Riders longest odds to win Grey Cup, plus best value plays

Saskatchewan had the longest odds to win the 2017 Grey Cup when the regular season started and nothing has changed for the playoffs.

The Riders are 11-to-1 odds to hoist the CFL’s championship trophy via Bet365, down from 16-to-1 when the year kicked-off.

Odds to win Grey Cup:

Calgary Stampeders                             5/6
Winnipeg Blue Bombers                      5/1
Toronto Argonauts                               13/2
Edmonton Eskimos                             17/2
Ottawa Redblacks                                 19/2
Saskatchewan Roughriders                11/1

From the Slam Dunk picks corner there are two teams that stand out from a value perspective.

Toronto is one. The Argos are sailing along with a 5-2 record over their final seven games and are 5-1 with James Wilder Jr. as the starting running back. Marc Trestman knows how to utilize the bye week to his team’s advantage. Shawn Lemon and Victor Butler, plus Marc Ball, expected back at linebacker for the Eastern Final, as the Argos are getting healthy.

Edmonton would be another bargain bet. The Eskimos have rolled off five straight wins heading into the playoffs and appear to be peaking at the proper time. Aaron Grymes has stabilized the secondary and in turn, a fierce defensive front has reaped the benefits. Mike Reilly leads the league in passing yards and total touchdowns and he’s got a totally healthy receiving core along with C.J. Gable running the ball well.

Put $10 down on the Argos and Eskimos to claim the Grey Cup and reap the rewards.

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.

6 Comments on Riders longest odds to win Grey Cup, plus best value plays

  1. How can WPG be more highly favoured to win the Grey Cup while EDM is favoured (-3) in west semi?

  2. These odds seem off. If I was putting money down, I’d go with EDM. They seem to be healthiest, and on a roll.

  3. Bill dehoog // November 11, 2017 at 9:01 pm //

    Don’t bet against Redlacks

  4. E. Einienstien IV // November 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm //

    The winner of the Grey Cup in 2017 will show you that all of these stats and numbers are as useless as they have always been. The term stats are for losers wasn’t invented out of fun. It was a consolation prize for the loser to see how close they came. Or where they won in certain areas of the game because they lost the game itself. As an electronics buyer. Tracking sell through, margins, turns. When it comes to mathematics and numbers you can spin them what ever way you want. What’s Dunk going to say when SK wins the Grey Cup? I know… something like; well you should have bet. The odds would have paid well. So many of the numbers n has thrown at us this year has meant absolutely nothing in the end.

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