CFL odds, lines, point spread betting news, plus tips and promo codes
Most first-time or novice bettors rarely think past the point spread, money line and over/under bets when wagering on CFL football games. If one digs a little deeper, however, a plethora of interesting betting opportunities may be revealed! See below on how to maneuver your way around a sportsbook website. As for a recommendation, right now we're touting MyBookie; click directly below and enter promo code CFLPASS for a 50% bonus on deposit.
The Toronto Argonauts will officially become the final CFL team to play its first regular-season game Saturday afternoon at BMO Field – and it’s going to be a toughSource: news.sportsinteraction.com
It’s never an encouraging sign when a team parts ways with its head coach before the season even starts – but that’s the reality the Montreal Alouettes are facingSource: news.sportsinteraction.com
Probably no team in the CFL enters the new season with so much uncertainty surrounding the franchise as the Montreal AlouettesSource: news.sportsinteraction.com
The Ticats finished second in the East Division last year at 8-10, three games behind OttawaSource: news.sportsinteraction.com
The team and city was rocked on a cold day in early January when Head Coach and General Manager Chris Jones resigned abruptly to accept a position with the ClevelandSource: news.sportsinteraction.com
He’s back! The Lions made the biggest off season splash into the free-agent pool inking Quarterback Mike Reilly to an incredible four-year deal worth a reported 2Source: news.sportsinteraction.com
Just when it seems as though we are still a long time away from watching professional football, the action begins in the CFL, north of the borderSource: mybookie.ag
The Calgary Stampeders are the early favorites to win the Canadian Football League championship for the second straight season, when the 2019 season kicks-off on June 13Source: bangthebook.com
To give an idea of typical betting markets on offer, one top-5 betting website in mid-March listed bets in American football; Australian Rules football; badminton; baseball; basketball; billiards/snooker; boxing/MMA; cricket; curling; cycling; darts; e-sports; floorball; futsal; Gaelic sports; golf; greyhound racing (where is this even legal anymore?); handball; hockey, including NHL, NCAA and 33 other leagues in 15 countries; horse racing; motor sports, including Formula 1, Nascar, Motorbikes, Supercars and others); rowing; rugby including Rugby League, Union and World Cup; skiing and ski jumping; soccer; squash; surfing; tennis; volleyball; water polo; and wrestling (that’s *NCAA* wrestling, not professional, you jokers).
Now *that’s* a lot of sports betting – but let’s stay focused on CFL betting. Some online sportsbooks will list “CFL” or “Canadian football” as distinct entries in the table of contents. Otherwise, you’ll have to look under “American football” or “football.” (Sheesh, it’s almost as though people have forgotten that modern gridiron football was first played in Canada…)
Point and click on the appropriate tab for CFL betting, as described directly above, and this should open a webpage displaying those bets, lines, odds and futures for CFL football. Naturally the available futures and proposition bets will depend on the point of the season in which you’re seeking to bet, though props like “To win the Grey Cup” and “To win the Conference” should be bettable throughout the season.
In terms of more traditional, week-to-week betting, those looking to bet on CFL games during the regular season should see a list of the current week’s games, along with the offerings that are of course the overwhelming favourite of customers, namely the point spread, money lines and over/under.
A brief rejoinder for those not 100% up on the terminology defined each major type of bet on football:
- Money line bets require the bettor to pick one team to win the game. The favourite in a given game will likely get odds of shorter than 1/1, while the potential payout on the underdog is higher.
- A pointspread bet is expressed in points, with a negative number assigned to the favourite and a positive number to the underdog. If the Riders are favoured at home against the Esks, the line might read something like “Saskatchewan Roughriders -4½ vs Edmonton Eskimos.” If you bet on Edmonton, you can add 4½points for the Eskimos’ total in the game and subtract likewise for Saskatchewan on a loss.
- An over/under bet is a bet on the total number of points to be scored in the game by both teams combined, express as over or under a given amount.
- Proposition bets are defined as bets which pay on some outcome which is not the final result of a given game/match.
Placing a bet on one of these offerings is a simple matter of, again, pointing and clicking. This will put the prospective bet on a virtual betting slip displayed somewhere on the screen – but don’t worry, you haven’t spent money yet.
Some online sportsbooks will allow the bettor to accumulate several bets on a single betting slip, while others will require you to pay up, put the slip in the shopping cart (or equivalent) or clear it altogether. In either case, the bettor is allowed to add more bets onto the slip for purposes of parlays and teasers.
Note, too, that most sites may offer quite a few more proposition bets on CFL games – especially during the playoffs. So-called player props like “Bo Levi Mitchell to throw over 325 yards” are not nearly as commonly seen as in NFL betting, but some point-scoring props are available before the postseason as well.