- Winnipeg (+300) is favored to win its third championship in four seasons
- Toronto (+550) won the 2022 Grey Cup with a 24-23 upset of the Blue Bombers
- The 2023 CFL season begins on Thursday, June 8 with the B.C. Lions taking on the Calgary Stampeders
Big changes are afoot in the Canadian Football League as seven of the league’s nine teams will open the season with a different starting quarterback than they had last year.
The shifting landscape presents strong betting opportunities when looking at CFL futures. Before we look at who’s favored to win the 110th Grey Cup, here’s where you can find all the different Sports & Competitions to bet on in 2023. If you’re a fan of pro football, enjoy this list of the best 2023 NFL Football Betting Sites.
2023 Grey Cup Odds
|Bo Levi Mitchell||+500||+500||+500|
|Kurleigh Gittens Jr.||+5000||+5000||+5000|
Blue Bombers open as favorites
Winnipeg (+300) narrowly missed out on a three-peat, falling 24-23 to the Argonauts in the 2022 Grey Cup Final. The Blue Bombers are one of only two clubs to welcome back their starting QB. Zach Collaros passed for 4,183 yards with 37 TDs and only 13 interceptions last year. The 34-year-old is looking to join Doug Flutie as the only players in CFL history to claim three-straight Most Outstanding Player awards.
Along with the quarterback position, the Blue and Gold have a lot of continuity on their offensive line and on defense. A wide receiver corps that already featured Dalton Schoen (16 TDs), Nic Demski (10 TDs) and Rasheed Bailey (9 TDs) has also been bolstered by the return of all-star receiver Kenny Lawler.
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Will the Lions roar in 2023?
B.C. (+425) looks like a team on the upswing after posting a 12-6 record and making it all the way to the Western Final last year. While Nathan Rourke left for the NFL after compiling record-breaking stats in his rookie campaign, the Lions have a capable signal-caller in Vernon Adams Jr. Acquired midway through last season, the 30-year-old won four of six starts.
Toronto (+550) sent a first-round pick to B.C. for star linebacker Jordan Williams this offseason. But, their hopes of a repeat likely hinge on Chad Kelly. After replacing an injured McLeod Bethel-Thompson (thumb) in the fourth quarter of last year’s Grey Cup, the nephew of former Buffalo Bills great Jim Kelly led the Argos to a comeback victory.
On the fringes
Hamilton (+650) brought in Bo Levi Mitchell in hopes of winning their first Grey Cup since 1999 and ending the league’s longest championship drought. However, it’s hard to say if the two-time Most Outstanding Player (2016, 2018) has anything left in the tank after a down year with the Stampeders.
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Calgary (+700) sent Levi Mitchell packing after Jake Maier won six-of-nine regular-season starts in 2022. The Californian threw 14 TDs and 7 INTs in nine games, completing 74.7% of his passes. He’ll be supported by the CFL’s top run game last season. The Stamps’ three-headed monster rumbled for 2,436 yards (135.3 per game), averaging more than six yards a carry.
Best Longshot Bet
Montreal (+750) is reuniting new head coach Jason Maas with new starting QB Cody Fajardo. While the former Saskatchewan Roughrider is coming off a down year, he led the CFL in passing yards back in 2019. As an offensive coordinator, Maas also has a superb track record of piling up passing yards and points.
Having gone 12 seasons without a Grey Cup, the Alouettes could sneak up and surprise people this season.
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