Well it’s finally here. The 101st CFL Grey Cup and we have all been patiently waiting for this moment to come. This game will be taking place Sunday, November 24th at 6:00pm ET. And for the first time since 1989 the game will feature the Hamilton Tiger-Cats against the Saskatchewan Rough Riders.
The road to this point has been a long and amazing trek for both of these teams.
For Hamilton they finished the season in 2nd place in the Eastern Division with a 10-8 record for 20 points. In the East Semi Finals they were able to hold off the Montreal Alouettes 19-16 in a super close game. Then last week they were able to beat their rivals and defending Grey Cup Champs, the Argos, 36-24. This game was all about Henry Burris as he put on a clinic and out performed his long-time rival, Ricky Ray. Burris had incredible numbers in this game just check out his stat line; 27-40 for 371 yards and three touchdowns and he added 51 yards on the ground.
For Saskatchewan they finished the season in 2nd place in the West division with a 11-7 record for 22 points. In the West Semi Finals they were able to beat the B.C Lions 29-25. In the West Finals they had to face off against the number one team during the regular season the Calgary Stampeders. But they were able to handle them with ease winning the game 35-13. Led by Darian Durant and Kory Sheets and that the Stamps couldn’t stop turning the ball over the Riders made this look easy. Durant had a great game going 24-30 for 280 and 3 touchdowns. Sheets was even better, he rushed the ball 28 times for 177 yards and a touchdown.
And now we are here. This is going to be a great game as always with the Grey Cup. Let’s have a look at the lines for this game.
2013 CFL West Final Betting Odds
Over / Under 53
Point Spread Hamilton +7, Saskatchewan -7
This game will be great but for many reasons, and below we will go over them, we are going to take the Saskatchewan Rough Riders-7. Please read on for our reasoning behind this pick plus we will go over some of the available props to bet on for this game.
2013 Grey Cup Betting Tips
The Rough Riders are the better of these two teams end of story. They beat Hamilton twice during the regular season and they had to go through the best team during the regular season to get to this point and the beat them easily.
The Rough Riders will be playing in front of their home crowd so that is always a huge advantage. The momentum they gained in that major upset last week against the Stamps will carry over to this week
The Ticats are no pushovers though and with Burris under center they are always in every game they play. They also have Andy Fantuz who is on fire right now.
But the Rough Riders have 3 – 1000 yard receivers in Ryan Getzlaf’s older brother Chris Getzlaf (1,045), Weston Dressler (1,011) and Taj Smith (1,007). They also have Durant and Sheets so this team is stacked on the offensive side of the ball.
All of the above mentioned things will translate into the Saskatchewan Rough Riders being the 2013 Grey Cup champions.
2013 Grey Cup Betting Props
You can bet on the first and second half winners, first and second half Over /Under, who will score first, how the first score will happen plus many more.
There are a few that are basically a coin toss as to who will win it like who will score first betting prop. Although with the Riders being at home and that early into the game the crowd will be going bananas so you have to like the Riders for this one.
Some of these are better to bet on during the game once you see how the flow of the game is going. Once you watch the first and second half of the game you will have a better understanding of how the second half will go.
And since I think that the Riders will be winning the game it’s a good bet to bet them to win the Race to 10 points betting points. If last week’s game against the Stamps was any indication then the Riders will score early and often. Be sure to head to Bovada for Americans and Sports Interaction for everyone else to have a look at all the betting props available.
Enjoy the Game and we hope you folks enjoyed reading our weekly tips and we hope to have you all back next year.