Simply put Brandon Banks is the best receiver in the CFL. Earlier this week he claimed the league’s MOP (Most Outstanding Player) award. His receiving yards prop total is listed at 94.5
The player prop options for the Grey Cup are aplenty at Sports Interaction. Between play and non-player the site offers well over 100 different selections for the day. Let’s take a look at a couple that are attracting eyes on social media this weekend.
A score in the first 7 minutes, 30 seconds:
What’s the first thing you hear any coach, in any sport these days? “We have to jump on our opponent early.” That’s the exact scenario for both the Blue Bombers and Tiger-Cats entering this championship game. Consider that these two teams also boast the two best offences in the CFL and our lean is to yes on this proposition.
Longest reception (either team) 44.5 yards:
These two teams are loaded with playmakers. We believe this prop can happen. Last weekend in the divisional final games Brandon Banks (47 yards), Bralon Addison (48 yards), and Darvin Adams (63 yards) all passed this mark. Nic Demski (42 yards) was very close.
Specials – What will be Higher? Kawhi Leonard points vs. Winnipeg points?
There are a number of multi-sport props. This one is one of our favourites. Kawhi Leonard is expected to lead the Clippers into their match-up against the New Orleans Pelicans Sunday night. Leonard is averaging 24.6 points per game through 10 games. His largest total is 38 points versus the Spurs on October 31. During the regular season the Bombers averaged 28.2 points per game, but that number has slightly dropped through two playoff game with a total of 27.5 points per game. Slight lean to the Bombers.
Dane Evans completions 23.5:
Evans has been magnificent this season, stepping into the starting role when Jeremiah Masoli went down with an injury. In 15 regular season games Evans completed 298 passes for an average of 19.86 per game. The numbers say under; he’ll go over.
Zach Collaros completion 16.5:
There isn’t a large sample size for Collaros this season, considering this will only be his fourth game under center for the Blue and Gold. In the previous three games he has gone over this number two times, and has averaged out 16.6 completions to date. We’ll go over this number as well.
Brandon Banks total receiving yards 94.5:
Simply put Brandon Banks is the best receiver in the CFL. Earlier this week he claimed the league’s MOP (Most Outstanding Player) award when he set career bests in receiving with 1550 yards. That mark was tops in the league as well. If the Tiger-Cats win the Grey Cup, he has to go over this total. We are confident in the over.
Andrew Harris total rushing yards 70.5:
For a third consecutive season, Harris led all CFL running backs in rushing. This year, despite missing two games due to suspension he totalled 1380. This is one of the tougher props because of how the Bombers have been running their offence as of late. In the last month Harris has only averaged 54.5 yards per game (in four games) because of Chris Streveler and Nic Demski also getting touches. We will cross our fingers and take the over.
Chris Streveler total rushing yards 36.5
We had to include this prop, considering we talked about it during our Andrew Harris breakdown. Streveler has given this Bombers attack a different look when he enters the field of play. Outside of a poor rushing total versus Saskatchewan (10 yards) in the divisional final, few teams have been able to stop this man. During the regular season he finished sixth in the league with 726 yards rushing, and previous to the Roughriders game has rushed for over 40 yards in nine consecutive games. Take the over.
— Sports Interaction (@SIASport) November 21, 2019