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2019 Grey Cup Betting Odds

Last Updated: 2019-05-19

The Calgary Stampeders are the early favorites to win the Canadian Football League championship for the second straight season, when the 2019 season kicks-off on June 13. Preseason games begin this week, so it’s time to take a look at football north of the border, as the CFL has been fairly good to us the past couple of seasons and this year should be another exciting one.

Parity looks to be the name of the game in 2019, as the longest odds on the board belong to the Montreal Alouettes and they’re just +1525 at 5Dimes, so the title looks to be completely wide open.

Calgary +325
The Stampeders will look to become the second team since 1997 to win back-to-back titles and they do have Bo Levi Mitchell back at quarterback, but this year’s team is going to have a bit of a different look. Eleven of the team’s starters in the Grey Cup victory over Ottawa are gone, although head coach Dave Dickenson is back.

Ottawa +425
The Redblacks are the second choice in the early odds, but have a quarterback battle on their hands, where Jonathan Jennings is probably the favorite over Dominique Davis. Last year’s signal caller, Trevor Harris, moved to Edmonton, as did second-leading receiver Greg Ellingson. Still, the Redblacks were the only East Division team to finish above .500 last season.

Winnipeg +500
The Blue Bombers are +500 after going 10-8 and in direct contrast to Saskatchewan, had a scoring differential of +131, so it’s a wonder they didn’t win a few more games. Matt Nichols was a little inconsistent for the Bombers at times and will need to revert to his previous ways for Winnipeg to return to the Grey Cup.

Saskatchewan +510
The Roughriders are listed at +510 and their fate is likely going to be how Zach Collaros plays, as he wasn’t all that impressive last season and it’s unlikely Saskatchewan has another 12-win season with him throwing 9 TDS against 13 interceptions. Somehow, the ‘Riders finished 12-6 despite a scoring differential of +6. Craig Dickenson becomes the team’s new head coach.

British Columbia +775
The British Columbia Lions added quarterback Mike Reilly in the biggest off-season move in the Canadian Football League and the man who began his career in B.C. is back once again. After throwing for more than 5,500 yards in each of the last three seasons, the veteran is jut one of the new faces in British Columbia this season. New head coach DeVone Claybrooks is considered one of the sharpest minds in the CFL.

Hamilton +900
The Tiger-Cats have some new faces on the sidelines this season, as the tandem of June Jones and Jerry Glanville have moved on, but still have Jeremiah Masoli, who threw for a lot of yards, but also threw 18 interceptions. The Tiger-Cats did move Orlondo Steinauer to the head coaching position.

Edmonton +1025
The Eskimos finished 9-9 last season season and have to replace Reilly at quarterback. Trevor Harris is one of the Ottawa players who came over and will likely get the starter’s job and has several of his former teammates with him.

Toronto +1425
After winning the Grey Cup in 2017, the Argonauts stunk it up last season, winning just four games, which led to the dismissal of Marc Trestman. Now James Franklin will try to step in for the retired Ricky Ray at quarterback. Corey Chamblin is the new head coach.

Montreal +1525
The Alouettes are a bit of a mess, where Antonio Pipken looks to be the starter entering the season, but was either very good or very bad last season. The offensive line allowed 66 sacks last season and has added a few new faces for this season.