Teaser Tuesday

Roaring back with a strong teaser

It’s been a while since we wrote, but this set up was too good to pass.  We love to bet teasers.  They always look so nice when bet, but they look even better when they are cashed.  This teaser stood out to us as our favorite bet for this Sunday.

 

This weekend will be a little mellow.  It’s time to take it a little easy and a step back with some light wagering.

 

This type of teaser bet has tended to be a rewarding strategy for us.  It involves two teams that are playing at home and have a solid shot at making the NFL Playoffs.  In addition, the Vegas line needs to be manageable enough so that we can tease the line down to the teams only needing to win the game.

 

This teaser has both games kicking off at 10:00 am, so we get the bonus of enjoying (hopefully) the games at the same time.

 

No need for a big write up.  We like Detroit and Dallas against two of the weaker teams in the AFC.  ‘Any Given Sunday’ give the Jags and Ravens hope to win on the road, but the both home teams are solid and should win.  The offenses of Dallas and Detroit will maintain constant pressure the opposition’s defense.  The Lions and Cowboys defenses have proven to be very capable of forcing punting situations.  A nice bonus with this teaser is the strong home field advantages.  Dallas and Detroit will have loud and proud crowds in each home dome.

 

We are riding with a 6 ½ point, 2 team teaser on:

Dallas -1/2
Detroit (pick)

 

Good Luck and have a great weekend

Teaser Tuesday returns with a roar

We have missed publishing our Teaser Tuesday. It was stopped partly because of poor performance and partly to protect our Golden Nugget Showdown and William Hill College Pick’em selections.

 

By the way, Vegas Sports is doing well in both contests. We are within striking range after four weeks. The competition is only getting tougher, so we will have to be at our best all 10 weeks. After much discussion, it was decided that Teaser Tuesday had little impact on our Golden Nugget Showdown. All Teaser Tuesdays will be in the NFL, which is the way it should be… right?

 

Our first team in the tease will be the Chicago Bears. We like Hoyer. Sparty has been putting some solid quarterbacks in the league. Hoyer is the best of the three that will play this Sunday. The coaching staff in Chicago is feeling pressure. We expect a well-designed game plan from Fox and his coaching staff to isolate favorable match-ups on both sides of the lines.

 

Indy has to be a little jet lagged after playing and losing last Sunday in London. It’s tough enough switching one time zone let alone five. This team has disappointed us. We thought that the organization would build more around him. It is obviously that Luck misses having Flee on the sideline with him. It was a mistake to let him hit the free market. Another favorable situation is that this game falls in between three division games for the Colts. Trips to Houston and Tennessee await the Colts after the Bears game.

 

The other leg of our 2-team, 6-point teaser is on the Denver Broncos to win. The teaser allows us to move the line from -6 to even. The Falcons looked great in their wins against Oakland and Carolina (we lost both bets). Matty Ice and Jones might be the best combination in the league. The Falcons looked good early in the season last year too. This is a tough spot for the Falcons. We are going to stay with formulas that have paid off in the past. It would be a mistake to sway from the discipline that got us here. It might be easier to list the advantages.

 

Denver Advantages:
1) NFC Dome team playing in Mile High
2) Atlanta has a vulnerability on the offensive line that Denver is built to exploit. The Denver front is formidable. Expect Wolfe and Miller to spend plenty of time in the Falcon’s backfield.
3) Mile High Magic with that altitude
4) Atlanta’s defense is susceptible to the Broncos rushing attack and the weapons on the outside that could be the best receiving tandem (DT and Sanders) in the league.
5) Talib will neutralize Jones
6) The game was rescheduled to start at 4:20pm EST (Not really, it’s 4:05pm EST)
7) That Denver crowd is loud and disruptive

 

Atlanta’s Advantages:
1) Denver’s quarterback is young
2) Atlanta has won 3 in a row (Denver has won 4)

 

We see quite a few advantages that lean toward the Broncos to get the win over The ATL. We like the Bears to be competitive with the Colts, if not win their game on Sunday. This is the true beauty of a teaser bet. It can be a great way to bet on the NFL. Through the teaser, we can bet on the Broncos to win at home (which normally is a -250 moneyline bet) paired with Hoyer and his solid receivers to stay within 10 points of the Colts.

 

2-team, 6-point teaser bet at the South Point: $120 bet to win $100
Chicago Bears +10.5
Denver Broncos (pk)

Teaser Tuesday – We can do better !

Our apologizes, but we will not continue to put out inferior information.  Teaser Tuesday has been suspended until further notice.  The last two weeks have been unacceptable.   We would rather suspend Teaser Tuesday than put lipstick on a pig.  We like to win.  We like our friends to win.  As we always say, sports gambling is only fun when you win.  Therefore you will not see random selections or articles, just to meet a deadline.

 

Our first teaser was an excellent call with Florida State and Clemson on opening weekend, just beautiful.  The teased points covered the Clemson side of the bet.  Florida State covered outright.  That’s the type of results we want to bring the public.

