5 futures bets to make now that Ontario sports betting is live

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Quarterback Zach Collaros during a CFL football game against the B.C. Lions, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (AP Photo/Larry MacDougal)

Earlier this week, sports betting in Canada expanded as Ontario launched its iGaming market and invited private sportsbook operators into the country’s most populous province. Suddenly, bettors in Ontario have access to a wide range of industry-leading sportsbooks and a seemingly endless supply of markets to choose from.

While there are plenty of offerings at all the above Ontario sportsbooks on a daily basis, there is also a much larger pool of futures betting options to choose from. And now that the offerings have expanded, we’re offering up five futures bets across the entire sports landscape that you may want to consider if you’re just starting out in Ontario.

Five futures bets to place now that Ontario sports betting is live

Ample time and options make up an ideal environment for researching and making futures bets. Ontario residents have the luxury of both already and will only see their selections increase by the week for the foreseeable future as more world-class sportsbooks enter the market.

Those interested in placing futures wagers for the rest of the 2022 sports calendar have plenty of choices in both sports and sites to choose from. Therefore, it’s prudent to begin shopping around for the best possible odds. Here are five futures bets to consider:

Winnipeg Blue Bombers To Win 2022 Grey Cup (+300 at PointsBet)

Here at 3Down, it obviously all starts with the CFL. And after checking out the Grey Cup futures, it’s hard not to envision a three-peat coming in 2022. While this team is the favorite, football fans in Canada are aware of how loaded this group is.

The Bombers should once again be a well-oiled machine as they vie for a third straight Grey Cup title in 2022. Andrew Harris’ departure to Toronto hurts, but Winnipeg got it done last year with him playing just seven games and also added Greg Ellingson to the pass-catching group. Meanwhile, Brady Oliviera and Johnny Augustine, who both filled in admirably at times last season, are available to head up the RB corps.

As of now, PointsBet Sportsbook is one of the sites with a better price on Winnipeg than some others.

Toronto Maple Leafs To Win NHL Eastern Conference ()

Call this a homer choice, and forgive us if you’ve heard it before, but the Leafs have all the pieces in place to make a run through the conference. At the very least, to take a shot at this number.

The conference is a crowded one with Florida, Tampa Bay, Boston, and Carolina also in the picture. But some of those teams will be eliminated by one another and if Toronto just makes it out of the first round against Boston or Tampa, things could really open up in the East.

Boston Celtics To Win NBA Eastern Conference ()

The Celtics are playing some of the best defense in either conference since late January and have maximized the potential of their roster along the way now that they’ve finally enjoyed a good run of health.

Big man Robert Williams is currently recovering from meniscus surgery but should be available after the first round, and Boston is 7-3 straight up against the trio of the Bucks, Nets, and Heat, likely their biggest conference competition.

2022 MLB Home Run Leader: George Springer ()

Springer’s teammate and reigning home-run king Vladimir Guerrero will naturally be a popular choice, but Springer offers great value at this price if he can remain healthy. Compared to Guerrero, the veteran slugger has a much more proven long-ball resume and cleared the fence an average of once every 14.9 plate appearances over the last three seasons. 

Las Vegas Raiders To Win NFL AFC West ()

The Raiders still sport the division’s longest odds by far despite the departure of the Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins and Las Vegas’ own blockbuster acquisition of Davante Adams. Combined with Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller, Adams now forms one of the most talented pass-catching trios in the league, while an improving defense now boasts prolific sack master Chandler Jones.

Shop around a bit but sites like Caesars, PointsBet, and BetMGM are great places to start for NFL divisional odds.