Yet another week to get after the sportsbooks with NFL teasers. While some may tire of me talking about key numbers every week, last week provided us a valuable lesson to keep in mind.
As mentioned when surveying the NFL odds for making teaser selections, one should always be aware these numbers – 3,6,7 and 10. Passing thru these in the right direction can be critical, along with a little deductive reasoning.
Case in point, the Pittsburgh Steelers were -10.5 point favorites at Indianapolis and on the surface for six-point teaser, being able to lower Pitt down to -4.5 and pass thru a trio of key numbers made sense. The game was on my initial list for this reason, but with Pittsburgh scoring just past 21 points a game and often playing to the level of competition this season, I passed. Lucky for me I did, as the Steelers kicked game-winning field goal at the buzzer for a 20-17 victory.
Though the sportsbooks did not have a great Week 10 in the NFL, their losses were cut with so many bettors having Pittsburgh on teaser cards.
For me, the winning continues with a 4-0 sweep on NFL picks for teasers. That takes me to 17-3 on teasers the past five weeks and 24-8 for the season. Here are my teaser choices for Sunday.
We all know how “turrible” (Charles Barkley reference) Cleveland is and Jacksonville is having a renaissance. With the Browns 31st in scoring and taking on the Jaguars top ranked scoring defense, do not see many points for Cleveland. While no fan of Blake Bortles, the Brownies are 30th in scoring defense, thus, being able to take the Jags past three keys numbers to -2 holds a great deal of value. Lastly, Jacksonville is 8-0 on teaser line in Cleveland.