Tiger-Cats, Stampeders Offer Value on CFL Regular Season Win Totals

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Tiger-Cats, Stampeders Offer Value on CFL Regular Season Win Totals

The opening kickoff on the 2021 CFL season is just days away. That makes it a great time to take a look at the regular-season win totals for each of the CFL’s nine teams. Not surprisingly the Hamilton Tiger-Cats lead the way. The early favourites to win the 2021 Grey Cup have their regular-season win total pegged at 9.5, just ahead of the defending champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 8.5, who join the Saskatchewan Roughriders with a win total of 8.5. However, with each of the six remaining CFL teams sporting win totals below 8, opportunities exist for sports bettors looking to take a chance on their team exceeding expectations this time around.

CanadianBettingSites takes a look at regular season totals across the CFL, and where the best betting value can be found. Sports bettors looking to get in on CFL action for the first time can in-depth betting guide and reviews to learn all they need to know to get the best out of their CFL betting experience.

2021 CFL Regular Season Win TotalsSports Interaction
BC Lions - OVER 5.51.85
Calgary Stampeders - OVER 7.51.75
Edmonton Elks - OVER 5.51.60
Hamilton Tiger-Cats - OVER 9.51.85
Montreal Alouettes - OVER 6.51.85
Ottawa RedBlacks - OVER 3.51.72
Saskatchewan Roughriders - OVER 8.51.95
Toronto Argonauts - OVER 6.51.75
Winnipeg Blue Bombers - OVER 8.52.02

Fast Start Key to Tiger-Cats Success

With a regular-season schedule that is heavy on road games early on, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats will need a fast start to reward sports bettors taking the OVER in win totals betting. Currently perched as Grey Cup favourites, with a $20 bet at Betway (4.00) producing a return of just $80, the Ti-Cats open the campaign amid high expectations. And with good reason. The squad has enjoyed healthy competition in training camp for the starting quarterback job, with nothing yet decided in the race between Jeremiah Masoli and Dane Evans. And reigning CFL MOP Brandon Banks and rusher Sean Thomas-Erlington lead a deep Hamilton attack. However, there will be no easy wins for the team over the first six weeks of the season. Hamilton starts it season out west, with visits to Winnipeg and Saskatchewan, and cannot overlook subsequent road dates with archrivals Toronto and Montreal.

If the Ti-Cats can successfully run the gauntlet early on, they will be well-positioned to coast through the second half of the season, with five of their final seven games coming on home turf. Following last year’s lost season, it is tough to predict whether Hamilton can duplicate the spectacular 15-win campaign they enjoyed in 2019, but they remain a solid bet to finish with OVER 9.5 wins, with a $20 bet at Sports Interaction paying out a healthy $37.00

Bombers, Riders Face High Expectations

Out west, the oddsmakers have given the nod to the Blue Bombers and Roughriders, who lead all teams in the division with a win total of 8.5. Winnipeg silenced the naysayers with an unlikely march to a Grey Cup title in 2019, and currently sits second only to Hamilton on the Grey Cup odds at Betsafe (3.50), with a $20 bet producing a meagre $70 return. However, injuries have emerged as a concern for the Blue Bombers, with the squad losing several players for the season to the recent rash of serious Achilles tendon injuries.

And like Hamilton, the Bombers face an absolutely brutal early-season schedule that features meetings with the Ti-Cats, Stamps, and two dates each against Saskatchewan and Toronto. That adds appeal to the short odds of Winnipeg finishing UNDER 8.5 wins, with a $20 bet at Sports Interaction, returning just $34.

While the Bombers are put to the test early, the Roughriders open the campaign with a four-game homestand that features two of the league’s weak sisters, Ottawa and BC. Winners in eight of nine home games in 2019, the Riders are once again well positioned to dominate on home turf and offer considerable value to win OVER 8.5 games this season, with a $20 bet at Sports Interaction (1.95) returning a tidy $39.

Stamps Offer Value, With or Without Bo Levi Mitchell

For sports bettors searching for teams that will exceed expectations, they should look no further than the Calgary Stampeders. Winners of at least 11 games in each of the past 12 seasons, the Stamps have emerged as the model franchise in the CFL. And after making an early playoff exit in 2019, the squad returns with plenty to lose.

Oddsmakers have turned heads by pegging the Stamps’ win total at just 7.5. Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell’s continued struggle at training camp to overcome a nagging groin injury has not helped matters. However, Calgary still managed to win 12 games with Mitchel sidelined back in 2019, and should not be overlooked as an attractive bet to top 7.5 wins at Sports Interaction, where a $20 bet returns $35.

Als on the Rise, Redblacks Likely to Struggle

The Montreal Alouettes are also undervalued on the regular-season win totals, listed at 6.5. Montreal trailed only Hamilton among East teams with a 6-3 home record in 2019, and are likely to see a resurgence in attendance this season following last year’s absence.

While Montreal is a solid bet to win at least seven games at Sports Interaction (1.85), with a $20 bet paying $37, look for the Ottawa Redblacks to once again struggle. The Redblacks won just three games in 2019, and are a solid bet to do no better this time around, with strong odds to win UNDER 3.5 games at Sports Interaction (2.00), where a $20 bet produces a $40 payout.