Last week he offered a full buffet of teaser-leg options. Week 17 is a bit more limited, but still offers some opportunity for a two-stage 6-point teaser.
As a reminder, here are some general guidelines to follow if you’re betting on NFL teasers to keep your risk in check.
Stick to six point teasers (you need to win more consistently to make up for the higher price).
Save it to a two-team sneak peek (the more pieces you add, the higher the risk).
Aim for games with a lower total (the more points expected, the more variance involved).
Work your way through the key numbers three and seven (this approach is at the heart of all proven winning strategies).
Current Week 17 Advance Options
Browns +8 to Commanders, 40
Seahawks +7.5 vs. Jets, 42.5
Steelers +8.5 at Ravens, 35
Week 17 unconventional options
Dolphins +9 in Patriots, 41
I find the Dolphins unconventional because getting a spread of +3 or better is more valuable in the long run as an individual bet rather than tied to a teaser due to the volatility involved in correctly picking two winners. However, when the price of +3 is at (-115) or (-120), it is an indication that the line could move to +2.5, so the +3 and attempts up to +9 become more valuable. .
NFL Week 17 Preview: Seahawks +7.5/Steelers +8.5
The Seahawks look down and out. Except Geno Smith and company have faced a really tough stretch in recent weeks against a solid Raiders offense, a tough Rams defense, a strong running offense in the Panthers and then arguably the two best teams in the league. NFL on 49ers and Chiefs During that span, Seattle was without WR Tyler Lockett against the Chiefs, RB Kenneth Walker III against the Panthers or DT Al Woods in the past two games.
It is a pretty crushed team. However, there was optimism from head coach Pete Carroll that Lockett, Woods and even WR Marquise Goodwin will play this weekend.
The Jets defense has been pretty solid, but they’ve allowed an average of 22 points over the last four games, giving up 86 rushing yards to the Vikings’ Dalvin Cook, getting zero sacks against Lions quarterback Jared Goff, and allowing 7.4 passing yards to the Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence. The Jets’ offense, under Zach Wilson or Mike White, is last in the league in points per series since Week 10 and has converted just four red zone possessions for touchdowns in 15 attempts, second-worst in the league. The Jets’ defense has faltered, while the offense isn’t a threat.
Steelers vs. Ravens is the game with the lowest total on the board in Week 17. Plus, it’s a prime-time divisional matchup. Pittsburgh has won five of its last eight games. We have two first-run offenses with solid run defenses, with neither table being able to score points. Since the break, the Ravens have scored a touchdown at the lowest rate in the league, while the Steelers are at least improving offensively and converting third downs at the second-best rate in the league after entering the ’28 season. Pure numbers, with below-average offenses in a game ranked at 36.