The 108th Grey Cup is set to kick-off this Sunday, December 12th, at 6:00pm EST.
If you're new to the Canadian Football League, it's not just a lesser version of the NFL. It has its own rules, culture, and a rich history that dates back almost twice as long as the Super Bowl.
Here's a little taste of what it offers and what it means to the Great White North.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 CFL season was cancelled. This week's Grey Cup will be a rematch of the last one that took place back in 2019 between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Winnipeg got the better of the Ti-Cats, beating them 33-12 for their its 11th Grey Cup victory.
Here are the odds for this year's edition of the biggest football game in Canada.
Blue Bombers vs. Tiger-Cats Odds, Spread, and Total
- Blue Bombers -3.5 (-110)
- Tiger-Cats +3.5 (-110)
- Blue Bombers -195
- Tiger-Cats +165
- 44.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
Blue Bombers vs. Tiger-Cats Betting Trends
- Blue Bombers are 14-7 ATS in their last 21 games.
- The UNDER is 12-5 in the Blue Bombers last 17 games.
- Tiger-Cats are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games.
- The UNDER is 14-5 in the Tiger-Cats last 19 games.
Blue Bombers vs. Tiger-Cats Prediction and Pick
The trends for both teams predict this game to be a defensive showdown. The UNDER is 12-5 in the Blue Bombers last 17 games and 14-5 in the Tiger-Cats last 19 games. The statistics tell the same story.
The Tiger-Cats and Blue Bombers boast two of the top defensive units in the CFL this season. Hamilton's defense averaged kept opponents to only 7.3 yards per pass attempt, and Winnipeg kept them to 6.4 yards per pass attempt, the two best marks in the league.
Hamilton also sported the top run defense, keeping teams to an average of 4.2 yards per rush, while the Blue Bombers ranks fourth, keeping teams to an average of five yards per carry on the ground.
If you're looking to bet on a side, it's hard to not back the defending champions, who lead the league in yards per pass attempt (8.7) and second yards per rush (5.3).