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Best NFL Week 3 Teaser Bets: Titans, Vikings Among Best Teaser Bets

Best NFL Week 3 Teaser Bets: Titans, Vikings Among Best Teaser Bets

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The Bookies.com social team did a fun video during our company gathering in Charlotte: Each handicapper walks down a line and turns to either “spread” or “moneyline” as their preferred NFL betting option. I skipped that video. I prefer teasers. Let me clarify: I prefer "Wong" teasers.

The NFL is by far the sharpest market on earth. Anyone who tells you betting the NFL is easy hasn’t been doing it long enough. 

How Do Wong Teasers Work?

Teasers are a way to level the playing field a bit if you pick the right spots. Here’s why: There are key numbers in NFL betting that every bettor needs to know. They are 3 and 7. Those are the most common margins of victory in NFL games – shocking right? 

So what is a teaser bet? A teaser is a bet of at least two teams that allows you to “buy” points on each leg to create a more favorable spread. As with parlays, all legs of a teaser must cover for the bet to cash. 

The NFL odds of a teaser are based on how many teams you combine and how many points you’re buying. 


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The proven way to profitability when betting the NFL is through two-team, six-point teasers, which are known as “Wong” teasers. Gambling author "Stanford Wong" (real name John Ferguson) wrote about this strategy providing positive expected value (EV+) in his 2001 book, Sharp Sports Betting.

The end game of Wong teasers is to cross the key numbers of 3 and 7, thus giving yourself a mathematical advantage in the long haul. They work like this: You should tease a home favorite of -7.5 down 6 points to -1.5 points (crossing 7 and 3) and tease an underdog (mostly road 'dogs) of +2.5 to +8.5 (again, crossing 3 and 7). 

Of course, you can also create a 7-point teaser (if the line on the favorite is -9.5, to cross through 3), but you're going to pay more "juice." Lines of 9.5 are actually becoming more common as sportsbooks try to protect themselves against Wong teasers. 

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You can tease up to six sides at DraftKings, though we don’t advise straying from two-team teasers, despite how tempting it might be (3-team teasers pay out at +160). We also don't advice teasing NFL over/unders. There's no value in teasing NFL totals. There is too much variance with those markets for a specific key number to emerge. 


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Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to my best NFL Week 3 teasers of the 2022 season to back on sports betting apps.

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Best Week 3 NFL Teaser Bets

  • Titans (+7.5) Over Raiders
  • Vikings (Even) over Lions

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Titans (+7.5) Over Raiders

I know, I know. This one is tough to swallow, but hear me out: The Titans are 0-2 and can't look worse than they did against the Bills on Monday Night. This is a wounded team. It's also still a team with talent. 

I love backing teams that were embarrassed the previous week for one simple reason: These are pro athletes. They have some of the biggest egos in the world. Those egos are in shambles. They were destroyed on Monday Night Football for the world to see. 

Don't want to rely solely on the 'bounce-back spot' angle? Fine. How's this? The Titans have the second-best cover percentage (62%, 8-5 ATS) as a home underdog under Mike Vrabel (since 2018 among teams with at least 10 games as home 'dogs). Tennessee covers by an average of 5.2 points per game in this spot, according to Teamrankings.com. 

The Raiders are coming off a crushing loss as well, however, they're 2-7 ATS as road favorites since '18 and have failed to cover by an average of 13.2 points in this scenario. As tough as it may be to hit that button, back the Titans as part of your best NFL teaser bets at online sportsbooks.


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Vikings (Even) Over Lions

This one is a bit easier. Kirk Cousins may be terrible in primetime, but this game is at 1 pm - and he owns the Lions. Cousins is 7-2 against Detroit in his career and has thrown 19 TDs and just 2 INTs in that stretch. This is another game where one team is riding high (the Lions) and the other is coming off a nationally-televised blowout loss. I'm taking the angry team home with the better QB throwing to arguably the best receiver in the NFL in Justin Jefferson.

Other Best NFL Week 3 Teaser Legs

  • Bengals (Even) Over Jets
  • Falcons (+7) Over Seahawks
  • Packers (+7.5) over Buccaneers
  • Broncos (+7.5) Over 49ers

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About the Author

Carl Carchia for Bookies.com
Carl Carchia
An editor for Bookies.com, Carl has 15 years’ experience covering sports (and sports betting) during stops at PA SportsTicker, NBC, ESPN, CBS, among others. Carl has been embedded in the sports gambling scene for two decades and loves that CT now has regulated betting.