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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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SchoolOdds
Western University Mustangs+215
University of Saskatchewan Huskies+375
University of Montreal Carabins+600
Laval Rouge et Or+1250
Queens Gaels+1500
University of Regina Rams+1650
St. Francis Xavier X-Men+2000
Manitoba Bisons+2000
Alberta Golden Bears+2000
University of Ottawa Gee-Gees+2000
UBC Thunderbirds +2500
Laurier Golden Hawks+3000
Toronto Varsity Blues +4000
McMaster Marauders+4500
Mount Allison Mounties+5000
University of Waterloo Warriors+5000
Carleton Ravens +7000
Guelph Gryphons+7500
University of Windsor Lancers +10000
Calgary Dinos+15000
Bishop’s University Gaiters +15000
University of Sherbrooke Vert et Or +15000
Concordia Stingers+20000
Saint Mary’s Huskies+20000
Acadia Axemen +35000
York Lions+50000
McGill Redbirds+50000

Odds courtesy of Coolbet Ontario Sportsbook as of September 26th, 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: Alberta Golden Bears

While the Alberta Golden Bears have made ample progress over the past few seasons and have grown into a formidable team in the CanWest division, they still aren’t legitimate Vanier Cup contenders.

It’s been over 40 years since the Golden Bears last made a Vanier Cup Final appearance and this trend isn’t likely to end any time soon. With plenty of improvement and upside on their team, Alebrta still isn’t ready to take on and defeat top-tier competition within U Sports.

In order to get to the promised land, the Golden Bears would need to defeat last years Vanier Cup runner-ups in the Saskatchewan Huskies who’ve long dominated CanWest claiming two of the last three Hardy Cup victories.

The Alberta Golden Bears a top team in U Sports, but certainly aren’t worth betting on. Be sure to fade all bets on the Golden Bears when placing any Vanier Cup futures this season.

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.

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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.