The stage is set for the 109th Grey Cup.
The latest: The Toronto Argonauts will meet the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Regina, Saskatchewan, for the Grey Cup on Sunday, November 20 at 6:00 p.m. ET. Winnipeg is the favourite, but can Toronto play spoiler after winning the Eastern Final?
Here are the Grey Cup odds for the championship game.
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|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||-240||-5.5 (-110)|
|Toronto Argonauts||+190||+5.5 (-110)|
Odds as of 3:37 p.m. on 11/16/2022.
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The favourite: Blue Bombers (-240)
To most, it isn't a surprise to see Winnipeg in the Grey Cup.
The back-to-back champs have been the odds-on favourite to win the CFL championship all season long. In the West final, the Blue Bombers raced out to a 19-8 lead at the half en route to a 28-20 victory over the BC Lions.
Winnipeg's dominant defence got to Nathan Rourke in the contest, forcing the passer to throw two interceptions. The Canadian quarterback completed 54.1% of his throws and threw only one touchdown pass.
BC's run game was non-existent, as the Lions logged just 11 totes for an underwhelming 28 yards.
On offence, the Blue Bombers leaned on the rushing attack. Led by Brady Oliveira, they rushed for 173 yards on 31 carries.
Winnipeg's ability to run the ball and play sound defence could be huge if there's inclement weather in Regina. It allowed the fewest points per game (20.6) this season while also averaging the second-most rushing yards per contest (113.5).
As of now, the forecast is calling for a sunny day, but a shift in weather could seriously favour the West champs.
The Blue Bombers haven't seen Toronto since July 4, when it narrowly eked out a 23-22 win over the Argonauts. Winnipeg finished the regular season with a CFL-best 15-3 record.
Grey Cup underdog
The underdog: Argonauts (+190)
After playing tight games against the Montreal Alouettes all season long, it wasn't a surprise to see the East final decided by just one score.
Toronto was able to ride out a quick start, jumping to a 14-3 lead in the first quarter. McLeod Bethel-Thompson was stellar in the victory, completing 19 of his 27 passes for 299 passing yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Bethel-Thompson has followed up a streak of six straight games with a pick by throwing just one over his last five contests. Additionally, he finished the season with more passing yards (4,731) than any other QB.
His go-to options in the win were DaVaris Daniels and Kurleigh Gittens Jr. The former hauled in three of six targets for 108 yards and a touchdown while the latter caught all nine of his targets for 97 yards and a score.
The defence did allow Trevor Harris to have a game, which is slightly concerning ahead of a matchup against Zach Collaros. Harris completed 25 of 30 attempts for 362 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. The Argonauts allowed the second-most passing yards per game (274.8) this season.
This is the first time Toronto and Winnipeg have faced off in the Grey Cup since 1950. The Argos won that game 13-0, and we're sure CFL fans are hoping for a little more scoring 72 years later.