Lions vs. Alouettes Prediction: CFL Week 14 Point Spread, Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Sep 08, 2022

The BC Lions will be aiming to extend their unblemished record on the road this season when they visit the Montreal Alouettes on Friday in CFL Week 14 action.

BC
12-6
AT
September 09, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
Percival Molson Memorial Stadium
Montreal
9-9
Pointspread -1 -115
Moneyline -118
Over / Under o +50.5

64%

Betting Action

36%

Pointspread +1 -105
Moneyline -102
Over / Under u +50.5

64%

Betting Action

36%

The Lions enjoyed a bye last week after dropping a 23-16 decision to the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders in Week 12. However, the Lions have remained perfect on the road, tallying straight up and against the spread wins in each of their four away games to date. Conversely, the Alouettes look to rebound after being outclassed in last weekend’s 38-24 loss to Ottawa. The defeat snapped the Als’ first two-game win streak of the season, and dumped them to 2-3-0 in five home games to date.

The Lions have held steady since opening as 3.5-point road favourites on the CFL odds, but have garnered the support of just 35 per cent of sports bettors, while the Alouettes are pegged as +156 moneyline underdogs. Since opening at 53.5, the total has climbed slightly to 54.5. However, the UNDER has attracted 83 per cent of the betting action.

CFL Odds and Betting

Friday night’s matchup at Percival Molson Stadium marks the first and only scheduled meeting of the season between these teams. The Lions have dominated in recent head-to-head action, winning and covering in nine of 10 dates with the Alouettes, including five of their past six visits to Montreal.

Recent clashes between these teams have tended towards low scoring, with the total topping 48 just once during a 7-1-0 run for the UNDER. Currently sitting second in the CFL West standings, six points back of Winnipeg with two games in hand, the Lions have compiled a 7-3-0 record against the spread this season, and have covered in five of their past seven as road chalk. The Alouettes have covered in just one of their past four home dates, but have won outright in four of six as home underdogs.

BC Lions

Last week’s bye was timely for the Lions, who are still reeling from the indefinite loss of star quarterback Nathan Rourke to a foot injury. Rourke played a pivotal role in the Lions’ turnaround after the team tallied just five wins last season, racking up a league-leading 3,281 passing yards and 25 touchdowns in nine games before getting hurt.

In the wake of Rourke’s injury, the Lions pulled the trigger on a deal to acquire veteran passer Vernon Adams Jr. from Montreal. However, it remains unclear whether Adams will face his former teammates this week considering it was Antonio Pipkin who handled the majority of reps in practice to start the week. Regardless of who is under centre, the Lions are unlikely to maintain the prolific offensive pace that marked the first half of their season. Accordingly, the BC defence is also likely to face a bigger workload, and not necessarily with what has become a customary early lead.

Montreal Alouettes

The Alouettes blew a golden opportunity to close the gap on the East Division-leading Toronto Argonauts with last week’s 38-24 loss to the visiting RedBlacks. The Als have now surrendered 30 or more points on five occasions this season, with last week’s defeat particularly smarting considering it came against the offensively challenged RedBlacks.

Overall, the Alouettes now rank dead last in the East, with 28.3 points allowed per game. However, there were still positives to take away from last week’s defeat. Despite tossing a pair of picks, Trevor Harris remained steady under centre, throwing for two scores, and has now connected for five touchdowns combined in their past two outings. With the Lions in disarray in the wake of Rourke’s injury, opportunity knocks for Montreal.

CFL Prediction: Who Will Win Lions vs. Alouettes?

SportsInteraction