At the beginning of the season, Calgary was a top choice to win the Grey Cup for a second consecutive season. And the Stampeders did remain one of the better teams in the CFL for the 2019 season. Calgary is certainly a threat to repeat as champions. But there are other top contenders such as Hamilton, Winnipeg, and Saskatchewan. Any of those teams could make deep runs come playoff time. So too has Montreal been a story. Somehow the Alouettes have kept their heads above water despite front office turmoil. Montreal has won without having an owner.
2019 CFL Betting
The Canadian Football League runs each year from July through November. In view of some different rules does the CFL attract a good following with fans and gamblers. The CFL has end zones that are twice as long as the NFL. Furthermore, its field is wider at 65 yards. Teams put 12 players on the field instead of 11 and there are three downs instead of four. All of which has meant for a more pass and offensively oriented game.
You can get CFL betting action on sides, totals, money lines, halves, futures, and props. Because of its unique rules and style handicapping the CFL can be different from NFL dynamics.
Specifically, Hamilton was the best-looking team in the CFL sportsbook board. The Tiger-Cats were 11-3 straight up and 9-3-2 vs. the odds with nine-under. Hamilton ranked first in the CFL for both scoring offense and points allowed. Namely quarterback Dane Evans was a key contributor to the Tiger-Cats success. Evans had a 97.0 efficiency rating, a 70% completion rate, 2646 yards passing with 14 touchdowns. First-year head coach Orlondo Steinauer has proven to be an astute hire. The six-time CFL All-Star and three-time Grey Cup champion was one of the league’s most coveted coaching prospects.
In the same way, the Stampeders started with a CFL Betting record of 9-4 straight up, 5-7-1 against the spread with eight under. Calgary’s mark on the board is indicative of their public status. As defending champion and a consistent contender the Stamps draw a lot of casual betting money based on name recognition. Extending Calgary’s appeal is quarterback Nick Arbuckle. Arbuckle posted a 73.4% completion rate with 2103 yards, 11 touchdowns, and a 106.9 efficiency rating. Calgary has won three consecutive Western Division titles. Dave Dickenson has been a head coach since 2016 with a career mark of 41-22-2.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Mike O’Shea has been a steady winner as head coach of the Blue Bombers. O’Shea knows the CFL well having played in it from 1993-2008 followed by coaching jobs from 2010 to present. At the onset of his time at Winnipeg was a couple of losing seasons in a rebuild. Accordingly, the Blue Bombers have posted winning records in the four years that followed. Winnipeg began the 2019 season with a mark of 9-5 straight up and ATS with eight under. On the whole, the Blue Bombers were an impressive second in the CFL for scoring offense and points allowed.
Despite no owner and having it’s head coach and general manager depart the Alouettes have managed to win. Montreal was 7-6 straight up, 8-5 against the spread with seven overs. Most important of all they were in a playoff spot from the East Division.