A Different Sort Of Betting Strategy

As you already know, coming out ahead (meaning with more money in your wallet at the end of the day) with sports betting oftentimes comes down to understanding and using the right strategy. That being said, do keep in mind that there is no one size fits all sort of strategy.

Thus, perhaps an analogy that could help you get the concept is to think of the various sports betting strategies as different tools in your toolbox. It goes without saying that when you take your car to the shop for a repair, the mechanic has a wide assortment of tools for the different types of jobs he might have to perform. Your sports betting tools are there for you to use when they are needed.

with that in mind, let’s take a look at a sports betting tool that you may not have considered using before. This one is referred most often as a Pleaser Betting Strategy. For the record, the Pleaser Betting Strategy can be looked as the polar opposite of the Teaser Betting strategy.

Take an example to see how this looks on paper. Suppose that there is a two team six point teaser bet that has base lines of Team A +1.5 and Team B -8.5. The teaser bet ends up as a sort of combo bet with A +7.5 and B -2.5 at -110. (Note that means you are risking $1.10 to possibly win $1.00).

Now turn this upside so you can see how this would show up as a Pleaser wager. So, now you wager this play as a two team six point pleaser. That looks like this: Team A -4.5, Team B -14.5 at +600. In other words, now you are actually risking $1.00 to possibly win $6.00 or real world odds of 6 to 1. Still with us here?

As you might well imagine, these Pleaser Bets have much higher possible payouts. This is due to the fact that the point spread is actually moved against you instead of for you. That being said, note that for both Teaser Bets and Pleaser Bets, each team must cover their modified point spread for you to come out as a winner.

Now, with all of the above being said, the reality today is that Pleaser bets are not so easy to come by. You see, there are few sportsbooks that even offer them anymore. All the same, should your favorite sportsbook offer pleaser bets, it coul certainly be worth your while to try it out for yourself.

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