CFL betting on Hamilton and Toronto was not very successful in 2008 but both teams look improved for 2009.
Hamilton is 23-30-1 in their last 54 games versus the CFL odds while Toronto is 28-28-1 in their last 57 games. Here is a look at the stats to keep in mind as you handicap Hamilton and Toronto for the 2009 season.
CFL betting on Hamilton is not normally popular at the sports book. The Tiger Cats have won just 10 of their last 54 games straight up but Hamilton could be on the way up. As bad as Hamilton has been straight up they are not a total disaster versus the CFL betting pointspread. They do struggle somewhat in the division but they are almost .500 against the CFL odds in non-division games throughout the years.
Hamilton is about .500 versus the CFL betting odds against Montreal, British Columbia, Winnipeg and Calgary over the years while they have struggled against Toronto and Saskatchewan. The Tigers Cats have excelled against Edmonton though going 17-9 against the CFL odds. Hamilton is a team that doesn’t get a lot of respect from gamblers that bet on CFL action but that could start to change in 2009.
Toronto was awful last year against the CFL betting number at the online sports book going 5-12-1. That was a change since in the past few seasons they have been around .500 in terms of CFL betting. Looking at the CFL betting stats we see something unusual with Toronto. They have actually been a better favorite than underdog in CFL betting throughout the years. The Argonauts are 62-70-2 as an underdog but 68-54-4 as a favorite over the years in CFL betting. That is totally different than most teams in CFL betting. Toronto could bounce back from a very poor 2008 season as they made a number of off-season changes heading into the 2009 season.
Toronto has struggled against the CFL betting pointspread at the sports book against Montreal but they have done well against Hamilton and they also have a winning record against Winnipeg. They are about .500 against Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Hamilton and Toronto were the two worst teams in the league in 2008 but that can change quickly. Both teams could be vastly improved both straight up and against the CFL odds at the online sportsbook in 2009.
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