Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Montreal Alouettes Prediction, 11/19/2023 CFL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs Montreal Alouettes
Date: Sunday, November 19, 2023
Location: Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-7.5)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (14-4) go to Tim Hortons Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Montreal Alouettes (11-7) in the Grey Cup. Winnipeg opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 46.5. The QB's taking the field are Zach Collaros and Cody Fajardo.
In their last game the Blue Bombers took on the Lions and ended up getting the victory by a score of 24-13. Zach Collaros went 14/21 with 158 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Brady Oliveira paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the contest. He rushed for a total of 109 yards by way of 21 carries which had him averaging 5.2 yards per tote. Kenny Lawler was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 83 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 13.8 yards per reception during the game.
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In terms of getting in the endzone, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have an average of 33.0 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 139.1 yards rushing which ranks them 1st in the league. The Blue Bombers have tallied 7,511 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Winnipeg has earned 42 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns.
The Blue Bombers are sitting in 1st in the CFL regarding team defense, giving up 20.9 points per game. They are giving up an average of 5.5 yards per rush on the ground and 88.8 yards on the ground per game this season. For the season, they have conceded 1,599 yards on the ground through 18 outings. Regarding passing yardage, the Blue Bombers have conceded 3,783 yards which puts them in 1st in the CFL. Over the course of their 18 games, they are conceding 210.2 yards per contest via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 59.7%. During this campaign, they are conceding 299.0 yards per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
In their last game the Alouettes played the Argonauts and ended up getting the win by a score of 38-17. Cody Fajardo led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 38 yards via 5 carries which had him averaging 7.6 yards per carry. Tyson Philpot led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 42 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 8.4 yards per catch during the game. Cody Fajardo went 18/25 with 175 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He gave away 1 interception on the day.
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Alouettes are ranked 4th in the CFL averaging 24.6 points per contest. For the year thus far, the Alouettes have thrown for a total of 4,116 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 228.7 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 6th in the CFL. They have an average of 103.4 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,861 yards for the year. The Montreal Alouettes hold an average of 332.1 yards per game which ranks them 6th in the CFL.
Montreal has yielded a total of 1,987 rushing yards (110.4 yards/game) as well as 20 touchdowns on the ground for the year. The Alouettes are allowing 21.8 PPG, which puts them in 2nd in the CFL. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 392 total points. They have given up 17 touchdowns from the passing game and 223.5 yards/contest, which puts them in 2nd in the CFL.
Who will win tonight's CFL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-7.5)
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