Alouettes vs. RedBlacks Prediction: CFL Week 5 Point Spread, Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Jul 10, 2019

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William Stanback bulldozed the Tiger-Cats for 203 rushing yards and three touchdowns in last week’s victory, giving him the CFL lead in rushing yards (357).

Montreal
10-8
AT
July 13, 2019, 4:00 PM ET
TD Place Stadium
Ottawa
3-15
Pointspread +9 -115
Moneyline +311
Over / Under o +51.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

Pointspread -9 -105
Moneyline -380
Over / Under u +51.5

71%

Betting Action

29%

The Ottawa RedBlacks suffered a rude awakening last time out – and they’d love nothing more than to extend the same courtesy to the Montreal Alouettes when the East Division rivals face off Saturday afternoon at TD Place. The RedBlacks suffered their first loss of the season in stunning fashion last week, dropping a 29-14 home decision to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Montreal upended Hamilton 36-29 last time out but is still looking for its first road win of 2019.

CFL Odds and Betting

Despite having combined for a .500 straight-up record through their first six games of the season, the Alouettes and RedBlacks both carry strong against the spread (ATS) trends into their first meeting of the campaign. Montreal is 7-1 against the spread in its previous eight games overall, and has covered eight of its previous 10 road contests. Ottawa, meanwhile, has converted four consecutive covers against East Division opponents dating back to last season.

The totals trends for these teams have been even more one-sided – and that could be good news for under bettors. The Alouettes enter the weekend having finished below the number in 10 of their previous 13 games away from Montreal, and are 40-17-1 to the under in their past 58 games against divisional foes. The RedBlacks are 4-13 O/U in their previous 17 outings against the East, and 18-8 in favour of the under in their past 26 games following a defeat.

Montreal Alouettes

If the Alouettes hope to hit the win column away from Montreal for the first time this season, they’ll almost certainly need William Stanback to continue his torrid start to the campaign. Stanback bulldozed the Tiger-Cats for 203 rushing yards and three touchdowns in last week’s victory, giving him the CFL lead in rushing yards (357) on an incredible 9.1 yards per carry. Stanback didn’t face the RedBlacks last season.

Ottawa RedBlacks

The RedBlacks have plenty to look at when identifying what went wrong against the visiting Blue Bombers in their last game. They finished with an astonishing 24 net rushing yards – starter Mossis Madu had 18 yards on six carries – while they were also hurt by three turnovers. But a rash of penalties was perhaps the most disconcerting development, with the RedBlacks racking up 10 flags for a whopping 110 yards in the defeat.

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