Last Updated Dec 16, 2022, 2:04 PM
Week 14 Top NFL Teaser Plays
Sports Betting Expert
Welcome in to a brand-new piece of weekly content that will be showcased here at VegasInsider: Weekly Teaser Plays! Every week, I'll come in and give my three favorite teaser legs for you to bet on and some reasoning behind the play.
For those who are new, a teaser is a special type of bet where, in exchange for the odds on a play being drastically reduced, you can bet on a specific line at a much more favorable number. For instance, if my Philadelphia Eagles are a 7-point favorite this weekend against the Green Bay Packers, you can tease that line down to a 1-point favorite in exchange for the odds going down.
You can't play 1 teaser leg by itself, you have to accompany it with at least one other line, and a 2-team 6 point teaser (which is standard) would pay about -120 odds, meaning that if you put $120 on the play and it hit, you would win $100.
Let's dive right into my three favorite teaser legs for this weekend's slate!
Editors note: all lines are sourced from BetMGM
Ravens +8.5 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC North battles always get ugly, and I don't expect this week's matchup to be any different. This line is obviously feeling the effects of Ravens' QB Lamar Jackson most likely being out for this game, but bettors are starting to catch on to the fact that backup QB Tyler Huntley is a very similar player to Jackson, and the team's gameplan will likely not change that much with him under center.
The Ravens have not lost to the Steelers by more than 8 points in any of the teams' last 9 matchups, so that's another data point we can draw from for this game to be a close matchup. At the end of the day, this game feels like it might depend on the status of Steelers' edge rusher T.J. Watt, who turned in a limited practice on Wednesday of week this with with a ribs issue. The Steelers have been a much better defensive team when he is active this season.
Buccaneers +9.5 vs. San Francisco 49ers
Not getting 10 points here is a bit annoying, but I'm willing to make an exception with Tom Brady looking more resurgent over the past few weeks. The Bucs seem to be getting healthier every week, while the 49ers suffered a setback to their system with Jimmy Garoppolo going down a couple weeks ago.
Brock Purdy stepped in and performed admirably, but with some professional tape now on him for teams to scheme against, you have to think Bucs HC Todd Bowles is paying close attention to every mistake he made. Brady and the Buccaneers only narrowly defeated the Saints last week, but slot receiver Chris Godwin could tee off in this matchup against a 49ers team giving up the second-most points to slot receivers this season.
Eagles .5 vs. New York Giants
Third straight week of including the Eagles in this article and we aren't stopping anytime soon! This matchup is perfect for the Eagles, as the Giants have given up at least 135 yards to running backs in each of the last 3 weeks and are the 4th-worst team against the position over the entire season.
Jordan Davis will be returned near fully this week after playing only 6 snaps in last week's blowout win against the Titans. The Eagles used a heavy defensive tackle rotation last week and it succeeded in locking down star RB Derrick Henry, and I expect them to utilize the same attack to stop Saquon Barkley this week. This is a game the Eagles desperately want to win to not only lock down a playoff spot but also send a potential playoff opponent further down the rankings.