The answer to both those questions is the Argos. They were the last team to win two in a row, in 1996-97. But in 1995, they were dead last in the league at 3-15. (One significant improvement was hiring Doug Flutie as the QB.)
fair enough, I think the odds are fairly accurate, although I might place Edmonton above BC. Might as well take a $10 flier on the Bombers with those odds. I guess it all depends if I'm feeling like throwing 10 dollars away or not.
If you feel strongly about Edmonton and Montreal and really like those numbers you gave above... it is worth your time to get to Las Vegas or go online and bet them, as they are overlays against your personal line. Edmonton is at 6-1 and 7-1 on the two lines given with Montreal at 7.5 to 1. Bet those kinds of edges enough times, if you think those are really legitimately 4-1 shots AND you are accurate in your assessment of the true chances, and over enough trials you will make a LOT of money... Montreal has been a strong contender for years and the odds given by LV are 7.5 - 1 ?? Thats ridiculous as this is only an 8 team league and 7.5 - 1 is almost the same as random chance. Seems there is an overlay opportunity on Montreal at least, to me anyway.
I don't think anyone believes Hamilton will win the Grey Cup. But that doesn't mean the Argos have a better shot.
Kerry Joseph is no Doug Flutie either. And while the Tiger-cats improved at the positions that were their weaknesses last season, I don't believe the Argos made any improvements at all. The only real loss the Ticats suffered was Lumsden, but considering that he only plays six or seven games every year, I think it's a loss they can overcome.
i really dont see how winnipeg is below hamilton or toronto. im not saying there any better off but there definately not in any worse shape heading into the season.... compare the three
Winnipeg has the best recievers of the three
winnipeg has a better run game then toronto, and as good as hamilton
winnipegs oline is new but full of experience.. potential to be solid and looked great in pre season. i cant put tor or ham that much ahead of them in this category either
winnipegs d line is easily the best of the three
winnipegs linebackers will be as good if not better than both tor and ham
so yes winnipeg has some real questions at the qb position and in the secondary but overall has a not bad team, i really dont see how after the pre season anyone could put them below tor and ham just judging on what we have seen so far...