CFL Grey Cup predictions | Look for points in championship clash

Grey Cup predictions

We’ve arrived at the pinnacle of the Canadian Football League season, the 109th Grey Cup. Below are our predictions for Sunday evening’s championship battle between the Argonauts and Blue Bombers.

CFL Grey Cup betting picks

Sunday, November 20: Toronto Argonauts vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers – 6:00 p.m. EDT

The Argonauts posted an impressive 6-3 record straight up on the road this season and scored 443 points overall, including at least 28 in three of the last four contests.

In addition to their already impressive collection of offensive weapons, Toronto just got back Andrew Harris from his extended absence due to a pectoral injury for last week’s Finals win over the Alouettes.

The veteran back, who won Grey Cup titles with the Bombers in both 2019 and 2021, was able to start reacclimating with nine rushes for 42 yards and a touchdown along with an impressive 30-yard reception.

Toronto also saw national Kurleigh Gittens Jr. put together an impressive 1,000-yard season with a strong final month-plus that saw him record 64 to 117 receiving yards in his last four games. That sample includes a 9-97-1 line in the Eastern Final victory over Montreal.

On the other side, Zach Collaros has been confirmed as available to start and play without restrictions Sunday after injuring his ankle late in the Western Final win over the Lions.

The veteran signal-caller has his own collection of high-upside skill-position assets.

Former Harris understudy Brady Oliveira manage to just get over the 1,000-yard mark in the regular season with a strong finish.

He also put together a masterful 20-carry, 130-yard performance versus BC in the Western Final while adding four receptions for 37 yards.

Collaros’ pass-catching arsenal is helmed by Most Outstanding Rookie odds-on favorite Dalton Schoen, who generated a 70-1,441-16 line across 18 regular-season games.

Veteran Greg Ellingson, who has no shortage of big-game experience, also now has two games under his belt following his extended absence due to a hip injury.

Nic Demski, who scored a career-high 10 touchdowns this season as part of Winnipeg’s 538-point haul, and Rasheed Bailey, who made nine trips to the end zone in his own right this season, are excellent complementary options.

Given the upside of Toronto quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson and Collaros in their respective offences, there’s enough firepower here for enough points to pile up, especially with the forecast calling for a relatively mild day with light winds.

The Pick: Over 47.5 points or less (-115 or better)