Best CFL picks & predictions for the 2019 Grey Cup
This is it, ladies and gentlemen.
After months of vigorous battles between Canadian Football League teams across the board, only two squads remain: Hamilton and Winnipeg.
And come Sunday, the two powerhouses will meet for the chance to capture the league's ultimate prize, which is no doubt the 2019 Grey Cup.
After strong showings in their divisional finals, both the Tiger-Cats and Blue Bombers are feeling confident heading into the championship game. However, who has the best Grey Cup odds leading up to Sunday? Which team will be able to put everything together to complete a dream championship season?
With the Grey Cup almost here, we take a look at both teams, who's the favorite, prop bets and more in our game preview.
- 01Offenses are going to be working overtime
- 02Which color will the Gatorade be for the title celebration?
- 03Which quarterback will throw the first touchdown?
- 04Our pick to be the 2019 Grey Cup champion is...
Offenses are going to be working overtime
Both Winnipeg and Hamilton are known for putting up plenty of points on the board. With so many playmakers and studs on both teams, it's easy to see why defenses always have problems trying to stop them.
Come Sunday, those same offenses will look to light up the scoreboard with the 2019 Grey Cup title on the line.
The over/under fo Sunday's tilt has been set at 52 points. That number may seem high, but keep in mind Hamilton has scored at least 33 points in four of its last five games. As for Winnipeg, they're averaging 30.4 points in its last five games. What can we expect when the two sides meet?
This one should be a close one, with touchdowns being recorded left and right. Our CFL picks are going with Hamilton and Winnipeg hitting the over and doing so in convincing fashion.
Which color will the Gatorade be for the title celebration?
Didn't see this one coming, did you? When it comes to sports finals, there are always going to be some pretty hilarious prop bets fans can make.
The 2019 Grey Cup is no exception, as fans out there actually have the chance to bet on which color they think the Gatorade will be that's dumped on the winning coach.
When either Hamilton or Winnipeg wins the Grey Cup, the players will be sure to shower their coach with Gatorade. But, will it be red, orange, lime/green/yellow, blue, purple, or something else?
The current CFL odds favor the lime/green/yellow combination at 3.25, while blue is at 5.00 and red is at 6.00. Don't forget about Orange at 4.00 and purple with 8.00 odds.
Think you've got the whole Gatorade betting business figured out? Get your bet in if you're feeling confident.
Which quarterback will throw the first touchdown?
The magical season has continued for Hamilton signal caller Dane Evans, as he was brilliant in the divisional final win over Edmonton.
Last weekend, he tossed for 386 yards and a touchdown in the 36-16 victory. How will he follow that act up against the Blue Bombers?
While we believe this could turn out to be a close game, we also think Hamilton will set the tone early and jump out to a quick lead. The Tiger-Cats have so many dangerous threats on offense, especially receiver Brandon Banks.
Because of this, look for Hamilton to get on the board first, with Evans being the first quarterback to throw a touchdown pass. Hey, don't be surprised if he ends up finding Banks in the end zone to kick things off.
Our pick to be the 2019 Grey Cup champion is...
While the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have put together a fantastic season, one they can most certainly be proud of, the CFL odds have Hamilton as the favorites to win it all.
This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone out there who has been following the CFL action throughout the year. The Tiger-Cats have consistently been the top team in the league and enter the Grey Cup having won their last seven games.
In their two regular season games against the Blue Bombers, Hamilton came out on top 23-15 and 33-13, respectively. Entering Sunday's showdown, the line has Hamilton favored by 3.5 points, with 1.63 moneyline odds.
Again, the Blue Bombers will look to make things tough, but our pick here is to go with Hamilton to complete their impressive season and be crowned the 2019 Grey Cup champs.