The Winnipeg Blue Bombers will travel to Vancouver to square-off against the British Columbia Lions. Sunday’s kick-off from BC Place is slated for 3:30 p.m. See who sportsbook odds makers are backing to take the CFL Title.

2011 CFL Grey Cup Preview

There were no surprises this past Sunday in the CFL Division Finals as the top two seeds in the playoffs will now butt heads in the 99th Grey Cup Championship. 

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs BC LionsWinnipeg completed a worst-to-first transformation in the East with a 19-3 victory over Hamilton this past Sunday as a three-point football odds favorite. The total stayed well ‘under’ the 51-point line. BC will get the rare opportunity to actually host a Grey Cup and will try and become the first team to win a championship on its home field since accomplishing this feat in 1994. The Lions earned their spot in the championship game with a 40-23 romp over Edmonton as six-point home favorites. The total in this one went well ‘over’ the 50-point line.

The following is a brief betting preview with free picks with Canadian football odds

CFL Grey Cup Championship- Sunday, November 27

Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. British Columbia Lions

Point spread: BC (-7)

Over/Under: 50.5

Winnipeg now has an overall record of 11-8 straight-up. It went 12-6-1 against the spread and the total stayed ‘under’ in 12 of its 19 games. The Blue Bombers were 5-4 SU in nine road games this season and 5-3-1 ATS.

BC has one more victory than the Bombers this season at 12-7 SU. It was 11-7 ATS and the total stayed ‘under’ in 12 of 18 games as one game closed off the board. The Lions are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS at home this year.

BC LionsWinnipeg got the best of it between the two in the regular season, with SU and ATS victories the both times they met. The Blue Bombers rallied from a one-point fourth-quarter deficit in Week 5 to pull-out a 25-20 victory as 2.5 -point home favorites. The total stayed ‘under’ the 52-point line. Winnipeg’s defense made life miserable for Lions’ quarterback Travis Lulay in this one; sacking him six times.

Just two weeks later they went at it again and BC had no answer for the Bombers’ offensive attack this time around. Winnipeg rolled to a 30-17 win as a 1 ½-point road underdog after opening-up a 20-point lead after three quarters. The total stayed ‘under’ again with the line closing 49.5.

Bomber quarterback Buck Pierce went 18-for-24 for 237 yards and back-up QB Alex Brink ran for two scores in the lopsided win. However, this game ended-up serving as the starting point for an amazing run by the Lions, who proceeded to win 11 of their next 12 games SU on their march to this title game.

Winnipeg is now 4-2 SU in its last six games against BC and 5-1 ATS. It is also a healthy 4-1-1 ATS in six previous trips to BC Place. The total has stayed ‘under’ in eight of the last 10 meetings overall and has stayed ‘under’ in the last seven games played in Vancouver.

Both team’s starting QB’s, Pierce and Lulay, are listed as probable with minor injuries, but should be raring to go come Sunday. The Blue Bombers scored the exact same amount of points as they gave up this season with 432, while the Lions tied for the second-most points in the CFL with 511 and gave-up the least amount of points in the league with 385.

Grey Cup Prediction: British Columbia 27        Winnipeg 23