During the summer of 2020, the Canadian Football League had to sit back and watch while the NBA, NHL, and MLB returned to play. Unfortunately for the CFL, they were unable to kick off the 2020 season.
The league is hoping to move forward in 2021, but there is a ton of speculation as to whether that will be possible. The league has kept relatively quiet on the matter since canceling the season two months ago.
※ Current Odds Date & Time: October 28th, 11:30 A.M. (EST)
Online bookmaker 18Bet has the Tiger-Cats at +280 to win the Grey Cup.
No one can predict how the 2021 season will unfold in terms of schedule, fans in the stadium, among other factors. But odds have been released for the Grey Cup winner.
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the current defending Grey Cup champions but own the third-highest odds to win in 2021. The Blue Bombers are listed at +550 to win in 2021. Joining the Blue Bombers at +550 are the Calgary Stampeders. Calgary last won the Grey Cup in 2018.
It’s no surprise that the Hamilton Tiger-Cats own the best odds to win the Grey Cup in 2021. Expected to be the best team in 2020, Hamilton continues to be the team to beat in the CFL, currently listed at +280.
Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa are far down the list to win the Grey Cup. Easily considered longshots to win in 2021, it’s easy to see why Hamilton is projected to be the East Division champions.
The West Division will prove to be more of a battle, with the only real longshot being the BC Lions (+650). Still, the road to the Grey Cup seems easy for Hamilton and should be a grind for teams in the West.