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 15 teasers.
The rampage of teasers printing money finally came to a halt, at least for the time being, in Week 14. The listed plays went 1-2, although the Cardinals loss was likely just unlucky since starting QB Kyler Murray exited with a torn ACL just a couple of snaps in.
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The Best NFL Week 15 Teasers
Unfortunately, teaser options this week are mostly of the non-premium variety. Most either have at least one major issue or the line isn’t quite where want it to be when buying points. However, there is one intriguing option thanks to recent injury reports.
Ravens (+2.5) At Browns
A rock-bottom total stands out right away when looking at this game, meaning any points were buy are likely to play a premium in the result.
Still, if we were looking at an Anthony Brown start here for the Ravens, the risk would simply be too great. Even with the Browns having the worst run defense in the league by EPA/play — only the Packers rate near them — having an undrafted rookie start at QB would leave the Ravens ripe for a potential blowout. However, it sounds like Tyler Huntley will be ready to roll after logging a full practice on Wednesday.
Cleveland been very poor offensively since Deshaun Watson returned as he simply doesn’t look like the same guy. Without the ability to pull away here, and with the Ravens probably able to move the ball on the ground and keep the clock running, there’s a good chance they can stay within a score.
Other Potential NFL Week 15 Teasers
Bills (-7) Vs. Dolphins
Usually, the Bills aren’t a big teaser team since they’re often double-digit favorites and almost always in high-total games.
However, this week, potentially bad weather has conspired to push this total easily into the teaser range. And the Dolphins are not a team that generally performs its best in snow and wind, being used to playing in South Florida weather.
But, the market has been moving toward the Dolphins. After opening squarely in the teaser zone at -7.5, the Bills have inched down to a consensus -7. A -6.5 even popped up on the board on Thursday. That’s probably going to be a better play than teasing off of -7, especially in a game in which Miami’s offense may not have its usual explosive capabilities.
Cardinals (+2.5) At Broncos
Another insanely low total makes this one an attractive spot, and it’s even got the number we’re looking to teaser, for the most part. There are a couple of Cardinals +3s out there which would obviously make more sense to hit, but if you can’t find +3 at your sportsbooks of choice, then a teaser option could make sense.
The issue with this one comes down to the range of outcomes at QB for the Cardinals. They grabbed undrafted rookie Carson Strong and may give him a shot just to see if he’s worth anything. Or, they could just start Colt McCoy again. His snaps generally went poorly last week, and his level of play doesn’t appear to be very high at now age 36.
That could spell trouble against a Broncos defense that’s been dominant for the most part.
On the other hand, if Brett Rypien starts for the Broncos, that’s basically a wash. However, unlike Kyler Murray, Russell Wilson could at least come back in theory.
Packers (-7) Vs. Rams
Much like the Bills, the Packers are also favored in a low-total game, but the line has come off the premium teaser zone. Again, like the Bills, you can even find a -6.5 as of Thursday, while the consensus number remains at -7.
There isn’t as much weather-related variance to deal with here, though a chance of snow (15%) remains in the forecast.
Baker Mayfield will draw the start for the Rams after rallying the troops for the win last week on Thursday Night Football. We know he has the capability of imploding, so bettors interested in backing the Packers are probably better off just getting a good price on Green Bay straight up here.