CFL preview and pick: Alouettes and Blue Bombers
Montreal Alouettes vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers (-2, 55.5)
Friday, Aug. 3, Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg, 8:30 p.m. ET
It’s almost hard to believe, but Montreal has lost two games in a row for the first time since 2008. And it gets even worse when it comes to covering the pointspread.
The Als have now failed to cover the spread in three straight games and are 1-4 ATS (against the spread) this season. Going back to last season, Montreal has only covered one of its past 12 games, making the team one of the worst bets in sports recently.
If Montreal bettors are looking for a bright spot it’s that the lone moneymaking win for Montreal was a 41-30 drubbing over Winnipeg on July 6. The Bombers had their worst defensive performance since 2005 in that one, surrendering 551 yards of net offense.
Winnipeg is getting some bodies back on defense this week including linebacker Marcellus Bowman and some help on the D-line. The Bombers are also coming off their first win of the season after coming back from a 13-point deficit to beat Edmonton last week. It just happened to be the Blue Bombers’ first home game of the year too, after opening the season with four straight road games.
Alex Brink will get the start again at QB in place of the injured Buck Pierce. Brink earned his first win as the starting QB last week and looked much more comfortable than the week before when he started and lost to Toronto.
Things could be looking up for the Bombers. Pick: Covers Contest
players like Montreal by a big margin
Note: Keep an eye on the weather for this game. Forecasters are calling for showers and thunder storms in Winnipeg Friday.