Who is going to take home the 2018 Grey Cup, it is still a few weeks away but there are already a few teams that look like serious contenders. Let’s break down the divisions to see who will take home each division and then see who has the best chance to win the Grey Cup.
100% of the media polled during the middle of the CFL season believes that the Calgary Stampeders will win the West Division. The poll was anonymous but some of the experts had this to say about the Stampeders:
“Most complete team in the CFL… again. Defense is exceptional, QB is 1A or 1B in the league, they play high percentage football and rarely beat themselves.”
“The Calgary Stampeders are dominant in every possible aspect of the game. Bo Levi Mitchell is playing the best football of his career and has a dangerous assortment of weapons at his disposal with a dominant defense behind him. It’s hard to imagine this team losing more than three games this entire season.”
80% of the polled media believes that the Ottawa REDBLACKS will win the East Division. They had this to say about the East Division:
“Ottawa REDBLACKS – Trevor Harris is finding his game, as is Greg Ellingson and look out for that Noel Thorpe defense! Thorpe has been the biggest offseason move in the East Division.”
“Hamilton Tiger-Cats – so many missed opportunities in the first half of the season. If they hit their stride it could be a bunch of momentum rolling downhill.”
“Toronto Argonauts – They are close. Duron Carter gives them the deep threat they badly need. They’ve figured out their kicking game and finally got Anthony Coombs and Bear Woods healthy. After a tough schedule to start the year they could get a run to close the season.”
So, who is going to take home this year’s Grey Cup? 74% of the media polled believe that the Calgary Stampeders will be taking home the Grey Cup this year. Let’s see what the experts had to say about the Grey Cup.
“Calgary – They can’t beat themselves three years straight. It’s their time and they’re by far the best team again.” This is a ringing endorsement for Calgary and everyone in the league knows that they are the team to beat. Will they be able to capitalize on all of their talents and finally take home the Grey Cup?
“Hamilton – The Ticats just have the feel of a team that will get hot at the right time and find a way to finally get that 1999 monkey off their back.” The Grey Cup is only one game; anything could happen during the match and the Grey Cup could easily go to anyone who goes up against the Stampeders.
Let’s take a look at the odds:
CALGARY Stampeders 11-10
EDMONTON Eskimos 7-1
SASKATCHEWAN Roughriders 5-1
WINNIPEG Blue Bombers 15-1
TORONTO Argonauts 200-1
BRITISH COLUMBIA Lions 10-1
HAMILTON Tiger Cats 7-1
OTTAWA RedBlacks 6-1
MONTREAL Alouettes 300-1
These odds are close to what the experts are projecting for the big game on November 25th. We will have to keep a close on the season to see how the odds change and what teams are performing the best. If the Stampeders continue playing the way that they are then there will be no one to stop them from taking him the Grey Cup. But, on November 25th anything can happen and an upset could easily take place. Only time will tell who will take home the Grey Cup. Who is your pick to take home the 2018 Grey Cup? Let us know in the comments.