The Stampeders won the Grey Cup in 2008 and are the favorites in CFL betting to do so again this year. Here is a look at Calgary and their chances against the Canadian Football odds.
Canadian Football odds tell us that Calgary has basically the same team as they did a year ago. They lost defensive end Charleston Hughes but they added defensive end Alain Kashama. The Stampeders are very potent on offense and solid on defense. The offense is led by quarterback Henry Burris who had an excellent 2008 season and impacted CFL betting results each week. Backing up Burris are Barrick Nealy and Matt D'Orazio. With Burris leading the way, the Stampeders are simply the best offense in Canadian Football odds. They have Ken-Yon Rambo and Nik Lewis catching the ball and Joffrey Reynolds running the ball. Rambo had 100 catches last season while Lewis had over 1,000 yards for the fifth straight season. Brett Ralph was fantastic in the Grey Cup and Jeremaine Copeland also had a nice season.
Defensively the Stampeders were excellent in 2008 as they were the top team in the league against the run and in points allowed as CFL betting stats show. Defensive end Mike Labinjo was great in the playoffs and should be even better this season.
Overall, Calgary returns all 12 starters on offense and 8 of the 12 on defense as Canadian Football odds information shows. Calgary starts the 2009 season as the big favorite in Canadian Football odds. That doesn’t mean they are going to win though because no CFL team has won back-to-back titles since the Argonauts did it in 1996-97. "People have to win positions, whether you were on the championship team last year or whether you're just 21 years old out of school. If it's a tie, it'll go to the veteran. The defensive line is going to be the heaviest competition." Head coach John Hufnagel said.
Canadian Football odds have Calgary as the favorite to win the 2009 Grey Cup. The Stampeders play in the tough Western Division but not many sports betting gamblers are giving B.C., Saskatchewan or Edmonton much of a chance of dethroning them in 2009. There will be some spots to go against the Stampeders in 2009 but online betting gamblers will definitely want to be cautious doing so in CFL betting.