NFL Teasers account for only a small percentage of sportsbook handles each week. But they are becoming more and more popular even though they are a little more advanced than moneyline or spread bets. I’ll provide some info on how to bet teasers and offer my favorite NFL teasers each week of the 2016 season for free.
A teaser bet is a group of straight bets that combine two or more bets into one. Each line is shifted into your favor by the number of points of the teaser. The three main NFL teasers are 6, 6.5 and 7 points, but 10-point teasers and 13-point teasers are also very popular. The 6, 6.5 and 7 point teasers have a minimum of two teams, while the 10-point teaser is a minimum of 3 teams, and the 13-point teaser is a minimum of 4.
I’ll only be giving out 2-team 6-point teasers and 3-team 10-point teasers this season. A 2-team 6-point teaser (-105) where ties win costs $105 to win $100. A 3-team 10-point teaser (-115) where ties reduce costs $115 to win $100. I’ll be sticking to these two teasers all season.
An example of a 6-point teaser that makes sense to me is to buy favorites of -6 to -9 down to a PK or -3, somewhere between that range. It also makes sense to buy an an underdog of +1 to +3 up to +7 and +9, or somewhere in between. That’s because you are crossing key numbers of 3, 4 and 7.
So, let’s say there are are two teams I like in the Packers -7.5 and the Saints +1. I’ll buy the Packers to -1.5 and the Saints to +7. If the Packers win by 2 or more and the Saints lose by exactly 7, a 6-point teaser where ties win would actually yield a winning bet even though the Saints pushed on the teaser line.
The same rules apply for 10-point teasers. You want to cross as many key numbers as you can. Getting a favorite of -10 to -12.5 and taking them down to a PK to -2.5 would be a good bet. It’s also smart to take small dogs of +1 to +2.5 and take them up to +11 and +12.5. I won’t always only take teams in this range, but I will certainly look to cross as many key numbers as possible. Sometimes it will just be feel based on how strongly I feel about a team. If I like a 13-point underdog to cover the spread, I’m certainly going to like them at +23 even more.
Let’s just get right into it and give you my two favorite teasers for Week 15 of the 2017 season. I’ll be providing teasers for all each of the 17 weeks. Enjoy!
I won my 6-point teaser again last week with the Chargers PK beating the Redskins 30-13, and the Seahawks +8.5 covering in a 24-30 loss to the Jaguars. I look to keep my success rolling with a 6-point teaser this week on the Eagles -1.5 and the Falcons PK.
I’m taking the Eagles from -7.5 down to -1.5 at the Giants. The Eagles are fortunate to have a veteran backup in Nick Foles, who threw 27 touchdowns and two interceptions for the Eagles a few years ago. The Giants lost 30-10 to the Cowboys last week and simply won’t offer much resistance against an Eagles team motivated to clinch the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
I’m teasing the Falcons from -6 down to PK at the Tampa Bay Bucs. This is a Falcons team with everything in front of them. Win out and they will win the NFC South and have a shot to get back to the Super Bowl. The Bucs are 4-9 and are a tired, beat up team right now because they haven’t had a bye since Week 1. I expect the Falcons to win this game, so teasing them down to a PK makes perfect sense.
I lost my 10-point teaser last week as both he 49ers +12.5 and Ravens +15 covered easily, but the Patriots -1 were upset by the Dolphins on Monday Night Football. I had the Dolphins +11 as a premium pick, but I did not expect them to win outright.
This week I’m teasing three home teams that I think will all win outright. I am going with the Vikings from -11 down to -1 at home against the Bengals, the Jaguars from -11 down to -1 at home against the Texans, and the 49ers from -1 up to +9 at home against the Titans.