Grey Cup Betting Picks: Blue Bombers Visit Hamilton as Slim Favourites

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Grey Cup Betting Picks: Blue Bombers Visit Hamilton as Slim Favourites

The 2021 CFL season comes to a close on Sunday, when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers battle the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 108th edition of the Grey Cup as 3.5-point road favourites on the CFL odds at Bet99. The class of the CFL this season, the Blue Bombers earned the right to defend the Grey Cup title they won in 2019 by knocking off the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders by a narrow 21-17 margin in last weekend’s Western Final. The Tiger-Cats continue the pursuit of their first Grey Cup title since 1999 after mounting an impressive comeback in last weekend’s Eastern Final, upsetting the Toronto Argonauts 27-19.

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers -3.5 vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Sunday December 5, 6:00pm ET
Tim Hortons Field

2021 Regular Season Records
Blue Bombers: 11-3-0 – 22 points; 8-6-0 ATS (1st, West Division)
Tiger-Cats: 8-6-0 SU – 16 points; 8-5-1 ATS (2nd, East Division)

Blue Bombers vs Tiger-Cats Betting Trends

Sunday afternoon’s matchup at Tim Hortons Field marks just the second meeting between these two teams this season, and the ninth time they have battled for the Grey Cup. The Blue Bombers romped to a 19-6 win in a Week 1 clash in Winnipeg, claiming the outright victory as 1.5-point home underdogs. That also marked the team’s second straight win over Hamilton after topping the Tiger-Cats with a 33-12 victory at the 2019 Grey Cup. Overall, the Blue Bombers hold a slight edge in head-to-head action, going 6-4 SU in their past 10 dates with the Ti-Cats. And with their win in the 2019 Grey Cup, Winnipeg now also rides a six-game SU win streak when facing Hamilton in the playoffs.

Low scoring has been commonplace when these two teams meet. The total has topped 50 on just three occasions over their past 11 dates, sparking an epic 11-0 run for the UNDER. Indeed, the UNDER has paid out regularly in head-to-head clashes over the past decade, going 22-6 in 28 meetings since July 2010. That trend has extended to each of these teams this season, with the UNDER going 11-5 for Hamilton and 10-4-1 in Winnipeg’s 15 overall contests.

News & Notes

The Tiger-Cats will be aiming to become the first team to raise the Grey Cup on home turf since they were defeated by the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Taylor Field back in 2013. Hamilton gets set to make their fourth Grey Cup appearance in eight years riding a well-timed three-game SU win streak, which started with a decisive 24-3 victory over the Riders in their final regular season contest. The Ti-Cats have also posted SU wins in each of their past four home dates, with those wins coming by an average margin of 17.3 points per game, and have been a reliable bet on home turf, where they have compiled an impressive 6-2 SU record this season.

The Blue Bombers endured somewhat of a letdown in the final weeks of the regular season after clinching the Western Division title, dropping road decisions in Calgary and Montreal. And after enjoying a bye on Divisional Semi-Final weekend, the Bombers failed to dominate as expected in their Western Final victory over the Riders. That is reflected in their current 0-4 ATS run. However, this team has consistently risen to the challenge in the postseason, going 5-1 SU since 2018, including a solid 3-1 SU and ATS mark on the road, and sport a solid 9-2 SU and ATS record in their past 11 overall while favored by three or fewer points.

Betway

OVER 69.5 seconds

How long will it take for Juno Award-winning R&B singer Savannah Re to sing the national anthem at this year’s Grey Cup

1.83

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In keeping with the importance of the big game, there are plenty of props bets available covering all aspects of the action, both on and off the gridiron. Juno Award-winning singer Savannah Re is scheduled to sing the national anthem before the contest, and sports short 1.83 odds of delivering a rendition lasting more than 69.5 second. Blue Bombers rusher is pegged as an attractive 2.25 bet to catch more passes than the total number of goals scored by the Vancouver Canucks in their Sunday night NHL matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes. And the Bombers sport short 1.80 odds of winning the race to 20 points in Sunday’s contest.

Best Bets: Blue Bombers -3.5 (1.95) at Sports Interaction