While the CFL may not set records for its crowd sizes, the faithful are extremely passionate and supportive of their teams. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are no exception. And that support translates into Bombers odds becoming a big betting market at Canada’s legal online sportsbooks.
Below see how to bet on the Blue Bombers and other CFL teams at legal and licensed Canadian online sportsbooks.
Blue Bombers Grey Cup odds
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How to bet on Winnipeg Blue Bombers games in Canada
For those interested in making bets on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the easiest way is via online and mobile sportsbooks. The process for getting an account is extremely simple. It just requires you to work through a few steps before you’re ready to start betting on sports online.
First, download a betting app for your sportsbook of choice and then open it so you can register for a new account. You’ll need to provide personal details, give permissions to the app on your mobile device and agree to the terms and conditions.
Once you’ve finished with that, claim your free sports bets or bonuses and then deposit funds in your account. Now, you’re ready to bet.
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers betting lines explained
Let’s dig into a fictional example of CFL betting lines for a matchup between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Here’s how they might look at PointsBet online sportsbook or on the BetRivers Sportsbook app:
|Saskatchewan Roughriders||+7.5 (-110)||+145||Over 36.5 (-110)|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||-7.5 (-110)||-135||Under 36.5 (-110)|
The first thing you see, beyond the names of the teams playing, is the set of numbers to the right of each team. For the Roughriders odds, that is a +7.5 (-110), and for the Bombers, it is -7.5 (-110). Those numbers represent the point spread—the margin of victory predicted by oddsmakers.
In this case, the favourite is Winnipeg, which you can identify with the negative number of -7.5. The -110 next to that are the gambling odds for that bet. Alternatively, the Riders are +7.5. This means they have to either lose by fewer points or win outright in order for bets on them to be successful. Again, they are at -110 odds.
The next number we see for each team is the betting odds for the moneyline. Saskatchewan is the underdog with positive odds of +145, while the Bombers are the favourites with negative odds at -135.
Negative odds show us how much we have to wager if we want to win $100. In this case, a $135 wager could pay out $235, which includes the original wager plus the profit. Then, positive odds show us how much we can win if we bet $100. On the Roughriders, a $100 bet could pay out $245, which, again, is the original stake plus the winnings.
The final set of numbers we see is the over/under or totals. Here, oddsmakers predict the teams will combine to score 36.5 points. Your job is to decide if the teams will be able to score over or under that predicted total. In either case, the odds are -110. Again, this shows you how much you need to wager in order to win $100.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers props and live betting
Live betting isn’t some new fad about to fade away. In fact, it’s so popular that sportsbooks across North America are beginning to focus heavily on it. Also known as in game betting, live betting allows you to wager on a game while it is in progress. Just use an online or mobile sportsbook.
The live bets you’re most likely to come across for CFL teams and players are props, with a few over/under bets mixed in. The betting options will depend on the sportsbook in question and the popularity of the sporting event.
Some of the props could include things like:
- Will the defence get a takeaway on this series?
- Which team will have more rushing yards at the half?
- Which player is going to score the next touchdown?
- Will Player ‘X’ have over/under a certain number of passing yards?
The list goes on and on because the possibilities seem endless. Depending on the sportsbook, you could find yourself with copious live betting opportunities.
Which Winnipeg Blue Bombers to bet on
If you’re considering making some player prop bets and want to keep tabs on top Winnipeg players, here are two key names.
Quarterback Zach Collaros was the 2021 winner of the Most Outstanding Player Award. His regular-season stats definitely explain why. He led his team to the CFL’s best record, 11-3, while throwing a league-best 20 touchdowns, not to mention 3,185 yards through the air. He led an offence that registered league-high numbers in points scored, offensive touchdowns, average yards per pass and passing efficiency.
On the defensive side of the ball, linebacker Adam Bighill is worth monitoring. In 2021, he was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player. It was the third time he’s won the award with the others coming in 2015 and 2018. In 2021, he racked up 70 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and scored a defensive touchdown.
Blue Bombers betting and casino partnerships
In 2021, the CFL has entered a multi-year deal with Bet Regal, a Canada-based company that launched its sportsbook in Europe. The agreement features Bet Regal imagery in league marketing, on jersey patches, as a partner for the Grey Cup Festival and as a sponsor during Grey Cup weekend.
Find the latest betting odds for the Grey Cup at top Canadian sportsbooks.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers career stat leaders
With over six decades of football under their belts, the Blue Bombers have had plenty of time to compile some impressive team records. Below, we outline some of the most popular records and the players who hold them.
- Passing: Leading the way as the career passing leader for the Bombers is Dieter Brock, who played with the team from 1974 to 1983 and compiled an impressive 29,623 yards through the air. That’s approximately 9,000 more than the second-place player, Khari Jones. Jones, however, holds a record of his own with the most passing yards in a single season, throwing for 5,334 in 2002. For a single game, however, it is Matt Dunigan who holds the top two spots in that category. Against the Edmonton Eskimos on July 14, 1994, he threw for a record 713 yards. His second-place finish in the record books came on July 30, 1992, when he threw for 467 against the BC Lions. For passing touchdowns, Brock holds the record for a career with 187, while Jones is the all-time record holder for a single season; he threw 46 scores in 2002. The single-game mark is seven, which was set by Jim Van Pelt against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Aug. 29, 1959.
