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 3 of the 2018 season. I’ll be providing teasers for all each of the 17 weeks. Enjoy!
I cashed in my 6-point teaser once again last week. The Chargers -1 beat the Bills with ease, but I needed every bit of the teaser line to get the Saints -2.5 home in a 21-18 victory over the Browns.
This week I’m taking the Patriots -0.5 down from -6.5 at the Lions and the Eagles -0.5 down from -6.5 at home against the Colts.
The Patriots almost never lose back-to-back games and should have their way with a suspect Detroit defense that has already allowed 78 points through two games. The Eagles should give Andrew Luck fits and get a win at home in the debut of Carson Wentz.
My 10-point teaser won pretty easily last week. I had the Rams -2.5 in a 34-0 win over the Cardinals, the Chiefs +14.5 in a 42-37 win over the Steelers, and the Giants +13 in a 13-20 loss to the Cowboys.
This week I’m going with the Saints +13 at the Falcons, the Raiders +13 at the Dolphins and the Redskins +13 at home against the Packers. These are three teams catching nearly two touchdowns with the teaser lines who I feel have an excellent chance to win their games outright.