Montreal Alouettes vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 10/1/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Alouettes vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal Alouettes (-4.5)
The Edmonton Elks (4-10) play the Montreal Alouettes (6-7) at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday. The line on this game has Montreal as 4.5-point favorites. The total is set at 56.5. The QB's taking the field are Trevor Harris and Taylor Cornelius.
In their last contest the Alouettes played the Tiger-Cats and won 23-16. Trevor Harris went 26/35 with 244 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Walter Fletcher paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 21 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 45 yards via 8 carries which had him averaging 5.6 yards per run. Eugene Lewis was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 52 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 7.4 yards per catch for that game.
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In terms of putting points on the board, the Montreal Alouettes hold an average of 26.0 PPG. As a team they maintain an average of 91.2 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 7th in the CFL. The Alouettes have earned 4,336 total yards for this campaign. With reference to notching touchdowns, Montreal has compiled 17 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns.
The Alouettes are sitting in 7th in the league when it comes to team defense, allowing 25.9 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 5.2 yards per run and 104.5 rushing yards per game for the season. In total, they have allowed 1,358 yards on the ground through 13 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Alouettes have conceded 3,201 yards which puts them in 2nd in the league. In their 13 games played, they have relinquished 246.2 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 65.7%. Over the course of this season, they are surrendering 350.7 yards/game which has them ranked 4th in the league.
The last time they took the field the Elks played the Roughriders and notched a win by a score of 26-24. Kevin Brown paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 36 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 109 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 8.0 yards per carry. Derel Walker was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 109 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 21.8 yards per catch in the game. Taylor Cornelius went 13/24 with 237 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions.
During the season thus far, the Elks have compiled 3,054 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 218.1 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 8th in the CFL. The Edmonton Elks have an average of 312.8 yards per outing which is good for 9th in the CFL. They are averaging 94.6 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,325 yards for the year. When looking at their ability to score points, the Elks rank 8th in the league averaging 20.6 points per contest.
The Elks are giving up 33.4 points per contest, which has them in 9th in the CFL. Overall, they have given up 467 points in total. Edmonton has allowed the opposition a total of 1,613 yards rushing (115.2 yards per game) as well as 26 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have yielded 23 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 243.4 yards per game, which has them in 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montreal Alouettes (-4.5)
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