This Thursday in CFL football betting, either the BC Lions (1-1) or the Montreal Alouettes (1-1) will leave with a winning record. Unless of course they tie. These two teams last faced each other on September, Friday 9th, 2016 when the Larks lost 27-38 to the Lions at BC Place with erstwhile signal-caller and current free agent Rakeem Cato under center.
Date: Thursday, 6th July
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Commonwealth Stadium
Sportsbook odds for fans who bet football:
B.C. Lions -2½ (-110) 50 (-110) -145
Montreal Alouettes +2½ (-110) 50 (-110) +125
In the QB-cle: Jonathon Jennings connected on 23 of 35 passes for 301 yards, with a touchdown and a pick on Friday in a 28-15 win over the Toronto Argonauts. He was sacked twice.
Offense: The Leos scored 18 points in the fourth quarter; Chris Rainey and Jeremiah Johnson scored both majors in the last quarter of the contest and kicker Ty Long made three field goals. Wide receiver Bryan Burnham was Jennings’s preferred target of the night, accruing a team-best 118 yards receiving.
Defense: Defensive back Ronnie ‘Rebel’ Yell intercepted Argos QB Ricky Ray early in the third quarter, which brought Jennings and the Lions offence back onto the field and into Argonauts territory. Long kicked his third field goal of the evening, from 29-yards out, to extend the Lions’ lead to 10-6. Additionally, Yell recovered fumble to set up running back Jeremiah Johnson’s three-yard score.
Trends for fans who bet football: The Lions have won two thirds of their last six games with the Larks and have covered in 13 of their last 19 meetings with Montreal. The football betting total has gone under in five of the Lions’ last seven road games.
In the QB-cle: Darian Durant threw 14 of 24 (58.3%) for 166 yards with one TD and one pick and the Alouettes lost 19-23 to the Eskimos on Friday. Durant’s interception by Kenny Ladler was returned deep into Montreal territory on a play that resulted in the Esks taking a 23-16 lead with ten minutes left.
Offense: Montreal struck first, taking a 7-0 lead in their third drive, which culminated with Durant finding Tiquan Underwood in the end zone. It was all downhill after that, though. Boris Bede made a 46-yard field goal to pull within four points with seven minutes left, but the Eskimos controlled the clock until the end.
Defense: Jonathon Mincy recovered a fumble to set up the Alouettes drive in Edmonton territory at the 50 yard line, which went as described above. However, the Larks were outscored 17-6 in the second half.
Trends for fans who bet football: The Als are 9-3 straight-up and 4-2 against the spread in their last 12 and six times hosting the Lions, respectively. The football betting total has gone under in five of Montreal’s last six games, under in 13 of their last 19 home games, and over in seven of their last nine encounters with BC at Commonwealth Stadium.