Grey Cup Picks: Can Toronto Upend Winnipeg?

Grey Cup Picks: Can Toronto Upend Winnipeg?
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After 21 weeks and two playoff rounds of the 2022 CFL season, the Grey Cup is finally here Sunday evening. 

Winnipeg and Toronto will try to win the 109th edition of this finale from Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan. 

CFL Betting Advice: Going Against The Spread!

It has been a solid season for Canadian Sports Bettors, but now this is it. After Sunday night, it will all be over until the summer of 2023. The off-season is so long, but the memories, yes, cut the crap, I know. 

Here is the ATS Table as the playoffs conclude.

  Team   Straight Up   ATS   ATS Units   Over/Under 
  Winnipeg   16-3   12-7   +4.3   9-9 
  Toronto   12-7   11-8   +2.2   10-9 

 

Ontario sports bettors and their bottom lines should be excited about this massive game. Here are the Grey Cup details.

This Week’s Schedule with Moneylines (All Times Eastern)

  • Toronto Argonauts (2.92) vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1.43), Sunday, 6 p.m.
  • The game will be televised on TSN in Canada and ESPN in the U.S.

Can Toronto Upend Winnipeg? 

For Canadian sports bettors, this will be another exciting weekend to wager on the CFL. The intensity cranks to its highest level, with the Grey Cup just days away. First off, can Toronto get past that one final step? The Argonauts have come close but always seem thwarted by one or two miscues in the divisional round. Their last title came in 2017 when the Argonauts defeated the Calgary Stampeders.

Toronto has a shot with McLeod-Bethel Thompson and Andrew Harris anchoring the offence. Even against one of the most feared defences in the last decade or so, the Argonauts believe they have a chance, even if the spread says otherwise.

Meanwhile, Toronto racked up 34 points and 446 yards of offence in the win. The only concern was its defence, which yielded 454 yards. The Argonauts did cause one fumble and made a couple of crucial stops, which proved vital. 

McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw for nearly 300 yards and a couple of scores. He got a boost with Andrew Harris coming back. The all-star running back contributed with a touchdown and a nice game as he got reps to get into shape. 

Toronto’s Kurleigh Gittens Jr. racked up more than 1,100 yards during the season and had quite a few open looks. Both “No. 1” wide receivers figure to cause matchup problems as DaVaris Daniels looked like a top pass-catcher with 109 yards and a touchdown.

The problem for Toronto is what the Argonauts are up against. Winnipeg is going for history, a three-peat, to show that Goliath will not be defeated. 

Winnipeg Tries For The Three-Peat

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are on the brink. 

Yes, Nathan Rourke made some throws on Winnipeg last week and kept the game within one possession. However, the Blue Bombers cruised during the second half. Winnipeg likely needs a stronger foot on the gas pedal this Sunday.

However, Zach Collaros did not practice on Wednesday as teams held their first practices ahead of the big showdown on Sunday evening. Little of that matters. Everyone in Canada and North America knows the Winnipeg signal-caller is playing. Now, no one will honestly know how limited Collaros will be. However, that spread moved from 4.5 to 6.0. Numbers do not lie, and bettors understand.

This game could feature a good deal of offence. Winnipeg wants to run the ball more in the cold. Brady Oliveira ran for 130 yards against British Columbia and probably could have had more. If Winnipeg runs 25-30 times, this game is over. It’s that simple. 

The key for Winnipeg is to slow down Harris and Bethel-Thompson. Zach Collaros should be well enough to play effectively unless something unforeseen happens. Expect Winnipeg to enjoy its virtual home-field advantage and win plus cover in the 109th Grey Cup. 

Power Rankings

  1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  2. Toronto Argonauts
  3. British Columbia Lions
  4. Montreal Alouettes
  5. Calgary Stampeders

Extra Points

These are some bonus wagers worth a look at for this week:

1.  Toronto and Winnipeg Over 48 points - 1.91

2.  First Winnipeg scoring play is a touchdown - 4.00

3. Winnipeg -3 points - 1.87

Odds from Sports Interaction.

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