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Canadian Football League Betting

In Canada, the Canadian Football League is one of the most popular sports leagues in the country. A major CFL game attracts thousands of visitors and plenty of viewers at home who are glued to the screen during game time. Football is also one of the most popular online and mobile betting sports in the country. The best mobile sports betting sites offer a wide range of betting options on each and every game, including match bets, accumulator and prop bets.

About the CFL

In the world of football betting, just about all the bets are placed on CFL games. The Canadian Football League (CFL) is the highest competition of Canadian football and comprises of 9 professional teams from nine cities in Canada. The teams are divided into the East division, which has a total of 4 teams, and the West division, which has 5. For mobile sports betting purposes, CFL action kicks off in mid-June with the regular season running for 21 weeks into November.

Each team in the CFL plays a total of 18 games. At the end of the regular season, 6 teams take part in the playoffs that culminate in the Grey Cup, footballs most coveted trophy. From June to November, sports betting CA sites are jam-packed with CFL bets while punters scramble to get a piece of the action.

Basic CFL Bets

For anyone just starting out, the easiest and most basic of the various online bets is the money line bet. This is also known as a match or play bet. With a money line bet, punters simply have to predict which team will win the game after full time.

Another popular type of football bet is the over/under bet, otherwise known as totals betting. This is where the bookmaker will set the point score, which is the total number of point scored by both teams during the game. Punters then place a wager saying that the actual point total will either bet above or below the total posted.

Advanced Football Bets

For more experienced punters, online sports betting Canada sites offer a wide range of accumulator and prop bets. Examples of prop bets can include predicting the exact score, wagering on the score at half time, which player will score the most points, which team will score first, and how many yards will the ball be thrown. It is also possible to place futures bets weeks or months in advance on which team will win the Grey Cup. Bet accumulators or multi-bets include bets where punters place multiple bets on multiple games. Each bet is linked to the next and all must be correct to pay out.

Factors to Consider Before You Bet

As with all team sports, Canadian football requires the co-operation of every member of the team in order to perform at their best. Before placing any large bet, it is important to gather as much information about the teams and players as possible. Even so, there are factors that can influence the outcome of the game including team injuries, changes to coaching staff, home ground advantage, travelling schedules, mental or physical fatigue as well as results of previous matchups with their opponents.