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 13 teasers.
Teasers continued their tremendous recovery last week. The top options went 4-0, while the Eagles additionally covered for a clean sweep of the board at 5-0.
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The Best NFL Week 13 Teasers
A ton of fits and potential fits dot the board when it comes to NFL Week 13 teasers. But, two stand out as checking more of the boxes than the others.
Ravens (-8) Vs. Broncos
The Ravens own offense, however, has not kept up its early-season form. Since losing Rashod Bateman to an injury, this has been a bottom-10 passing offense, and the rushing offense has not been up to the standards of years past. So, we have a very low total here, as we see for basically every Broncos game.
At home against a bad team, it would be shocking if Baltimore didn’t get the win here, But, it’s tough to cover a number this big with a run-heavy offense against a top-notch defense. Therefore, a teaser makes plenty of sense.
Giants (+2.5) Vs. Commanders
A home underdog in a game with a low total, and one that comes in on extra rest against a team that market is probably overvaluing following a red-hot ATS run. Yes, the Giants check all of the boxes we’re looking for in a teaser here hosting the Commanders.
Further brightening the outlook for New York is it sounds like they could get some of their offensive linemen back from injury. They really struggled to get the ball anywhere against the Cowboys with the receiving corps and line decimated. But, Evan Neal (full) and Jon Feliciano (limited) have logged early practices this week, and Shane Lemieux hasn’t been ruled out either.
That would be huge against a talented Commanders front that ranks top five in Success Rate and EPA/play allowed rushing.
Other Potential NFL Week 13 Teasers
Browns (-7) Vs. Texans
A few words of caution here.
For one thing, how much rust will Deshaun Watson need to knock off? It’s anyone’s guess what he will look like early on in his return after more than a year of not playing competitive football.
For another, the Texans have tended to lose big in their losses. Out of nine losses, only one came by less than a touchdown. Therefore, buying points doesn’t have as much utility against Houston. Plus, you’re buying off -7 instead of -7.5, so you might as well just lay the -7.
Seahawks (-7) At Rams
Speaking of teams with QBs whose talent level remains up in the air, the Rams qualify with Bryce Perkins. He didn’t perform well in his opening start, with just 3 YPA dropping back against the Chiefs. After seeing Perkins stumble around the field, many will line up to tease this one as well.
The total is more than palatable here, so that certainly helps.
But again, variance in terms of what the Rams are creates uncertainty here, and uncertainty and teasers don’t mix.
If Perkins is going to keep throwing for under 100 net yards, then you don’t need to worry about buying points here. It’s probably a tad better than teasing the Browns simply because there are probably more Seahawks wins by fewer than seven in the range of outcomes.
Bengals (+2.5) Vs. Chiefs
This total is sky-high though, well above where we want to be teasing. And the Chiefs have shown themselves quite capable of running up huge scores on the road against quality teams. Depending on your definition of quality, they hung 40+ and were up multiple scores in the fourth against both the Buccaneers and 49ers.
Just take the Bengals moneyline if you like them to keep it close against the Chiefs.
Steelers (+1) OR Falcons (+1)
This is an odd one as the line continues to bounce back and forth with both the Falcons and the Steelers getting +1 depending on where you shop and when. You may even find a +1.5 which would obviously be even better.
A couple of other games are also bouncing between both teams being +1, but those games feature high totals. This game has a low total, making it much more teaser-friendly. So, just wait for the side you like to get +1.5 at your sportsbook of choice if you want to get a solid teaser side. If you must take a +1, that’s probably not the worst ever either.