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U Sports Football: Vanier Cup Odds

Get the latest odds on the 2022 Vanier Cup

Vanier Cup Odds

The crown jewel of the U Sports Football world, it doesn’t get any bigger than the Vanier Cup. Originally competed for in 1965, the Vanier Cup has a longstanding legacy within Canadian university football. With a plethora of talented teams in the running for this years Vanier Cup, we’ve got all of the latest odds on who is favoured to go all the way this season.

With Canadian Sports Betting we are here to bring you all of the best bets and analysis on this years Vanier Cup odds so you can walkaway a winner at the end of this U Sports football season. Be sure to keep checking back for more up to date odds and in-depth insight.

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Western University Mustangs-200
University of Saskatchewan Huskies+225
Laval Rouge et Or+700
St. Francis Xavier X-Men+1500

Odds courtesy of Coolbet Ontario Sportsbook as of November 15th, 2022

Why are the Western Mustangs Favoured?

A dominant force in the OUA as well as in the entirety of U Sports, the Western Mustangs are rightly favoured to claim the 2022 Vanier Cup. Coming off of winning the Vanier Cup in 2021 against the Saskatchewan Huskies, Western has shown no signs of slowing down, crushing every opponent placed in front of them.

Western is likely going to have a cakewalk through the OUA en route to what would be their 34th Yates Cup victory as they continue on their path to reclaim the Vanier Cup.

With a longstanding history as one of the greatest football programs in the country, don’t expect the Mustangs to slow down any time soon. With their eyes on set on reaching their fourth Vanier Cup Final in five years (excluding 2020) ride with the Mustangs to ultimately reign victorious as U Sports champions once again this season.

Team to Fade: St. Francis Xavier X-Men

They may be the top team within the AUS, but the St. Francis Xavier X-Men aren’t ready for the top teams that will be vying for this seasons Vanier Cup.

In recent memory the AUS representative hasn’t found much success in the Vanier Cup. The conferences last appearance in the Vanier Cup final coming in 2007, and their last win even farther back in 2022. This is indicative of the lopsided talent level when comparing AUS schools to their counterparts to the West over the past two decades.

While the X-Men have rolled out a stellar squad this season, the skill gap between them and the top teams in other conferences is far too big to overcome. At +2000 and the seventh best odds to win the 2022 Vanier Cup, fade the X-Men this season and keep your wagers on more proven schools.

Sleeper Pick: Laval Rouge et Or

One of the most storied programs in U Sports history, the Laval Rouge et Or are always in the running for the Vanier Cup.

Holding the record for most Vanier Cup victories, Laval is never out of the running for the top honour in Canadian University football. While the Montreal Carabins are looking as fierce as they come, Laval is more than ready for the challenge. The Carabins squeaked out a closely contested 21-18 victory over Laval in Week 3 of the RSEQ regular season with a 45-yard field goal as time expired.

Laval and Montreal are set to battle it out to see who the top team in the division truly is and if Laval can break through, there may be no stopping them.

They say history is doomed to repeat itself, and we may be getting hit with some full-force deja vu as the Laval Rouge et Or may find their way back to the top of the mountain claiming the schools 11th Vanier Cup victory.

Matt Eichhorn

Matt Eichhorn

Having worked in the Sports Gambling industry since 2020, Eichhorn has expertise in all things sports betting. With experience covering various major North American sports leagues he has a wide array of knowledge to draw from when crafting his work.