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CFL Picks/Division Finals

02 December 2021

The CFL Division Finals kick off on Sunday, December 5, with an exciting clash between Hamilton and Toronto, followed by the match between Saskatchewan and Winnipeg.

Here is our free betting preview for the two matches, with our thoughts and free betting picks on how the games will play out.

Hamilton at Toronto

Date & Time: December 5, 12:30 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Hamilton 111.516; Toronto 114.941
Dunkel Line & Total: Toronto by 3 ½; 36
Vegas Line & Total: Toronto by 1; 45 ½
Dunkel Pick: Toronto (-1); Under

A trip to the Grey Cup is on the line in this game. The 108th Grey Cup will be played in Hamilton. It sure would be nice to have the finals be played at home. This will not be an easy feat for the Tigercats. They have to go through a very tough Argonauts team.

Hamilton is a very good opponent. They made the Alouettes struggle so much on Sunday. That is no easy task. They were able to contain the best running back in the leagues and dulled the second-best pass attack in the league. It was shocking, but now they have to face Toronto.

Jeremiah Masoli seemed to play subpar this weekend. But their rush attack was very concerning. All of their rushers played pitifully, which is unacceptable. Especially considering how poor the Als defense played. It is concerning to the point where it seems improbable to win this game.

Toronto hasn't played a game in quite a few weeks. Nonetheless, this team made tons of new signings this offseason, and it seems to have paid off. Signing such as Henoc Muamba and Charleston Hughes are examples of how Toronto has made a huge push for this very moment.

Their defense is very good but do not overlook this offense! They have totaled over 300 YPG along with 22 PPG. Toronto's roster is just too good for anyone to pass upon.

Saskatchewan at Winnipeg

Date & Time: December 5, 4:00 pm ET
Dunkel Ratings: Saskatchewan 111.616; Winnipeg 122.638
Dunkel Line & Total: Winnipeg by 11; 48
Vegas Line & Total: Winnipeg by 8; 46 ½
Dunkel Pick: Winnipeg (-8); Over

Unlike the game above, don't expect a close one. The Roughriders head to the most hostile environment in Canadian Football to face the Blue Bombers. Last week, the Roughriders were in an all-time classic match against Calgary and emerged victoriously.

While Winnipeg was anticipating this matchup in hopes of becoming the first back-to-back CFL champs for the first time since 2010-11 Montreal Alouettes.

As amazing as the Roughriders were last week, the box score worries me. Now, the stats don't tell the whole story, but these ones tell us a fair bit.

As someone who thinks Cody Fajardo is fantastic, he did not show up. Throwing four interceptions and only one touchdown pass. He ran decently as he rushed for 8.9 YPC and one score, but William Powell was just not great.

The only reason they were in that game was because of their kicker because they could not get the ball in the endzone.

I don't think I can overstate enough how the Blue Bombers are the best team in the CFL. The roster, stats, and film proves everything as to how dominant this team is.

There have been rumors about the Argos leaving for the XFL, but this is the best team in the league, and if anyone should leave, it should be them. Zach Collaros is the best QB in the CFL as he is second in passing yards, first in passing touchdowns, and is leading the league in efficiency.

They have the second-most rushing yards per game, so that is their offensive domination. Their defense has shut down every opponent. They have allowed under 200 points on the season and the least amount of yards on the year.

It doesn't get much better than that. This team will destroy anyone in their path on the road to the Grey Cup, and it starts now and ends in Hamilton.

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