Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes Prediction, 6/23/2022 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Montreal Alouettes
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Location: Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Saskatchewan Roughriders (-2.5)
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium is the venue where and the Montreal Alouettes (0-2) will take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2-0) on Thursday. Saskatchewan opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 44.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Cody Fajardo and Trevor Harris.
In their last game the Roughriders took on the Elks and ended up getting the win by a score of 26-16. Cody Fajardo went 20/26 with 247 yards passing and added 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Jamal Morrow paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he tallied 1 TD in the game. He racked up a total of 126 yards on 17 carries which meant he averaged 7.0 yards per tote. Shaquelle Evans led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 81 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 16.2 yards per catch for the game.
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The Roughriders have earned 798 total yards for the season. Offensively they maintain an average of 129.5 yards on the ground ranking them 2nd in the league. In terms of scoring, Saskatchewan has compiled 2 touchdowns through the air and 2 rushing touchdowns. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have an average of 28.0 points per game.
Regarding passing yardage, the Roughriders have conceded 500 yards which ranks them 4th in the league. For the year, they are granting 285.5 yards/contest which has them ranked 2nd in the league. The Roughriders rank 1st in the CFL in terms of team defense, allowing 14.5 points per contest. They are giving up 3.1 yards per rush on the ground and 35.5 rushing yards per contest this season. In their 2 games, they are giving up 250.0 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 63.4%. In total, they have given up 71 yards on the ground through 2 games.
The last time they took the field the Alouettes took on the Argonauts and lost 20-19. Jeshrun Antwi led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 29 yards by way of 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.6 yards per run. Eugene Lewis led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 127 yards on 7 catches. He averaged 18.1 yards per catch for the game. Trevor Harris went 18/30 with 270 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He threw 1 interception in the game.
In terms of this team's ability to score points, the Alouettes are 4th in the league by scoring 23.0 points per contest. Over the course of the season so far, the Alouettes have a total of 496 yards through the air along with holding an average of 248.0 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 8th in the CFL. They average 106.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 213 yards for this year. The Montreal Alouettes average 354.5 yards/outing which has them sitting 7th in the CFL.
Montreal has given up a total of 210 yards rushing (105.0 yards per game) in addition to 2 touchdowns on the ground for the season. The Alouettes are surrendering 25.0 PPG, which has them in 6th in the league. In total, they have given up 50 total points. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 254.5 yards/game, which has them in 4th in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saskatchewan Roughriders (-2.5)
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