Last Updated Jun 03, 2022, 4:32 PM
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HOW DO CFL AGAINST-THE-SPREAD (ATS) PICKS WORK?
The point spread was developed to provide a balance for both teams involved in a contest to entice bettors to potentially back the weaker team and receive points. The two teams are listed either a favorite or an underdog. The favorite is usually the perceived better team in the game, as backing them means giving up several points. For example, if Hamilton is listed as a seven-point favorite (-7) over Winnipeg, they would need to win by at least eight points to win the bet. Any victory by six points or less by Hamilton would result in a loss. Betting Winnipeg with the seven points (+7) is actually beneficial in two ways. If Winnipeg loses the game by six points or less, Winnipeg wins the bet. Also, if Winnipeg wins the game straight-up regardless of the amount, they cash winning tickets. Assuming the game falls on seven in this case, a ‘push’ occurs, meaning all tickets are refunded.
HOW DO CFL MONEYLINE PICKS WORK?
There is money-line betting in football in case you don’t want to worry about the point spread. However, the odds are adjusted accordingly for both the favorite and underdog. If you wanted to back Hamilton (a five-point favorite) but only needed them to win straight-up, you would have to wager $250 to win $100. On the flip side, if you have enough faith in Winnipeg to beat Hamilton outright as a five-point ‘dog, you can place $100 to win $200. There is a sliding scale on the money-line/point-spread correlation, with the favorite numbers rising relative to how many points they lay. A three-point favorite to win outright is just -160 (Lay $160 to win $100), while a seven-point favorite is a chalkier bet at -320 (Lay $320 to win $100).
HOW DO CFL TOTAL (OVER/UNDER) PICKS WORK?
Another option to bet on football instead of taking a side is to bet on the total. Basically, this is a cooperative effort between the two teams to either go ‘Over’ or ‘Under’ the posted total. In football, if Hamilton and Winnipeg have a game total of 47 ½, a winning ‘Over’ bet would mean the two clubs would combine for 48 points or more. On the flip side, a winning ‘Under’ ticket is 47 points or fewer between the two teams.