Calgary Stampeders vs Montreal Alouettes Free Pick July 14, 2017
Calgary Stampeders vs Montreal Alouettes Free Pick
By Scott Rickenbach
As strong as Calgary’s offense is, they are on the road here and Montreal’s defense has had good success versus the Stampeders in recent meetings.
In fact, the under is a perfect 4-0 the last two seasons in match-ups between these teams and the Stamps have been held to an average of only 16.5 points per game in those 4 meetings.
The key to the under here is the Alouettes anemic offense as they have yet to break the 20-point barrier in their first 3 games this season. Also, the Als have been held to an average of just 19 points per game in their last 4 meetings with Calgary.
Montreal is 14-5 to the under in home games and also 20-8 to the under in their last 28 games as an underdog. They’re facing a Calgary team that held the Blue Bombers to just 10 points at Winnipeg last week. The under is 7-3 in Stampeders road games with a total posted between 45.5 and 49 points.
Also, the Stamps are 15-9 to the under when they enter a game on a winning streak of 2+ games.
Calgary is undefeated so far this season and that is going to bring out the best in the Alouettes defense here as they look to hang around in this one and possibly spring the upset. That is easier said than done but the end result should indeed be a rather tight, low-scoring game in this one.
Free Pick on UNDER the total in Montreal early Friday evening.
Best of luck, Scott “The Bulldog” Rickenbach