Plan the parade: Riders installed as 2021 Grey Cup favourites by Bodog

Rider Nation has been revelling in the 2-0 start to the 2021 CFL season and the oddsmakers are adding to the party.

Following Saskatchewan’s second straight win to begin the campaign, Bodog installed the Roughriders as favourites to hoist the three-down league championship.

Current odds to win the 2021 Grey Cup:

Saskatchewan Roughriders +300

Dual-threat quarterback Cody Fajardo playing at an MOP level has Riders fans recalling 2013: the last time the green and white started 2-0 a parade was planned.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers +350

The reigning champs have been impressive, particularly on defence with 2019 Most Outstanding Defensive Player Willie Jefferson wreaking havoc.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats +450

All off-season and even following Week 1, the Ticats were the top betting choice to claim the cup on home soil at Tim Hortons Field in December. However, an 0-2 start pushes Hamilton down the rankings.

Montreal Alouettes +600

The birds were flying high with Vernon Adams Jr., William Stanback and Almondo Sewell leading the Als in their own ways to a season-opening victory.

Toronto Argonauts +750

The boatmen made a splash in Calgary, but were brought back down to earth in the Manitoba capital.

British Columbia Lions +800

A healthy and laser-throwing Michael Reilly makes the Leos a completely different team. Although, it doesn’t seem as though his right elbow will be at 100 percent any time this season.

Calgary Stampeders +900

Bo Levi Mitchell normally breeds confidence in bettors, but a career-worst four interceptions and falling to 0-2 while battling a lower-body injury has dropped the stock of the lead cowboy and his Stamps.

Ottawa Redblacks +1000

Gambling experts are giving the Redblacks a little respect by putting Ottawa ahead of the team they beat to kick-off their schedule. But less than 100 yards passing every week does not a Grey Cup contender make.

Edmonton Elks +1500

The Elks look more like roadkill that you’d see along Highway 2 in Alberta than fierce silver trophy hunters in the CFL.

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