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October 23rd, 2010 at 7:27:00 AM permalink
Wizard,

Yes, the GREEK has done this pretty much all year. Instead of the underdog at +1 1/2,2,2 1/2 they will put up a +1+105 or +110 so you can't pick up the whole 7. 5 dimes sportsbook does it also.


Micheal, I have also bet the teaser instead of a ML parlay on the favorites from -7 1/2 to -8 1/2. You will get a much better payback BUT you can lose if it lands on 1 or 2 for the favorite but that doesn't happen often. Usually just do this in the NFL as the ML's are higher than for the same spread in college.
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October 23rd, 2010 at 7:34:45 AM permalink
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Wizard,

Yes, the GREEK has done this pretty much all year. Instead of the underdog at +1 1/2,2,2 1/2 they will put up a +1+105 or +110 so you can't pick up the whole 7. 5 dimes sportsbook does it also.


Micheal, I have also bet the teaser instead of a ML parlay on the favorites from -7 1/2 to -8 1/2. You will get a much better payback BUT you can lose if it lands on 1 or 2 for the favorite but that doesn't happen often. Usually just do this in the NFL as the ML's are higher than for the same spread in college.



Thanks. That pretty slick of the Greek and 5 Dimes.

By the way, I don't recommend betting favorites on the money line, except on the Super Bowl. You would make out much better by giving up the points and going against the spread. As you mentioned, if it is a 7.5 to 8.5 point favorite, then a teaser is the way to go.
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October 24th, 2010 at 11:19:00 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Thanks. That pretty slick of the Greek and 5 Dimes.

By the way, I don't recommend betting favorites on the money line, except on the Super Bowl. You would make out much better by giving up the points and going against the spread. As you mentioned, if it is a 7.5 to 8.5 point favorite, then a teaser is the way to go.



I agree Wizard. People who bet heavy favroites on the moneyline are considered a bookmakers dream. Second only to those who bet tons of parlays
and feel the need to hedge each and every time they are one game away from winning it.
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November 8th, 2010 at 12:16:50 AM permalink
Wizard, I still believe you are wrong in saying that a 2 team teaser that results in one game losing and one game pushing is graded as a push.
That result would actually be a loss for the teaser. Any game losing in a teaser causes the entire teaser to be a loss, regardless of how any of the
other games in the teaser do..win, loss or push.

Think about it like this..if I do a 2 team teaser and one game loses and one game wins, thats obviously a loss for the teaser as whole. So what
your saying is you'd be better off having a loss and a push in a 2 team teaser (resulting in a push overall according to u) instead of a loss and a win in a 2 team teaser...which makes no sense. A loss and a win is technically better than a loss and a push, although both are graded as a loss because any loss in a teaser makes it a loss.
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November 8th, 2010 at 6:27:38 AM permalink
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Wizard, I still believe you are wrong in saying that a 2 team teaser that results in one game losing and one game pushing is graded as a push.



Disagree all you wish, but those are the rules here in Vegas. You can ask at any sportsbook.
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November 8th, 2010 at 3:11:00 PM permalink
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Disagree all you wish, but those are the rules here in Vegas. You can ask at any sportsbook.



copied and pasted directly from lasvegassportsbetting.com..

What is a Teaser?
A Teaser is a selection of two or more teams in one wager in which the point spread is adjusted in your favor. The number of teams selected and the number of points selected determine the payout odds. A 'Tie' or 'No Action' and a 'Win' on a two team teaser shall constitute a 'No Action' wager. A 'Tie' or 'No Action' and a 'Loss' on a two team teaser shall constitute a 'Losing' wager. Ties on a three or more team teaser shall revert to the next lowest betting bracket (Example: A tie on a three team becomes a two team teaser).
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November 8th, 2010 at 3:24:20 PM permalink
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copied and pasted directly from lasvegassportsbetting.com..

What is a Teaser?
A Teaser is a selection of two or more teams in one wager in which the point spread is adjusted in your favor. The number of teams selected and the number of points selected determine the payout odds. A 'Tie' or 'No Action' and a 'Win' on a two team teaser shall constitute a 'No Action' wager. A 'Tie' or 'No Action' and a 'Loss' on a two team teaser shall constitute a 'Losing' wager. Ties on a three or more team teaser shall revert to the next lowest betting bracket (Example: A tie on a three team becomes a two team teaser).



That site is wrong, and doesn't look like it has much to do with Las Vegas. I don't claim it is wrong about the way teasers are scored online.

From Sharp Sports Betting by Stanford Wong:

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If you teaser was for more than two teams, the pushing team is ignored and the teaser is treated as if it were made without the team's being a part of it....Two-team teasers in which one team is teased into a push become no action; your money is returned to you. So if you have teased two teams and your first team loses, your still have a chance to get something back for your ticket.

It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.

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