Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes Prediction, 9/2/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Redblacks vs Montreal Alouettes
Date: Friday, September 2, 2022
Location: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Ottawa Redblacks (+4.5)
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is the site where and the Montreal Alouettes (4-6) will take on the Ottawa Redblacks (2-8) on Friday. Ottawa opens this contest as 4.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 49.5. The men taking the field are Nick Arbuckle and Trevor Harris.
In their last game the Redblacks faced the Elks and won by a score of 25-18. Nick Arbuckle went 21/32 with 219 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Devonte Williams paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries which gave him an average of 5.0 yards per run. Nathaniel Behar was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 101 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 25.3 yards per reception for the game.
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When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Ottawa Redblacks are sitting at 19.2 points per contest. As a team they maintain an average of 89.5 yards on the ground which is 5th in the league. The Redblacks have attained 3,376 total yards for this campaign. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Ottawa has totaled 6 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing touchdowns.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Redblacks have allowed 2,585 yards which puts them in 3rd in the CFL. For the year, they are giving up 360.1 yards per outing which ranks them 6th in the league. The Redblacks rank 5th in the league in terms of team defense, allowing 24.3 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.8 yards per run and 101.6 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of their 10 games played this season, they are giving up 258.5 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 64.8%. Overall, they have given up 1,016 running yards through 10 games.
In their last contest the Alouettes played the Tiger-Cats and won by a score of 29-28. Walter Fletcher led the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 28 yards on 6 carries which had him averaging 4.7 yards per tote. Eugene Lewis was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 99 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 14.1 yards per reception for that contest. Trevor Harris went 24/31 with 382 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception on the day.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Alouettes have thrown for 2,519 yards via the pass as well as an average of 251.9 passing yards per contest, ranking them 4th in the CFL. The Montreal Alouettes hold an average of 333.8 yards per game ranking them 7th in the CFL. They have an average of 81.9 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 819 yards overall. In terms of the points being put on the board, the Alouettes are 4th in the CFL scoring 26.0 PPG.
The Alouettes are surrendering 27.3 PPG, which has them sitting 7th in the CFL. This season, they have surrendered 273 points in total. Montreal has allowed the opposition a total of 1,087 yards rushing (108.7 yards per contest) and 15 touchdowns rushing this year. They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air and 243.7 yards per contest, which has them ranked 2nd in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ottawa Redblacks (+4.5)
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