Calgary Stampeders CFL Prediction: 2019 Season Preview and Odds
Could the Stampeders take a step back this 2019 season? After a three year chase, the team finally won the CFL’s biggest prize last season. The off-season wasn’t kind to the Stamps as they took major hits to their roster, but they do have a familiar face returning to the fold, and it’s safe to say it was their number one objective.
Last seasonThe Stampeders finished the 2018 regular season with a league best 13-5 record and capped it off with a Grey Cup. The remarkable regular season record would have been better if the team didn’t drop three out of the last four regular season games. The bottom line in Calgary is the champion, and they’ll try to defend that mark this season.
Calgary Stampeders Acquisitions and Moves
The Stampeders made Bo Levi Mitchell priority one this off season, and although a rumoured four teams were interested in his services, the 29 year-old signed a four-year contract to become one of the CFL’s highest-paid players this upcoming season. He’ll look to build off of his 2019 Most Outstanding Players award.
Although the offence lost Marken Michel (NFL) and DaVaris Daniels (Eskimos), the team did manage to re-sign Eric Rogers and Kamar Jorden to extensions. It will look very similar to last season. The same cannot be said about the defence.
Coorindator DeVone Claybrooks is the new Head Coach of the Lions, leaving Brett Monson in charge of the unit that lost nearly two thirds of its starting group. Alex Singleton (NFL) will be the toughest defender to replace, but it doesn’t stop there. Micah Johnson (Riders), Jameer Thurman (NFL), Ja’Gared Davis (Tiger-Cats), Ciante Evans (Alouettes) will all be missed, and the Stampeders will scramble to find proper replacements.
2019 Calgary Stampeders CFL Schedule
Like many teams in the West, the Stamps are looking forward to that first regular season game, and it will be a rematch of last year’s Grey Cup final, but this time the Stamps will be hosting the Redblacks.
The Labour Day classic with the Eskimos is always a great match-up, and even better when the two teams are competing for a top spot in the West.
The Stamps final four games of the season could go a long way in determining their placement in the West, with games home to Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, and away contests in Winnipeg and BC.
Calgary Stampeders CFL Prediction and Odds
The oddsmakers at Sports Interaction like the Stampeders chances at repeating there championship season. You can get the Stamps at +272 favourites to win the Grey Cup, and also +140 favourites to win the West Division. We have them pencilled down for a 11-7 season.