Blue Bombers vs. Alouettes Prediction: CFL Week 2 Point Spread, Odds

David Bastl | Updated Jun 20, 2018

Chris Streveler

Both the Bombers and Alouettes are in search of their first win of the season when they meet in Montreal Friday night.

June 22, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Pointspread -2 -110
Moneyline -135
Over / Under o +47


Betting Action


Pointspread +2 -110
Moneyline +115
Over / Under u +47


Betting Action


The Bombers swept the season series last year, but the Als want to get off to a good start in their home opener. Oddsmakers have the Bombers set as 3-point favourites in this CFL matchup with a game total of 51 points.

Blue Bombers vs. Alouettes Betting Analysis

The Bombers and Alouettes had two high scoring games last season, both resulting in Bombers wins. First in Winnipeg in week six with the Blue winning 41-40, then the return game in week ten needed overtime with the Bombers prevailing 34-31. The Bombers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record, and very good one the road in their last 29 games, as they are 21-8 ATS. It’s the opposite story for the Alouettes as they are 3-14 ATS in the last 17 games overall.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

It was a good news/bad news scenario for the Blue Bombers last week against the Eskimos. The bad news: they ended being on the wrong side of a 33-30 decision to the Eskimos. The good news? Looks like they have a capable starting quarterback in Chris Streveler while regular starter Matt Nichols gets healthy. Streveler was 15 of 28 for 178 yards and three touchdowns in the loss, but didn’t look out of place. He’ll start once again this Friday in Montreal. One target he’ll have to find this week is receiver Adarius Bowman. Bowman was a prized free agent, and brought in to be a difference maker, but was only targeted two times, and didn’t catch a ball against his former team last week.

Running back Andrew Harris is likely to be used more often as he handled the ball 14 times on the ground, but only hauled in three catches versus Edmonton. Of note, the Bombers added quarterback Mitchell Gale to the roster this week, with back-up quarterback as Alex Ross on the sidelines for the next 4-6 weeks with an injury he suffered in week one. Third-stringer Bryan Bennett will serve as Streveler’s back-up Friday night.

Montreal Alouettes

The Alouettes scored ten points in the first quarter against the Lions this past Saturday night, but that was all, as the offence was shut down the remainder of the game in a 22-10 loss in Vancouver. Quarterback Drew Willy, who faces his ex-team once again, was sacked five times in the loss to the Lions, and will be likely missing the services of import right-tackle Ruben Carter who left Saturday’s game with a right shoulder injury.

The Als deserved better in the loss as they registered 19 first downs, 337 yards – net offence, and controlled the ball for more than 32 minutes of the game. But they also took 14 penalties for 125 yards that hurt them in the end. Keep an eye on speedy receiver Chris Matthews. After an injury-riddled 2017 campaign with the B.C. Lions, the 4-time East Division all-star caught six passes (targeted 9 times) for 98 yards and a touchdown. He’s a home-run receiver that will be facing a defence that gave up over 400 passing yards last week.

Blue Bombers vs. Alouettes Prediction