NFL Teaser Picks Week 6: Best NFL teaser bets, odds and strategies this week
Some of the most popular types of NFL bets include the classic straight bet, a parlay, a player prop and a game total. However, a teaser should never be discounted as a viable option.
In case you need a tutorial, a teaser is like a parlay in the sense that you’re combining two teams – but you get to change the spread or total in your favor. At most sportsbooks, a 2-team, 6-point teaser will have odds of either -110 or -120 (be sure to shop around for the best price). Adding a third team to a 6-point teaser generally pays out at +160.
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NFL Teaser Strategies
There is a certain strategy when putting your teaser together, highlight by being aware of key numbers such as 3, 6 and 7. Those are the most common winning margins in an NFL game. So, when making a teaser you ideally want to either land on a number lower than 3 and higher than 7. For example, if a heavy favorite is -8.5 on the spread, I can tease them down 6 points through all 3 key numbers to -2.5. That’s one example of an excellent teaser choice. On the other side, taking an underdog through those key numbers is just as valuable. If a team is a +1.5 underdog, you could tease them up 6 points to +7.5, and then that allows them to win or lose by the 3 key numbers and you would still win.
It should also be noted that teasing spreads through 0 is not a value move. It’s borderline impossible for a game to end on 0 (unless it’s still tied at the end of overtime, of course) so you are basically paying to move the line an extra point for no reason. There are some cases in which it could possibly be justified, but in general you should avoid doing so.
You can also tease game totals in the NFL, but with how quickly and sporadic scores can happen, it’s generally wise to stay away from totals and stick to spreads. It can be both fun and rewarding to hunt for the best teaser options each week, so let’s get into some of my teaser considerations for Week 6 and then my favorite teaser play.
NFL Week 6 Teaser Options
There are multiple Week 6 options on the sides of both favorites and underdogs that satisfy the above strategies.
- San Francisco 49ers -4 (from -10)
- Houston Texans +7.5 (from +1.5)
- Indianapolis Colts +10 (from +4)
- Chicago Bears +9 (from +3)
- Philadelphia Eagles -1 (from -7)
The 49ers and Eagles faced each other in the NFC Championship last season and all the makings of a rematch on the same stage are in place. Both teams are playing great football in 2023 and that should continue this weekend at the expense of underwhelming opponents. The Cleveland Browns were already without Nick Chubb and now PJ Walker will be under center instead of Deshaun Watson. That is music to the ears of San Francisco’s defense. Meanwhile, the New York Jets have well-documented injury issues of their own and it’s hard to see them being overly competitive against the Eagles.
There are also some enticing underdog plays that can be made. You can move the Texans through the key numbers of 3, 6 and 7; you can take the Colts through 6 and 7 to get them all the way to 10; you can get the Bears off 3 and through 6 and 7. With all of those teams now getting more than a touchdown, they should be able to cover even if they don’t win outright.
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NFL Week 6 Teaser Best Bet
Out of the options listed above, here is my best NFL Week 6 teaser:
San Francisco 49ers -4 over Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans +7.5 over New Orleans Saints
Philadelphia Eagles -1 over New York Jets
There are 3 teaser legs that I really love this week, so I’m going with a play that will give me plus-money odds (as mentioned above, +160 at most sportsbooks).
I think San Francisco and Philadelphia will win big on Sunday. Watson is out and even if he was playing the Browns would be underdogs against the 49ers. Like the Niners, the Eagles are also looking like a juggernaut in the NFC. Their defense will likely be way too good for Zach Wilson and the Jets.
The underdog I like the most in this teaser situation is Houston. I just can’t see the Saints scoring enough points to win by more than a touchdown. They destroyed the New England Patriots last week, but the Patriots are in shambles. Playing at home, the Texans should be able to be competitive.
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