Montreal Alouettes vs. Edmonton Eskimos - 11/10/19 CFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Edmonton Eskimos (8-10) vs. Montreal Alouettes (10-8)
CFL Football: Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Molson Stadium)
The Line: Montreal Alouettes -1.5 -- Over/Under: 50
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The Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes meet Sunday in the CFL Division Semifinals at Molson Stadium.
The Edmonton Eskimos enter the playoffs losing seven of their last nine games. The Edmonton Eskimos have lost three of their last four road games. Trevor Harris is completing 71.8 percent of his passes for 4,027 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. Harris has three or more touchdown passes in six of his last 16 games. Greg Ellingson and Ricky Collins have combined for 2,273 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while DaVaris Daniels has 53 receptions. The Edmonton Eskimos ground game is averaging 90.1 yards per contest, and CJ Gable leads the way with 1,001 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Edmonton is allowing 22.2 points and 322.2 yards per game. Larry Dean leads the Edmonton Eskimos with 85 tackles, Mike Moore has nine sacks and Tyquwan Glass has three interceptions.
The Montreal Alouettes enter the playoffs splitting their last eight games. The Montreal Alouettes have won five of their last six home games. Vernon Adams is completing 65.7 percent of his passes for 3,942 yards, 24 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Adams has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 11 games. Geno Lewis and Quan Bray have combined for 1,951 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while DeVier Posey has 50 receptions. The Montreal Alouettes ground game is averaging 125.2 yards per contest, and William Stanback leads the way with 1,048 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Montreal is allowing 26.9 points and 420.9 yards per game. Henoc Muamba leads the Montreal Alouettes with 93 tackles, John Bowman has eight sacks and Greg Reid has three interceptions.
The Eskimos are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games, 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Division Semifinals games and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Alouettes are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Division Semifinals games, 6-13 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Eskimos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Montreal and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 11-3-1 in Eskimos last 15 road games. The over is 7-1 in Alouettes last 8 games in November.
The Edmonton Eskimos have won nine of the last 10 meetings against the Montreal Alouettes, but they enter the playoffs in brutal form where they've lost seven of their last nine overall and three of their last four on the road. Edmonton is also just 2-6-1 ATS on the road this season. The Montreal Alouettes have played their best football at home, and they should be welcomed by a nasty home crowd given this will be their first playoff trip since 2014 when they made it to the East Final. I'll gladly lay the small chalk with the Alouettes on their home field.