Canadian Football betting on Edmonton could definitely be more popular in 2009 as the team added running back Jesse Lumsden in the off-season and hired head coach Richie Hall.
CFL odds at the sports book should definitely be interesting on Edmonton games this year.
Canadian Football betting information tells us that the Eskimos did lose wide receiver Kelly Campbell and his loss does hurt. Quarterback Ricky Ray is the Edmonton offense but losing Campbell is huge. Kamau Petersen is a good receiver but he does not have blazing speed. The Eskimos need to find someone to stretch the field. The big change on offense for Edmonton could come with Lumsden. When he is healthy he can change games but rarely has he been healthy. Calvin McCarty is a solid running back and should complement Lumsden nicely. Peterson and McCarty combined for 171 catches a year ago as Canadian Football betting statistics show. With Ray leading the offense and Lumsden running the ball the Eskimos have potential to impact Canadian Football betting odds this year.
The defense has undergone a lot of changes for the 2009 Canadian Football betting season. Richie Hall was the defensive coordinator in Saskatchewan for the last eight years so you know the defense is going to be better. They added Kitwana Jones and Maurice Lloyd who were excellent with Saskatchewan. West Division All-Star Dario Romero is poised for a big season and Kai Ellis joins the Eskimo defensive line this season. First-year linebacker Mark Restelli is another player that looks to make a mark for Edmonton this season. Jason Goss led the Eskimos in both fumble recoveries (three) and interceptions (five) in 2008 and he is joined in the secondary by Lenny Williams and Jonté Buhl.
Edmonton is going to look different in CFL odds at the sportsbook in 2009. How well they do will be determined by how the team meshes together with the new players. The Eskimos play in the Western Division which means they have to deal with Calgary in CFL odds and that is never easy. Last season it was all about home/away numbers of the Eskimos in Canadian Football betting. The Eskimos were great at home going 7-2 against the CFL odds at the sports book but they were a very poor 3-6 on the road. Improving that road record will be a big key for the Eskimos in 2009 in terms of Canadian Football betting at the sportsbook.