- Rushing: The career rushing record belongs to Charles Roberts, who played for the Blue Bombers from 2001 to 2008. During that time he picked up 9,987 yards. The single-season mark is owned by Robert Mimbs, who in 1991 rushed for 1,769. Then, Fred Reid is the single-game rushing leader for the team. He picked up 260 on the ground against the BC Lions on Aug. 21, 2009. Roberts is the career rushing touchdowns leader for the Bombers, picking up 64 trips into the endzone, while Gerry James holds the record for most rushing scores in a single season (1957) with 18. On five separate occasions, players have scored four rushing touchdowns in a single game. Bob McNamara came first—against the BC Lions on Oct. 13, 1956. Nearly 30 years later, Willard Reaves repeated the feat against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sept. 15, 1984. Later, Tim Jessie crossed the goal line four times against the Ottawa Rough Riders on July 25, 1989. The final two spots are held by Charles Roberts, who scored four times against the BC Lions on Sept. 8, 2002, and against the Edmonton Eskimos on June 28, 2007.
- Receiving: Playing 13 seasons (1995 to 2008), Milt Stegall had quite the long career for the Blue Bombers. During that time, he set the team’s all-time receiving yards record with 15,153—more than 6,000 above the next player. He also set the single-season record in 2002 with 1,862 yards receiving that season. The single-game record is owned by Alfred Jackson, however, who totalled 308 yards against the Edmonton Eskimos on July 14, 1994. The career mark for receiving touchdowns is also owned by Stegall, who pulled down 144 scores during those 13 years. He is also the single-season record-holder, scoring 23 times in 2002. The single-game record for receiving touchdowns is held by Ernie Pitts, who picked up five against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Aug. 29, 1959.
- Interceptions: Leading the way for Winnipeg for career interceptions is Rod Hill, who collected 47 picks from 1988 to 1992. He also holds the record for most interceptions in a game, picking up five against the Edmonton Eskimos on Sept. 9, 1990. The season record for most interceptions is 14, which Less Browne accomplished in 1990.
- Tackles: This category was first tracked in 1987. Since then, the career mark has been owned by Greg Battle, who played from 1987-1993 and 1997-1998 with the Blue Bombers. He amassed 607 tackles during his years with the team and owns the top two spots on the season record list as well, earning 124 tackles for the top spot in 1989 and 114 in 1990. The most tackles in a game are 14, which is shared by two different players. Barrin Simpson set the record on July 24, 2009, against the Toronto Argonauts. Ian Wild picked up his 14 in a game against the Montreal Alouettes on Aug. 22, 2014.
- Sacks: With 98 total sacks from 1983 to 1991, Tyrone Jones is the record holder for the Blue Bombers. He also holds the record for most sacks in a single game, earning 4.5 against the BC Lions on July 22, 1984. The single-season record is 22 sacks, which was accomplished by Elfrid Payton in 1993.
Where do the Winnipeg Blue Bombers play?
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers play their home games at the University of Manitoba on IG Field. Below we have some facts about the stadium for your enjoyment:
- Name: IG Field
- Address: University of Manitoba, 315 Chancellor Mathewson Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Location: Winnipeg, Canada
- Owner: Triple B Stadium Inc.
- Operator: Winnipeg Football Club
- Capacity: 33,000
- Groundbreaking: May 20, 2010
- Opening date: May 26, 2013
- Construction cost: $210 million
- Other events hosted: Manitoba Bisons (U Sports), Winnipeg Rifles (CJFL) and Valour FC (CPL)
How can I watch Winnipeg Blue Bombers games online?
Canada’s TSN Live and ESPN+ play host to most Blue Bombers games on television. Cable subscribers can typically use their accounts to log in online and watch the channels. For those who don’t have cable, ESPN is available on many streaming services. TSN also offers a product called TSN Direct, which allows subscribers to watch live television and games.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers FAQ
Who owns Winnipeg Blue Bombers?
The Blue Bombers are owned by a non-profit organization known as the Winnipeg Football Club.
How much are Winnipeg Blue Bombers tickets?
Average prices hover around $100 and can go much higher depending on seat location. The Bombers are very popular, which means there is a lot of demand for tickets.
Have the Winnipeg Blue Bombers ever won the Grey Cup?
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, as of the 2021 season, have won the Grey Cup 12 times. Their most recent came during the 2021 season.
How much are the Winnipeg Blue Bombers worth?
The Blue Bombers franchise is worth approximately $9.5 million dollars.
What is the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Twitter?
The Blue Bombers Twitter account is @Wpg_BlueBombers, which you can find via this link.
What does the XFL reemergence mean for the Blue Bombers?
Unfortunately for fans who were looking forward to what a merger between the CFL and the U.S.-based XFL would mean for the game, the deal fell through in 2021. All indications are that the negotiations for a partnership between the two football leagues have been permanently shelved.
The XFL is currently in talks with the USFL about a potential merger, which just underlines the probability that the CFL will not combine with another league.