(CFL) Ottawa vs. Montreal, 10/11/2021 1:00 PM, Score: 16 - 20
Point Spread: 9.50 | -109.00 Ottawa (Away)
Result: Win
I'm playing on OTTAWA. Thanksgiving Day games tend to have a flavor of their own in Canada; Ottawa has clearly struggled, this is a great spot for a potential upset. The revenge-minded Redblacks are catching Montreal at the right time. The Als are severely banged-up, including at some key positions. Included among the missing players for Montreal is running back William Stanback. That's a blow, as he's leading the entire league in rushing. Some running backs are certainly better than others and Stanback is a good one. That said, the offensive line plays an arguably even bigger role in the success of the rushing attack and therefore we often see backups come in and perform equally well, when given a chance to run the ball. In this case, however, Montreal's offensive line is also severely banged-up. Sean Jamieson (the Als' center) and Phillip Gagnon will both be out. The Ottawa offense has shown signs of life of late. The Redblacks upset Edmonton 34-24 two games ago. The Als have seen their last three games all decided by single-digits, the last two both by a field goal. Off an OT win, note that their 0-5 ATS their last five, when off a SU victory. The line has climbed from its opener and I'm grabbing the points.