We call them anchor teams. This is one of our favorite ways to bet a teaser. Usually we bet 2-team teasers, but sometimes we’ll bet a 3-team teaser. Rarely will we tease more than 3 teams in one bet. The value seems to get diminished with each added team.
The anchor team strategy revolves around one game that we feel will be a solid bet given the point adjustment from the teaser. In week one of the NFL season, the Arizona Cardinals seem to fit the bill perfectly.
Arizona Cardinals have a great opportunity to win a big game verses a wounded New England team they might face in Houston on February 5th. Of course, New England has a major disadvantage without Brady under center. Add in some revenge by Chandler Jones and this one could get ugly. The tough thing for us it knowing the Patriots have the potential to put 7 on the board fast. They have a quick strike offense that can put points on the board in the blink of an eye. The line started with Zona -4.5 (after the Brady suspension) and it was originally a Pick ‘em game before his suspension.
Watch for Jones to dominate. He will be attacking the New England offensive line from the left and the right. We expect him to have a multiple sack night in Glendale.
We love the teaser bet in this spot. For those that know how we bet, we like teasing the line down to a team getting the W. This week, our Teaser Tuesday bet includes a second teams that we think might face Arizona in the NFC Championship Game. We are going to pair the Arizona Cardinals with the Seattle Seahawks. The appealing situation is betting on two of the league’s best teams in their home opener verses AFC East teams that are traveling west.
As with all of our bets for Teaser Tuesday, we will only bet to win $100. Since we have teased 6.5 points, we have to bet $130 to win $100.
We like Seattle to win and cover the 8 points. In fact, we bet Seattle straight up -8 at William Hill on July 26th. Ever since that bet was placed, we wished more bet on the Seahawks, but unfortunately the line moved. This is where we like to pair up an anchor bet in a teaser bet. Our decision was to tease Seattle down to -2.5 with Arizona +1.5. The 6 point, 2-team teaser puts us into position to have Seattle below the magic number of 3 and Zona just needing the win.
Bonus: We pressed the anchor team (Arizona) with another home team, the Houston Texans. This will give us a way to bet on the Houston Texans opening weekend verses a Chicago Bear team that they should beat. The point spread on Arizona has changed, but not enough to keep us from another bet on our anchor team. This 6-point teaser bet was placed at the Westgate, so we had to bet $130 to win $100.