Welcome to our Teaser betting page. Below we’ll cover the ins-and-outs of teaser bets so you feel comfortable placing them with BetUS.
What is a Teaser Bet?
A teaser is a 2-15 team parlay where you move, or tease, the points on the point spread or total in your favor on each pick in exchange for a lower payout.
How does Teaser Betting work?
Teasers are only for football and basketball, and they make it easier to win wagers by changing (teasing) point spreads and/or totals in your favor. The more you tease points in your favor, the lower the payout will be.
How to Tease Point Spreads:
- A) When you tease the favorite, you are actually decreasing the number of points that your selection has to win by.
- B) When you tease the underdog, you are increasing the number of points your selection can lose the game by in order for your selection to win.
How to Tease Totals:
- A) Teasing an Over lowers the total number of points both teams combined must score before you win your Over wager.
- B) Teasing an Under raises the number of points under which both teams’ combined score must stay under for you to win your Under wager.
Any loss in a teaser will result in the entire wager being graded as a loss, same as in a parlay. A push will reduce the number of plays and the payout will reduce accordingly, except in the case of a two-team teaser where a push results in the whole teaser being a push as long as the other event is not a loss.
The charts below show you the payout tables for both football and basketball regular teasers in the BetUS sportsbook. To use the table, find the number of games you would pick for your teaser, then find the corresponding number of points you would like to move the lines in your favor to see what the payout odds would be.
For example, a 10-team teaser moving each line by 7 points would payout at 12/1. This means you win $12 for every dollar wagered.
Football Teaser Payout Chart:
Basketball Teaser Payout Chart:
Why use a Teaser?
Take two games you want to parlay, for example:
Here, you like the Saints to win, but maybe not by a touchdown and a field goal. And you think the 49ers will not get blown out, but might not stay within a field goal. So you tease both games by eight points.
This leaves you with the Saints at -0.5 and the 49ers at +10.5. All that has to happen now is that the Saints win the game and that the Niners don’t lose by more than ten points. Obviously, you are in a much better position to win your wager.
The tradeoff is in the payout.
In the above example, a two-team, 8-point teaser, the payout (as you can see from the chart) is 2/3, meaning a $100 wager will pay $66.67, whereas a $100 parlay on the same games with no teasing would have paid $160. Only you can decide if the greatly improved chance of winning is worth reducing your payout by almost 60%.
Below, we have teased two NBA games by six points each. As you can see from the confirmation Bet Slip below, we now have the Celtics at +3, instead of -3, and the Suns at +4.5, instead of -1.5, and our $100 wager will pay out $66.67 if both teams can cover the new spreads.
How to Place a Teaser Bet?
Go to the sportsbook page at BetUS. If you only want to see the lines for one sport, such as football, click the football link in the menu on the right to see what options are available for wagering on football. The options will show up in a dropdown menu underneath the main football tab.
If you want to bet on NFL, click on it and the available games will show up in the middle of the page in what is called the betting engine. Choose which NFL events you would like to bet on by clicking on the odds displayed in the betting engine. After your choice loads, you will see it in the right-hand column under Bet Slip.
To choose another sport to add to your ticket, go back to the Sports column on the left and click another sport. Choose again from the available events and add them to your Bet Slip. Only full game lines are allowed for exotic wagers, which include Teasers.
BetUS allows you to place what is called a Rolling If-Bet on Teasers. This allows you to place a new bet with the funds from a previously placed bet, with a few conditions. Click the link to find out how if a Rolling If-Bet can work for you.
All your chosen events will be listed in the Bet Slip with your wager options above.
As you are choosing your events, you will see wager options for placing a Parlay, If Bet, Reverse and Teaser in the Bet Slip. Straight will be the default wager type until you choose something else. Whatever wager type the Bet Slip is set to will be grey, as below.
Click the teaser button and you will see all your selections listed in the Bet Slip. Clicking on the drop-down arrow will show you your available teaser options.
To add more selections or an event from another sport on the menu, just bring up the lines for that sport in the betting engine again and select another event. The Bet Slip will add that event and keep itself in Teaser mode. If you have already entered a Risk amount, the Payout amount will automatically readjust with the new event’s odds.
To place your bet into the system, click the Place my bets button under the Bet Slip:
Here, your BetUS Bet Slip gives you one more chance to view your pending wager before it is placed. This includes the game information, lines, and Risk and Win amounts. To confirm your wager, simply click Confirm. After you do this, you will be unable to change your wager and BetUS will be unable to cancel it.
Once your wager is confirmed, the Bet Slip will again show you all your wager details and ask you to print a hard copy of your Slip. In case of emergency or other circumstance, no internet claims will be honored unless a printed copy of bets in question is supplied.