Only four remain as the CFL Playoffs reach the Division Finals this weekend. Find our predictions to win the game and reach the 2021 Grey Cup here!
The CFL Playoffs continue on December 5, with the East and West Division Finals. Toronto and Hamilton kick things off on Sunday (12:30 PM EST) – meeting for the fifth time this season, followed by Winnipeg hosting Saskatchewan (4:00 PM EST). Get ready for the weekend with our CFL 2021 East and West Finals betting preview.
Toronto has the Edge over Hamilton in the 2021 East Finals
The best 2021 CFL Playoffs betting odds give a slight edge to the Toronto Argonauts against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2021 East Finals
Toronto Argonauts Stats
- Record: 9-5 (6-7-1 ATS)
- Yards per Game: 338.0 (seventh in the CFL)
- Points per Game: 22.1 (sixth in the CFL)
- Yards Allowed per Game: 360.5 (seventh in the CFL)
- Points Allowed per Game: 22.7 (sixth in the CFL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Stats:
- Record: 9-6 (9-5-1 ATS)
- Yards per Game: 339.4 (sixth in the CFL)
- Points per Game: 22.3 (fourth in the CFL)
- Yards Allowed per Game: 314.2 (third in the CFL)
- Points Allowed per Game: 17.4 (second in the CFL)
Game Prediction: Argonauts Use Their Home-Field Advantage for Tight Win Over Tiger-Cats
The 2021 Canadian Football League Division Finals open on Sunday (at 12:30 PM EST) with the Toronto Argonauts hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Argonauts took three of four from Hamilton this season – with Toronto winning both home games and once in the Hammer.
While Hamilton has advantages over the Argonauts on the defence – they have not been as strong against the Argonauts. In Toronto’s 24-23 win over Hamilton, McLeod Bethel-Thompson tossed a season-high 388 yards. In that game the Ti-Cats defence fell apart in the fourth quarter, allowing the Argos to score 19 points.
Toronto was superb at home this season. The Argos went 6-1 at home this season – with the lone loss when the Argos benched their starters in Week 16.
The Argos also have an x-factor that most people are probably overlooking – kicker Boris Bede. Bede is 13/13 on field goals in his last three games. He also leads the CFL this season with six 50+ yard field goals. Even if the Tiger-Cats can stall the Argos, they can still put points on the board.
Overall, we like the Argos in this matchup. Hamilton has struggled against the Argos – especially when they start Bethel-Thompson at QB. They can keep it close but Toronto keeps finding holes in Hamilton’s defence, which results in wins.
Winnipeg Opens as Favourites over Saskatchewan in the 2021 West Finals
Winnipeg opens as the biggest favourite of the 2021 CFL Playoffs as to look to return to consecutive Grey Cup for the first time since 1992-93.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Stats:
- Record: 11-3 (8-6 ATS)
- Yards per Game: 356.1 (second in the CFL)
- Points per Game: 25.8 (first in the CFL)
- Yards Allowed per Game: 287.6 (first in the CFL)
- Points Allowed per Game: 13.4 (first in the CFL)
Saskatchewan Roughriders Stats
- Record: 10-5 (7-8 ATS)
- Yards per Game: 309.9 (eighth in the CFL)
- Points per Game: 20.7 (seventh in the CFL)
- Yards Allowed per Game: 335.6 (fourth in the CFL)
- Points Allowed per Game: 20.3 (fourth in the CFL)
Game Prediction: Winnipeg should Bowl Over Saskatchewan to Make Grey Cup
Excluding two losses in meaningless games to end the season, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been nearly unbeatable this season. They have talent everywhere on the field – with their defence in 2021 especially impressive. It is why excluding two games, 2021 Winnipeg Blue Bombers betting odds have them as the favourite.
The Roughriders felt the brunt of the Blue Bombers in two decisive losses this season. The Blue Bombers held the Roughriders to 17 total points and only one touchdown in their two meetings this season. What the Blue Bombers do on defence flusters quarterback Cody Fajardo – resulting in arguably his two worst starts of the 2021 CFL Regular Season.
Making mistakes against the Blue Bombers is a death knell. The Blue Bomber make the most out of turnovers – which is why they score the most points without needing to outgain opponents in yardage. The Roughriders turned the ball over four times in their win against the Stampeders – which is not a promising sign heading into Sunday’s game.
Winnipeg went 7-0 at home this season. Six of their seven wins – including a 33-9 against the Roughriders – were by double-digits. The only time Blue Bombers have shown any sloppiness was on the road against the East Division. That is not the scenario on Sunday.
Expect the Winnipeg – and recent CFL MOP candidate Zack Collaros – to win on Sunday and return to the Grey Cup.
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