A berth in the 2021 Grey Cup will be up for grabs on Sunday when the Toronto Argonauts play host to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Division Final. The Argonauts claimed their spot in this year’s East Final by virtue of their first-place finish in the east standings, while the Ticats travel to Toronto after posting a 23-12 win over the Montreal Alouettes in divisional semi-final action. Later in the day, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak as they host the Saskatchewan Roughriders as 7.5-point chalk in West Division Final action.
CanadianBettingSites takes a look at all the odds and trends as the countdown towards the 2021 Grey Cup continues. Sports bettors looking to get in on CFL action for the first time can check out our sportsbook guides and free betting tools to learn all they need to know about getting the most out of their Canadian Football League bets.
|CFL Division Final Odds|
|Hamilton Tiger-Cats||Pick (1.87)||+0.5 (1.85)||+1 (1.83)||+1 (1.83)|
|Toronto Argonauts||Pick (1.95)||-0.5 (1.85)||-1 (2.00)||-1 (2.00)|
|Sakatchewan Roughriders||+8 (1.95)||+7.5 (1.83)||+7.5 (1.90)||+7.5 (1.91)|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||+8 (1.87)||-7.5 (1.88)||-7.5 (1.90)||-7.5 (1.91)|
Hamilton Tiger-Cats vs Toronto Argonauts
Sunday December 5, 12:30pm ET
2021 Regular Season Records
Tiger-Cats: 8-6-0 SU – 16 points; 8-5-1 ATS (2nd, East Division)
Argonauts: 9-5-0 SU – 18 points; 6-7-1 ATS (1st, East Division)
Tiger-Cats vs Argonauts Betting Trends
Sunday afternoon’s matchup marks the fifth meeting of the current campaign between these long-time East Division rivals. The Argonauts rebounded to tally three straight outright wins over the Ti-Cats after dropping a 32-19 decision at Tim Hortons Field on Labour Day weekend.
Recap: Argos fall in Labour Day Clash: HAMILTON — Dane Evans threw two touchdowns and Simoni Lawrence notched a pick-six as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defeated the Toronto Argonauts 32-19 for a Labour Day Classic victory in the first game… https://t.co/FtFnujIb5W via @TorontoArgos pic.twitter.com/OOh0nzVQGQ
— CFL Headlines (@CFL_Headlines) September 6, 2021
The Argos’ recent success ends a lengthy record of futility against Hamilton, which had taken home the win in each of their seven previous tilts and 18 of 23 clashes since June 2013. More important is the Argonauts’ steady improvement when facing the Ti-Cats this season. Toronto was outclassed in that Labour Day loss in Hamilton, but responded with character performances to claim victory by just a single point in their next two outings, and were simply dominant in a 31-12 home victory at BMO Field just three weks ago.
News & Notes
The Argonauts find themselves pegged as slim betting chalk despite emerging as a dominant force on home turf this season. The Boatmen posted SU wins in each of their first six home dates, and can be forgiven for the letdown in a meaningless 13-7 loss to Edmonton in their regular season finale. Overall, Toronto has compiled a respectable 4-2-1 ATS record at home this season. However, it is tough to overlook that three of those victories came by three or fewer points.
Five factors played a key role in the Hamilton Tiger-Cats heading to the CFL East final after beating the Montreal Alouettes 23-12 in the division semifinal at Tim Hortons Field on Sunday.https://t.co/vtLgP4mlqt
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 29, 2021
The Tiger-Cats travel to Toronto after marching to a seemingly easy victory over Montreal in last weekend’s East semi-final. However, it was far from a dominant performance by the Hamilton offence, which racked up just 237 yards of total offence. Indeed, it was the kicker Michael Domagala that came to rescue of a stalled Ti-Cats attack with three field goals, each coming on drives following Montreal fumbles.
Best Bets: Argonauts -1 (2.00)
A dominant force on home turf this season, the Toronto Argonauts offer enormous value on the odds to win the 2021 Grey Cup
Saskatchewan Roughriders vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Sunday December 5, 4:30pm ET
2021 Regular Season Records
Roughriders: 9-5-0 SU -18 points; 6-8-0 ATS (2nd, West Division)
Blue Bombers: 11-3-0 – 22 points; 8-6-0 ATS (1st, West Division)
Roughriders vs Blue Bombers Betting Trends
Sunday afternoon’s matchup marks the third meeting of the season between these two teams. The Blue Bombers dominated in each of those contests, outscoring the Riders by a wide overall margin of 56-17 while tallying a pair of victories. That includes a crushing 33-9 win in Winnipeg back in Week 6, which lifted the Blue Bombers to 6-2 SU in their past eight dates with Saskatchewan.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the Banjo Bowl Champions following their 33-9 win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders! pic.twitter.com/ZcTQ7d9xiT
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) September 11, 2021
Not surprisingly, the Blue Bombers have also covered in seven of their past eight dates with the Roughriders. The UNDER has prevailed in each of those eight outings, with these two teams combining to score over 40 points just three times during that stretch. The Bombers have also compiled a solid 6-1 SU record in their past seven dates with the Riders while favoured by seven or more points, but have failed to cover in each of their past four.
News & Notes
Listed as heavy favourites on the Grey Cup betting picks as the regular season came to a close, the challenge for the Bombers now is to regain momentum after sleepwalking through a pair of meaningless losses to close out their regular season schedule. However, quarterback Zach Collaras leads a Bombers offence that is by far the class of this league, and should have little trouble getting motivated for a run at a second straight Grey Cup victory.
It wasn’t perfect but the Saskatchewan Roughriders reached the CFL’s West Division final with a 33-30 overtime victory over the Calgary Stampeders https://t.co/50m0qCZFWt
— CBC Sports (@cbcsports) November 29, 2021
As for the Riders, the challenge will be to spark an attack that fell flat in each of their two meetings with Winnipeg this season. Saskatchewan also has work to do to flip the script after being bounced from the playoffs by the Bombers in each of the past two seasons. However, the Saskatchewan offence is coming off arguably its best performance of the season in last week’s 33-30 win over the Calgary Stampeders. That is, with the exception of the four interceptions thrown by passer Cody Fajardo.
Best Bets: Blue Bombers -7.5 (1.91)
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