After a lengthy 18-game regular season, the action heats up in the CFL playoffs before the Grey Cup champion is finally crowned. The CFL regular season typically comes to a close in late October before the playoffs take place over three weeks in November, with the Grey Cup usually played on the third Sunday of the month.
Every season, six teams qualify for the CFL playoffs – the top two teams from the East and West Divisions and the two teams with the next best regular season record. The two division runners-up face off against the two next best placed teams in the Division Semi-Finals, with the winner of each game going on to play the division winners in the Division Finals. The two winners of the Division Finals then face off for the chance to win the Grey Cup and be crowned CFL champions for that season.
With sportsbooks typically publishing CFL futures and props odds well in advance, sports bettors can start wagering on playoff action even before the regular season has even started. That includes betting on whether a team will make the playoffs, which teams will win their respective divisions, and who will eventually emerge as Grey Cup champions.