Sports teasers are sports betting wagers that allow bettors to adjust point spreads or game totals in their favor but at the cost of reduced potential payouts. Teasers are popular among sports bettors because they provide more flexibility and potential for winning, albeit with increased difficulty compared to traditional bets. Here are a few different types of sports teasers:
Standard Teaser: In a standard teaser, bettors can adjust the point spread or game total in their favor by a certain number of points. The most common teasers are 6, 6.5, and 7 points. For example, if you have a 6-point teaser and the original point spread is -3, the new spread becomes +3.
Super Teaser: Super teasers offer even more points for adjustment than standard teasers, typically in the range of 10 to 13 points. The more points you add, the more challenging the bet becomes and the higher the potential payout.
Special Teaser: Special teasers involve adjusting the lines by a predetermined number of points across multiple games. For example, you might have a special teaser where you adjust the spread by 10 points for three different NFL games.
Pleaser Teaser: A pleaser teaser is the opposite of a standard teaser. Instead of adding points to the spread, you subtract points from the spread or total. Pleasers offer higher potential payouts due to the increased difficulty of winning.
Sweetheart Teaser: Sweetheart teasers are a variant of unique teasers where the bettor can adjust the lines significantly, often by 10 or more points, in their favor. This makes winning more challenging, but the potential payouts can be quite substantial.
Reverse Teaser: A reverse teaser involves multiple bets where the bettor must win all the individual bets to win the teaser. Reverse teasers are more difficult to win but offer higher potential payouts.
Mixed Teaser: Mixed teasers allow you to combine point spreads and game totals in a single teaser bet. For example, you might adjust the point spread in one game and the total in another.
Progressive Teaser: In a progressive teaser, the bettor can combine multiple teasers into one larger bet. For example, if you have a 6-point teaser and a 7-point teaser, you could combine them into a 13-point progressive teaser.
It’s important to note that while teasers offer more flexibility and potential for winning, they also come with lower payouts due to the adjusted lines. Additionally, the odds of winning a teaser bet are generally lower than straight bets because of the increased number of adjusted outcomes required for a win. Always remember that sports betting involves risks, and it’s important to gamble responsibly and within your means.