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 6 of the 2020 season. I’ll be providing teasers every week for the rest of the year. Enjoy!
I won my 6-point teaser last week on the the Cardinals -1 and Steelers -1. This one really wasn’t much of a sweat at all as both teams covered the spreads as well. The Cardinals won 30-10 on the road over the New York Jets, while the Steelers beat the Eagles 38-29 at home. I’m now 5-0 on 6-point teasers in 2020.
This week I’m taking two underdogs and teasing them up. I’m using the Bucs from +1.5 up to +7.5 at home against the Packers. I’m also using the Texans from +3.5 up to +9.5 at the Titans. If you don’t have +1.5 on the Bucs and only +1, I wouldn’t hate using a 6.5-point teaser here to get the Texans to +10.
I pushed my 10-point teaser last week. The Cowboys PK and Dolphins +19 won, but the Colts +9 pushed. The Browns kicked a field goal with 25 seconds left that cost us the win. But this line was PK or even +1 from Thursday-on, so there’s a good chance many of you won with +10 or +11 on the Colts. Nobody should have lost anyway.
This week I’m using both Monday Night Football games in my 10-point teaser. I’m teasing the Cowboys up from +1 to +11 and the Bills from +5 to +15. I’m also using the Panthers from -1 up to +9 at home against the Bears. These are three teams with a great chance to win their games outright, and to stay within one score at the very least.