The Bombers went from a team that was close to winning the Grey Cup in 2007 to a below .500 team in 2008. Winnipeg made a number of off-season moves so anything is possible for the Bombers in Canadian Football odds this year.
CFL betting information shows that the Bombers hired former offensive coordinator, Mike Kelly as their head coach. He has promised big things right away for Winnipeg in 2009. The Blue Bombers lost linemen Alexandre Gauthier, and Dominic Picard to free agency and they traded Dan Goodspeed away as well. They did get Glen Janurary and Steve Morely from Saskatchewan as sports betting information shows and picked up Luke Fritz from Montreal and Kelly Bates from B.C. It will be a different offensive line for Winnipeg in 2009. The defense will also be different for the Bombers as they picked up defensive ends Kai Ellis, Fred Perry and Riall Johnson and defensive back James Johnson.
The question for Winnipeg in CFL betting is who the quarterback will be. Can Stefan Lefors, a third string quarterback in Edmonton, lead the team this season? Sports betting information shows that he is the only real option since Ryan Dinwiddie was released. Winnipeg does have Fred Reid running the ball and some good receivers who can impact Canadian Football odds but the pressure will be on Lefors to produce this season.
The Bombers finished 8-10 straight up and 7-9-2 against the CFL betting odds in 2008. What will 2009 hold for Winnipeg in Canadian Football odds? They are a huge unknown at the sportsbook. They could really take off with their new head coach if Lefors plays well. If he struggles they could completely fall apart versus the Canadian Football odds.
The Eastern Division is weak and that is good news for Winnipeg in terms of CFL betting. They can contend versus the CFL betting odds at the sportsbook if Lefors has a good year. If he does not, and they don’t find an answer at quarterback then Winnipeg could take a step back in CFL betting, perhaps behind Hamilton in the East. In a league that throws the ball all over the field, the quarterback is a key position and that is definitely the case for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2009.