CFL - Wed 27/06/2012 - 00:01 EDT

CFL 2012 Schedule: West Division Predicted Order Of Finish

As the clock clicks down, and a new Canadian Football League season is about to dawn, today we look at the four teams in the West Division along with their odds to make it to the 100th Grey Cup Championship. Live CFL betting opportunities abound – and we love it!

Can the BC Lions repeat as Champions? Will the new look Stampeders or Eskimos step up? What are the chances of the Roughriders rebounding in 2012?

BC Lions: Reigning CFL Champs Begin Their Title Defense

As a new CFL season dawns, Canadian Football fans will get a look at the defending Champs right out of the gate. The BC Lions are part of the Opening Day Kickoff celebrations on Friday, June 29, 2012. In a grudge match of the 99th Grey Cup game, the Leo’s host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 10:00 PM ET from BC Place in Vancouver. The Lions return, basically in tact, to defend their title.

Saskatchewan is also a part of the Opening Day celebrations as the Roughriders travel to Hamilton to face the Tiger-Cats in the early game on Friday. The Green Riders are looking to put their woeful 2011 CFL season behind them as they finished last in the West with a 5-13 record. With new QB Henry Burris under center, the Ti-Cats are a Grey Cup Championship betting favorite.

Edmonton & Calgary Host East vs. West Kickoff Weekend Contests

A couple of teams, with new quarterbacks under center, open the new CFL season at home on the weekend. First up, the Eskimos host their former QB as Ricky Ray and the Toronto Argonauts sail into Edmonton for a Saturday night fight at Commonwealth Stadium. After nine seasons as the face of the Green and Gold, Ray will try to jump start an Argos club that went 6-12 last season.

Red and White pride will be out in full force as the Stampeders welcome the Montreal Alouettes to McMahon Stadium in Calgary on Canada Day. CFL scheduled makers saved the best for last as Stamps fans know how to party – even without a National Holiday on the calendar. This contest is a rematch of the 96th Grey Cup Championship that was hosted by Montreal and won by Calgary.

CFL 2012: West Division Predicted Order Of Finish

1 – Calgary Stampeders – Solid on both sides of the ball
2 – British Columbia Lions – QB Lulay is a rising CFL star
3 – Saskatchewan Roughriders – Rider Pride somewhat restored
4 – Edmoton Eskioms – Rebuilding process continues

2012 CFL West Division Championship Betting Odds

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