2021 Grey Cup Betting Preview
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2021 Grey Cup Betting Preview

The 2021 Grey Cup is here, with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats opening as underdogs against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

After over two years, the Grey Cup is back – with Hamilton and Winnipeg headlining an exciting game between two of the best teams in the CFL. Winnipeg looks to repeat as winners for the first time in 30 years while Hamilton aims to capture their first title since 1999. Get ready for the game with our 2021 Grey Cup betting preview.

108th Grey Cup Game Preview and Predictions

  • Location: Tim Hortons Field (Hamilton, Ontario)
  • Date/Time: Sunday, December 12, at 6:00 PM EST
  • Half-Time Show: The Arkells

The sold-out Grey Cup kicks off this weekend in Hamilton – with Hamilton and Winnipeg meeting in a rematch of the 2019 Grey Cup.

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Why the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will Win the 108th Grey Cup

  • Grey Cup Record: 11-14 (8-6 since 1958)
  • Last Grey Cup Win: 2019
  • 2021 Record: 12-3

Despite playing one of their shakiest games this season – the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are back in the Grey Cup. The best Grey Cup betting lines have Winnipeg as the favourite (the 13th time this season they opened as the favourite).

The Blue Bombers committed five turnovers in their win against the Roughriders. How did they pull it off – despite giving Saskatchewan ample opportunities? Running back Andrew Harris. While Zach Collaros is a MOP candidate for Winnipeg this season – Harris may be their most important offensive player.

With Harris in the line-up this season, Winnipeg is 8-0. He has averaged at least 4.4 yards per rush in every game – and over 5.0 in six of his eight appearances. He keeps the chains moving – which keeps Winnipeg league-leading defence fresh.

Defence Wins Championships – and Winnipeg has the League’s Best Unit

Winnipeg’s success this season is built around their defence. The unit led the league in points allowed, yards allowed, and turnovers. What is arguably more is impressive is how good they played in the fourth quarter. Winnipeg only allowed a touchdown in the fourth quarter twice this season. Both games were once Winnipeg clinched the best record in the league.

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It is hard to move the ball against the Blue Bombers and even harder to score. Hamilton saw it in the 2019 Grey Cup when they only scored 12 points. And the Tiger-Cats saw it in Week 1 this season when they put up a season-low six points.

Winnipeg can repeat as Grey Cup champs thanks to their elite defence, a strong run game, and how well they match up against Hamilton.

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Why the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will Win the 108th Grey Cup

  • Grey Cup Record: 8-13 (6-13 since 1958)
  • Last Win: 1999 (longest Grey Cup drought in the CFL)
  • 2021 Record: 10-6

Before the start of the 2021 CFL Season, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats were the favourites to win the 108th Grey Cup. They were also our Preseason pick to win the 2021 Grey Cup. After a rocky start to the season, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are finally looking like the preseason Grey Cup favourites.

Since their second bye week (October 16), the Tiger-Cats are 6-1 with all six wins by at least eight points. During that stretch, the Tiger-Cats are 4-0 at home – with all four wins coming by double-digits. Where is the Grey Cup this year? At Tim Hortons’ Field in Hamilton.

The key for the Tiger-Cats in this game is their defence. The Tiger-Cats forced four turnovers in their East Semi-Finals win against the Montreal Alouettes. In their win against the Argos, Hamilton forced Toronto to kick seven field goals (which is partly why they were able to come back and win the game).

Can Dane Evans Lead the Ti-Cats to Victory?

The interesting thing for the Tiger-Cats going into the Grey Cup is the quarterback situation. Hamilton pulled Jeremiah Masoli after coughing a fumble in the first quarter. His replacement – Dane Evans – entered the game and played arguably the best three-quarters of football anyone has this season. Evans went 16/16 in relief duty – leading the Tiger-Cats to 27 points in the second half for the win.

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Evans was the quarterback for Hamilton in the 2019 Grey Cup. While he did struggle in that game, he was stellar taking over for Masoli (who tore his ACL in 2019) – going 9-2 with 3,754 yards and 21 TDs. If he can take his experience from the last Grey Cup and play as he did in the win against Toronto – Hamilton can upset Winnipeg and win the Grey Cup.

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Best Online Sportsbooks to Bet on the Grey Cup

Find our reviews of the best online sportsbooks in Canada to learn more about the best places to bet on the 108th Grey Cup.