NFL Picks - Betting Football Using 6-Point Teasers For Week 2

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Doug Upstone

Sunday, September 18, 2016 6:35 PM GMT

Sunday, Sep. 18, 2016 6:35 PM GMT

When betting NFL football, one the better tools you can use is six-point teasers as another method to beat the sportsbooks. However, it is important to understand the best mechanics in finding winners.

Betting teasers is not about just trying to get an edge on a particular team, it is finding the right key numbers where many game outcomes land and being in the correct position against the NFL odds. For example, last week Kansas City was 7-point favorite most of the week, but with a six-point teaser, you could have bet them down to -1 on your card like I did, passing thru keys numbers of 7, 6 and 3 and place yourself in a more advantageous spot.

Because of the popularity among those making NFL picks, all A+ rated sportsbooks like Bookmaker offer excellent payouts on teasers. While it is fun on the rare occasion to hit a teaser with eight or more selections, the fact is those are extremely rare. I prefer to keep to no more than four choices and as low as two and after a very profitable year last season, started 2016 the right way, 4-0.

Let's get things started with this week's four picks.


Atlanta +11.5 Teaser Odds
A popular choice among sharper bettors this week is Atlanta with the points against Oakland. The betting public is going with the Raiders miraculous win in New Orleans and they have been bumped them from -4 to -5.5, with Atlanta losing a home game. However, Oakland was fortunate and their defense still permitted over 500 yards of offense. At adjusted number, we have angry Birds from Atlanta sliding past 6, 7 and 10, offering us what would seem to be great value. One more teaser tip, might do this one with the OVER 44 teaser (2-teamer) on the total, the way these defenses look.

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Arizona -0.5 Teaser Odds
Read the reports about Arizona players being a little testy talking about a shocking loss to New England. That is the first bit of emotion this team has shown all year, basically gliding through training camp and out-played and out-thought versus New England. The Cardinals are still good football team and if they carry that chip on their shoulder to the field Sunday, they should be fine. Like the Patriots, with these teaser odds, all we need is a Redbirds win at home against Tampa Bay. I was impressed with Buccaneers last week in their victory over Atlanta, however, the last 13 times the Bucs played consecutive road games, they have swept the pair once (2011).

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Minnesota +8 Teaser Odds
The loss of Teddy Bridgewater was a tough blow to Minnesota, who arrived at training camp convinced they have the pieces to reach the Super Bowl. Instead of feeling sorry for themselves, the organization was proactive and traded for Sam Bradford, because they believe this is their window of opportunity. Liking or disliking Bradford does not matter, the Vikings have a marvelous defense, a superlative running game and playmakers on the perimeter. Frankly, I was little surprised to see Minnesota installed as +2 point underdogs against the spread, playing in a brand new stadium on Sunday night. Yet, pleased as could be to add the Vikes to teaser package, plowing through numbers of 3, 6 and 7.

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New England -0.5 Teaser Odds
There are a lot New England haters out in the world, but the Patriots victory over Arizona was another testament to the genius of Bill Belichick when it comes to preparation and game-planning. With three home games up next for New England, they have a chance to insulate themselves until Tom Brady returns. For this teaser, we are able to climb under numbers of 6 and 3 and place ourselves in a position where the Pats just have to win the game. The last 25 times Miami has visited New England, the Patriots are 21-4 against the Dolphins on the teaser line.

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