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CFL Las Vegas Odds

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CFL FIRST-HALF
 
Updated: Fri, Jul 30 12:32 AM EDT
NOTES:
  • Open Line: Consists of the first betting line received from one of our Las Vegas or Global sportsbooks.
  • VI Consensus: Consists of the current betting line which occurs most frequently among our list of Las Vegas and Global sportsbooks.
  • All Game Times are Eastern Standard Time.
 

How to bet CFL Las Vegas 1st Half Odds

The CFL only showcases nine teams, which makes for a maximum of four games per week. If you’re looking to get more involved, then you better check out the CFL Las Vegas 1st Half Odds.

Similar to the CFL Las Vegas Odds, the 1st Half Odds focus are based off point-spread wagers.

Unless the game is listed at pick ‘em, every matchup will have a favorite and an underdog. Every contest starts with the Date and Time before listing the Rotation of the matchup. Some sportsbooks may use a different rotation for the first-half, but it’s likely just an extra digit associated to the rotation for the full game.

Unlike full game wagers, CFL Las Vegas 1st Half Odds are only for the first 30 minutes of a game. Game wagers, money-line bets and over-under (total) selections are decided on the full 60 minutes and any additional overtime action if the contest happens to see an extra session.

After the final 30 minutes are over, your wager is final and most sportsbooks will grade and payout quickly after the outcome has been made official. Betting on the 1st Half Odds isn’t for everybody but our numbers from multiple books certainly make for a great resource.

CFL First Half Over-Under Odds

Over-Under or Totals are also offered on our CFL First Half Odds page. Bettors can wager on the two teams to go ‘over’ or ‘under’ the posted total and the odds are set for the first 30 minutes of the matchup. If you’re hoping for points early, then an ‘over’ wager will certainly be in order and if you believe both teams will use more clock, then an ‘under’ ticket could be your choice.

How to read CFL 1st Half Odds

Understanding how the oddsmakers set CFL Odds could be a little overwhelming at times and maybe confusing. However, there are a couple things to understand when looking at the Game Odds and 1st Half Odds. Normally, you would think that the lines would be trimmed in half for the first 30 minutes and then the full 60 minutes.

That’s not the case.

Game Line: British Columbia at Winnipeg (-10.5)
1st Half Line: British Columbia at Winnipeg (-6)

Why isn't Winnipeg a 5.5-point favorite in the first half? Most bettors lean to the favorites, especially at home, so the oddsmakers add an extra point for that theory. If you happen to see a favorite lay less than half of the full number, it could make you run to the counter and back the ‘chalk’ but some sharp bettors will tell you it’s a trap set by the guys behind the counter.

The Over-Under and Total lines for the CFL 1st Half are more spot on than the pointspreads.

Game Total: 50
1st Half Total: 25

Using this example from a 2019 contest between Montreal and Calgary, the two teams actually combined for 20 1st half points to easily cash the 'under.' It would have been a smart bet to take the 1st half 'under' since the 2nd half exploded with the two squads scoring 43 points in a 40-34 win by Montreal.

  
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