 

We are in a tough spot and cannot fire at will because of the two contests entered in town.   Inevitably, we use selections from our Teaser Tuesday article in the contests at the Golden Nugget and William Hill.  Why give our fellow contestants an edge?  It is tricky enough to release our Lucky 7 early on Saturday.  Even that late of a release messes with our William Hill contest , since entries can be made late in the day on Saturday.  As long as we are in contention at William Hill, the Lucky 7 will be released on Saturday morning.

 

Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for the release of the Lucky 7.  Right now it is estimated to pub at 7:00am this Saturday.  It has been cookin’.  We sit at 11-3 ATS in the Golden Nugget Showdown the past two weeks which means that the Lucky 7 sits at 11-3 ATS.   Like we say… can do better.

 

Our goal is to provide the betting public with the best information we can offer.  Please pass along our new website to anyone you think will enjoy it.  Also, make sure to follow us on Twitter for the most timely information.  Have a great week and good luck.  -VS

Teaser Tuesday: AFC West Winners verses East Coast Losers

This week our Teaser Tuesday will consist of the two teams that we think will be fighting for the AFC West Division title in Denver on January 1st, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders.  This teaser also uses a successful strategy that we have bet for many years in week 2 of the NFL season.  We like to tease home teams that won last week verses teams that lost at home in the first game of the season.  Add in that the Falcons and Colts are from the Eastern Time Zone and will be traveling West.  We feel confident in the way this teaser sets up.

 
Denver and Oakland have solid home crowds and won the first game of the NFL season after falling behind, while Atlanta and Indy lost home games after leading their respective games.

 
We used the Raiders last week verses the New Orleans Saints in our Young Gun teaser with the Bucs.  Derek Carr engineered 22 points in the 4th quarter to out duel Drew Brees in the Super Dome and walked away with the win.  We expect them to press Atlanta from the opening drive.  Whether on offense or defense, the edge sides with the Black & Silver.  Specifically, watch the match up of Mack & Irvin verses Matthews.  Matty Ice will be melting under the bright California sun from the Oakland pass rush.  Mack & Irvin will account for 3+ sacks.

 
Atlanta didn’t address their biggest needs in the offseason.  We expected The ATL to select OL or DL, instead they drafted Keanu Neal (a safety out of Florida).  While Neal is a solid player, he has been sidelined due to an injury and will be of no help to Falcon’s defense.

 
Denver completes the second leg of our 2-team, 6-point teaser.  Indy was handed one of the worst losses that we have seen in years.  After taking the lead in the final minute of their game last week, the porous Colts defense let Stafford lead the Lions down the field for the winning field goal.  Detroit made enough mistakes in that drive (and game) to lose it.  The victory was all but gift wrapped by the Indianapolis Colts.  Now the Colts have to travel to Mile High.  Talk about a tough trip.  The Broncos are rested and are settled at QB.  We think the Broncos defense is fast enough to negate any edge that the talented Andrew Luck provides the Colts.  He is still very dangerous and can take over a game.

 

The backdoor cover (BDC) is vulnerable in each of these games.  The teaser bet gives us cushion to avoid the dreaded BDC through a garbage score.
We will tease the point spread down so that both teams need to win.  Sometimes we like to juice live dogs, but in this tease we are going with the home teams in Oakland and Denver to just win baby!

 
This is a 2-team, 6-point teaser at South Point.  We bet $120 to win $100

 

Denver Broncos  (pick)
Oakland Raiders  + .5

 

FYI, South Point is one our 7 favorite sports books in town… more about that list later

Great Young Arms Catching A Lot Of Points : Bonus Teaser Tuesday

We’ll make this one quick, since it’s a bonus for opening weekend:

 

We are betting on two of the NFL’s rising quarterbacks that someday might face each other in the Super Bowl.  Their teams did play against each other in Super Bowl XXXVII.  In this teaser, we bet on Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders.  Both teams are directed by very talented and dynamic quarterbacks with potent offenses.  The teaser bet gives us additional points which should keep the bet live in both games right down to the end(if needed).   Atlanta and New Orleans have defenses which will rank in the bottom third of the league, while Tampa Bay and Oakland counter with offenses that will rank in the top third of the league.  Advantage Tampa Bay and Oakland.

 

We think Tampa Bay can win outright and have a bet on the Buccaneers +140 on the moneyline.  The current Defensive Coordinator was last employed in the NFL as the Atlanta Falcons Head Coach.  Stated or unstated, revenge is in play.  Plus, word in Tampa is the defensive players love his scheme.  In our 2nd leg of the teaser the potent Oakland Raiders will take on an overrated, but always dangerous Saints team playing in their home opener.  It looks like Oakland will be attacking this year.  Carr has a cannon for an arm and he has one of the best wide receivers in the NFL as his main target.  Latavius Murray is a 1,000+ yard back going up against a defense that gave up 4.9 yards per rush in 2015.

