Football is huge in Canada. It’s estimated that one in three Canadians watch the National Football League (NFL) every season, even though unlike the NHL, NBA, and MLB, no Canadian teams take part in it. The Super Bowl is also one of the most anticipated events of the sporting calendar, getting plenty of attention from sports fans and bettors.
Popular NFL teams in Canada include the Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings, and Seattle Seahawks, and Canadian football fans often cross the border to watch their games in person.
As a result, sportsbooks offer hundreds of markets for every NFL game throughout the season. Popular football betting lines include the point spread, total or over/under, and moneyline. Prop bets and futures add further game-by-game and season-long excitement.
Unlike basketball and hockey, where teams play over 80 games each per season, football games are far less frequent, meaning it’s easier to keep track of things such as the latest stats and team news, and therefore pick better bets.
The same can be said for the Canadian Football League (CFL), drawing heavy betting traffic during the 18-game season, including the Grey Cup. In 2021, the Grey Cup drew double the amount of bets as it had in the past, as the CFL continues to grow with the betting legislation in Canada.
More than anything, football betting is straightforward to get into, provided you have a basic understanding of the sport. The options available mean that you can make your bets as simple or detailed as you like, and it’s easy to add another level of excitement when following the action. BET.CA has everything you need to learn more about football betting and see the latest football and NFL odds.