NFL Teaser Picks This Week: Best NFL Teaser Odds in Week 2

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Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel talks with quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023.
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Nick Hennion @nickhennion Sep 12, 2023, 8:16 PM
  • Two primetime underdogs worth a six-point tease.
  • Expect another negative result for Kirk Cousins in primetime.
  • Read on to get my five favorite teaser legs for Week 2.

Amongst the countless Week 1 NFL odds markets at the BetMGM Sportsbook, one option for bettors is a teaser. 

Largely popular amongst recreational bettors, a teaser allows bettors to move multiple lines in their favor with varying payouts depending on the total legs. 

NFL Betting Predictions: Best Week 2 Teaser Legs

Allow me to present my five best NFL Week 2 teaser legs in order of confidence. 

Best NFL Week 2 Teaser Leg No. 1: Titans +9.5

I already covered the Titans +3.5 as one of my early Week 2 bets and love them as a Week 2 teaser option. 

In addition to the Mike Vrabel ATS stats listed in that column, he’s quite profitable straight up as an underdog. With the Titans, Vrabel is 20-20 straight up as an underdog, including 9-6 SU as a home dog. 

In the Chargers’ nine road regular season games last season, they finished 5-4 straight up, with three wins coming by 10+ points. 

However, two of those three wins came against sides with a top-five draft pick. 

Best NFL Week 2 Teaser Leg No. 2: Steelers +7.5

The Steelers looked horrific in Week 1 against the 49ers, but I’m going right back to the well against Cleveland. 

In addition to Mike Tomlin’s record as an underdog – 51-28-3 ATS, including 5-1-2 as a home divisional dog – the Steelers fit two historically profitable systems. 

First, betting against teams who are Week 2 favorites after closing as Week 1 underdogs hits at a 59.6% success rate. 

Second, divisional underdogs in games with a total less than or equal to 42 points are 65-43-3 ATS since 2018-19. 

Based on those factors, I’ll support the Steelers to play a close game against a bitter rival. 

Best NFL Week 2 Teaser Leg No. 3: Eagles -1.5

I wouldn’t lay seven-and-a-half points with the Eagles, but using them as a teaser leg stands out. 

The Eagles hosted the Vikings in Week 2 last season, capturing a 24-7 victory. 

Bettors should expect a closer game this time around, but I’ll be surprised if the Vikings beat a team who finished 9-2 straight up at home last season (playoffs included). 

Plus, Kirk Cousins is 1-9 straight up when playing in primetime, including three straight losses. 

Best NFL Week 2 Teaser Leg No. 4: Patriots +8.5

Similar to the Steelers vs. Browns matchup, I’m expecting Patriots vs. Dolphins to finish as a close contest.

Bill Belichick is 58% ATS when he’s an underdog, including 46-11 against a six-point teaser. 

On the 13 rare occasions a Belichick-led side has closed a divisional underdog, he’s 7-6 ATS and 9-4 against a six-point teaser. 

The Dolphins are coming off a huge road win, but lost outright in Foxborough last season. 

Given the Patriots hung tough against the Eagles – a side I rate ahead of Miami – they should stay within this number. 

Best NFL Week 2 Teaser Leg No. 5: Falcons +7

Before their respective Week 1 kickoffs, the Falcons finished a favorite on the lookahead against the Packers. 

Now they’re an underdog? That doesn’t make sense to me. 

Green Bay’s sizable victory feels like a function of the Bears’ ineptitude rather than Green Bay’s success. Plus, my expectation is that a potent Falcons rushing attack will expose a weak Green Bay rush defense. 

I’d like this a lot more if the Falcons teaser was +7.5, but Green Bay won only three road games last year with Aaron Rodgers. 

For that reason, I’m comfortable including the Falcons as my fifth option.

What’s a Teaser Bet & How Do They Work? 

In a teaser bet, bettors select two or more markets in which they’d like to adjust the line. The most common adjustment is six points, though BetMGM allows players to move lines by any amount between six and 14 points. 

However, bettors pay a premium to move the line through key numbers. In the NFL, these numbers are three, six, seven, 10, 14 and 17. 

In a two-team, six-point teaser, bettors have to lay -130. In a three-team, six-point teaser, the price rises to +160. 

Bettors can include as many legs as they want. But remember, all legs have to cash for the whole bet to win, making teasers with more teams inherently riskier. 

With teasers, bettors should remember two things. 

First, always tease through the key numbers. Second, never tease through zero. 

My other recommendation is to focus on home teams. Some handicappers will utilize road teams in a teaser, but I’ve found visitors experience more volatile results. 

Bettors should learn the BetMGM house rules associated with teasers pushing. If a leg pushes in a teaser with three or more legs, the leg is removed and the odds are recalculated. 

In a two-team teaser, if one leg pushes, the entire bet pushes and bettors are refunded their stake. 

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Nick Hennion

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Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.

Nick Hennion is a senior content writer for BetMGM. His previous stops include VSiN, NBC Sports, The Action Network and Forbes Betting. He owns a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree from Northwestern University.