 

The original point spread at South Point had the Bucs +3.5 at Atlanta and Oakland +1 at New Orleans.  As with most of our teasers, we look to meet or cross over key point spread numbers.  We bet a 2 team , 6.5 point teaser which meant that a bet of $130 had to be placed to win $100.

 

Tampa Bay +10

Oakland +7.5

 

Side note: we have written about theme betting and have been at it for years.  Seems like others in town are starting to follow our lead and using theme betting.  That’s fine with us, welcome to our party.

Anchor team: One of our favorite ways to position a teaser bet

We call them anchor teams.  This is one of our favorite ways to bet a teaser.  Usually we bet 2-team teasers, but sometimes we’ll bet a 3-team teaser.  Rarely will we tease more than 3 teams in one bet.  The value seems to get diminished with each added team.

 
The anchor team strategy revolves around one game that we feel will be a solid bet given the point adjustment from the teaser.   In week one of the NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals seem to fit the bill perfectly.

 
Arizona Cardinals have a great opportunity to win a big game verses a wounded New England team they might face in Houston on February 5th.  Of course, New England has a major disadvantage without Brady under center.   Add in some revenge by Chandler Jones and this one could get ugly.  The tough thing for us it knowing the Patriots have the potential to put 7 on the board fast.  They have a quick strike offense that can put points on the board in the blink of an eye.  The line started with Zona -4.5 (after the Brady suspension) and it was originally a Pick ‘em game before his suspension.

 

Watch for Jones to dominate.  He will be attacking the New England offensive line from the left and the right.  We expect him to have a multiple sack night in Glendale.

 
We love the teaser bet in this spot.  For those that know how we bet, we like teasing the line down to a team getting the W.  This week, our Teaser Tuesday bet includes a second teams that we think might face Arizona in the NFC Championship Game.   We are going to pair the Arizona Cardinals with the Seattle Seahawks.  The appealing situation is betting on two of the league’s best teams in their home opener verses AFC East teams that are traveling west.

 
As with all of our bets for Teaser Tuesday, we will only bet to win $100.  Since we have teased 6.5 points, we have to bet $130 to win $100.

 
We like Seattle to win and cover the 8 points.  In fact, we bet Seattle straight up -8 at William Hill on July 26th.  Ever since that bet was placed, we wished more bet on the Seahawks, but unfortunately the line moved.  This is where we like to pair up an anchor bet in a teaser bet.  Our decision was to tease Seattle down to -2.5 with Arizona +1.5.  The 6 point, 2-team teaser puts us into position to have Seattle below the magic number of 3 and Zona just needing the win.

 

Arizona +1.5
Seattle -2.5

 

Bonus:  We pressed the anchor team (Arizona) with another home team, the Houston Texans.   This will give us a way to bet on the Houston Texans opening weekend verses a Chicago Bear team that they should beat.  The point spread on Arizona has changed, but not enough to keep us from another bet on our anchor team.  This 6-point teaser bet was placed at the Westgate, so we had to bet $130 to win $100.

 

Arizona  (pick)

Houston (pick)

Teaser Tuesday will launch on September 6th

This year Vegas Sports will release our Teaser Tuesday bet.  We are going talk about one teaser bet that has been placed by a member of the Vegas Sports team.  Nobody in town has tackled teaser bets the way we have and now every Tuesday we are going to share our knowledge on a regular schedule.

We will post our teaser every Tuesday at 7:11pm PST during the  entire regular season of college and pro football.  Our last called teaser will most likely be placed during the NFL Championship weekend.

See you on the 6th…

 

ACC Power creates an attractive teaser bet

You will find that a large portion of the teaser bets that we make are two team teasers that create a situation where both teams just need to win the game for the bet to win.  College football teams in the Power 5 only need to go undefeated to make it to the Final Four.  Long gone are the days where style points make the difference to get into the national championship mix.

In this opening weekend teaser bet, we selected Florida State paired with Clemson.  These two games match solid football programs of the ACC verses SEC.  The bet was placed prior to the news about Sean Maquire’s injury, but we are comfortable with Francois under center for the ‘Noles.  This Seminole team is led by Dalvin Cook.  As Cook goes, so goes the ‘Noles.  The Rebels counter with solid passing attack directed by Chad Kelly, but our belief is that the difference maker is the Seminole defense giving the edge to the garnet and gold.

Clemson is a powerhouse that has plans to play in Tampa.  We think they’ll be there too.  The big game for the Tiger is on October 29th in Tallahassee, but it means much less if they are not undefeated.  Again, we place the teaser on this leg for the Clemson win.  It is a daunting task ahead for Auburn to take on an offensive power such as Clemson.  The War eagles at home can be up to the task.  We feel that the Tiger’s offense will be tough to stop and be the difference maker in this game.

As with all of our bets for Teaser Tuesday, we will only bet to win $100.  Since we have teased 7 points, we will have to bet $120 to win $100. College teasers are offered will lower odds, but the points are not as valuable as in the NFL

 

 

Clemson -1/2

Florida State +1