What is a
Teaser & How to Bet Them
are a popular wager in a number of sports.
successful at teasers, it helps to understand what they
couple of examples helps and then understanding some basic strategy in how to
bet teasers can have you adding to your bankroll in no time.
A teaser is
a type of sports bet that allows the bettor to adjust
the point spread on multiple bets. A teaser
is a type of parlay bet, which is a series of two or more bets that are wagered
as a single bet.
In order to
win a teaser bet (or a parlay), all legs of the wager must win. If one leg
fails to win, the entire teaser bet is a loss.
offered in a number of different ways, but the most popular are NFL two-team,
six-point teasers. An example of one is below.
@ Pittsburgh (+1)
Bay (-7) @ Detroit
have Pittsburgh as a one-point underdog and Green Bay as a seven-point
favorite. We can adjust the spread in our favor if we combine the two in a
two-team, six-point teaser.
like Pittsburgh so we add six and now make the spread Pittsburgh +7. We also
like Green Bay, but to play it safe we add six and take the Packers -1. Instead
of having to win by more than a touchdown, Green Bay can win by two or more and
that leg of the bet is a winner.
this teaser bet to win, Pittsburgh must win or lose by six points or less and
Green Bay must win by two or more points.
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not limited to just football and they are not limited to just point spreads.
Bettors can put together two NBA games and tease the spread. A teaser can also
consist of one spread bet and one bet on a game total. Typically, a bettor will
wager on the spread and total of the same game.
(-7.5) vs. Boston††††† O/U
the Nets to win, but arenít big on them winning by eight. You can tease that
down to -1.5 and then also bet on the Over and adjust the point spread down to
213. If both legs of the bet win, youíve got a winning ticket.
why NFL teasers are so popular at Americaís
Bookie is because of the common scoring margins. The difference between
the best team in the league and the worst is not as much as say college
football where there is plenty of disparity between the best and worst teams.
football scores. NFL games tend to end in final
scores that produce a scoring margin of 1 through 7. Knowing this, bettors can
plan accordingly when making teaser bets. The idea is to find short underdogs -
+2 to +8 - and bet them up and bet favorites in the -7 to -3 range down.
common margins of victory in NFL games are 3, 6, and 7. Bettors can then take a
short favorite at +2 and tease it up to +8. Now, that team can lose by 3,
6, or 7 (or just win outright) and youíve got a winner.
you can tease a favorite of -7.5 down to -1.5 and that favorite now only needs
to win by two or more points. Remember, most games are won by 3, 6, or 7
key strategy that many bettors follow is to never tease a bet across zero. The
reason is that with the changes to overtime the majority of NFL games do not
end in a tie. Teasing from say -3 to +3 means a bettor needs a game to end in a
margin of victory of 0, 1, or 2 points. Games rarely end in a tie and 1, 2 are
not among the most common margins.