The Winnipeg Blue Bombers successfully defended their 2019 title, winning their 12th Grey Cup 33-25 over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last year — and they are favorites to win once again.
Plenty can happen between now and the start of the 2022 regular season, which kicks off on June 9, but the odds have remained steady since the calendar flipped.
Check out the full 2022 Grey Cup odds below.
2022 Grey Cup odds
|Winnipeg Blue Bombers||+250|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook as of May 3, 2022.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (+250)
Coming as a shock to no one, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are the betting favorites for the 2022 Grey Cup, available at +250. They will enter the season looking to three-peat after winning their 12th Grey Cup back in December, successfully defending their 2019 title.
Another Grey Cup victory in 2022 would put them in elite company of teams to three-peat in the CFL and the first to do so since Edmonton's dominant run in the late-70s and early-80s. In 2021, excluding the final two regular-season games where Winnipeg rested starters, the Bombers cruised to a 13-1 record (which includes their two playoff wins). They had an all-time defense that only allowed 13.4 points and 287.6 yards per game over the regular season.
Despite three-time rushing yards leader Andrew Harris leaving for Toronto in free agency, you can still expect Winnipeg to pick up right where they left off.
Calgary Stampeders (+500)
The Calgary Stampeders currently have the second-best odds to take home the Grey Cup in 2022.
The Stampeders also signed former NFL draft pick, Natrell Jamerson, who should be able to help boost their defense that was Top 2 in the West Division last season. The Stampeders will look to improve upon their 8-6 record from last season and get back to the top of the division once again.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (+500)
In the No. 3 spot entering the new season is the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, on the board at +500. The Ti-Cats went 8-6 in 2021, good for second in the East Division.
Hamilton had a wonderful run to the final, before ultimately falling to the Blue Bombers in an electrifying 33-25 loss. The Ticats haven't hoisted the Grey Cup since 1999 but they'll look to run it back this season and try to capture the CFL's coveted prize once again.
Past Grey Cup winners
As noted above, having such a small league and lots of player movement promotes a lot of parity among the teams. Seven of the nine current CFL clubs have won a Grey Cup over the last 10 seasons.
The Toronto Argonauts have the most Grey Cup titles in league history with 17, while the Winnipeg Blue Bombers lead the CFL with 26 Grey Cup appearances.
|Season||Grey Cup Champion||Runner-up|
|2021||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|2019||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|2018||Calgary Stampeders||Ottawa Redblacks|
|2017||Toronto Argonauts||Calgary Stampeders|
|2016||Ottawa Redblacks||Calgary Stampeders|
|2015||Edmonton Eskimos||Ottawa Redblacks|
|2014||Calgary Stampeders||Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|2013||Saskatchewan Roughriders||Hamilton Tiger-Cats|
|2012||Toronto Argonauts||Calgary Stampeders|
|2011||B.C. Lions||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|2010||Montreal Alouettes||Saskatchewan Roughriders|
Understanding CFL futures
Sportsbooks release CFL futures odds shortly after the end of the previous football season. Picking the outright winner of the Grey Cup is one of the only other ways to wager on CFL futures. During the offseason and preseason, you'll be able to get a nice plus-money price on basically any team in the CFL as there is so much uncertainty around what will happen next year, particularly in a league with only nine teams.
CFL futures odds will usually look like this:
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats +285
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to profit $285 should Jeremiah Masoli and co. capture their first Grey Cup title since 1999. If it's close to the end of the season or one team is simply that dominant, you might see a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds.
- Saskatchewan Roughriders -175
This means that you would need to bet $175 to win $100 if Saskatchewan wins the Grey Cup.
Of course, futures odds are a fluid market. They can change every day based on news, injuries, suspensions, etc. And they will certainly change based around big CFL events, such as free agency or the draft.
All the odds seen above are in American format. If you find decimal format or fractional format easier to read, simply convert the odds using our simple odds converter tool.
Where can I bet on the CFL?
Despite being one of the smaller professional leagues in North America, many online oddsmakers at the very least offer CFL futures on who will win the Grey Cup. Head over to our best sportsbooks for CFL betting in your area.
Grey Cup Title Odds FAQs
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are solo betting favorites on the Grey Cup odds board, available at +250.
The Blue Bombers won the Grey Cup in 2021. They had pre-season odds of +520, fourth-best in the CFL.