Last Updated Jan 07, 2023, 10:14 AM

Week 17 Top NFL Teaser Plays

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

Broncos +18.5 @Kansas City Chiefs

The Broncos are of course coming off a 51-14 loss to the Los Angeles Rams last week, but then they fired Nathaniel Hackett directly after, and that could change some things. Nothing to lose, season winding down, teams sometimes play a little freer off a situation like this, and we also have some data points that would indicate a decent game.

First off, the Chiefs only won 34-28 in the first meeting between these two teams this season, and Russell Wilson and Jerry Jeudy played very well in that game. Jeudy has been limited at practice this week, but signs are that he'll play and he should be plenty busy. The Broncos also didn't have Courtland Sutton for that game either and he should help boost the passing game. The Chiefs aren't a great ATS team either, as they've failed to cover the spread in 3 of their last 4 games.

Vikings +9.5 @Green Bay Packers

The Vikings should not be dogs in this game, and definitely shouldn't be dogs of more than 3 points, given the disparity in record as well as current talent. They've outperformed every expectation this season and sit 2nd in the NFC with a 12-3 record. The Packers, meanwhile, are 7-8 and struggling just to make the playoffs and have struggled with poor play and injuries all over the place this season.

Home-field advantage certainly plays a part here, as the Vikings haven't won at Lambeau since 2020, but they absolutely can beat this Packers team that has been beatable both up front and on the back-end. Justin Jefferson should have a great game here and Dalvin Cook can beat up this weak run defense.

Eagles -0.5 vs. New Orleans Saints

We continue the streak of 5 straight teaser columns with the Eagles included and like the others, I expect Philly to roll here. Not only is this an extremely beatable Saints team with a bad coach, but Jalen Hurts was practicing and taking all of the first-team reps at QB, so one could think he plays at least half of the game this weekend.

Philly has some extra motivation for this contest as well: Every game the Saints lose boosts the Eagles' first round pick up the board more, as they own the Saints' first rounder for this upcoming year. Philly has all the motivation to stamp out the Saints like a cockroach, secure the first overall spot in the NFC as well as the first round bye, and have the opportunity to get their guys a little healthier for this playoff run.

The Philadelphia Eagles are listed as high as -6.5 favorites versus the Saints on Sunday. (Getty)
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