2022 CFL Grey Cup Odds and Predictions

2022 CFL Grey Cup

The 2022 CFL Regular Season is in the books, so now we have six teams left vying to play for the 109th Grey Cup on Sunday, November 20 at Mosaic Stadium (FieldTurf Revolution 360) in Regina, Saskatchewan. Only four of the six CFL Playoff teams have a winning record.

This weekend, we will see the two Division Semifinal games with East No. 2-seed Montréal (9-9) hosting No. 3 seed Hamilton (8-10) in the opener followed by West No. 2-seed BC (12-6) welcoming No. 3-seed Calgary (12-6) to Ogopogoville and Vancouver on Sunday, November 6.

Next weekend on Sunday, November 13, the two CFL Division Finals will be held with East top-seed Toronto hosting the winner of the Montréal-Hamilton game. In the West Division Final, defending champions Winnipeg (15-3) will welcome the BC-Calgary in a clash of titans.

The CFL’s championship game as well as the name of the trophy the winners receive is called the Grey Cup. The game actually predates the league itself. This will be the fourth time the Grey Cup will be played in Regina, Saskatchewan and the first time at the new Mosaic Stadium.

One of the largest annual sporting events in the Great White North, the Grey Cup is also one of the most heavily bet games in Canada on Football betting sites online. Last year, the Blue Bombers won their second straight Grey Cup, beating the Tiger Cats, 33-25, but Winnipeg failed to cover.

Besides the game itself, there is also the wonderful 2022 Grey Cup Festival in scenic Regina, which runs from Tuesday, November through Sunday, November 20—the day of the 109th Grey Cup. If you can’t make it to Saskatchewan, you can always view the 2022 Grey Cup Festival online.

For this weekend’s CFL Divisional Playoffs, leading up to the Grey Cup Odds, oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag have the Alouettes as 3-point favorites over the Tiger Cats with the Total (Over/Under) currently at 48½ in the East Division Semifinal in Montréal on Sunday (12 ET).

The Money Line sees Montréal as a -150 favorite to win SU with Hamilton at +121 on the takeback. In the Regular Season, the Cats beat the Alouettes in Hamilton, 24-17 in Week 6, Montréal won at Home, 29-28 in Week 11 and 23-16 again in Week 16 to take the RS series.

The West Division Semifinal will see BC hosting Calgary. Oddsmakers have the Lions as 2½-point chalks with the Total at 50½. The Money Line sees BC at -144 with Calgary at +114. In the Regular Season, BC won 41-40 at Calgary in Week 10, 31-29 in Week 15 and lost 25-11 in Week 16.

109th Grey Cup—TV, Streaming Devices, Radio Coverage

  • What: 109th Grey Cup
  • When: Sunday, November 20, 2022
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET/5:00 PM CT/3:00 PM PT
  • Where: Regina (REAL District), Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Stadium: Mosaic Stadium (FieldTurf Revolution 360)
  • TV (USA): ESPN2
  • TV (Canada): TSN, RDS
  • RADIO: SiriusXM

Previous CFL Grey Cup Winners 2016-2021

  • 2021—Winnipeg Blue Bombers 22 Hamilton Tiger Cats 25
  • 2020—Canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • 2019—Winnipeg Blue Bombers 23 Hamilton Tiger Cats 12
  • 2018—Calgary Stampeders 27 Ottawa Redblacks 16
  • 2017—Toronto Argonauts 27 Calgary Stampeders 24
  • 2016—Ottawa Redblacks 39 Calgary Stampeders 33

2022 CFL Grey Cup Odds

TeamOdds
Winnipeg Blue BombersEven
Toronto Argonauts+375
BC Lions+425
Calgary Stampeders+650
Montréal Alouettes+850
Hamilton Tiger Cats+1000

How Each Team Got To This Point in the CFL Playoffs

Toronto Argonauts—The Argos (11-7) went 7-3 in the East Division and earned a bye this weekend for their efforts. The only team in the East with a winning record, Toronto (443 PF-415 PA) will host the East Division Final at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario next Sunday afternoon.

With QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4,731 yards, 23 TDs/ 15 INT) and WRs Markeith Ambles, DaVaris Daniels and Cam Phillips, the Argos will be the favorites no matter what next week. But if they win, expect Grey Cup betting Odds to have East champions Toronto as solid underdogs.

Montréal Alouettes—The Alouettes (9-9) got to this point in the East Division Semifinals by winning 9 games and finishing in 2nd place in the division. Montréal (471 PF-466 PA) will face Hamilton and went 2-1 vs the TiCats in games separated by less than 7 points.

