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Although the Super Bowl is bigger and more mainstream than the Grey Cup, football fans might find that it is better to bet on the CFL than the NFL. Yes, we know that this might come across a bit odd because you can contrast the millions that are invested in the NFL’s shows and players with the humble CFL. Bear with us for a few lines.

Little Chances to Fail

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While bettors that wish to place wagers on NFL games need to choose from 32 teams and all the athletes and nuances that come with them, the CFL has 8 teams to keep track of. This means you can focus on every detail of the team better and thus you have fewer chances to fail in your predictions and lose money.

Additionally, you have wild point spreads. This is particularly good for those of you that love parlays and teasers, as you have plenty of room to cover the spreads with any team you choose. The lines tend to be larger than those of the NFL because the teams score more times during a match.

It’s Nothing New

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When you turn from betting on the NFL to betting on the CFL, you won’t have to learn about new bets that you should place, and the game is the same. You will be able to pick from the typical bets of Moneyline, prop bets, and point spreads.

Moreover, you already understand the nuances of the game, which makes you good at predictions.

Extra Excitement All-Around

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With a bigger field and bigger teams, the CFL has fewer rigid rules and more of a raw game that provides more excitement for the spectators. One prime example of this is the fact that, while the NFL has 4 downs to advance 10 yards, the CFL cut it short to 3 downs, which results in more passes. The CFL is more dynamic and altogether more fun.

Not Mutually Exclusive

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Betting on the CFL will not get in the way of you following the NFL or even betting on it, thanks to the way the leagues’ schedule works. The season ends in November, just in time to allow you to focus all your energy on the NFL playoffs to place your wagers.

Even more convenient is the fact that the CFL’s games, are on Friday and Saturday, leaving you to enjoy Sunday football with the NFL as you always have. You don’t have to abandon the NFL entirely to seize the chance to bet on the CFL and can enjoy the best of both worlds if you want to.

While we prefer to focus entirely on the CFL because it is more exciting and there are least teams to focus on, you can always follow both and won’t need to learn anything. Keep in mind that you can bet on the CFL during the summer and have time and money left to start betting on the NFL’s playoffs as soon as they start.