With the season now just around the corner, now is a great time to take a look at the odds on the CFL futures market for regular-season wins.
The oddsmakers at DraftKings Sportsbook favour the Blue Bombers to win the most games. The back-to-back defending Grey Cup champs over/under is set at 11.5 games won. This means that if they win 12 or more games the winners will be those who bet the “over.” Should the Bombers come in with 11 wins or less, the “under” will be the winning bet.
The pricing for Winnipeg going over is -120, meaning a successful $12 bet will win $10, a successful $120 bet will win $100 etcetera. DraftKings accepts bets for as little as 10 cents.
The current pricing on an under bet for the Champs is +100. This means a winning bet doubles the original investment. Staking $10 successfully on the Bombers winning 11 games or less in the 2022 regular season would result in a $20 payout.
The Tiger-Cats are favoured to win the second-most regular-season games won at 10.5 with the pricing for Hamilton’s O/U the same as Winnipeg’s -120/+100.
Calgary and Saskatchewan also share pricing. They also share a line with both of them at 9.5 games won for the O/U with pricing of -130/+110.
The line on the Argos is also set at O/U 9.5 but the pricing is -120/+100, meaning the odds are that the Double Blue are not as likely to win that 10th game.
The Als are a game back with an O/U of 8.5 games won with a pricing of -110 on both sides.
At 7.5 games is the revamped Redblacks with pricing of -110/+100.
Both Edmonton and BC are at over/under 6.5 regular-season wins with pricing of -110 on both sides for each team.
With an 81-game schedule, there is a little room on the “over” side league-wide.
Based on the odds of the regular-season games, if chalk holds, the Als would go to Toronto to play the Eastern Semis with the winner heading to Tim Horton’s Field in Hamilton for the East Final.
In the west, the Stamps and Riders would face off in the semis with the winners headed to Winnipeg to face the defending champs with a trip to the Grey Cup on the line.
I plan to write a separate piece with some recommendations based on these lines, as well as Grey Cup futures. Here’s to a successful 2022 season!
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