Give me the teaser cards please
September 26, 2017 3:00 AM
by Mark Mayer
VIP On the Mark | A favorite part of Saturday mornings betting college football is playing 10-team super teasers. Granted, 10 is a longshot and books just love for anyone to head to the window hoping all 10 will cover.
A favorite part of Saturday mornings betting college football is playing 10-team super teasers.
Granted, 10 is a longshot and books just love for anyone to head to the window hoping all 10 will cover. Of course, super teasers pay far less than what a 10-team teaser would give you not getting extra points or simply going with a 10-teamer off the board.
I like the 10-play rather than the max of 15 for obvious reasons. It’s harder to go 15-for-15 than 10-for-10. The 10-for-10 super teaser at South Point or Rampart, for example, will pay 20-for-2. Note the word “for.” Many ignore the “for” thinking it means “to.” Big difference.
You can play a mini teaser for a bigger payoff and usually get around 6 points, thus a team that’s a 1-point underdog would now be +7. The super teaser odds may have that team at +9. The key numbers are always 3 and 7. And make sure you are playing a TIES WIN card. Never, under any circumstance, invest in a TIES LOSE card.
My buddy Richard Saber loves to play 8-team teasers using either the card odds or off the board, thus he stands to walk away with big bucks should it hit. I am more of a conservative player, so if the mood hits to play the points as it is on the card with no upgrades, I would not likely exceed five teams.
But to each his (or her) own. This week I liked the idea of getting UNLV at +49 on the super teaser rather than +40. I also mostly take underdogs since I enjoy getting points rather than giving. I will, on occasion, take a favorite if I think it’s going to be a blowout result.
The NFL is so hard, in my opinion, that I would likely settle for a $20 ticket on three teams and take the $125 payday. I do like super teasers so I would go as high as 10 teams.
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