A pleaser bet feels bizarre to many bettors.
It’s exactly the opposite of a teaser. If you feel incredibly confident in the games that you are betting on, then you can take two matchups and move the spread against yourself.
Sportsbooks have the line for the Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots game at New England -7 (Dallas +7).
You can bet New England -13. Here you’re saying that New England is not only going to win, but that they’ll do so by more than 13 points! You are certain they will win by two or more touchdowns.
And to pour fuel on the pleaser fire, you’re going to apply this line penalty to two or more matchups and tie their fates together.
You have to win two or more matchups where you sacrificed points on the spread. As you might expect from such a difficult-to-win bet, pleaser bets start off at crazy good odds. A two team, six point pleaser might start paying at +1,000.
The time to use a pleaser (if there ever is a time) is when you’ve got a team like the New England Patriots where it isn’t uncommon for them to blow out their opponents. If you can identify two matchups where you don’t think the spread will be a factor in the final result, you might find a pleaser bet is an appropriate bet.
However, it’s hard enough to wine one bet in sports betting! It’s even harder to win two bets that are tied together. If you can then win two bets after applying a penalty to your bets, that’s unbelievable! You should buy a lottery ticket.
Vegas will pay you handsomely—approximately 10:1—if you’re able to pull off this feat. However, as with other bets, you’re not being compensated enough for this risk. The real odds should be something closer to 20:1.