CFL Future Odds

Currently there are no futures available.

CFL futures markets give fans the chance to bet on Canadian Football League outrights, such as division winners and Grey Cup champions.

Unlike CFL odds on specific matches, CFL futures markets are typically available well in advance of the competition conclusion and remaining open until the final outcome is known.

Many fans enjoy betting on futures as it offers a chance to get big odds on long-term events, so fans can show off their knowledge of the teams and their situation, such as roster strength, the ability of the coach and player fitness. 

This article provides an overview of CFL futures betting, including:

Types of CFL futures

The type of CFL future bets vary, depending on the sportsbook but typically, fans can bet on the following markets...


Grey Cup winner

Which team will prevail over the course of the season and win the Grey Cup?

Division Winner


The CFL’s teams are divided into two divisions - East and West. Some sportsbooks give fans the chance to predict the winners of each division as part of their CFL futures offering.

CFL Player futures

Some sportsbooks even offer outrights on players, including who will be named most valuable player for the season, who will throw the most yards and who will rush the most yards. 

Picking the winners

CFL futures betting favours those who really know the teams, the players and the general landscape of the game. The biggest odds are available before a ball is kicked, but that also carries greater risk. Some savvy bettors prefer to wait a few weeks into the season, to evaluate how each roster is taking shape in the early stages of the season and try to use this information to inform their bets.

  • Some things to consider when betting on CFL futures:
  • How did the team perform last season?
  • Does the team have a proven track record of success?
  • Who is the coach?
  • How strong is the roster and has it been improved during the draft?
  • Are any key players injured or prone to injury?
  • How strong is the team traditionally at home and on the road?
  • Importantly, what are the odds? Has the sportsbook priced your selection well or is there good value to be had?

Previous Grey Cup winners

One important factor to consider is the team’s history - do they have a track record of success? First held in 1909 the Grey Cup is the ultimate CFL prize.

Most Grey Cup wins

  • Toronto Argonauts 17
  • Edmonton Eskimos 14
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers 11
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats 8
  • Calgary Stampeders 8
  • Montreal Alouettes 7
  • BC Lions 6
  • Saskatchewan Roughriders 4
  • Ottawa Redblacks 1

Grey cup winners by year

  • 2019 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 2018 Calgary Stampeders
  • 2017 Toronto Argonauts
  • 2016 Ottawa RedBlacks
  • 2015 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 2014 Calgary Stampeders
  • 2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • 2012 Toronto Argonauts
  • 2011 British Columbia Lions
  • 2010 Montreal Alouettes
  • 2009 Montreal Alouettes
  • 2008 Calgary Stampeders
  • 2007 Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • 2006 British Columbia Lions
  • 2005 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 2004 Toronto Argonauts
  • 2003 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 2002 Montreal Alouettes
  • 2001 Calgary Stampeders
  • 2000 British Columbia Lions
  • 1999 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • 1998 Calgary Stampeders
  • 1997 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1996 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1995 Baltimore Stallions
  • 1994 British Columbia Lions
  • 1993 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1992 Calgary Stampeders
  • 1991 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1990 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1989 Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • 1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1987 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1986 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • 1985 British Columbia Lions
  • 1984 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1983 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1982 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1981 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1980 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1979 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1978 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1977 Montreal Alouettes
  • 1976 Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 1975 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1974 Montreal Alouettes
  • 1973 Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 1972 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • 1971 Calgary Stampeders
  • 1970 Montreal Alouettes
  • 1969 Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 1968 Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 1967 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • 1966 Saskatchewan Roughriders
  • 1965 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • 1964 British Columbia Lions
  • 1963 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • 1962 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1961 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1960 Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 1959 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1958 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1957 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • 1956 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1955 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1954 Edmonton Eskimos
  • 1953 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
  • 1952 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1951 Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 1950 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1949 Montreal Alouettes
  • 1948 Calgary Stampeders
  • 1947 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1946 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1945 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1944 Montreal St. H-D Navy
  • 1943 Hamilton Flying Wildcats
  • 1942 Toronto RCAF Hurricanes
  • 1941 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1940 Ottawa Rough Riders
  • 1939 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1938 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1937 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1936 Sarnia Imperials
  • 1935 Winnipeg Blue Bombers
  • 1934 Sarnia Imperials
  • 1933 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1932 Hamilton Tigers
  • 1931 Montreal Winged Wheelers
  • 1930 Toronto Balmy Beach
  • 1929 Hamilton Tigers
  • 1928 Hamilton Tigers
  • 1927 Toronto Balmy Beach
  • 1926 Ottawa Senators
  • 1925 Ottawa Senators
  • 1924 Queen’s University
  • 1923 Queen’s University
  • 1922 Queen’s University
  • 1921 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1920 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1915 Hamilton Tigers
  • 1914 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1913 Hamilton Tigers
  • 1912 Hamilton Alerts
  • 1911 Toronto Argonauts
  • 1910 Hamilton Tigers
  • 1909 Toronto Parkdale

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