The 2023 Grey Cup features the Montreal Alouettes (13-7) and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (15-4) linking up on Sunday in the 110th edition of the CFL championship game. The Alouettes last won the Grey Cup in 2010 and look to snap the 13-year drought. Meanwhile, Winnipeg won two of the last three championships. In 2021, the Blue Bombers topped the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-25.
Kickoff is at 6 p.m. ET at Tim Horton's Field in Edmonton, Ontario. Winnipeg is a 7-point favorite, while the over/under, or total number of points that will be scored, is 47 in the latest Blue Bombers vs Alouettes odds. Before locking in any Alouettes vs. Blue Bombers picks, be sure to see the 2023 Grey Cup predictions from SportsLine's Emory Hunt.
Hunt is the founder and CEO of Football Gameplan, which has been supplying analysis of all levels of football since 2007. He is a former running back for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns and knows the game from a player's perspective. Hunt's dedication to analysis of all levels of college and professional football helped him finish 48-38 on all XFL and USFL spread picks in 2023, and he's 50-37-1 in the CFL this year. Anyone who has followed him is way up.
Now, Hunt has set his sights on Blue Bombers vs. Alouettes and just locked in his picks and 2023 Grey Cup predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several betting lines and trends for Alouettes vs. Blue Bombers:
- Blue Bombers vs Alouettes spread: Winnipeg -7
- Blue Bombers vs Alouettes over/under: 47 points
- Blue Bombers vs Alouettes money line: Winnipeg -330, Montreal +260
- WPG: Blue Bombers are 6-2 ATS in their last eight playoff games
- MTL: Under is 7-2 in Alouettes' last nine games overall
- Blue Bombers vs. Alouettes picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Blue Bombers can cover
Winnipeg has a potent aerial attack. The Blue Bombers led the CFL in scoring (33) and placed second in passing yards per game (292.4). Quarterback Zach Collaros plays with poise and has the arm strength to push the ball downfield. Collaros was first in the league in passing touchdowns (33) and second in passing yards (4,252).
The offense features two players with at least 1,000 receiving yards. Receiver Dalton Schoen has good deep speed and attacks the field vertically. Schoen led the team in receptions (71), receiving yards (1,222), and touchdowns (10). Receiver Nic Demski is a shifty and nimble pass-catcher who creates separation due to his smooth route running. In 2023, Demski notched 67 catches for 1,006 yards and six scores. See which team to pick here.
Why the Alouettes can cover
Montreal's offense can generate positive yards in both phases of the game with regularity. Receiver Austin Mack is the No. 1 option in the aerial attack for the Alouettes. At 6-foot 2, Mack has ideal size and does a good job bringing down contested catches. The 26-year-old led the team in receptions (78) and receiving yards (1,154) this season.
Receiver Tyler Snead provides the offense with another reliable pass-catcher as he owns strong hands and elusiveness in open space. The East Carolina product logged 56 receptions for 788 yards and five touchdowns during the regular season. Meanwhile, running back William Stanback has a knack for breaking tackles and uses his good vision to pick up yards. The 29-year-old finished with 800 yards, two touchdowns, and 5.4 yards per carry. See which team to pick here.
How to make Alouettes vs. Blue Bombers picks
Hunt has analyzed this matchup, and while we can tell you he's leaning Over the point total, he has discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Blue Bombers vs Alouettes in the Grey Cup, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Blue Bombers vs Alouettes spread to back, all from the expert who is on an amazing 50-37 run on picks involving the CFL, and find out.