We have all heard of teaser bets before and some of you maybe have
even done a little teaser betting during the football season, but
this piece should help define what a teaser bet is and some of the
proper times to consider this betting proposition.
Before we get into the times teaser bets should be made lets first
define what a teaser is. A teaser bet is a prop bet that allows
you to alter the betting odds up and down in your favor. The most
common teaser bets in football are 6, 6 ½, and 7 point teasers.
You must pick at least 2 teams, but you are able to select up to
6 teams total. The teaser bet is another form of a parlay as all
of your teams have to win for the wager to be declared a winning
Let us say that you wanted to bet a two-team 6 point teaser, taking
the Green Bay Packers over the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco
49ers over the Oakland Raiders. In this hypothetical example the
Packers are 7.5 point favorites and the 49ers are 3.5 point underdogs.
With your 6 point teaser bet you are allowed to improve the line
6 points in your favor on the teams you like. This means you get
Green Bay -1.5 (The 7.5 points the packers are favored by minus
the 6 points you get in the teaser bet) against Detroit and you
would now get the 49ers +9.5 (The +3.5 49ers are getting as the
underdog plus the 6 extra points in the teaser) against Oakland.
After the games are over it is just like a normal point spread
except you add in those extra points to determine the winner. In
the example above if the Packers won by 2 or more points AND the
49ers lost by no more than 9 points you would have a winning wager.
Now we said earlier that you can add more points and more teams
for teasers. The odds differ for each individual teaser bet, since
you can choose 3 different sums of points, and select up to 6 different
teams. You will have to check with you sportsbook for the exact
odds they are offering on teasers, because some books give better
odds than others on teaser wagers.
If you are ready to start betting teasers check out Sportbet
for the best teaser odds in the business. Or now that you know
how and what a teaser bet is, feel free to continue reading on when
you should consider a teaser bet!