Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL Prediction: 2019 Season Preview and Odds
The Blue Bombers were one win from the Grey Cup final last season, and hope this is the year they take that next step. The team has added a couple of key players on the offensive and defensive ends, and hope a couple of veterans bounce back in 2019.
Last season2018 will go down in Blue Bombers history as a successful season. The team finished third in the West with a 10-8 record, won a semi-final match-up on the road, but fell to the eventual Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders in the West Final.
The team also boasted its first league rushing title in eight years as Andrew Harris edged out William Powell to capture the mark. The last Bombers player to win that honour was Fred Reid back in 2010.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Acquisitions and Moves
The Bombers two biggest moves bolstered the team defence as they were able to sign Linebacker Adam Bighill prior to free-agency, and once it took place, the Bombers drove in head first inking Defensive End Willie Jefferson away from arch-rival Saskatchewan. These two should terrorize opposition Quarterbacks this upcoming season. On the offensive side of the ball, the team welcomed back Chris Matthews (Stampeders) and said good-bye to veteran receiver Weston Dressler (unsigned).
The team took two major hits to its offensive line with the early retirement of 26 year-old Matthias Goosen and Sukh Chungh (Stampeders). Also, three-time CFL All-Star safety Taylor Loffler made the move to Montreal this off season, while defender Jovan Santos-Knox is now an Edmonton Eskimo.
2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL Schedule
The Blue Bombers will open up the 2019 regular season with back to back games against the West Division opponents (Lions and Eskimos) before dealing with five consecutive games against Eastern opponents.
Like many CFL teams Labour Day weekend is always a big game on the calendar, and with the Bombers it’s no different as they face the Roughriders in Regina, then host them the very next week in what it commonly referred to as the Banjo Bowl.
The Bombers close out the regular season with back to back, home and home games against the Stampeders.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL Prediction and Odds
The Bombers are mild longshots to win the West Division paying +350 at Sports Interaction, and currently they are the biggest liability at Sports Interaction to win the Grey Cup at +486. They will improve on their 10-8 record last season. We have them pencilled down for an 11-7 season.