Montreal Alouettes vs Edmonton Elks Prediction, 10/14/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Montreal Alouettes vs Edmonton Elks
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2023
Location: The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Montreal Alouettes (-1.5)
The Edmonton Elks (4-12) play the Montreal Alouettes (8-7) at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Montreal as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 47.5. The expected starting quarterbacks are Cody Fajardo and Tre Ford.
The last time they took the field the Alouettes went up against the Redblacks and won 29-3. Cody Fajardo went 28/32 with 272 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. Walter Fletcher paced the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 43 yards via 14 carries which had him averaging 3.1 yards per carry. Tyler Snead was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 78 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 11.1 yards per catch for the game.
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When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Montreal Alouettes are sitting at 23.7 PPG. As a team they maintain an average of 101.5 yards in the run game ranking them 5th in the CFL. The Alouettes have earned 5,006 total yards for the season. With reference to notching touchdowns, Montreal has totaled 14 touchdowns through the air and 13 rushing touchdowns.
The Alouettes rank 4th in the CFL regarding team defense, conceding 23.2 points per contest. The opposition is running for 5.7 yards per rush and 114.0 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. For the year, they have given up 1,710 yards via the ground game in 15 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Alouettes have conceded 3,552 yards which puts them in 3rd in the CFL. During their 15 games played, they have surrendered 236.8 yards per outing via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 65.4%. During the season, they are surrendering 350.8 yards per game ranking them 4th in the CFL.
In their last outing the Elks played the Argonauts and were beaten 35-12. Tre Ford led the team in rushing in the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 47 yards on 7 carries which gave him an average of 7.0 yards per run. Kyran Moore led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 45 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 9.0 yards per catch in the game. Tre Ford went 19/31 with 220 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He threw 2 picks during the game.
For the year to this point, the Elks have a total of 3,204 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 200.2 passing yards per game, which is ranked 8th in the CFL. The Edmonton Elks hold an average of 326.4 yards per outing which ranks them 8th in the league. They have an average of 126.1 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 2,018 yards overall. When discussing the points being put on the board, the Elks sit 9th in the league maintaining an average of 20.1 PPG.
The Elks are relinquishing 27.3 PPG, which puts them in 7th in the CFL. This season, they have conceded 437 total points. Edmonton has allowed a total of 2,171 rushing yards (135.7 yards per contest) as well as 19 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have given up 21 touchdowns through the air and 240.6 yards per game, which puts them in 5th in the league.
Who will win tonight's football game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Montreal Alouettes (-1.5)
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