CFL Betting Tips: 3 Profitable Systems for the 2019 Season


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Jun 13, 2019, 11:00 AM EDT
  • The 2019 CFL season kicks off Thursday, June 13 when the Saskatchewan Roughriders take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
  • According to our Bet Labs data, here are three profitable betting systems to follow this CFL season.

Just because the 2019-20 NFL season doesn’t kick off for months doesn’t mean there isn’t meaningful football for bettors to get down on. The 2019 CFL season kicks off tonight when the Saskatchewan Roughriders take on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

I know what you are thinking. How can I bet on a sport I know nothing about? Don’t worry, we have you covered. By using Bet Labs, bettors get access to 14 years of proprietary CFL betting data as well as three Pro Systems.

1. Road Dogs on Losing Streaks

In the CFL it has been profitable to bet road teams: 528-477-18 (52.5%) ATS since 2005. If that team is an underdog the win rate improves to 54.5% ATS (378-316-10 record).

Another contrarian strategy that we can add is betting road dogs on losing streaks. The losses lead to inflated lines, offering savvy bettors value. Road underdogs on losing streaks have gone 170-124-2 (57.8%) ATS since 2005.

2. Moneyline Underdogs

Moneyline bets are straightforward. Bettors are simply wagering on which team will win the game. In the CFL, moneyline underdogs have been the way to go, especially if they are on the road.

Teams in this situation are 246-447-4 (35.5%) SU, and a $100 bettor would have returned a profit of $4,476 (6.4% ROI) following this strategy. Of course we can do a lot better than blindly betting every road underdog.

Our Bet Labs CFL moneyline system is 129-134-2 (49%) SU. The higher win rate results in a greater profit ($6,941) and return on investment (26.2%) for a $100 bettor.

Bet Labs users can copy this Pro System from the Think Tank to see the specific filters used to create the winning strategy.

3. Unders in High Total Games

We’ve shown that contrarian strategies work for the spread and moneyline — the same is true for the total.

Most bettors like to cheer for points. Oddsmakers know this and will shade lines toward the over, which leads to value on the under.

Since 2005, betting the under in CFL games has gone 550-463-13 (54.3%).

It’s been easier for a game to go under if there is a high total. Over that same span, the under is 355-269-9 (56.9%) in games with totals of more than 50 points.

This system improves further with one additional filter. Unlock the full system (261-189-5, 58.0%) and start getting game matches instantly.

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