The Grey Cup, the championship game for the CFL (Canadian Football League) provides bettors with a host of wagering opportunities.
Track Momentum | Take note of how the teams finished the season and performed in their early playoff matchup.
Examine Series History | There are just nine teams in the CFL so the teams square off with each other multiple times in the regular season. Take note of how those games played out to see what kind of data you can glean to bet on the Grey Cup.
Take Note Of The Venue | The venue is important because it could be on the West Coast in British Columbia, where the temperatures are mild in the fall, or the game could be played in full-on snow and ice in Calgary.
How Good Was Each Division? | There are just two divisions in the CFL and the top three teams in each division make the playoffs. However, that doesn’t mean that the divisions are even. For example, in 2017, the four teams in the East each had records at .500 or worse while four of the five teams in the West had winning records. You have to keep an eye on how the divisions played out as that will give you an indication of who is the stronger side in the Grey Cup.
Experience | Lean on experience in the big game. That can include everything from the starting quarterback and the roster, down to the coaching staff. Experience in these settings tends to be valuable.
Point Spread: The most popular way to bet on the Grey Cup is on the point spread.
Moneyline: The moneyline is a betting line that allows you to bet on the outright winner of the Grey Cup without giving or receiving points.
Total: The total is the over-under for the game. This is another popular way of betting on the Grey Cup as you decide whether the combined score of the two teams will be over or under the set number.
In-Game Betting: As technology has advanced over the last 10 years, in-game betting has become the most popular way to bet on the Grey Cup. This allows you to watch some of the game and make your decisions after you’ve seen how the teams match up.
Player Props: Player prop bets focus on how players will perform. In other words, you can bet on who’ll have the most passing yards in the Grey Cup, who’ll score the first touchdown of the game and who’ll with the Most Valuable Player Award.
Team Props: Team props are a type of bet that focuses on the performance of a team. For example, in the Grey Cup, you can bet on the first team to score, whether a team will score in the final two minutes of a half or whether a team will win by a specific margin. This allows you to bet on the Grey Cup without directly betting on the outcome.
Game Props: Similar to team and player props, game props give you an outlet to bet on auxiliary events in the game. For example, you can bet on whether the game will go to overtime or if a play will be challenged. You might even find some entertaining props like how long the anthem will take and who’ll win the coin toss.