The Alouettes are led by QB Trevor Harris and WR Eugene Lewis (10 TDs) and are priced at +850 in the 2022 CFL Grey Cup Odds Futures market at BetUS.

Hamilton Tiger Cats—The Alouettes (8-10) got to the East Division Semifinals on Sunday despite having a losing record and Hamilton being outscored by 52 points this 2022 CFL Regular Season. The Cats lost to Winnipeg in last year’s Grey Cup.

Hamilton made it to the CFL Playoffs and 3rd place in the East Division by winning its last 4 games in a row, going from 4-10, to 8-10 to qualify. But can the TigerCats keep on winning and get back to the Grey Cup again this year? If so, Hamilton will be a big Grey Cup betting Odds underdog.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers—The two-time defending CFL champion Blue Bombers (15-2) had another magnificent season behind star QB Zach Collaros and Rookie WR Dalton Schoen and went 10-1 against the West Division. The Blue Bombers (Even) are the Grey Cup Odds favorites.

For finishing in 1st place in their division, the Blue Bombers earned a Bye and will host the winner of the BC-Calgary game next Sunday in the West Final in Winnipeg. Should the Blue Bombers win next week, that game against the Lions-Stampeders winner may be harder than the Grey Cup is.

BC Lions—The Lions (12-6) went 8-4 and outscored their opponents by 120 points (525 PF-205 PA) en route to a 2nd-place finish in the West. And that was good enough to get BC (+425 to win the 2022 Grey Cup) the Homefield advantage for this huge game against Calgary on Sunday.

The Lions went 2-2 against Calgary in the Regular Season, winning by 1 point in Week 10 on the Road (41-40), and by 2 points in Week 15 (31-29). But the Stampeders did pony up and win the last meeting in the 2022 CFL Regular Season in Week 16, 25-11.

Calgary Stampeders—Calgary (12-6) finished in 3rd place and won its last two games, but the Stampeders were in no matter what with 4th-place Saskatchewan (8-12, L7 straight) so bad this season. The Stampeders outscored their opponents by 160 points (533 PF-373 PA).

Still, Calgary only went 6-5 playing in a rugged division with Edmonton and BC. If the Stampeders are going to be CFL champions, they will have to win at Vancouver (British Columbia), at Edmonston against the defending champions, and then at Regina in the 109th Grey Cup.

2022 Grey Cup Predictions: Blue Bombers Win 3rd Straight?

The Blue Bombers set a franchise record for wins in a season with 15 and are more than just QB Collaros and Rookie WR Schoen. And anyone who watched Winnipeg in the 108th Grey Cup knows that the team didn’t play its best game, yet still found a way to prevail against Hamilton.

Winnipeg has a tremendous OL led by 2022 CFL Most Outstanding Lineman Stanley Bryant and has made life easier for QB Collaros and RB Brady Oliveira. HC Mike O’Shea has had a brilliant year, leading the Blue Bombers to their best season yet. The Grey Cup is the only thing left.

Grey Cup betting Odds have Winnipeg at Even money (+100) to win the CFL championship. So, this market is a matter of weighing how much confidence you have that Winnipeg will be able to beat the winner of the BC-Calgary West Division Semifinal on Sunday in Vancouver.

The winner will be tired and beat up and have to travel to Winnipeg the following Sunday while the loser will have a nice-looking 12-7 record for the season and be wondering where it all went wrong.

BC (+425 to win 2022 Grey Cup Odds) has a chance to surprise but the Lions will need to play their best to beat West Division rivals Calgary and Winnipeg. In the Regular season, Winnipeg only lost three times. Two of those came to Eastern Division teams (Montréal, Hamilton).

But the third loss in the one to analyze for this market came less than a month ago on October 15 when BC knocked off Winnipeg, 40-32 at BC Place in Vancouver. Vernon Adams was the QB for BC with Nathan Rourke out injured for the year after having Foot surgery in August.

WR Rasheed Bailey (11 receptions, 12 yards, 2 TDs, 11.0 ypc) had a huge game for the Blue Bombers in that loss, so if Winnipeg does face BC again in a potential Westn Final on Sunday, November 13, the Blue Bombers will remember that game and how they lost.

With a healthier Collaros at QB, Rookie sensation Schoen, Bailey and Oliveira able to tote the rock, Winnipeg will head into the CFL Postseason loaded and lying in wait for whomever they will host at IG Field—BC or Calgary— on Sunday, November 13 (4:40 PM EST/1:30 PM PST).

A three-peat by the Blue Bombers is now expected and the CFL Grey Cup Odds reflect that reality, Now may be the best time to bet Winnipeg to win the 109th Grey Cup at Even money at your online sportsbook. No matter who the Blue Bombers play next week, they will face them at Home.

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