There are plenty of juicy teaser leg options for Week 16. As the regular season nears its end, there are plenty of matchups that add value due to playoff implications. Here are some teaser options for the NFL this week.
As a reminder, here are some general guidelines to follow when betting on NFL teasers to keep the risk under control.
Stick to six point teasers (you need to win more consistently to make up for the higher prize).
Stick to a teaser for two teams (the more pieces you add, the higher the risk).
Focus on games with a lower total (the more points you expect, the more variance).
Tease key numbers three and seven (this approach is at the core of all proven winning strategies).
Current Week 16 teaser leg options
Jaguars +8.5 at Jets, 36
Bills -2.5 at Bears, 39.5
Panthers +8.5 against lions, 44
Raiders +8.5 at Steelers, 37.5
Rams +8.5 vs. Broncos, 36.5
Buccaneers -1.5 at Cardinals, 40.5
Week 16 unconventional option
Saints +9 at Browns, 32.5 (+3 priced at -120)
To reduce risk, you would usually want to take the +3 as a solo bet. However, since the price is an indication that the line could move from +3 to +2.5, teasing with a better number makes sense.
Week 16 NFL Teaser To Bet: Raiders +8.5/Saints +9
With so many low totals on the board this week, almost any leg is an intriguing option. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has had three games in a row where he completed less than 55% of his passes. However, Carr has five touchdown passes in that span. Despite quarterbacks like Andy Dalton, Matt Ryan, Marcus Mariota, Tyler Huntley, and Sam Darnold, the Pittsburgh defense still ranks 30th in the league in number of touchdowns allowed for opposing passers.
Against Joe Burrow, the Steelers allowed 9.1 yards per pass attempt and four touchdowns passes. Weather can play a role with wind as a factor, and even the playing field. Josh Jacobs has been a rushing machine for the Raiders, gaining at least 93 yards in five consecutive games and 109 against a solid Broncos defense.
Extreme winds are expected in the Saints-Browns game, which is why the total stands at 32.5, the lowest total since week 8 of the 2007 season. You support the Saints because of the defense. In the past four weeks, the Saints have allowed the fewest yards per game in the league. In the last three games, New Orleans allowed no more than 18 points per game while giving up a total of 12 touchdowns since week 7. The Browns offense is not efficient with Deshaun Watson behind center. As of Week 9, the Browns are 29th in points per drive, and with Watson 31st in drives to get either a first down or a touchdown. In two of his three games, Watson has thrown for 160 yards or less with two interceptions and six sacks. The Saints defense has a big chance to take advantage of a Browns offense that slipped when Watson started.