NFL Week 10 Teaser Legs: Tons Of Options, Highlighted By Browns And Ravens

Written By Mo Nuwwarah on November 14, 2021
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Teaser bets remain a popular option with many NFL bettors. But, you must use caution when selecting which teams you’ll tease, as you can’t win long-term without a sound strategy. At TheLines, we’ll go over each week’s NFL slate to see which teams fit best in teasers. Today, we look at options for NFL Week 10 teasers.

Be sure to go over our primer on teaser bets hereIt’s imperative that you understand what to look for, from the numbers to the sportsbook juice being paid.

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The Best NFL Week 10 Teasers

This looks like one of the best weeks for teasers this year. There are four very good-looking options for NFL Week 10 teasers.

Ravens (-7.5) At Dolphins

The Ravens have been a bit tough to get a handle on this year as they seem to frequently get down in games before coming back. That makes them a tough team to trust laying -7.5 here against the Dolphins.

A teaser looks a bit more palatable. The total of is just fine for teasing.

The Ravens have an especially dreamy matchup here if Jacoby Brissett starts at QB. Brissett was unable to get the offense on track at all against Houston as they subsisted entirely off Texans turnovers while giving away five of their own.

That’s kind of been the story of Miami’s offense this season. Brissett has only led the team to at least 5 YPP once, in a blowout loss to the Bucs. Tua Tagovailoa has done it three times, once in their only win and twice in close losses.

Browns (+1.5) At Patriots

The Browns came through for anyone who teased them last week, and they find themselves right back in the teaser zone this week.

After three very easy covers in a row — and what should have been a fourth against the highly regarded Cowboys — the Patriots appear to have finally garnered some market respect.

However, Cleveland does seem to be coming together on both sides of the ball. Their offense appeared to click much better against a previously solid Cincy defense after ridding themselves of Odell Beckham Jr. Most importantly, their defense has begun to get healthier.

DVOA likes them quite a bit more than the Patriots as they have played the more difficult schedule. In a low totaled game — — it’s tough to imagine the Patriots running away here without a hail of Baker Mayfield turnovers.

Steelers (-8.5) Vs. Lions

Everyone loves to fade the Lions, so expect this to be one of the most popular teaser sides of the week.

It certainly checks all of the boxes. Really low total (), home favorite, and just barely in the teaser zone if your teaser sportsbook of choice offers under -9.

Certainly, the Steelers look to have some excellent matchups here. The Lions have made some hay at times pounding the rock but aside from the second half against the Seahawks, teams haven’t had much success doing that against the Steelers. And Jared Goff has been notoriously poor under pressure. The Steelers pressure the QB at the third-best rate in the league.

The main thing that makes this a little tricky for teasing is there’s a high likelihood you are selling points you won’t need. The Lions have been pretty prone to getting blown out. Four of their eight losses have come by double digits. Their average margin of defeat is 13.75.

Laying the full number might show a bit more value if you like Pittsburgh, but teasers definitely make sense.

Eagles (+2.5) At Broncos

Last week in this space, we highlighted the Eagles as a potential teaser but pointed out that their wide spread of outcomes made them a little tough to trust.

While that remains true, we decided to throw them into the best teasers bucket this week due to a few minor differences. For one thing, the total is much lower than last week’s number (around 50).

For another, the Broncos are just a lower-variance team. They tend to win with fairly conservative offense and solid defense, and their defensive-minded head coach won’t be near as aggressive as Brandon Staley of the Chargers.

That makes the Eagles a bit friendlier to tease this week but only do so if you miss out on +3. A couple of those have come off the board as this article gets written.

Other Potential NFL Week 10 Teasers

Cowboys (-8.5) Vs. Falcons

The Cowboys no-showed this past weekend against Denver, but given had a previously unbeaten record against the spread, that game looks like the exception. For handicapping purposes, in other words, we shouldn’t discredit them too terribly much.

They get a nice spot to bounce back at home against a pretty poor Falcons team that just beat its first opponent with a pulse. This looks like a complete mismatch with the Cowboys sporting the fifth-best offense by EPA/play and the Falcons the third-worst defense.

How can the Falcons get stops here?

Like the Steelers/Lions game, though, Dallas wins probably cover the full-game line fairly frequently. The massive total of means many permutations of Cowboys wins won’t wind up very close.

Raiders (+2.5) Vs. Chiefs

Another game with a higher total that doesn’t look too great for teaser purposes. The number there isn’t prohibitively high, but the Chiefs are a very difficult team to get a handle on.

Their offense has completely fallen apart in recent weeks. Amazingly, they rank 26th in EPA/play starting with the Titans loss. The defense has shown signs of life over the past month or so, though, and they just added what should be a key piece in pass rusher Melvin Ingram III.

The offense could right itself at any time and if that happens while the defense keeps playing well, the Chiefs could blow the Raiders out. Remember, these guys have been the best in the world for three seasons in a row.

On the other hand, if the offense stays putrid and the defense regresses to its full season performance, the Raiders should win this outright.

That unusually high range of outcomes combined with the fairly high total make this unappealing to tease even though the number does look right for the Raiders.

 

 

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Mo Nuwwarah got his start in gambling early, making his first sports bet on his beloved Fab Five against the UNC Tar Heels in the 1993 NCAA tournament. He lost $5 to his dad and got back into sports betting years later during a 15-year run in the poker industry. A 2011 journalism graduate from Nebraska-Omaha, he combines those skills with his love of sports and statistics to help bettors make more informed decisions with a focus on pro football, baseball and basketball.

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