Montreal Alouettes vs Ottawa Redblacks Prediction, 9/3/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Alouettes vs Ottawa Redblacks
Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Location: TD Place Stadium in Ottawa, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal Alouettes (-2.5)
The Montreal Alouettes (1-2) head to TD Place Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Ottawa Redblacks (1-2). Montreal opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 42.5. The starting quarterbacks are Vernon Adams Jr. and Matt Nichols.
In their last game the Alouettes went up against the Tiger-Cats and took the defeat by a score of 27-10. Vernon Adams went 16/31 with 171 yards passing and added 1 TD. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. William Stanback paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 40 yards via 12 carries which had him averaging 3.3 yards per tote. B.J. Cunningham was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 59 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 11.8 yards per catch for the game.
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The Alouettes have racked up 1,024 total yards this year. As a team they hold an average of 127.0 yards on the ground ranking them 1st in the CFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Montreal has totaled 5 touchdowns through the air and 1 touchdown. Regarding scoring, the Montreal Alouettes are sitting at 20.7 points per outing.
The Alouettes rank 9th in the CFL when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 22.7 PPG. The opposition is running for 5.4 yards per run and 110.0 rushing yards per game for the year. For the year, they have given up 330 yards via the ground game in 3 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Alouettes have given up 657 yards which ranks them 4th in the league. During their 3 games played this year, they have yielded 219.0 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 62.5%. In total, they have relinquished 329.0 yards per outing putting them at 5th in the league.
In their last contest the Redblacks played the Lions and were defeated 24-12. Justin Davis led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 43 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per run. Ryan Davis was the receiving yardage leader by earning 70 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 8.8 yards per reception for the game. Matt Nichols went 23/37 with 206 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 1 pick in the game.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Redblacks currently rank 9th in the CFL holding an average of 12.7 PPG. During the season thus far, the Redblacks have compiled 377 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 125.7 passing yards per contest, ranking them 9th in the league. They have an average of 63.3 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 190 yards for the season. The Ottawa Redblacks maintain an average of 189.0 yards/game which has them ranked 9th in the CFL.
The Redblacks are surrendering 19.7 PPG, which has them sitting 6th in the CFL. Overall, they have allowed 59 points in total. Ottawa has yielded a total of 288 yards via the ground game (96.0 yards per contest) and 2 touchdowns on the ground for the 2020 season. They have allowed the opposition 1 touchdown from the passing game in addition to 308.7 yards per game, ranking them 9th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Montreal Alouettes (-2.5)
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