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2009 Canadian Football League Betting Odds – CFL Odds

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Jun/29/2009
2009 Canadian Football League Betting Odds

It's hard to believe but the Canadian Football League kicks off play this Wednesday. Sportingbet.com has a wide variety of 2009 Canadian Football League betting odds in addition to offering a 20 percent deposit bonus and FREE $50 bet to new customers

One of the most popular football futures wagers - whether in the CFL or the NFL - is the over/under total of regular-season wins for each team.

Sportingbet.com has win totals for all eight CFL teams, with the highest total at 12.5 for the defending Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders. Over pays +100 while the under is -130.

It should be noted that the Stampeders are a little banged up heading into the 2009 season.

A rash of injuries coming out of training camp, however, has injected unease into the club heading into their season-opener Wednesday against Montreal (TSN, 10 p.m. ET).

"I was pleased with our training camp, but there are some concerns that I had and I still have them," head coach and GM John Hufnagel said.

On the offensive line, Jesse Newman (ankle) missed all of training camp and another starter Jeff Pilon (knee) also just recently started practising. Derek Armstrong (torn bicep) is out indefinitely.

Quarterback and Grey Cup MVP Henry Burris, who recently signed a four-year contract extension, doesn't believe he'll be on the run to start the season, however.

"We're going to find guys to put there that can make it happen," Burris declared. "We have depth and that's the thing that's made us successful.

"We have injuries all across the board right now, just like every team does coming out of camp and pre-season games. The teams that have guys that can step in and continue execution and do their part, those teams will be successful especially early on."

Next up are the B.C. Lions and Edmonton Eskimos, both of which are expected to challenge Calgary for the West Division title. Both teams are at 11.5 wins, with B.C. at +120 for the over and -150 for under, and Edmonton at -115 for over and under.

There's been a change of personnel and a shift of attitude on the B.C. Lions this season.

"We're not a team anymore that has laurels placed upon us for no reason," said veteran centre Angus Reid. "That's probably a good thing.

"Being the best for a long time and being expected to be the best . . . human nature would start to make you believe that. Now they say we're not. Human nature now is go out and prove critics wrong."

The Lions slipped to third in the CFL West last season with a 11-7-0 record. It was the first time in five years B.C. didn't finish first in the division.

A painful loss to Calgary in the West Final signalled a winter of change for the Lions.
B.C. was 0-2 in the exhibition season, losing to Calgary and Edmonton. The team's first test of the regular season will be Friday when the Lions play the Roughriders in Regina.

"I think there is reason to be optimistic and I think there is reason to understand that there is a lot of work to be done," said Buono, who is entering his 20th season as head coach and seventh with B.C.

"I think the West is going to be very competitive and I believe we can be very competitive ourselves. I think we've fixed a number of areas. Have we fixed all of them? I think that is still a work in progress."

Eskimos head coach, Richie Hall, said of his team coming into the new season:

"There's been a lot of changeover. It's just a matter of us coming together."

For the Eskimos, good times returned in 2008 after two consecutive years in the non-playoff wilderness. The Double-E was 10-8 in the regular season and finished last in the West Division, but made the East playoffs as a crossover team. They lost 36-26 to the Montreal Alouettes in the division final.

Then there's the Grey Cup finalist Montreal Alouettes at 10.5 wins, with the over favored at -140 and the under at +110.

Other 2009 Canadian Football League Betting Odds available are division and Grey Cup winners, with Calgary a +175 favorite to win the West, followed by Edmonton (+225), B.C. (+250) and longshot Saskatchewan Roughriders (+500).

 

Things aren't as tight in the East, where Montreal is a big, -250 favorite to win the division. The Toronto Argonauts are +550, followed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (+650) and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+700).

 

Calgary is a +250 favorite to repeat as CFL champions and win the 2009 Grey Cup, followed by Edmonton at +400, B.C. (+450) and Montreal (+600).

Saskatchewan (+900), Toronto (+1200), Winnipeg (+1200) and Hamilton (+1400) are the Grey Cup longshots.

 

Calgary won the 2008 Grey Cup with a 22-14 win over Montreal last November.

Compiled by Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

 

 

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