English
Menu
Matchups

Odds Shark Top Sportsbooks

Grey Cup Betting Preview: Stampeders vs Redblacks

The 104th Grey Cup will take place at BMO Field in Toronto when the Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks collide Sunday.

These two teams have taken very different roads to the finals. The Stamps had a historically good year and finished the regular season 15-2-1. Calgary then easily dismantled the BC Lions 42-15 in the Western final and now looks for its second Grey Cup in three years.

The Redblacks limped into the postseason with an 8-9-1 record, which was good enough to win the terrible Eastern Division. Winning the division gave the Redblacks a first-round bye, and they then survived a late scare from the Edmonton Eskimos to make their second consecutive trip to the finals.

Calgary’s offense has been unstoppable so far this season. The Stampeders finished the season sitting first in total points and time of possession while allowing the fewest sacks and turnovers. The biggest reason for that was quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who led the CFL in touchdown passes while finishing second in passing yards. Mitchell has thrown for at least two touchdowns in 13 of 18 games (including playoffs) while only throwing more than one interception once.

Ottawa was a pass-first offense, but it has more to do with a deadly receiving group than the quarterback play. Greg Ellingson, Chris Williams and Ernest Jackson finished the season fifth through seventh in receiving yards respectively while Williams and Jackson tied for the second-most touchdown catches. Ottawa will be without Williams, though, as the wide receiver was ruled out for the season with an injury. Throwing the ball for Ottawa will be veteran quarterback Henry Burris, who has fared much better since returning from injury in Week 16.

The Stamps and Redblacks have met twice this season with the teams tying in Week 3 and Calgary winning 48-23 in Week 13. Mitchell was the star player in those outings, as the Calgary field general completed 67 percent of his passes for 729 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. It is also interesting to note that Burris did not play in either of those games for the Redblacks.

2016 Grey Cup Odds
TeamSpreadTotal
Calgary Stampeders-9.5 (-110)OVER 54.5 (-110)
Ottawa Redblacks+9.5 (-110)UNDER 54.5 (-110)

Odds as of Nov 25 at Bovada

Archived Articles

After two dramatic games this past weekend, the CFL division finals have been set as the Edmonton Eskimos will take on the Ottawa Redblacks and the B.C. Lions will travel to take on the Calgary Stampeders.

The Stamps remain massive odds-on favorites after going a perfect 9-0 at home through the regular season. The Lions handed the Stampeders one of their two regular season losses, but that came in the regular season opener for both squads. Calgary took the next two against B.C. with Bo Levi Mitchell completing 69.5 percent of his passes while throwing for five touchdowns and one interception.

The Lions enter the West final riding a four-game winning streak that has seen running back Jeremiah Johnson take over the offense. Johnson has rushed for 359 yards while averaging 6.9 yards per carry.

The Redblacks were rewarded with a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the East final thanks to winning the terrible East Division, but that may actually be to their detriment. The Redblacks are 2-6-1 in Ottawa this season and have only one win in their past six games at TD Place Stadium.

The Eskies may lean heavily on John White if the East semis are any indication, as the running back rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns. In White’s past five games – he missed Edmonton’s regular season finale – he has accounted for 617 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

2016 Grey Cup Odds
TeamOdds
Calgary Stampeders-150
B.C. Lions+500
Ottawa Redblacks+500
Edmonton Eskimos+500

Odds as of Nov 14 at Bovada

-------------------------------

The playoffs are officially here and after a dominant regular season, the Calgary Stampeders are massive favorites to hoist the Grey Cup. The Stamps ended the regular season with a 15-2-1 mark and 31 points, which was seven points more than any other team in the league.

To make matters worse for whomever the Stampeders face in the West Division final, Bo Levi Mitchell and company are 9-0 at home while outscoring opponents by an average of 13.4 points per game in those outings. All things considered, it makes sense that Calgary enters the postseason as a -149 favorite per Sports Interaction.

The B.C. Lions, who enter the playoffs riding a three-game winning streak, have the second-best odds at +600. During the past three games, slotback Emmanuel Arceneaux has been dominant with 380 yards and five touchdowns. However, the Lions are facing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, a team they have not beaten this season, in the West semifinals.

