Redblacks and Alouettes Battle Wednesday

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Redblacks Looking for 1st Win

The Montreal Alouettes and the Ottawa RedBlacks will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday. The two teams will meet in the nation’s capital with plenty on the line in a rare Wednesday night duel. The Kickoff for the game is set for 7:30 PM at TD Place Stadium.

The 2017 CFL season saw the Ottawa Redblacks as favorites to win the East Division. The Montreal Alouettes’ myriad personnel changes had people thinking fof low expectations in their first year under new GM Kavis Reed.

Heading into Week 5 and the Als are tied for the division lead at a respectable 2-2. The Redblacks search for their first win of the 2017 season.

Oddsmakers have listed the Redblacks as 4-point favorites. The total is sitting at 50.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 23-21 loser as they battled the Edmonton Eskimos on the road. The RedBlacks covered in the match as a +3-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Four close games for Rick Campbell’s football team has produced one tie and three losses. The Redblacks have been close to victory at various points in all four games. The team hasn’t been able to to get over the hump for their first win of 2017.

In the middle of an 11-day, three-game stretch, the Redblacks are struggling on defense.  Ottawa’s two leading tacklers, Nick Taylor (28) and Khalil Bass (21), are on the injured list. Taylor on the six-game list, and inexperienced Serderius Bryant and Adam Berger will slide into the lineup.  Antoine Pruneau will drop down into a linebacker spot along with Bryant. Berger will take over duties at safety.

Alouettes Look to Keep Offense Rolling Despite Injuries

Montreal won its last outing, a 30-23 result against the Calgary Stampeders on July 14. The Alouettes covered in that game as a +4-point underdog, while the 53 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Alouettes made a statement with Saturday’s win over the heavily-favored Stampeders.

Jacques Chapdelaine’s squad may have to find a way to keep the offense rolling without star running back Tyrell Sutton. He has a CFL-best 295 rush yards. Didier Orméjuste of RDS reports that Sutton will not play in Week 5.  Brandon Rutley will get his first start since 2016 in the Montreal backfield. He could be poised for a breakout game. The San Jose State alum rushed for nearly 500 yards last season. He has averaged just shy of five yards per carry in his four-year CFL career.

 

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Montreal2-22-220.5021.25-0.751-21-01-31-20-1
Ottawa0-3-13-129.0030.75-1.751-12-02-21-11-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MON16.7917.89-1.1
OTT14.5913.441.15

Yards Per Pass

NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MON12.3710.262.11
OTT11.6112.24-0.63
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
MON5.753.512.24
OTT4.475.75-1.28
Team Records

Montreal Alouettes

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall2-22-10-12-21-21-020.5021.25-0.75
vs Conf0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00
Last 31-21-10-12-11-11-021.6723.00-1.33

Ottawa RedBlacks

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall0-3-10-1-10-23-11-12-029.0030.75-1.75
vs Conf0-10-10-00-10-10-025.0026.00-1.00
Last 30-30-10-22-10-12-028.3330.67-2.34
Supergrid
TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense20.50830.757
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense166.009363.007
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense106.00162.504
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense29.00321.252
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense319.003286.006
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense86.50580.005
Head To Head Summary
NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Montreal5-54-5-14-622.7092.005.0832.2063.04234.40338.101.60
Ottawa5-55-4-14-620.8091.804.6636.9071.00318.50418.001.90

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Sep 1, 2016OTTMON19-14862783680901892952
Aug 19, 2016MONOTT43-19623304441602914023
Jun 30, 2016OTTMON28-131533825481622783401
Oct 1, 2015MONOTT17-39392052611705105801
Aug 7, 2015MONOTT23-2610127640421023194250
Jun 25, 2015OTTMON20-161142583773841081972
Oct 24, 2014MONOTT23-171132163291892593485
Sep 26, 2014MONOTT15-711518129621032583611
Aug 29, 2014OTTMON10-206027033011832464292
Oct 29, 2005MONOTT43-23713153862813604414

CFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Montreal Alouettes

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
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
Nov 5, 2016HAM32-25W2.5/46W/O65256322553093901A

Ottawa RedBlacks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Jul 14, 2017EDM21-23L3/56.5W/U592773431132653781A
Jul 8, 2017TOR25-26L-4/55L/U57338427603504262H
Jun 29, 2017CAL39-43L7.5/56.5W/O813975061132824081A
Jun 23, 2017CAL31-31T6/57W/O116300416653764411H
Nov 27, 2016CAL39-33W9.5/54.5W/O7345553469365460-1H

Weather in
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Partially cloudy
Humidity is 74%
Wind is West-southwest 7 mph
Visibility is 10.004077 mi
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Forecast for Ottawa

 

 

 

Next up:
Montreal at Winnipeg Thursday, July 27
Ottawa at Toronto Monday, July 24

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