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The Betting Perspective - WPG @ MTL

Winnipeg (-7) @ Montreal: TOTAL 44.5

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers continue their historic regular season Saturday in Montreal against the Alouettes.

These two teams played each other just a week ago, the Bombers got the better of the Als in a 31-21 victory.

Winnipeg march into this one on a nine-game winning streak, the Bombers have also won their last eight games by double-digits. Last week, quarterback Zach Collaros went a long way to securing his first Most Outstanding Player award by throwing for 280 yards and two touchdowns against Montreal. The Cincinnati alum leads the CFL in passing yards (3112) and touchdowns (20) this season, while only having six interceptions. Despite the success of Collaros this season, the Bombers defense continues to be the backbone of their success. Richie Hall's group have allowed the least amount of points in the league and have the best pass defense, along with a CFL-high 15 interceptions.

Montreal come into this game, knowing they will not win the East division because of the Ticats, Argos matchup Friday. Khari Jones' team easily got the toughest home-stretch of the season but also had the privilege of beating up on the Redblacks three times this year, Montreal closes their season against the Redblacks as well. Running back William Stanback might be the East representative for the MOP award, based on his stellar play this year, including over 100 yards rushing against Winnipeg last Saturday. On the other side of the ball, the Als defense still lead the league in sacks with 45 through 12 games.

The betting line for this one has adjusted from last week, Montreal were 12.5-point underdogs last week but are now getting a touchdown in the rematch.

Alouettes cashed spread tickets a week ago, but have struggled at home. The Als have only one ATS cover in Montreal this season.

Let's use the spread change to cash another cover. Take the Bombers.

Pick: Winnipeg -7

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