The Ottawa Redblacks managed to win the awful East Division with an 8-9-1 regular season record. They sit third on the oddsboard at +700 thanks to securing a first-round bye due to their divisional crown. However, hosting a game may be counterproductive for the Redblacks, as the team is 2-6-1 at home this season compared with 6-3 on the road.

2016 Grey Cup Odds
TeamOdds
Calgary Stampeders-149
B.C. Lions+600
Ottawa Redblacks+700
Edmonton Eskimos+800
Winnipeg Blue Bombers+900
Hamilton Tiger-Cats+1600

Odds as of Nov 7 at Sports Interaction

-------------------------------

The 2016 CFL season gets underway this week and it’s the defending Grey Cup champion Edmonton Eskimos that oddsmakers have tabbed as favorites, slightly ahead of the Calgary Stampeders.

Online sportsbook Bovada has the Eskimos at +400, with the Stampeders at +450. The teams finished the 2015 regular season with identical 14-4 records — both going 8-1 at home and 6-3 on the road. Calgary won the first of four meetings between the clubs in 2015, but went on to lose three straight to the Eskimos, including in the division finals.

Over in the east division, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have the best odds at +500.  Last year’s Grey Cup runner-up, the Ottawa Redblacks, come in at +700.

Despite a league worst 3-15 record in 2015, the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ odds to win the Grey Cup are +800, putting them ahead of three other teams. The Riders will be led by four-time all-star, offensive guard Brendon LaBatte — the team’s lone all-star selection last season.

2016 Grey Cup Odds
TeamOdds
Edmonton Eskimos+400
Calgary Stampeders+450
Hamilton Tiger-Cats+500
Toronto Argonauts+600
Ottawa Redblacks+700
Saskatchewan Roughriders+800
B.C. Lions+900
Winnipeg Blue Bombers+1000
Montreal Alouettes+1200

Odds as of June 20, 2016 at Bovada

-------------------------------

The Saskatchewan Roughriders certainly made a big splash in the CFL Draft despite entering the night with the fewest picks in the league.  The Roughriders spent the first overall pick on OT Josiah St. John who spent his past two seasons playing for the Oklahoma Sooners. St. John was also the top ranked player in the CFL Draft that was not selected or signed by a NFL team.

The Riders also took the No.1 overall prospect in the draft by selecting Manitoba’s David Onyemata in the fourth round. Rider Nation will need to be patient on Onyemata, as the New Orleans Saints selected the DL in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.

The Hamilton Tiger Cats also made a big move up from fifth to third overall to select OL Brandon Revenberg. The Grand Valley State alum was too small for NFL teams to look at him, but his extreme versatility along the offensive line could prove to be vital to the No.1 ranked scoring offense last season.

2016 Grey Cup Odds
TeamOdds
Edmonton Eskimos+400
Calgary Stampeders+450
Hamilton Tiger-Cats+500
Toronto Argonauts+600
Ottawa Redblacks+700
Saskatchewan Roughriders+800
B.C. Lions+900
Winnipeg Blue Bombers+1000
Montreal Alouettes+1200

Odds as of May 11, 2016 at Bovada

-------------------------------

CFL players have already hit the fields for mini-camps and the annual draft is quickly approaching. After spending much of the offseason listed as the second overall prospect in the draft, the scouting bureau has tabbed Manitoba defensive lineman David Onyemata as the best player entering the CFL this season. Onyemata possesses elite athleticism for a 300 pounder and could immediately make an impact for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, who pick first in the draft.

Most teams have seen their 2016 Grey Cup futures lines shift in a positive direction, that is, except Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders.

Though there has been some roster turnover for Edmonton, a season of a fully healthy Mike Reilly will almost certainly mean another trip to the playoffs. The team also added receiving threat Chris Getzlaf to their roster, who could be a steal if he can remain healthy.

Like the Eskimos, the Stampeders have seen little in the way of roster turnover during the offseason. Arguably the best quarterback in the CFL, Bo Levi Mitchell, will be back under center and the team should see a full season of play out of last years first round pick Karl Lavoie on the offensive line.

