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Betting Football Teaser Strategy


Simply put, betting on football is hard. Bookmakers aren't giving away easy money bets which is shown by the average bettors win percentage. This is why the football teaser bet strategy is the perfect way to increase your chances to win.

A teaser is a perfectly used type of football bet, and one that you should definitely include in your arsenal of football betting tools. You can tease an individual game, a set of parlay of games, or a set of individual games. They can be utilized on the point spread or totals in which you can move the initial line or spread up or down in your favor. Also known as "buying points".

In this article we provide a brief overview how teasers work, which includes the strategies we use for our betting success. We'll also attack a couple of myths when it comes to teaser bets. We've also put together a brief illustration showing you how the teaser bet works:

There are three myths regarding football teasers bets that simply aren't true:

  1. Teasers are sucker or tricky bets
  2. Teasers means you win less money
  3. They are only for professional bettors

To place a teaser bet is really simple and that is exactly what you will learn in this article. So that kills the myth for statement #3.

For #1, there's nothing tricky about teaser bets at all. Just like any normal wager, you're doing your homework and then once you decide to wager on the game you buy points to increase your chances.

Statement #2 is partially correct in that when you buy points you're essentially earning less money should you win the bet. But once you master the teaser bet strategy and combine that with betting through key numbers you can make more money "over time".

A teaser bet can be used as a parlay, a single game, or a set of individual games. The bookmakers allows you to give yourself a better number than what is currently on the books.

To illustrate how this works, let say this week's game your thinking about betting on the Redskins vs. Cowboys.

You know this is a divisional rival game, and historically when these two match up it's likely going to be a close game. So the +6.5 with the Redskins at -110 looks intriguing for this game.

The other game that you have an option to bet on is the New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, with the following point spread offer:

In this one you like the Falcons at -110 odds but you're uncomfortable with the 3.5 ("the hook").

There are essentially 3 ways in which you could bet these games.

  1. You could straight bet individually on each team. For each wager, you would have to wager $110 to win $100
  2. Betting them as a parlay, at odds of +265. This would give you the potential  to win $3265 for every $100 wagered, if both selections win.
  3. Betting them together in a teaser.

PRO TIP: Always, always, always bet through the key numbers of 3, 7 and 10 which are the numbers you want to focus on when betting NFL and College Football. Using the games above here's how that strategy would work.

Betting Redskins vs. Cowboys:

  • If you bet the Redskins you want to bet through the key number of 7 from +6.5 to +7.5. 9-10% of the time NFL football games end in 7 points. 
  • Being that you already have the -6.5 with the Cowboys, there's not reason to tease this one

Betting Saints vs. Falcons:

  • If you bet the Falcons you want to bet through the key number of 3 from -3.5 down to -2.5. 14-15% of the time NFL games end in 3 points. 
  • If you like the Saints you're in a good betting spot already with the 3.5

Different online sports betting platforms and bookmakers allow you to tease bets with a variety of different numbers and combinations.

The standard we've seen are being able to tease games with numbers of 1 - 10. If you're adding a 10 point teasers as a parlay, you're likely only able to bet on 3 teams.

As you can see, add the teaser bet to your football wager toolbox is a winning strategy for you to increase your chance to cash in on more bets. Now that you know what the teaser bet is for football wagering and the best strategy to be successful it's time for you to go out and win!

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