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 11 of the 2018 season. I’ll be providing teasers for all each of the 17 weeks. Enjoy!
I lost my 6-point teaser last week on the Eagles -1 and Jets -1. Both teams actually lost outright at home to the Cowboys and Bills, respectively. I look to bounce back this week.
I really like this week’s 6-point teaser. I am taking the Saints from -7.5 down to -1.5 at home against the Eagles. I’m also taking the Chargers from -7 down to -1 at home against the Broncos.
These are two of the hottest teams in the NFL. The Saints have won 8 in a row while the Chargers have won 6 in a row. I expect them both to extend their winning streaks with home games this week against overmatched competition.
I also lost my 10-point teaser last week for the first time all season I’ve gone 0-2 on teasers. The Chargers PK and Packers PK both won by double-digits, but somehow the Bucs +7 lost to the Redskins 16-3. They scored 3 points despite having 501 total yards and 29 first downs. Figure that one out.
This week I’m going with the Texans +7.5 from -2.5 at the Redskins, the Vikings +12.5 from +2.5 at the Bears, and the Colts +8 from -2 at home against the Titans. All three of these teams shouldn’t lose by more than a touchdown this week.