Alouettes vs. RedBlacks Prediction: CFL Week 11 Point Spread, Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Oct 14, 2021

Matthew Shiltz, Alouettes, 2021

With the injury to starting Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. it will be Matthew Shiltz under centre for his first start since September 2019.

Montreal
7-7
AT
October 16, 2021, 4:00 PM ET
TD Place Stadium
Ottawa
3-11
Pointspread -3.5 -105
Moneyline -191
Over / Under o +45.5

45%

Betting Action

55%

Pointspread +3.5 -115
Moneyline +159
Over / Under u +45.5

45%

Betting Action

55%

The Montreal Alouettes and Ottawa Redblacks cap off their home-and-home series Saturday afternoon in the Nation’s capital and a different quarterback is making his 2021 starting debut. Vernon Adams Jr. is on the six-game injured list for Montreal, so it’s Matthew Shiltz under centre for his first start since September 2019.

The 2-7 Redblacks took a serious blow to their playoff odds in Week 10 but Caleb Evans continued to show promise while under constant pressure from opposing defences during their two losses. The 23-year-old has 650 passing yards and 177 rushing yards through three starts.

Kickoff at TD Place is set for 4 p.m. EST.

CFL Odds and Betting

It was the Alouettes defeating the Redblacks at Montreal last Saturday by a score of 20-16. Shiltz engineered a game-winning drive after Adams Jr. went down with his shoulder injury, the score at the time 16-13 Ottawa. Rookie Cameron Artis-Payne finished the drive off and got the game’s winning score during his last of 23 carries that he turned into 128 rushing yards.

Ottawa ended up covering the spread, advancing their ATS record against Montreal to 11-6-1 in their last 18 meetings. That said, the Als are 16-6 ATS in their last 22 road games and covered by a landslide in their first game at Ottawa this season — a 51-29 victory.

Oddsmakers have Montreal as a 5.5-point road favourite with the over-under at 45.5.

Montreal Alouettes

The good news for Montreal is Shiltz has looked solid in relief both of these past two weeks, throwing for 161 yards on nine completions and 13 attempts. He’s been a member of the Als since 2017 too, so familiarity is another bonus for the backup turned starter.

Outside of quarterback, star running back William Stanback was a full practice participant on Wednesday after missing last week’s contest with a ribs injury. If Stanback plays, he and Artis-Payne would serve as both a security blanket for Shiltz and a nucleus for Montreal’s game plan.

The Als are currently second in the East at 4-4, so it’s important they keeping collecting dubs.

Ottawa RedBlacks

Montreal wasn’t the only team to have a new running back go off in Week 10 as De’Lance Turner rumbled for 71 yards on 10 carries and 15 yards on three receptions in his CFL debut. Turner was the latest Redblack to inject some life into their league-worst offence.

The Redblacks aren’t showing any quit, which is another plus. Ottawa got to Adams Jr. six times in their Week 10 loss and are now fourth with 22 sacks. Their defence is performing better, getting Abdul Kanneh and Sherrod Baltimore in the secondary helps, but is still suffering costly busted coverages. If they continue, Shiltz should capitalize.

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