The 2016 Canadian Football League (CFL) season gets underway tomorrow night with the Toronto Argonauts (-4) hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Although the league is comprised of just nine teams, there are countless opportunities for bettors to find value.
Earlier this week, CFL was added to the list of available sports over at Bet Labs sports. That means bettors can now create historically profitable, data-driven betting systems for the upcoming season. For example, the under has gone 216-142 (60.3%) when the total is at least 52.5 and underdogs have gone 178-135 ATS (56.9%) when receiving 40% or less of spread bets.
We have already previewed the Grey Cup Odds and Win Totals for the upcoming season but on Wednesday (6/22) afternoon, Bovada posted odds for the 2016 Most Outstanding Player. The award was created in 1953 and has historically been dominated by quarterbacks.
Last season, Ottawa RedBlacks quarterback Henry Burris completed a CFL-record 481 passes while leading the league with 5,703 passing yards. This was Burris’ second career most outstanding player award having previously won in 2010. The 40-year old gunslinger opened with the fourth-best odds (+500) of winning this coveted award.
The table below displays the 2016 CFL Most Outstanding Player odds at Bovada.
|Bo Levi Mitchell||CAL||+300|
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is listed as the preseason favorite to win the CFL MOP. Last season the Eastern Washington alum passed for 4,451 yards with a 26:13 touchdown to interception ratio. The Stampeders are the defending Grey Cup champions and they have the second-best odds of winning it all this season.
The biggest surprise is that aren’t odds posted for any players on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats even though they have the third-best odds (+500) of winning the Grey Cup. Last season quarterback Zach Collaros passed for 3,376 passing yards with 25 touchdowns and only 7 interceptions which makes his omission seem like an oversight.
Which players do you think are offering value? Can Burris overcome his advanced age to repeat at MOP? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below?