Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes Prediction, 11/19/2021 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Ottawa Redblacks (+14.5)
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is the venue where and the Montreal Alouettes (7-6) will play the Ottawa Redblacks (2-11) on Friday. The odds on this matchup have Montreal as 14.5-point favorites. The total is set at 45. The QB's who are expected to start are Devlin Hodges and Trevor Harris.
In their last outing the Redblacks faced the Argonauts and lost 23-20. Devlin Hodges went 8/22 with 90 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Tim Flanders paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 41 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 95 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 7.0 yards per carry. R.J. Harris was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 27 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 13.5 yards per catch for that game.
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In terms of scoring, the Ottawa Redblacks are averaging 15.8 PPG. As a team they're holding an average of 89.5 yards rushing which has them sitting 6th in the league. The Redblacks have earned 3,431 total yards this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Ottawa has totaled 8 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground.
The Redblacks rank 9th in the league in terms of team defense, giving up 28.2 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.1 yards per rush and 117.8 yards on the ground per contest for the year. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,532 yards via the running game in 13 outings. When it comes to passing yardage, the Redblacks have allowed 3,398 yards which has them ranked 8th in the CFL. During their 13 games played this season, they have allowed 261.4 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 72.6%. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 379.2 yards per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
In their last game the Alouettes played the Blue Bombers and won 28-14. William Stanback led the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 65 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he was running for 3.6 yards per run. Eugene Lewis was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 51 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 8.5 yards per catch during the game. Trevor Harris went 18/25 with 144 yards passing and tossed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
In terms of their scoring prowess, the Alouettes rank 2nd in the league by tallying 25.2 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Alouettes have a total of 3,006 yards through the air as well as an average of 231.2 passing yards per contest, ranking them 7th in the CFL. They maintain an average of 145.7 run yards per game and have run for 1,894 yards for the season. The Montreal Alouettes average 376.9 yards per outing which ranks them 1st in the CFL.
The Alouettes are giving up 22.0 points per game, which has them sitting 5th in the CFL. This season, they have given up 286 points in total. Montreal has allowed the opposition a total of 1,179 yards via the ground game (90.7 yards/game) in addition to 12 touchdowns rushing for the year. They have conceded 14 touchdowns through the air as well as 207.2 yards/game, ranking them 2nd in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Montreal Alouettes (-14.5)
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