2016 Grey Cup Odds
TeamOdds
Edmonton Eskimos+400
Calgary Stampeders+450
Hamilton Tiger-Cats+500
Toronto Argonauts+600
Ottawa Redblacks+700
Saskatchewan Roughriders+800
B.C. Lions+900
Winnipeg Blue Bombers+1000
Montreal Alouettes+1200

Odds as of April 28, 2016 at Bovada

-------------------------------

With the memory of the Edmonton Eskimos hoisting the Grey Cup still fresh in our minds, now is a good time to look towards next year’s Grey Cup. With the Eskies coming off a 14-4 regular season and a Grey Cup victory, they are opening as +250 favorites to win it all again at Bovada.

Close behind the Eskies are their provincial rivals, with the Calgary Stampeders also posting a 14-4 regular season record last year. The Stamps were thoroughly beaten down against the Eskimos in the Western Finals before a late-game surge made the score look more respectable.

The East, which was far more competitive than the West last season, seems like it may be a dogfight once again with the Ottawa Redblacks, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts all listed at +700.

One of the more interesting teams to watch will be the Saskatchewan Roughriders who finished 3-15 last season after their team was decimated by injuries. Books have given them a little more respect than their record from last season indicated, as they have better odds to win the big game in Toronto than two other teams.

2016 Grey Cup Odds
TeamOdds
Edmonton Eskimos+250
Calgary Stampeders+350
Hamilton Tiger-Cats+700
Ottawa Redblacks+700
Toronto Argonauts+700
B.C. Lions+900
Saskatchewan Roughriders+1000
Winnipeg Blue Bombers+1200
Montreal Alouettes+1400

Odds as of December 1, 2015 at Bovada

-------------------------------

The two Western finalists sit ahead of the two Eastern finalists on the odds to win the 2015 Grey Cup at the sportsbooks, with the Edmonton Eskimos the +150 favorites and the Calgary Stampeders right behind them at +200 on the CFL championship futures at Bovada.

The Ottawa RedBlacks are third at +325 on the odds to win the 2015 Grey Cup, with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats rounding out the list at +500. The RedBlacks and Tiger-Cats will meet in Ottawa in the Eastern final, while the Eskimos host the Stampeders in the Western final.

2015 CFL Grey Cup Champion

Odds as of November 16 at Bovada

  • Edmonton Eskimos +150
  • Calgary Stampeders +200
  • Ottawa RedBlacks +325
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats +500

-------------------------------

With the start of the CFL playoffs on tap for this weekend it's the Edmonton Eskimos who sit as the +170 favorites on the odds to win the 2015 Grey Cup at online sportsbook Bovada, followed by their Alberta rivals from Calgary at +200. The Ottawa RedBlacks are then up to third on those CFL betting futures at +550.

Both Edmonton and Ottawa are off this weekend, as they've earned byes into their respective division finals. The Stampeders play host to the B.C. Lions in the Western semi-final this weekend, with B.C. the longshot at +2500 on the Grey Cup odds. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats host the Toronto Argonauts in the Eastern semi-final this weekend; Hamilton is at +650 on the Grey Cup odds, with rival Toronto at +750.

2015 CFL Grey Cup Champion

Odds as of November 14 at Bovada

  • Edmonton Eskimos +170
  • Calgary Stampeders +200
  • Ottawa Redblacks +550
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats +650
  • Toronto Argonauts +750
  • British Columbia Lions +2500

-------------------------------

The Edmonton Eskimos have vaulted themselves into favorites to win the Grey Cup after winning six consecutive games. The Eskies are now a +200 favorite according to Bovada, which is slightly ahead of the Calgary Stampeders who are currently +225. Though the Stamps have been arguably the best team all season, the Eskies have beaten them twice during that six-game winning streak.

Only one team has been officially eliminated from playoff contention, with the Saskatchewan Roughriders posting an awful 2-13 record through their first 15 games of an injury-riddled season.

