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 2020 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 12 of the 2020 season. I’ll be providing teasers every week for the rest of the year. Enjoy!
I suffered a tough loss on my 6-point teaser last week. The Packers +7.5 came through, but the Bengals +8 was a bad beat. They led 9-7 when Joe Burrow went down with an injury. They were outgained 200 to 17 by Washington after his departure early in the 3rd quarter and lost 9-20.
I’m using the Packers again this week. I’m teasing them from -8.5 down to -2.5 at home against the Bears. And I’m using the Falcons from +3 up to +9 at home against the Raiders as the second leg. I just think it’s a bad spot for the Raiders coming off their last-second loss to the rival Chiefs on Sunday Night Football last week.
My 10-point teaser won pretty easily last week. The Chargers PK beat the Jets at home, the Steelers -0.5 crushed the Jaguars on the road and the Packers +11.5 lost in overtime to the Colts.
This week I’m taking the 49ers from +6.5 up to +16.5 at the Rams. I’m also teasing the Cardinals from -2 up to +8 at the Patriots. My final leg will be on the Titans from +3 up to +13 at the Colts.