With the start of the CFL regular season quickly approaching, sportsbooks have started to trickle out more and more wagering options for the league. That includes CFL season win totals hitting the board from BetOnline. Here is a quick look at some of the notable lines released for you three-down bettors.
Highest CFL Win Total: Calgary Stampeders
The Calgary Stampeders own the highest win total at 12.5 (EVEN/-130), which should not be a surprise to CFL fans. The Stampeders return most of a roster that was dominant both on offense and on defense a season ago.
In addition, Calgary has consistently been one of the best teams in the CFL for the past several years with the squad winning at least 12 games in each of the past six seasons. In fact, the last time the Stamps failed to hit double-digit wins came in 2007 – a team that featured Henry Burris throwing the ball to Jermaine Copeland.
Though a few pieces have left the roster over the offseason – particularly running back Jerome Messam – there is little doubt that the Stampeders are one of the most well-rounded teams in the CFL. And as long as Bo Levi Mitchell is at quarterback, the Stamps can win any game.
Lowest CFL Win Total: Montreal Alouettes
The Montreal Alouettes are still trying to figure out life after Anthony Calvillo. Since Calvillo retired in 2013, the Als have started 11 different quarterbacks. That number will likely increase this season with Drew Willy, Matt Shiltz, Antonio Pipkin and Garrett Fugate all competing for the starting job.
As you would expect from a team that went 3-15 last season and has no clue who is going to be playing quarterback, the Alouettes have the lowest win total in the CFL this season – set at 5.5 (-125/-105).
Talent is sparse for the Als on offense – outside of B.J. Cunningham – and it will take a monumental effort from new head coach Mike Sherman (yes, THAT Mike Sherman) to get a terrible offense clicking enough to even be competitive.
Best CFL Win Total Bet: Hamilton Tiger-Cats UNDER 10.5
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a combined 13-23 in the past two seasons and have only eclipsed nine wins twice in the past seven seasons. UNDER 10.5 is paying out at -115 for the Ticats’ upcoming season.
A full season with Jeremiah Masoli at quarterback would be a boon for the Tiger-Cats after he looked like a stud in his 12 appearances last season but what are the odds that he gets all the starts now that Johnny Manziel is in Hamilton? Masoli will spend this entire season – which was supposed to be about anointing him as the future for the franchise – looking over his shoulder.
But that’s not the big issue. The Tiger-Cats had a terrible rushing offense and a mediocre-at-best defense last season. Beating teams in the East isn’t exactly difficult but as long as the team has no rushing offense and a secondary that gambles on every single ball thrown, Hamilton will always be behind the 8-ball.
|Calgary Stampeders||12.5 (EVEN/-130)|
|Edmonton Eskimos||11.5 (-130/EVEN)|
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||10.5 (-120/-110)|
|Hamilton Tiger-Cats||10.5 (-125/-115)|
|Ottawa Redblacks||9.0 (-115/-115)|
|Toronto Argonauts||8.5 (-150/+120)|
|Saskatchewan Roughriders||8.0 (-150/+120)|
|B.C. Lions||7.0 (-140/+110)|
|Montreal Alouettes||5.5 (-125/-105)|
Odds as of June 14 at [custom:bovada-link]
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