2015 CFL Grey Cup Champion

Odds as of October 20 at Bovada

  • Edmonton Eskimos +200
  • Calgary Stampeders +225
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats +375
  • Toronto Argonauts +500
  • Ottawa Redblacks +900
  • British Columbia Lions +2500
  • Montreal Alouettes +5000
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers +6600

-------------------------------

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have taken over as the favorites on the odds to win the 2015 Grey Cup on the CFL betting futures at the online sportsbooks, while the Saskatchewan Roughriders have dropped to the basement on those updated betting odds.

At Bovada the Tiger-Cats are now the +275 favorites on the odds to win the 2015 Grey Cup thanks to their recent hot stretch. The Calgary Stampeders (+325), Edmonton Eskimos (+400), and Toronto Argonauts (+500) follow just behind on the futures list.

The B.C. Lions and Montreal Alouettes are then both at +1000 on the updated Grey Cup odds, with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at +1400, and the Ottawa RedBlacks at +2000. The Roughriders, losers of eight in a row to start the season, sit back at +2500.

2015 CFL Grey Cup Champion

Odds as of August 30 at Bovada

  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats +275
  • Calgary Stampeders +325
  • Edmonton Eskimos +400
  • Toronto Argonauts +500
  • British Columbia Lions +1000
  • Montreal Alouettes +1000
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers +1400
  • Ottawa Redblacks +2000
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders +2500

-------------------------------

With the 2015 Canadian Football League season underway the Calgary Stampeders remain the favorites on the odds to win the Grey Cup at the online sportsbooks, with the Edmonton Eskimos behind them on those football betting futures heading into the month of August.

At Bovada the updated CFL Grey Cup odds for 2015 have the Stampeders set as the +350 favorites followed by the Eskimos at +450, the Lions at +550, and the Argonauts at +600. The Tiger-Cats then follow at +700 at the sportsbook, with the Alouettes and the Roughriders at +800, the Blue Bombers at +900, and the RedBlacks an improved +1600.

2015 CFL Grey Cup Champion

Odds as of August 1 at Bovada

  • Calgary Stampeders +350
  • Edmonton Eskimos +450
  • British Columbia Lions +550
  • Toronto Argonauts +600
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats +700
  • Montreal Alouettes +800
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders +800
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers +900
  • Ottawa RedBlacks +1600

-------------------------------

The Calgary Stampeders held off the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for a 20-16 victory in the 2014 Grey Cup at BC Place, and they are also sitting as the betting favorites to win the 2015 Grey Cup heading into the start of the season.

The Stampeders are listed as the 10/3 favorites on the 2015 Grey Cup odds at online sportsbook Bovada, with the Saskatchewan Roughriders at 5/1, the Edmonton Eskimos at 11/2, and the B.C. Lions following that group at 6/1 on those CFL futures.

The Tiger-Cats are then back at 13/2 on the early Bovada odds to win the 2015 Grey Cup, with the Montreal Alouettes and the Toronto Argonauts both sitting at 8/1 odds, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers pegged at 17/2 odds.

The Ottawa RedBlacks are the longshots on the Grey Cup futures at the sportsbook at 20/1 to win the Canadian Football League's championship in 2015.

Odds To Win 2015 Grey Cup at Bovada as of JUNE 20
  • Calgary Stampeders 10/3
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders 5/1
  • Edmonton Eskimos 11/2
  • B.C. Lions 6/1
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13/2
  • Montreal Alouettes 8/1
  • Toronto Argonauts 8/1
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers 17/2
  • Ottawa RedBlacks 20/1
Odds To Win 2015 CFL Western Division at Bovada
  • Calgary Stampeders 7/5
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders 5/2
  • Edmonton Eskimos 7/2
  • B.C. Lions 9/2
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15/2
Odds To Win 2015 CFL Eastern Division at Bovada
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3/2
  • Toronto Argonauts 5/2
  • Montreal Alouettes 5/2
  • Ottawa RedBlacks 7/1

-------------------------------

The Calgary Stampeders have managed to pick up the SU victory in nine of their last 10 games against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as those two teams meet at BC Place in Vancouver on Sunday in the 102nd Grey Cup.

