Best Prop Bets on the 108th Grey Cup
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Best Prop Bets on the 108th Grey Cup

Get ready for the best part of the 108th Grey Cup (aside from the Arkells half-time show) – prop bets with our betting preview.

As it is the biggest game of the year in the CFL – the Grey Cup ups the ante with extra prop betting markets. More choices, mean more time figuring out what to bet. Luckily for you, we have gone through the options and found the best prop bets on the 108th Grey Cup.

The 2021 Under Trend Continues in the Playoffs

Game TotalSports Interaction
Over 44.51.91
Under 44.51.91

The 2021 Canadian Football League season was notable for many reasons. One of those reasons that stood out when checking the best CFL betting lines was the number of times the under-hit on games this season.

Only two teams hit the over on more than 50% of their games this season – the Toronto Argonauts and the BC Lions. Hamilton went 5-11 on the over/under this season, while Winnipeg games hit that over even less at 4-10-1.

This season in the CFL, defences consistently performed better than offences. Hamilton and Winnipeg were also top one and two in many defences categories this season. Bet the under on the Grey Cup.

Game Total Under 44.5
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First Quarter Over/Under Predictions: 8.5 is Low

First Quarter TotalSports Interaction
Over 8.51.83
Under 8.51.83

While we like the under on the game, the first quarter line of 8.5 is quite low. That is one touchdown and a field goal. The team that scored the touchdown does not even need to make their extra point for over 8.5 to hit in the first quarter.

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The weather in Hamilton on Sunday looks fine for kicking field goals. Meaning three field goals in the first quarter is also possible. Bet over 8.5 points in the first quarter.

First Quarter Total Over 8.5
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First Scoring Play of the 2021 Grey Cup Prediction

First Scoring PlaySports Interaction
Winnipeg Touchdown4.00
Winnipeg Field Goal4.33
Hamilton Touchdown4.33
Hamilton Field Goal4.80
Winnipeg Any Other Score7.50
Hamilton Any Other Score8.00

This bet is always one of the trickier ones to predict – but due to how the best online sportsbooks make these prop bets – you can always take more than one position on the first scoring play.

If you are looking for one bet to make here, we are going with Hamilton to get the first points. Winnipeg allowed the first points in seven of their 15 games this season. That is surprisingly high for a team that went 12-3 this season and had the number one defence in the Canadian Football League.

In the only meeting between the Tiger-Cats and Blue Bombers this season, Hamilton opened the scoring with a passing touchdown to Jaelon Acklin. In this game, where points will be at a premium, we can see teams settling for field goals early and often in the game. Plus, with a clear forecast and not too much wind – we are betting on the first scoring play being a field goal from the Tiger-Cats.

First Scoring Play Hamilton Tiger-Cats Field Goal
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First Team to Call a Timeout: Could Noise Play a Factor

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Winnipeg played smart football this season. They limited their mistakes and penalties, which helped them to the best record in the league. One thing that could cause them a few issues earlier is a sold-out crowd at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton.

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While we can expect some Winnipeg fans to make the trip, we expect the majority of people will be local Tiger-Cats fans looking to make extra noise to help their team win their first Grey Cup since 1999.

Will it help them win the Grey Cup? That is another topic – which you can read about in our 108th Grey Cup betting preview. What we think the noise can do is force the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to take a timeout early in the game to make adjustments.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers To Take the First Timeout
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Will the game go to Overtime?

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Just like when you are looking at the best betting lines on the Super Bowl – the option to bet on the game going to overtime is attractive. However, the championship game going to extra time is extremely rare.

We are about to watch the 108th Grey Cup this Sunday. In the previous 107, the game has gone to overtime three times (1961, 2016 and double-overtime in 2005). That means only 2.8% of Grey Cup have gone to overtime. Even if you just want to count Grey Cups since the CFL merger in 1958, only 4.9% of Grey Cup have ended the fourth in a tie.

The value of betting on overtime is not there. Either avoid the prop or bet on no overtime and parlay it with other bets during Grey Cup weekend.

Will There Be Overtime No
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Best Online Sportsbooks to Bet on the 108th Grey Cup

Check out our reviews of the best-rated online sportsbooks to bet on the Grey Cup!