The 103rd Grey Cup won't be given out until November 29 in Winnipeg but there is already plenty of talk out there with regards to who the favorites are. The futures odds for Canadian Football League betting are going to be worth exploring as many of these are related based on some big transactions that offseason.
The Calgary Stampeders are 10/3 favorites to win the Grey Cup this year. The Stamps won their seven Grey Cup last year against Hamilton and are expected to be competitive again. However, a few free agents did leave town this offseason. Offensive lineman Stanley Bryant left for Winnipeg while wide receive Brad Sinopoli left for Ottawa. Defensive back Keenan MacDougall also headed out to Saskatchewan. How the Stamps will respond to these departures will certainly be something to watch for. Receiver Jabari Arthur did get a contract extension though.
The Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders are both at 5/1 odds to win. Brett Smith will be joining the Riders at quarterback out of the University of Wyoming this season. The Riders also got a good extension on slotback Weston Dressler. The Eskimos also got an extension on defensive end Odell Willis, a player who had double-digits in sacks last year.
The BC Lions are at 6/1 for the season. This comes amid former University of California coach Jeff Tedford becoming the Lions' new coach.
Also, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are not too far off at 13/2 for the season. Brandon Banks, one of the toughest kick returners to go after in the league, will return for the Cats this season.
The Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts are both at 8/1 while the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a little further down at 10/1. The Ottawa RedBlacks are 20/1 longshots this year at a part of the franchise's second year in the league. The acquisitions of wide receiver Ernest Jackson and offensive tackle SirVincent Rogers may at least help to potentially improve the team.