Calgary went 6-4 against the spread in those 10 contests, but the Stampeders are just 2-3 ATS in their five most recent games against the Tiger-Cats dating back to the 2012 season. This past season the Stampeders went 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS against Hamilton, with both of those matchups turning out to be UNDER results for totals bettors at the online sportsbooks.

The Stampeders squeaked out a 10-7 home win as a 9.5-point favorite on the CFL betting lines against the Tiger-Cats in their first meeting of 2014 back in July, with Calgary then topping Hamilton by a score of 30-20 as a 2.5-point road favorite in August to sweep the season series.

Odds to Win 2014 Grey Cup at Bovada as of November 25

Calgary Stampeders 1/4
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3/1

-------------------------------

There are just four teams left in the hunt for the 2014 Grey Cup, with Division Final matchups on tap for this weekend in Hamilton and Calgary. The Calgary Stampeders remain the Grey Cup favorites at 1/1 at the sportsbooks, followed by the Edmonton Eskimos at 7/2. The Montreal Alouettes (4/1) and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (9/2) round out the list with the Grey Cup set for November 30.

Odds to Win 2014 Grey Cup at Bovada as of November 20

Calgary Stampeders 1/1
Edmonton Eskimos 7/2
Montreal Alouettes 4/1
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 9/2

-------------------------------

Heading into the Canadian Football League playoffs the Calgary Stampeders sit as the 11/10 favorites on the odds to win the 2014 Grey Cup, followed by the Edmonton Eskimos at 7/2, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at 9/2. The B.C. Lions and the Montreal Alouettes are both then at 8/1 on the updated CFL Grey Cup odds at the sportsbooks, with the Saskatchewan Roughriders back at 12/1.

Odds to Win 2014 Grey Cup at Bovada as of November 10

Calgary Stampeders 11/10
Edmonton Eskimos 7/2
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 9/2
B.C. Lions 8/1
Montreal Alouettes 8/1
Saskatchewan Roughriders 12/1

-------------------------------

The Saskatchewan Roughriders won the 101st Grey Cup on their home field and the oddsmakers have put them right back into the mix to win the 102nd Grey Cup in 2014, making them one of three Western teams battling for the top spot on the odds to win that championship at the sportsbooks.

Here's a look at the Canadian Football League futures for the 2014 season, with the 102nd Grey Cup game scheduled for Sunday, November 30 at BC Place in Vancouver. The CFL will expand to nine teams for 2014, with the Ottawa RedBlacks officially joining the league for the season.

Odds to Win 2014 Grey Cup at Bovada as of June 15:

B.C. Lions 15/4
Calgary Stampeders 4/1
Saskatchewan Roughriders 4/1
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 7/1
Toronto Argonauts 15/2
Montreal Alouettes 8/1
Edmonton Eskimos 9/1
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 12/1
Ottawa RedBlacks 18/1

-------------------------------

The Stampeders and Roughriders are still at the top of the odds to win the Grey Cup at the sportsbooks with the CFL's regular season winding down, with the Argonauts and Lions following them on that list. Here's a look at the updated CFL futures for the 2013 season, with the 101st Grey Cup game scheduled for Sunday, November 24.

Odds to Win 2013 Grey Cup at Bovada as of October 15:

Calgary Stampeders 2/1
Saskatchewan Roughriders 9/4
Toronto Argonauts 7/2
B.C. Lions 6/1
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 13/2
Montreal Alouettes 14/1

-------------------------------

The B.C. Lions didn't make it to the Grey Cup in 2012, getting knocked off by the Calgary Stampeders in the Western Final. Still, the Lions are sitting as the favorites on the CFL betting lines at the sportsbooks to win the Grey Cup in 2013. Here's a look at the updated CFL futures for the 2013 season.

Odds to Win 2013 Grey Cup at Bovada as of July 15:

B.C. Lions 3/1
Saskatchewan Roughriders 7/2
Calgary Stampeders 4/1
Toronto Argonauts 6/1
Montreal Alouettes 13/2
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 15/2
Edmonton Eskimos 12/1
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 15/1

Comments