Montreal won the Eastern Division last season and made it all the way to the Grey Cup before losing to Calgary in CFL betting. The Alouettes have most of their players returning and are again the favorites in Canadian Football odds in the Eastern Division.
Canadian Football odds last season were greatly impacted by the play of quarterback Anthony Calvillo who won the Most Outstanding Player award in 2008. He got a lot of help from players like Kerry Watkins, Ben Cahoon, Jamal Richardson, and Avon Coburne. Winning the division has not been the problem for Montreal as Canadian Football odds information shows but winning the Grey Cup is another story as Montreal lost last year, in 2006 and in 2005. Will 2009 be the season that Montreal finally gets over the hump and wins the Grey Cup?
Montreal has the talent to impact Canadian Football odds again in 2009. Calvillo and Richardson are back along with receivers Brian Bratton and Cahoon. The Alouettes added defensive lineman Jerome Haywood and defensive back Stanford Samuels as sports betting information shows and they picked up offensive lineman Dylan Steenbergen in the draft.
Montreal is clearly the class of the Eastern Division again. The question in Canadian Football odds is how motivated they will be to repeat. Will yet another Grey Cup defeat hang over their heads during the 2009 season? Montreal is getting older and they also have some defensive question marks. Those things probably don’t matter in CFL betting odds in the Eastern Division though since Online betting statistics show that Montreal still has more talent than any other team in the division.
Montreal was only 10-8 against the CFL betting line in 2008, despite being the only team in the division with a winning record straight up. That tells you how often the Alouettes are favored in CFL betting odds. Winning straight up does not always mean a team covers the Canadian Football betting odds and that was definitely shown last year by the Alouettes.
It is possible that 2009 could be Calvillo’s last season so perhaps that will be motivation enough for Montreal to get back to the title game. Regardless, the Alouettes are a talented squad that can impact the CFL sports betting odds on a regular basis.