The Canadian Football League 2021 season is coming to an end.
This week features the divisional finals as four teams compete for a chance to play in the 108th Grey Cup. The Toronto Argonauts take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Divisional Final, while the defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers will host the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the West Division Final.
The Blue Bombers, held the best record in the CFL this year at 11-3. They defeated the Roughriders by a combined score of 56-17 in their two regular season meetings. Saskatchewan has a big hill to climb if they want to pull off the upset and advance to the Grey Cup.
Here are the odds via WynnBET for the West Division Final.
Roughriders vs. Blue Bombers Odds, Spread, and Total
- Roughriders +8 (-110)
- Blue Bombers -8 (-110)
- Roughriders +275
- Blue Bombers -360
- 45.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
Roughriders vs. Blue Bombers Prediction and Pick
If you're new to betting on the CFL, then you may feel the allure of betting on an 8-point underdog. I am here to tell you not to fall for that trap.
The Blue Bombers are kings of the CFL for good reason, and the analytics show this game should result in a blowout, just like their two regular season meetings did.
Winnipeg ranks second in yards per carry (5.3), and they lead the league in yards per pass attempt (8.7). This is bad news for Roughrider fans, as Saskatchewan ranks second last in the league in opponent yards per pass attempt, allowing an average of 8.8 yards.
Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros torched the Roughriders in their two regular season meetings, completing 37-of-49 passes for 523 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. I expect a similar performance from him this weekend.
Lay the chalk in the West Division Final.