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.
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.
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).
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.