Many recreational bettors are fans of the teaser bet, who wouldn’t want to GET more points? There are all sorts of teaser types, 2 teamers, 3 teamers, 6 point, 13 point etc, there are so many options it can be confusing. Well I am here to tell you that professional bettors alike play teasers but the pros generally follow a set of guidelines when making these bets. Often known as an “advantage” or “basic” teaser, it has also been referred to as a “Wong teaser.” All different names for the same type of teaser strategy.
If you are familiar at all with sports betting and especially football betting you should have a basic understanding of “key numbers.” For those that are maybe not aware, the two BIG key numbers and important to understand for teasers, are 3 and 7. Many recreational bettors see a 10 point favorite and saw wow! I can take them down to -4. However in this scenario you are only crossing one key number, and if this game lands on 3, a common occurrence in the NFL, the bet would lose.
THE MOST SUCCESSFUL TEASERS CROSS 7 AND 3.
- Favorites teased down from 8.5, 8, 7.5, 7, 6.5
- Dogs teased up from +1, +1.5, +2, +2.5
Toms Teaser Play
Green Bay Packers from -8 to -2
Minnesota Vikings from -8.5 to -2.5
Reasoning is simple here I like both teams to win and we’re bringing the number down under a field goal. These are the type of teasers I love to play couple of home teams. The Packers will get a Broncos team off a crushing home loss last week, traveling east, to play a 1pm game.
Aaron Rodgers should make enough plays against this solid Denver defense and I really do no trust Joe Flacco on the road. For the second leg I really like backing Mike Zimmer at home and again we get to fade a west coast team going east for an early time slot game. The Vikings defense has looked pretty good thus far and obviously will benefit from being home here, would be very surprised if the Vikings did not take care of business at home.
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