Most people have bet on, or at least heard of, teasers for football. Yet, in basketball these are one of the most overlooked types of wagers available.

Informed and disciplined bettors can make a lot of money with college basketball and NBA teasers.  To be prepared open accounts at multiple books before the season starts.  Then you can shop the best lines and get better teaser lines for different situations.

If there’s one account you should hold for teaser betting, it’s at 5Dimes.  You can read our full 5Dimes review to see why it’s our favorite book.  But, there are some other books that have better teaser options for different points.

Teaser numbers are a lot different in hoops than football.  That’s due to the scoring.  There are a lot more points, and there aren’t the 3 and 7 point increments.

The most common standard basketball optoins are 4-point, 4.5 point, and 5 point. Most books also offer a 7-point option, which is sometimes referred to as a “sweetheart teaser.

The biggest difference between standard and sweethearts is how ties (pushes) are handled. With standard teasers “ties reduce.” If you bet a 6-team teaser and one of your games pushes, it pays out like a 5-team teaser. With a sweetheart “ties lose”, so if any of the games in your tease pushes, the entire tease loses.

In the tables below, I’ve gone to my favorite sportsbooks in the industry and pulled their teaser payout odds for you to compare. This can serve as a quick reference for you to check on any tease you might bet.  I want to ensure you are getting the biggest return possible.

4 Point  (Ties Reduce)
SportsbookTeams
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5Dimes+107+200+335+525+805+1200+1775+2600+3800+5600+8200+12000+17700+26000
BetDSI-110+180+300+450+600+800N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Bovada+100+180+300+500+700+1000+1500+2000+2500N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BetOnlineN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BookmakerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Sportsbook.com-110+160+260+450+600+1000+1500+2000+2500+3500+5000+7500+10000+15000
GT Bets-110+180+300+450+600+900+1200N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
SportsBettingOnline+100+180+300+500+700+1000+1500+2000+2800+4000+5500+8000+10500+16000
TopBet-120+160+250+400+600+900+1400N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
4.5  (Ties Reduce)
SportsbookTeams
23456789101112131415
5Dimes+103+190+315+490+745+1100+1625+2400+3500+5100+7400+10700+15700+23000
BetDSI-120+160+250+400+550+700N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Bovada-110+160+250+400+600+900+1200+1500+2000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BetOnline-110+160+260+420+600+1000+1500+2000+2500+3500+5000+7500+10000+15000
BookmakerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Sportsbook.com-120+150+200+350+500+900+1200+1500+2000+2500+3500+5000+7500+10000
GT Bets-120+160+250+400+550+800+1100N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
SportsBettingOnline-110+160+250+400+600+900+1200+1800+2500+3000+4000+5500+8000+11000
TopBet-130+140+200+350+500+800+1200N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
5 Point  (Ties Reduce)
SportsbookTeams
23456789101112131415
5Dimes-110+165+265+410+610+890+1275+1825+2600+3700+5200+7400+10500+15000
BetDSI-130+150+200+350+500+600N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Bovada-120+150+200+350+500+800+1000+1200+1500N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BetOnline-120+150+240+375+550+900+1200+1500+2000+2500+3500+5000+7500+10000
Bookmaker-110+180+300+450+600+800N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Sportsbook.com-130+135+200+350+500+800+1000+1200+1500+2000+2500+3500+5000+7500
GT Bets-130+140+200+350+500+700+1000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
SportsBettingOnline-120+140+200+350+500+800+1000+1500+2000+2500+3000+4000+5500+8500
TopBet-140+120+180+300+400+700+1000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

 

7 Point “Sweetheart” (Ties Lose)
SportsbookTeams
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5Dimes-210-110+136+195+265+355+465+610+800+1025+1325+1700+2200+2850
BetDSIN/A-120N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BovadaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BetOnlineN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
BookmakerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Sportsbook.comN/A-120N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
GT BetsN/A-130N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
SportsBettingOnline-180-120+130+200+275+350+500+600+800+1000+1200+1500+2000+2500
TopBetN/A-120N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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