It was a wild Week 2 in the NFL and most sportsbooks began to recoup from the opening beatdown by those placing sports picks. Many popular favorites not only did not cover the spread but lost outright.
This destroyed not only straight bets, but traditional parlays, money line parlays and teasers of all kinds. In doing research, what turned out to be the game that broke the bettors back and made the sportsbooks flush with new cash was Washington beating St. Louis, as the Rams off their upset of Seattle was backed heavily in almost all scenarios.
As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, teasers have really grown in popularity among all forms by football bettors making NFL picks, because you can structure the betting odds in a more favorable position, with the risk choosing more games to increase your payout for wins.
Many football handicappers, including yours truly, have jumped in and are more interested on being on the right side of key numbers, besides just trying to determine winners. After just missing a winner in Week 1, I nailed the four-team teaser last week and will try and hit another as we move ahead.
Here are my teaser picks for NFL Week 3 and if you like them, remember, you do not have to play all four and can break them down into smaller segments.
While it sounds ridiculous to say this, in terms of the present, this is a must win for Baltimore, because if they lose to Cincinnati, they fall three games behind them and would still have to play them in Ohio, plus, have two games with Pittsburgh remaining. Thus, incentive will not an issue for the Ravens.
When teasing down Baltimore from -2.5 to +3.5, we cross the all important No.3 on the hook which gives us and edge if needed. Here is a very positive position to be in against the betting odds on the Ravens: Baltimore is 30-3 against a teaser line in September home games, winning by an average 9.8 points a game.
Key division confrontations between Miami and Buffalo, with the winner staying within a game of New England in the division race. The Bills are three-point spread road underdogs, but on the six-point teaser, they jump all the way to +9, which takes us past the six and seven point barriers.