OPINION: Blue Bombers Odds Leave CFL Betting Value Elsewhere

  • The Blue Bombers have +125 odds to win the Grey Cup.
  • The BC Lions are at +350 odds to win the Grey Cup.

WINNIPEG, Canada — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers who are the only team in the Canadian Football League with odds under +200 to win the Grey Cup.

Grey Cup Winner 2022

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers +125
  • BC Lions +350
  • Calgary Stampeders +475
  • Toronto Argonauts +850
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders +1000
  • Hamilton Tiger Cats +1400
  • Montreal Alouettes +1800
  • Ottawa Redblacks +2500
  • Edmonton Elks +6600

The Blue Bombers are the last remaining undefeated team at a 9-0 record. However, there is plenty more value down the odds board with the BC Lion odds.

BC Lions Coming In Hot

The Lions currently hold the second-best record in the league at 5-1 and have one of the better well-rounded teams in the league. They are the highest scoring team in the CFL as they average 33.5 ppg while Winnipeg sits 9 points behind them at 24.6 ppg.

BC also has one of the better defenses in the league against the pass and the run. Starting with their passing defense, they give up the least amount of yards at 231.5 per game, have allowed the least amount of completions at 120, and most impressively of all have given up just 5 ppg to the pass.

They also sit far in front of Winnipeg in these categories as well as the Blue Bombers allow 271.8 pass yards per game, 201 total completions, and 6 ppg to the pass.

As for their run defense, they do lead the league in the fewest rushing yards allowed having allowed just 491 total yards and 4.6 yards per carry. Winnipeg has the third worst run defense in the CFL at 744 total rushing yards allowed for 5 yards per carry.

The season is nearing the midway point and the Blue Bombers have the shortest gambling odds given their undefeated season. But CFL sportsbooks leave value on the BC Lions odds with some due diligence.