We’ll make this one quick, since it’s a bonus for opening weekend:
We are betting on two of the NFL’s rising quarterbacks that someday might face each other in the Super Bowl. Their teams did play against each other in Super Bowl XXXVII. In this teaser, we bet on Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders. Both teams are directed by very talented and dynamic quarterbacks with potent offenses. The teaser bet gives us additional points which should keep the bet live in both games right down to the end(if needed). Atlanta and New Orleans have defenses which will rank in the bottom third of the league, while Tampa Bay and Oakland counter with offenses that will rank in the top third of the league. Advantage Tampa Bay and Oakland.
We think Tampa Bay can win outright and have a bet on the Buccaneers +140 on the moneyline. The current Defensive Coordinator was last employed in the NFL as the Atlanta Falcons Head Coach. Stated or unstated, revenge is in play. Plus, word in Tampa is the defensive players love his scheme. In our 2nd leg of the teaser the potent Oakland Raiders will take on an overrated, but always dangerous Saints team playing in their home opener. It looks like Oakland will be attacking this year. Carr has a cannon for an arm and he has one of the best wide receivers in the NFL as his main target. Latavius Murray is a 1,000+ yard back going up against a defense that gave up 4.9 yards per rush in 2015.
The original point spread at South Point had the Bucs +3.5 at Atlanta and Oakland +1 at New Orleans. As with most of our teasers, we look to meet or cross over key point spread numbers. We bet a 2 team , 6.5 point teaser which meant that a bet of $130 had to be placed to win $100.
Tampa Bay +10
Side note: we have written about theme betting and have been at it for years. Seems like others in town are starting to follow our lead and using theme betting. That’s fine with us, welcome to our party.