Winnipeg vs Calgary 2018 CFL Western Finals Odds & Preview

Winnipeg vs Calgary 2018 CFL Western Finals Odds & Preview

Written by on November 16, 2018

Calgary was the best team during the CFL Regular Season. On Sunday, the Stampeders get a chance to prove that they belong in the Grey Cup by beating rival Winnipeg in the CFL Western Division Finals. Will Calgary close the deal on the Blue Bombers? Or, will Winnipeg end the Stampeders excellent season on a sour note?

Winnipeg vs Calgary 2018 CFL Western Finals Odds & Preview

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4:30 pm ET
  • Where: McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • TV: TSN
  • Radio: Winnipeg / Calgary
  • Live Stream: CFL Live
  • ATS Odds: Calgary -5
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 52.5

Why are the Winnipeg Blue Bombers a good bet +5?

Heading into the CFL Western Division Finals, the hottest team in the league were the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. After 4 straight losses to Ottawa, Calgary, and Saskatchewan twice from mid-August to late September, Winnipeg went 6-1 SU the rest of the season.

The Blue Bombers also covered in 6-of-7 to end the regular season. Winnipeg beat Calgary 26-21 in late August. The hot Blue Bombers have a big shot of beating Calgary on the moneyline, much less covering the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 30.6
  • Total Yards: 379.9
  • Pass Yards: 244.9
  • Rush Yards: 134.9
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 23.3
  • Total Yards: 366.6
  • Pass Yards: 267.4
  • Rush Yards: 99.2

Why are the Calgary Stampeders a good bet -5?

Is Calgary a safe bet for the CFL Western Finals?

From Week 1, Calgary has been the best team in the Canadian Football League. The Stampeders won their first 7 games. They beat every team in CFL at least once and dominated against the spread in those first 7.

Calgary was also the best regular season team in 2017. They failed to win the Grey Cup last year. They won’t burn their chances of winning a Grey Cup this year by losing to Winnipeg in the Western Division Finals.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 29
  • Total Yards: 394.1
  • Pass Yards: 294.7
  • Rush Yards: 99.4
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 20.2
  • Total Yards: 338.4
  • Pass Yards: 251.9
  • Rush Yards: 86.5

CFL Betting Trends for Winnipeg vs Calgary

  • Blue Bombers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8
  • Blue Bombers are 20-7 ATS versus a team with a winning record
  • Stampeders are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 following a straight up win
  • Stampeders are 3-8-2 in their last 13 playoff games

Winnipeg vs Calgary Final CFL Betting Analysis

Calgary was the best team during the regular season, but they ended the regular season by losing 3-of-4. The Stampeders just didn’t look like the same team in the final month. Although some might write off the bad play as Calgary’s coaches resting their starters for the playoffs, the facts don’t support that.

The Stampeders only played quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in the 21-29 loss to Winnipeg. Calgary just wasn’t the same team at the end of the regular season like they were at the beginning of the season.

Winnipeg beat tough Saskatchewan 23-18 in the Western Divisional Playoffs. The Blue Bombers have momentum heading into the Western Finals. Winnipeg won’t just cover the spread. They’ll beat the Stampeders on the moneyline.

2018 CFL Western Division Finals Odds: Winnipeg Blue Bombers moneyline
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