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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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Montreal 2-3 2-3 20.20 21.80 -1.6 1-2 1-1 1-4 1-2 0-2
Winnipeg 2-2 3-1 32.00 34.75 -2.75 1-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
MON 18.75 17.81 0.95
WIN 11.37 11.83 -0.46
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
MON 12.33 10.79 1.54
WIN 10.47 12.46 -1.99
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
MON 5.40 3.49 1.91
WIN 4.81 3.41 1.4

Team Records

Montreal Alouettes

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 2-3 2-1 0-2 2-3 1-2 1-1 20.20 21.80 -1.60
vs Conf 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 19.00 24.00 -5.00
Last 3 1-2 1-1 0-1 1-2 1-1 0-1 21.67 23.33 -1.66

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 2-2 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 2-0 32.00 34.75 -2.75
vs Conf 1-2 0-1 1-1 2-1 0-1 2-0 31.67 38.00 -6.33
Last 3 1-2 1-1 0-1 2-1 1-1 1-0 28.33 33.00 -4.67
Supergrid
Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 20.20 9 34.75 8
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 297.00 6 324.50 6
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 85.50 4 52.50 1
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 32.00 2 21.80 1
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 249.50 9 331.00 7
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 69.50 7 62.00 2

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Montreal 3-7 3-6-1 5-5 23.40 91.80 4.64 34.00 62.06 248.50 343.20 2.60
Winnipeg 7-3 6-3-1 5-5 24.80 87.90 4.63 32.90 62.31 229.70 326.70 2.10

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Aug 26, 2016 WIN MON 32-18 80 225 313 2 63 267 346 5
Jun 24, 2016 MON WIN 22-14 114 332 446 2 108 275 411 1
Sep 20, 2015 WIN MON 14-35 89 178 293 2 69 181 250 2
Jul 10, 2015 MON WIN 23-25 116 304 433 3 73 222 324 0
Aug 22, 2014 MON WIN 16-24 91 280 371 4 96 200 296 2
Jul 11, 2014 WIN MON 34-33 50 256 306 2 102 309 411 2
Oct 14, 2013 WIN MON 34-27 98 223 321 1 75 234 309 4
Jul 4, 2013 WIN MON 19-11 93 257 350 5 40 121 161 3
Jun 27, 2013 MON WIN 38-33 90 264 354 1 38 258 296 4
Nov 3, 2012 MON WIN 11-19 158 193 351 0 154 203 357 2

CFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Montreal Alouettes

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Jul 19, 2017 OTT 19-24 L 4/49.5 L/U 65 428 517 44 376 420 4 A
Jul 14, 2017 CAL 30-23 W 4/49.5 W/O 143 284 439 28 370 407 1 H
Jul 6, 2017 BC 16-23 L 3/50 L/U 89 245 334 59 283 347 1 H
Jun 30, 2017 EDM 19-23 L 9/54 W/U 106 166 272 80 286 366 -1 A
Jun 22, 2017 SAS 17-16 W -7/50.5 L/U 99 233 332 103 292 401 -1 H

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Jul 21, 2017 BC 42-45 L 4/54.5 W/O 102 259 374 76 397 480 0 A
Jul 13, 2017 TOR 33-25 W -3/54.5 W/O 91 245 336 30 324 360 -2 H
Jul 7, 2017 CAL 10-29 L 3.5/58.5 L/U 48 254 315 75 325 407 1 H
Jul 1, 2017 SAS 43-40 W 1.5/50.5 W/O 96 299 430 20 362 397 -2 A
Nov 13, 2016 BC 31-32 L 5/55.5 W/O 69 390 459 193 312 522 -2 A

Weather in
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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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