Oddsmakers like Lions chances of winning Grey Cup

A banged-up Travis Lulay doesn't seem to be scaring off oddsmakers. (Andy Clark/Reuters/Files)

A banged-up Travis Lulay doesn't seem to be scaring off oddsmakers. (Andy Clark/Reuters/Files)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:58 PM ET

Shortly after the Saskatchewan Roughriders walked off the Mosaic Stadium field and football-crazed Regina went into full-blown party mode, oddsmakers were hard at work trying to get a handle on 2014.

It didn’t take long.

One particular trend has been easy to spot in the CFL over the past three seasons, and it seems oddsmakers either agree with it, or believe the betting public believes in it so much that they have to adjust the numbers accordingly.

The trend isn’t hard to spot: The last three Grey Cup champions have been the host team.

It started in 2011 when the B.C. Lions beat the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at BC Place, continued in 2012 when the Toronto Argonauts outlasted the Calgary Stampeders at Rogers Centre, and was cemented last November when the Saskatchewan Roughriders pounded the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Mosaic Stadium in front of a crowd that was something-less-than impartial.


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