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 14 of the 2018 season. I’ll be providing teasers for all each of the 17 weeks. Enjoy!
I won my 6-point teaser last week on the Titans -2 and Eagles PK. The Titans had a nice 26-22 comeback win over the Jets as the teaser line came into play. The Eagles handled their business at home in a 28-13 victory over the Redskins.
This week I’m teasing two similar favorites down to where they just have to win by a field goal or more. I’m teasing the Saints from -8 down to -2 at the Bucs, and the Patriots from -7.5 down to -1.5 at the Dolphins.
The Saints are on extra rest having played last Thursday, and they will be motivated from their Week 1 loss to the Bucs plus their worst performance of the season last week in a 10-13 loss to the Cowboys. The Patriots should be able to beat a Dolphins team that is terrible and was outgained by more than 200 yards at home against the Bills last week in a very misleading win.
I won my 10-point teaser last week on the Rams PK, Seahawks PK and Bills +13.5. The Rams won by 16 over the Lions and the Seahawks won by 27 over the 49ers, while the Bills only lost by 4 to the Dolphins.
This week I’m teasing the Steelers from -10.5 down to -0.5 at the Raiders, the Bills from -3 to +7 at home against the Jets, and the Colts from +4.5 up to +14.5 at the Texans.