Betting Tips for the CFL 2016
We have now moved past the halfway stage of the 2016 CFL season, meaning the 104th Grey Cup is a mere two months away and the fans’ excitement is building. Alongside following their chosen teams, some of these fans also put down bets – whether they are gambling on which side will win a particular game or which will claim the CFL crown – and the betting is also increasing. This article will examine some of the teams that might be CFL champions.
If the bookies are to be believed, it is the Calgary Stampeders who will be holding the Grey Cup aloft at the end of the season – as they are hot 3/1 favourites. They enjoyed a decent season in 2015, finishing second in the West Division before going out of the play-offs at the Division Finals stage – thanks to a 31-45 defeat at the hands of eventual Grey Cup winners the Edmonton Eskimos. This season they are leading their division with 11 wins from 13 matches, despite losing familiar stars Eric Rogers, Freddie Bishop, Juwan Simpson and Joe Cornish. This has been mitigated by the likes of Bo Levi Mitchell stepping up, and the Stampeders are in formidable form. One thing that may affect their chances is the tragic death of defensive back Mylan Hicks, but they should be in the hunt. The British Columbia Red Lions are also highly rated by bookmakers, at 9/2, and currently sit in second spot in the West Division, behind the Stampeders. Eight wins from twelve matches is strong, and they will hope to advance on last season’s play-off Division Semi-Finals loss. In a way, their biggest pre-seasons signing was coach Wally Buono, who stands as the most successful in the history of the CFL, but the additions of Levy Adcock at right tackle and Brandon Stewart have also strengthened their hand in offence and defence respectively. All of this means they could well lift the Grey Cup this season. Maintaining the fitness of key players is crucial to their chances though.
Last season’s champs the Edmonton Eskimos are 8/1 fourth favourites with bookies, and are currently experiencing an underwhelming time in the West Division – with six wins and seven defeats from thirteen matches. They did however claim an important win over the BC Lions in their most recent match, to end a losing run, with Shakir Bell proving his mettle and staking his claim to be first-choice running back from now on. Another newcomer, Brandon Zylstra, also made a big impression and if the Eskimos can find greater consistency they could still have a chance of matching last season’s triumph. Of course, when it comes to betting on football, there are various ways to do it – and a football-themed slot game like $5 Million Touchdown is both different and similar to betting on the CFL and you can find this game at sites like www.gamblinginsider.ca. It gives you football graphics in the games, as well as themed reels, but the only way CFL betting will match its $5 million jackpot is if you bet on the rank outsider team and it comes through.
You can enjoy betting on the CFL and $5 Million Touchdown at the same time, so why not give them both a go this season.