Saskatchewan Roughriders Odds to Win Grey Cup 2013

saskatchewan roughriders win grey cup 2013

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have started the season 3-0 and have looked absolutely dominant in the process! The fact that the Riders could be in the 2013 Grey Cup game being held at Mosaic Stadium in Regina has whipped Rider Nation into a frenzy! Check out our preview of the betting odds and the Saskatchewan Roughriders chances of winning the Grey Cup in 2013!

The odds for the Saskatchean Roughriders the win the Grey Cup are 7/2 or +325 with the favourites to win still being the BC Lions. Although some online betting sites have Saskatchewan as the favourites at as low as +240 odds! Lets take a closer look at why the bookies are giving so much respect to Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders offence has been firing on all cylinders, but the play of RB Kory Sheets have been especially exemplary. Sheets is arguably the best player in the CFL right now, having accumulated a league best 442 rushing yards in only three games so far this season. 178 of these yards came along with 2 rushing touchdowns against the reigning Grey Cup champion Toronto Argos. Kory Sheets is an all purpose back that is able to break for big runs and get those hard yards by running in between tackles. In other words, the perfect RB to take you to the Grey Cup.

QB Darian Durant and the Saskatchewan Roughriders receiving core have been scorching opposing defences even though their big offseason aquisition, Geroy Simon, has yet to play! This has much to do with the play of Weston Dressler, who stepped up in the first two games with 165 yards and 2 TD’s, and Taj Smith who had a huge game against the Argos where he racked up 141 receiving yards and 2 long TD catches. In fact, the entire Roughriders receiving core has a nose for the endzone combining having combined for a CFL best 8 receiving touchdowns. Things only look to get better when Geroy Simon returns to compliment Dressler, Smith, Getzlaf and Bagg!

There is a reason why the Saskatchewan Roughriders offence has been so successful thus far – and that is the athletic play of the O-line. The Riders offensive line is largely made up of Canadians, even featuring 4 local Saskatchewan born players that include Brendon LaBatte and Ben Heenan, who have been bulldozing defensive players to open up running lanes for Kory Sheets. Not only that, they have allowed ample time in pass protection for Darian Durant to find receivers.

With the stellar play of the Roughriders offence, the solid play of the Riders on the defensive side of the ball has been overlooked. The Riders defence has pursued the ball with tenacity in their three games thus far, you just need to ask Toronto’s Chad Owens who was pounded by Riders D every time he touched to rock, including a late hit from Diamond Ferri.  Last season’s leading tackler Tyron Brackenridge has been surpassed by new addition Renauld Williams in tackles (14) and sacks (3) so far this season. So, this is definitely one of the better Roughrider defences we have seen in a while.

Before you place your bets on the Saskatchewan Roughriders to win the Grey Cup in 2013, remember that this team will be tested in the playoffs and will likely have to get through the BC Lions or Calgary Stampeders in the Western playoffs to get to a Grey Cup final. But, if the Riders are able to make it to the Grey Cup final, they will likely be favoured over one of the weaker East Division teams.

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