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Bank on Blue Bombers To Dominate Alouettes in 110th Grey Cup

It’s not quite the rematch everyone expected for the 110th Grey Cup. Now, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are wide favorites to take out the upstart Montreal Alouettes this Sunday. The Alouettes upset the defending Grey Cup champions, Toronto. But will they do it again? That’s unlikely as Winnipeg should prove to be one of the best CFL football bets even with the public steaming its lines.

The Blue Bombers are 8½-point favorites and -400 on the moneyline. The total sits at 47.

Bank on Blue Bombers To Dominate Alouettes in 110th Grey Cup
Bank on Blue Bombers To Dominate Alouettes in 110th Grey Cup

Is Third Time’s the Charm for Montreal?

With the win over Toronto, that made it seven straight for Montreal. The Alouettes’ defense came up big and forced nine turnovers. It will need to do something similar against Winnipeg. And on offense, quarterback Cody Fajardo needs to do more than emulate Ricky Ray. This is Montreal’s third crack at Winnipeg.

The Alouettes lost by an average of 22 points in their two games against the Blue Bombers, 17-3 and 47-17. In both games, Fajardo and the offense were held out of the end zone.

The two majors Montreal scored came by way of pick-sixes. Montreal forced Winnipeg QB Zach Collaros to throw three interceptions. And yet Winnipeg still won by 30.

Fajardo was “okay” in Montreal’s upset of Toronto. Running back William Stanback was also held to just 19 yards. It took an all-time performance from the defense to seal that victory. And given the CFL football odds, we should not hold our breath for a repeat performance.

Blue Bombers Have Big Edge in Intangibles

Statistically, Winnipeg already has the better offense and defense here. But another edge Winnipeg has is its intangibles. This is the Blue Bombers’ fourth straight trip to the Grey Cup. This is business as usual for a core that has been together for over five years. On top of that, the Bombers know Fajardo all too well.

Winnipeg already edged Fajardo in the playoffs in 2019 and 2021 when he was with Saskatchewan. Since then, Fajardo has not been the same prolific QB. While he’s good enough to get his team wins, he’ll need plenty of help from the defense.

Collaros is still the best QB in the CFL. The Bombers’ defense features a clutch defensive line even if the secondary can be prone to getting lit up. Either way, the best CFL football pick for Nov 19 is in laying points on Winnipeg.

 

The totals for the Blue Bombers have gone over in eight of their last nine games. But they have gone under in seven of the Alouettes’ last nine games.

Blue Bombers vs Alouettes Game Information

  • Game: Blue Bombers (15-3) vs Alouettes (13-7)
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m. ET
  • Location: Tim Hortons Field, Hamilton, ON
  • Blue Bombers vs Alouettes Live Stream: CFL.ca+, ESPN+, CBS Streaming Network

 

Blue Bombers vs Alouettes Betting Lines

Blue Bombers vs Alouettes Game Weather Conditions

It will be partly cloudy and a chilly 43 degrees Fahrenheit in Hamilton on Sunday evening.

Blue Bombers vs Alouettes Game Prediction

Predicted Score: Blue Bombers 31, Alouettes 20

Lay it on the Blue Bombers

The Blue Bombers at their current CFL line are a hefty spread. It is also possible to add a 3½-point teaser in a parlay with another football game over the weekend. But given Winnipeg’s edges in experience and everywhere outside special teams, lay the points.

CFL Pick: Winnipeg Blue Bombers -8½

Bet on a High-Scoring Grey Cup

With a clear forecast, bet online on Winnipeg and Montreal to combine for a game that goes over the total. Winnipeg averages over 32 points a game and six of its last seven road games have gone over their totals.

CFL Pick: Over 47

 

 

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