Week 1 CFL odds | betting lines for all four games to open 2022 season

The 2022 Canadian Football League season is upon us and with many regulated sportsbooks in Ontario to choose from, bettors are experiencing what it’s like to have an abundance of options for the very first time.

The regular-season schedule kicks off with a four-game slate in the opening weekend, starting on Thursday, June 9, and coming to a close on Saturday evening on June 11.

Here at 3DownNation, we’re providing odds from a variety of Ontario sports betting sites to help you find the best possible line for CFL action each week. If you’re looking for more analysis and betting picks, check out our Week 1 CFL predictions as well!

Week 1 CFL betting odds

Thursday, June 9: Montreal Alouettes at Calgary Stampeders – 9 p.m. EDT

The Alouettes led the East in scoring a season ago and open the 2022 campaign with a battle against the Stampeders, with each team looking to take a step up after getting to seven and eight wins, respectively, in last year’s 14-game regular-season ledger.

Montreal notably forged a 4-3 mark away from its home field of Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in 2021, while Calgary scuffled to a 3-4 record at McMahon Stadium, the site of this season-opening clash.

Friday, June 10: Ottawa Redblacks at Winnipeg Blue Bombers  – 8:30 p.m. EDT

The visiting Redblacks bottomed out in 2021 with a 3-11 record that was partly the byproduct of allowing a CFL-high 384 points.

Ottawa will hope the offseason additions of veteran signal-caller Jeremiah Masoli and Jaelon Acklin from the Tiger-Cats will make a notable difference in the standings, but they’ll have the toughest of opening assignments against the defending champion Blue Bombers, which added five-time 1,000-yard pass-catcher Greg Ellingson.

Saturday, June 11: Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Saskatchewan Roughriders – 7 p.m. EDT

This Week 1 clash features a battle of runner-ups looking to the next step in 2022. The Tiger-Cats, which will officially begin the post-Jeremiah Masoli era with this game, finished second in the east and then in the entire CFL after losing a second straight Grey Cup to the Bombers.

Meanwhile, the Roughriders’ 9-5 regular season that netted second place in the West Division led to a narrow loss to Winnipeg in the division final.

Saturday, June 11: Edmonton Elks at BC Lions – 10 p.m. EDT

Edmonton was the West Division’s version of the Redblacks in 2021, forging an identical 3-11 record and allowing just six fewer points than Ottawa’s league-high 384.

Edmonton begins its quest for a much improved 2022 against the Lions, which went 5-9 in what was legendary quarterback Michael Reilly’s swan song season. This group looks to start fresh under center with either Nathan Rourke, Michael O’Connor, or perhaps even the recently-signed Antonio Pipkin.

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