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Best NFL Teaser Bets Week 3: Lamar & Ravens Among Best Bets This Week

Jim Coventry for Bookies.com

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Best NFL Teaser Bets Week 3: Lamar & Ravens Among Best Bets This Week

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The 2022 NFL betting season was historic. The average margin of victory was 9.7 points, the lowest mark since 1932 - 38 years before the AFL-NFL merger!

That's great for us as fans, but not so much as bettors. We all love watching close games. But simply betting teams against the posted spread often finds us on the wrong side. Teaser bets offer us an option to increase our odds of winning by moving the line slightly so it's more favorable.

The most common teaser is a"Wong" teaser, which is two-team, 6-point teaser that crosses the key numbers of 3 and 7 (more on that later). 

When I handicap games, I like to use “Wong” teasers when the analysis and the picks intersect. Other times, there will be weeks that aren't great for using the "Wong teaser" strategy. In my mind, strong analysis is always the starting point, so there's your disclaimer that not every teaser in this column will be of the "Wong" variety. 

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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. 

As far as totals, there is something to look for when it comes to aiding your teaser handicapping process: Low totals are games you want to target (we advise looking for totals in the low-to-mid 40s). Those games have less of a chance of getting out of hand.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to my best NFL teaser bets for Week 2 to back on sports betting apps.

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Best Week 3 NFL Teaser Bets

In Week 1, we love when three specific factors line up. The first is that the team we pick is clearly the better team. Next, the favorite is a team that returns its coaching staff and most of its key pieces from the prior year. FInally, the opponent is a team with a combination of significant turnover in personnel and/or a coaching change. Teams with change often have a learning curve that is problematic early in the season.

  • Ravens (-2) Over Colts
  • Jets (+8.5) Over Patriots
  • Steelers (+7.5) Over Raiders

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Ravens (-2) Over Colts

Indianapolis is what we call a pass-funnel defense. They are excellent against the run, led by defensive tackles Grover Stewart and DeForest Buckner. However, they have one of the weakest secondaries in the league.

Now that Mark Andrews has a week of full health under his belt, the Ravens will be set to attack. Between Andrews, Zay Flowers and either Odell Beckham (ankle) or Rashod Bateman, Lamar Jackson will have plenty of weapons to eviscerate this defense through the air. Aside from Jackson, they may not lean heavily on the run. Also, the offensive line injuries the Ravens have shouldn’t be a major issue against a defense with a mediocre pass rush.

When Baltimore is on defense, they should have a plan to confuse the quarterback. Whether Anthony Richardson (concussion) or Gardner Minshew is under center, the Ravens will likely bring quick pressure while disguising coverage. For either of the QBs, decision making is going to be an issue. 

Also, Indianapolis lacks the playmakers at the receiver position to create big plays if the pressure gets solved on an occasional play. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ravens force at least two takeaways to put Indy at a disadvantage.

The Ravens won’t likely look past the Colts. Baltimore is a veteran and well-coached team that is mentally tough. They also are very good at game planning for compromised opponents. And being at home is a game they only need to win by a field goal lowers the percentage of a back-door cover by the Colts.

Make the Ravens one of your legs in the best NFL teaser bets for Week 3 on sports betting apps.

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Jets (+8.5) Over Patriots

I don’t think anyone is excited about the Jets offense with Zach Wilson at QB. The last time we saw this offense, they were getting annihilated by the Cowboys. Of course, the Patriots have an excellent defense, but Dallas has a lethal unit. Not only was New York shut down through the air, their running backs had nowhere to go when playing at Dallas. 

Going with a two-headed backfield of Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook, the Jets should be able to sustain a few scoring drives in this matchup. Granted, this offense isn’t about to light up the scoreboard, but they’ll crack double digits.

The side of the ball where the Jets will make a difference is when their defense is on the field. Knowing that their season and playoff hopes are on their shoulders, expect them to feed off the energy of the home crowd. Although the Patriots offense is much better than it was last year, it isn’t a match for this elite defense. 

The receivers will be outmatched by the New York secondary. Meanwhile, New England has not had a very effective running game. And when there are obvious passing situations, expect a lot of pressure on Mac Jones. That will lead to critical errors.

Right now, the Patriots are a more complete team. And they have often feasted on terrible opposing quarterbacks. But in this road divisional matchup, we should see a defensive battle. The likelihood of either team winning this game by more than a touchdown is small.

Make the Jets a leg in your best NFL teaser bet for NFL Week 3 on online sportsbooks.

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Steelers (+7.5) Over Raiders

It’s not optimal that the Steelers are coming off a short week and traveling cross country. Those are two strikes against them going into this game. The good news for the Steelers is that there is a massive talent advantage when their defense is on the field.

T.J. Watt has started the season looking like a defensive player of the year candidate. His presence allowed the entire defense to fly around the field and create chaos against the Browns after Pittsburgh ran into the 49ers’ buzzsaw in Week 1. 

Raiders’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo can be a very good player when he’s protected well. Unfortunately for him, his offensive line is not very good. Last week, the Bills pressured him into numerous errors. Expect more of the same when he faces the Steelers this week. Also, after looking like a superstar last year, Josh Jacobs looks nothing close to that to start this season. It will be tough for the Raiders to reach 20 points.

When the Steelers have the ball, Kenny Pickett has not looked good. In his defense, he was under tremendous pressure against the 49ers and Browns to start the season. This week should be a very different story. Yes, Las Vegas has Maxx Crosby, who is one of the best pass rushers in the league. 

Aside from him, there is very little firepower. Also, the Raiders cornerbacks are a group who can be attacked. In addition, they are weak against the run. No matter how the Steelers set up the game plan, they should have success moving the ball. Pittsburgh may not win on the road, but getting a touchdown should give them enough cushion should they not win outright.

Other Best Teaser Legs For Week 2

  • Bills (-0.5) Over Commanders
  • Eagles (+1) Over Buccaneers

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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. 

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. 

Wong teasers provide value because you're moving the spread significantly, through key numbers, and you're only paying slightly more "juice" than an average NFL moneyline (-120 vs. -110). And this year, teasers are more valuable than ever.

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About the Author

Jim Coventry for Bookies.com
Jim Coventry
Coventry nabbed a No. 1 finish and placed in the top 50 in five large-field DFS contests while entering just a single entry in each. He also was a triple crown winner (total points, best record, and playoff champion) in the 2022 King’s Classic auction league. He began playing fantasy football in 1994 and has been an analyst since 2007. He’s a deputy NFL editor with RotoWire and hosts SiriusXM shows on the weekends, as well as writing on DFS for Bookies.