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Blue Bombers Football

Blue Bombers Look to Get Over .500

The Montreal Alouettes and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be nationally televised by ESPN2 on Thursday night at Investors Group Field. Both teams are coming off narrow losses last week. Tonights game should be a hard-hitting showdown. Both teams show offensive fire-power so this game should be entertaning, to say the least.

Oddsmakers opened the Blue Bombers as -4.5-point favorites versus the Alouettes, while the game’s total opened at 55. The line now shows the Bombers as 3.5-point favorites and the total has dropped to 50 points.

The Blue Bombers were a 45-42 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the BC Lions. They covered the +4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (87) made winners of OVER bettors.

Winnipeg quarterback Matt Nichols threw for 254 yards with three touchdowns. He also a rushing TD and an interception. Darvin Adams racked up 87 yards and a pair of touchdowns at receiver. It also included a brilliant, one-handed grab in the corner of the end zone.

Linebacker Maurice Leggett will miss his second straight week with a lower-body injury. He was a surprising scratch from the Bombers’ lineup last week against BC. Running back Andrew Harris continues to be a dual threat. The Winnipeg native leads his team in receptions caught through five weeks of play.

The Bombers have won six of their last eight meetings with the Alouettes.

Alouettes’ Darian Durant Playing Well

Montreal was a 24-19 loser in its last match on the road against the Ottawa RedBlacks. They failed to cover the +4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 43 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Darian Durant racked up an impressive 452 passing yards in the loss.  He did this by throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions. Receivers Ernest Jackson and B.J. Cunningham posted 101 receiving yards each. It was also a milestone night for Nik Lewis. He became only the fourth player in CFL history to record 1,000 catches in his career.

The Alouettes will be without receiver Tiquan Underwood. He is out with an ankle injury. Taking his place in the lineup will be 24-year-old Eugene Lewis, who is making his CFL debut. Also out of the lineup is starting running back Tyrell Sutton. The veteran some routine rest but the 30-year-old is dealing with a calf injury.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Montreal2-32-320.2021.80-1.61-21-11-41-20-2
Winnipeg2-23-132.0034.75-2.751-12-03-11-12-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MON18.7517.810.95
WIN11.3711.83-0.46
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MON12.3310.791.54
WIN10.4712.46-1.99
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MON5.403.491.91
WIN4.813.411.4

Team Records

Montreal Alouettes

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall2-32-10-22-31-21-120.2021.80-1.60
vs Conf0-10-00-10-10-00-119.0024.00-5.00
Last 31-21-10-11-21-10-121.6723.33-1.66

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall2-21-11-13-11-12-032.0034.75-2.75
vs Conf1-20-11-12-10-12-031.6738.00-6.33
Last 31-21-10-12-11-11-028.3333.00-4.67
Supergrid
TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense20.20934.758
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense297.006324.506
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense85.50452.501
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense32.00221.801
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense249.509331.007
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense69.50762.002

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Montreal3-73-6-15-523.4091.804.6434.0062.06248.50343.202.60
Winnipeg7-36-3-15-524.8087.904.6332.9062.31229.70326.702.10

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Aug 26, 2016WINMON32-18802253132632673465
Jun 24, 2016MONWIN22-1411433244621082754111
Sep 20, 2015WINMON14-35891782932691812502
Jul 10, 2015MONWIN23-251163044333732223240
Aug 22, 2014MONWIN16-24912803714962002962
Jul 11, 2014WINMON34-335025630621023094112
Oct 14, 2013WINMON34-27982233211752343094
Jul 4, 2013WINMON19-11932573505401211613
Jun 27, 2013MONWIN38-33902643541382582964
Nov 3, 2012MONWIN11-1915819335101542033572

CFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Montreal Alouettes

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 19, 2017OTT19-24L4/49.5L/U65428517443764204A
Jul 14, 2017CAL30-23W4/49.5W/O143284439283704071H
Jul 6, 2017BC16-23L3/50L/U89245334592833471H
Jun 30, 2017EDM19-23L9/54W/U10616627280286366-1A
Jun 22, 2017SAS17-16W-7/50.5L/U99233332103292401-1H

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 21, 2017BC42-45L4/54.5W/O102259374763974800A
Jul 13, 2017TOR33-25W-3/54.5W/O9124533630324360-2H
Jul 7, 2017CAL10-29L3.5/58.5L/U48254315753254071H
Jul 1, 2017SAS43-40W1.5/50.5W/O9629943020362397-2A
Nov 13, 2016BC31-32L5/55.5W/O69390459193312522-2A

Weather in
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Weather is Mostly Sunny  80°F

Mostly Sunny
Humidity is 49%
Wind is West 2 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
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Forecast for Winnipeg

Next up:
Montreal home to Toronto Friday, August 11
Winnipeg at Ottawa Friday, August 4

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