Mobile Betting Tips for the CFL Ahead of the Season Restart

With the 2020 season having been cancelled due to COVID-19, the good news is we have a date for the restart of the Canadian Football League. The 2021 season is due to begin on the 5th of August, with training camp to start on the 10th of July. The first game in the regular season is between one of the contenders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the defending Grey Cup holders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

We could not have asked for a better game to begin the CFL season and you may want to have a wager on the outcome of the game plus the overall season. The Sports Interaction app is a great place for mobile sports betting and below you will find mobile betting tips for the CFL ahead of the season restart.

For those who enjoy betting on the National Football League in the United States, there are a few differences to be aware of when betting on the CFL. Firstly, the weather can have a crucial role to play in the CFL, even more so than the NFL. However, the BC Lions play all their home games inside a dome, so it does not matter that the weather is doing in Vancouver as they can play under cover.

Nonetheless, you must pay close attention to the weather throughout the CFL season as this can change the betting, especially in terms of the over and under market. During the first half of the season, which is usually played in August and September, the weather is more favorable and this means you will be betting on more overs in the over/under market. However, as the season enters October and November, the weather makes for more difficult playing conditions and this is when you will be betting on more unders. The Grey Cup is often played in inclement weather, so keep this in mind when having a wager on the showpiece occasion.

Compared to the NFL, the average scoring in the CFL tends to be higher which is one of the reasons for the growth of popularity over the years, as it can prove more entertaining for casual fans. The average score for an NFL game since the league expanded to 32 teams is between 20 and 23 points per game. The average score over the same period for CFL games is between 24 and 27 points per game.

Upsets are more common in the CFL and you must be prepared for any team to produce a win. This is backed up when you look at the list of teams who have won the Grey Cup. Although the Toronto Argonauts lead the way with 17 Grey Cup victories, you must go back to the 2010 season to find the last time a team won the Grey Cup back-to-back. Since then, we have seen a different team lift the trophy every season and eight teams have won the CFL since 2010, which is remarkable considering there are only nine active teams in the league.

So, there is no such thing as a big favorite to win the Grey Cup and this becomes apparent when looking at the odds prior to first game of the season.

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