Ariel Epstein, Minty Bets and Mark Drumheller each give a pick to include in a 3-team, 6-point teaser for NFL Week 11.
ARIEL EPSTEIN: Welcome to Yahoo Sportsbook. It is already week 11 of the NFL season. Alongside Minty Bets and Mark Drumheller, I'm Ariel Epstein.
We're going to put together a three-leg teaser. Minty, what is your teaser leg for week 11?
MINTY BETS: All right. I'm teasing up the Detroit Lions from plus 3 to plus 9 against the New York Giants. Now, I know Detroit has the worst scoring defense, but this offense is averaging about 4.8 yards per carry, which is actually pretty good, because the Giants are awful against the run. I do like the Lions to keep it within a score here because if they're not winning straight up or getting completely blown out, they've kept their losses within 4 points or less. And when the Giants are winning, they've kept their margin of victory within 8 points this season. So give me the Lions.
ARIEL EPSTEIN: Mark, you've got a dog getting teased for Minty. Are you going to tease a favorite this week?
MARK DRUMHELLER: I am. I'm going to go with the 49ers here and tease them down from 7 and 1/2 to 1 and 1/2. Since the acquisition of Christian McCaffrey, the 49ers have had a top five offense as far as offensive success rate is concerned. And they're going to score in this match-up against Arizona.
And Arizona, I'm not so sure how much they're going to score. The Cardinals dealing with a ton of injuries on the offensive line. Kyler Murray's status is in jeopardy. And I'm not really sure they're going to be able to stay competitive in this game. I like San Francisco here.
It's a weird travel spot for the 49ers, and a much more confident Kyle Shanahan is going to have his team dialed in to this match-up. Favorites plus 7 points have not done well against the spread this year, and I think this is an opportunity to get the line down below 2 points. I like the 49ers here. I think they're a solid teaser play to target this week.
ARIEL EPSTEIN: Mark, I love that. Sounds familiar. I had the 49ers last week minus 1 and 1/2 in a teaser. Made me sweat that bet a whole lot less than laying the full touchdown.
For me, I'm teasing a dog. I like the Bears from plus 3 up to plus 9 on the road at the Atlanta Falcons. The Bears' quarterback, Justin Fields, has rushed for over 300 yards in the last two weeks. This is the best mobile quarterback that the Falcons have faced all season. The Bears also have a top 10 pass defense this year, which should be able to shut down this Atlanta receiving corps.
Atlanta doesn't really have many receivers. And the Bears not only are top 10 against receivers, they're top 10 against tight ends. So that shuts down Kyle Pitts for Atlanta as well. However, Atlanta has really struggled against good pass defenses this year. Against the top 15 pass defenses, Atlanta has gone 1 and 4 straight up.
I think the Bears could keep this game very close against Atlanta, maybe not just the plus 3. I like them plus 9. Plus, come on, the Falcons to win this by almost two touchdowns? They're not good enough to do that. Take the plus 9 in that three-leg teaser.
Here's a recap of our three-leg teaser for week 11 of the NFL. I've got the Bears at plus 9. Mark's got the Niners at minus 1 and 1/2. Minty has the Lions at plus 9.
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