Teasing or buying points can mean that you’re willing to sacrifice odds or juice to be able to get spreads that is more favorable to you. As a matter of fact, there’s 8.5-point spread for Week 1 battle between Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks in 2019. The latter, being the favorite has an -8.5 spread at -120 and Bengals at +8.5 at -105.
A Small Sacrifice for a Big Win
If a bettor firmly believes that the spread of 8.5 points is too big for the favorite in 1st week, then he might just look somewhere else to get some action.
On the other hand, if buying points is the goal, then he may just move the spread down to -6.5 at the cost of also moving the juice to -120 to either -210 or -190. Moving the line up to -8 might move the juice as well to approximately -140.
Ready to make Bold Move
There are a lot of bettors who are balking at the idea of sacrificing heavy juice to move the line. Regardless, there are experienced bettors, most especially the ones who placed action on money lines or props are more inclined to take part in this kind of bet.