Edmonton Eskimos (@2.1) vs Montreal Alouettes (@1.76)

Our Prediction:

Montreal Alouettes will win

Edmonton Eskimos – Montreal Alouettes Match Prediction | 10-11-2019 13:00

Pipkin completed just 59.5 percent of his throws in 2018 for 1,120 passing yards with three touchdowns and eight interceptions. The former first-round NFL pick had a disastrous showing in his only CFL campaign, setting the stage for Pipkin to prove his worth as the Als No. All eyes will be on Montreal quarterback Antonio Pipkin, who will try to fill Johnny Manziels disappointing shoes. 1 option heading into the 2019 campaign.

I'll lay the chalk with the Eskimos, a team I trust a lot more. The Edmonton Eskimos have won each of the last 10 meetings against theAlouettes and have covered eight of the last 11 meetings. Two straight wins for theMontreal Alouettes is impressive, but this club has struggled so much over the last year that it takes a little more convincing. TheEskimos have been arguably the best offensive team out of the gate this season and would be undefeated on the season if they could finish just one drive against Winnipeg.

As a team, they are averaging 90.1 rushing yards per contest which is 4th in the conference, and they currently sit at 2nd in the conference for passing yards per contest with 285.2. They currently sit at 4th in the Western Conference. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the Western Conference and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Eskimos currently have a total of 22 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. The Edmonton Eskimos come into this game with a record of 8-10 for this year. For total yardage, they currently sit at 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league with 6,755 yards. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 22.6 points per contest, ranking them 7th in the league.

18, and they fell at home 44-23 to the Esks in Week 7 in Quebec. 5, 2013, going 2-8 ATS during the losing skid. Montreal lost 40-24 in Edmonton in their last trip to Northern Alberta on Aug. In fact, Montreal has dropped 10 in a row in his series since their last win in Edmonton on Oct. Edmonton covered a 10-point number in the latter, and Montreal covered a huge 18 1/2-point number at Commonwealth Stadium in that loss.

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In fact, Montreal is last in the league in sacks with six. They are going to be very well rested in that game, as they are coming off a bye in Week 6. Franklin could do even better against Montreal, as the Alouettes do not seem to be the type of team that generates that much pressure for opposing quarterbacks. The Eskimos have yet to win at least two in a tow thus far this season, and thats what theyre looking to accomplish this coming Thursday in Montreal. Reilly leads the CFL in passing yards (1,648) and passing touchdowns (90). Thats not to mention that Edmonton has some momentum, as they headed into a Week 6 bye following a 16-15 win at home over Toronto back in Week 5. Against the Argonauts, quarterback Mike Reilly completed 21 of 36 passes for 258 yards with two passing touchdowns and an interception.

Over/under: The UNDER (51.5, 115) has been the dominant trend for the Alouettes, going 24-3 in the past 27 in June, 9-2 in their past 11 road games and 13-6 in the past 19 overall. The line is a bit high, even though its usually an over play when the Eskimos are involved. It wont fly way under, but look for a game played in the 40s.

Overall, they are allowing 226.5 yards per game which is 1st in the West and 1st overall. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.47 yards per rush which is 5th in the West and 6th in the CFL overall. This equates to an average of 145.8 yards per game, which is 1st in the CFL and 1st in the West. They have allowed 6 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing TDs. Teams are completing 57.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try. When looking at all the stats, you might find it difficult to score points on this team because of their stout defense. Overall, they have allowed 323 rushing yards through 4 games. In discussing yards rushing, Edmonton is giving up 80.8 yards per game which is 2nd in the West and 2nd in the CFL. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eskimos have allowed 583 yards over the period of 4 games. The Eskimos have one of the top tier defenses in the CFL giving up 20.5 points per game, which is 2nd in the West and 3rd in the CFL.

The Alouettes come into this matchup with a record of 10-8 and they are currently ranked 2nd in the Eastern Conference. The Montreal Alouettes average 369.1 yards per contest overall putting them 4th in the CFL and 2nd in the conference. So far this season, the Alouettes have thrown for a total of 4,390 passing yards which equates to 243.9 passing yards per game ranking them 6th in the league. Montreal has showed the league they have a potent rushing attack by averaging 125.2 yards per contest, ranking them 2nd in the CFL. As a team, they have a total of 2,253 rushing yards through 18 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Alouettes sit in 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 5th out of the nine teams in the CFL averaging 26.6 points per game. In discussing the offensive production, the Alouettes have one of the average offenses in the league.

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The Alouettes relieved head coach Mike Sherman of his duties over the weekend and will roll into the season with offensive coordinator Khari Jones as the interim bench boss. Its never an encouraging sign when a team parts ways with its head coach before the season even starts but thats the reality the Montreal Alouettes are facing as they prepare to kick off the 2019 campaign Friday against the visiting Edmonton Eskimos.

During the season thus far, the Alouettes have passed the ball for a total of 880 passing yards which breaks down to 220 passing yards per contest which has them at 9th in the CFL and 4th in the Eastern Conference. As a team, they have a total of 672 yards rushing through 4 contests, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. Montreal has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 168 yards per game, which has them at 1st in the CFL and 1st in the Eastern Conference. The Alouettes head into this game 1-2 and they currently sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. In discussing the offensive production, the Alouettes have one of the middle tier offenses in the league. The Montreal Alouettes will be standing on the other sideline and are looking to get a win under their belt this next game. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Alouettes are currently ranked 3rd in the Eastern Conference and 6th out of the nine teams in the CFL with an average of 26.8 points per game. The Montreal Alouettes average 388 yards per game overall which has them at 4th in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference.

The Montreal Alouettes are conceding 30.2 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the Eastern Conference and 6th in the CFL. Their pass defense is one of the worst units in the CFL. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 115.2 yards per game which puts them at 7th in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference. In discussing points given up, they have given up 121 total points. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Alouettes are currently ranked 4th in the Eastern Conference and 9th in the CFL. They are conceding 372 passing yards per contest and 1,488 total passing yards over the course of 4 contests. For 2019, they have allowed 461 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns. They have conceded 6 passing TDs this season which has them at 4th out of the nine teams in the CFL and 2nd in the Eastern Conference.