediction, 8/20/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Alouettes vs Calgary Stampeders
Date: Friday, August 20, 2021
Location: McMahon Stadium in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal Alouettes (+2)
The Calgary Stampeders (0-2) play the Montreal Alouettes (1-0) at McMahon Stadium on Friday. The spread on this matchup has Calgary as 2-point favorites. The O/U opens at 46.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Vernon Adams Jr. and Bo Levi Mitchell.
In their last game the Alouettes went up against the Elks and earned the victory by a score of 30-13. Vernon Adams went 13/21 with 211 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. William Stanback led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 112 yards by way of 18 carries which had him averaging 6.2 yards per run. B.J. Cunningham was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 86 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 17.2 yards per catch for the game.
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In terms of scoring, the Montreal Alouettes hold an average of 30.0 points per outing. Offensively they average 154.0 yards in the run game ranking this team at 1st in the CFL. The Alouettes have earned 357 total yards this season. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Montreal has earned 2 passing touchdowns and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Regarding passing yards, the Alouettes have conceded 212 yards which puts them in 1st in the CFL. In total, they are allowing 318.0 yards per outing which ranks them 4th in the CFL. The Alouettes are sitting in 3rd in the CFL when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 13.0 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.8 yards per running attempt and 106.0 rushing yards per contest for the season. In their 1 games played this season, they are allowing 212.0 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 65.5%. During the season, they have allowed 106 rushing yards through 1 contests.
The last time they took the field the Stampeders took on the Lions and took the defeat by a score of 15-9. Ka'Deem Carey paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 48 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 4.0 yards per tote. Hergy Mayala was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 50 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 12.5 yards per reception for the game. Bo Levi Mitchell went 21/38 with 290 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 4 picks in the game.
For the season so far, the Stampeders have racked up 516 yards via the pass not to mention holding an average of 258.0 passing yards per contest, putting them at 3rd in the league. The Calgary Stampeders are averaging 342.0 yards/contest which is good for 5th in the league. They maintain an average of 84.0 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 168 yards for the year. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Stampeders rank 7th in the CFL maintaining an average of 14.5 points per contest.
The Stampeders are surrendering 19.0 points per game, which has them ranked 5th in the CFL. This year, they have relinquished 38 points in total. Calgary has yielded a total of 226 rushing yards (113.0 yards/game) in addition to 1 touchdown via the rush this year. They have allowed 2 touchdowns from the passing game and 337.5 yards/outing, which has them ranked 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Calgary Stampeders (-2)
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