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Teaser bets are a very popular sports bet. Especially in football and basketball, because a football teaser bet allows you to adjust the point spread in your favor. Teasers allow you to have an advantageous point spread while selecting 2 to 8 teams or more depending on the sportsbook. You may tease a side or a total of a football game and also cross sports by teasing football games with basketball games. A teaser bet is kind of like a parlay, but you are buying points in your favor as it relates to the point spread. For instance, let's say that you wanted a three team 4 point teaser for Sunday's football games.
- Let's say that you picked these three teams to win:
- Washington Redskins to win
- Pittsburgh Steelers to win
- Detroit Lions to win
Now let's say that all three of these teams were 6 point underdogs. So, in the three team, 4 point teaser, you would get an extra 4 points in each game, meaning that instead of a 6 point spread, it would be a ten point spread. A teaser bet is a lot like a parlay bet, all of the games you picked must win in order for you to win. As well because you are "buying" points, the win return is smaller.
Use our Teaser Calculator to determine the outcome of any particular teaser combination. Our Teaser Calculator allows you to select up to 12 teams in a teaser bet.