yea...they are considered sucka bets BUT with that said I put in parlay bets all the time. A 4 teamer (4 team parlay) is the MOST I'll ever do, but I can't even remember when I did that just cuz like SPenda wrote the odds are shietty. MY parlay's are usually 2 teamers and occasionally 3...The first day I posted that orlando game (the 2 unit play for me that day), I parlayed it with some other games cuz I felt that Orl game was a lock so why not put it with some other picks, and well as you kno or don't kno, that Orl game didn't hit and I end up losin everyone of those bets. I had a TON of parlay's during college bowl season cuz I was parlayin my daily bets with future bowl games that I knew fo sho I was gonna play, just to put me in a situation where my winnings were outweighing my risk by the time of the bowl game started, cuz the first half or 2/3 of my parlay had already hit.
I never really understood teasers cuz to me a teaser seems like you aren't too sure about your bet and you are fishin for an extra edge...THo, the only time teasers seem to make a lil more sense to me is in the NFL cuz gettin 6 points (thats what i get for 2 team teaser at my current book [5pts for nba and 4 for cbb] is kinda a lot. In football the scoring is a lil more "predictable" in the sense that the scoring isn't as crazy, and teams can sit on their leads a lil more by running the ball or kneeling at the end of a game...where 5 points in NBA isn't worth it as much to me cuz several free throws from fouls at the end of the game or a three just to beat the shot clock at the end could screw you over more so than having to score a touchdown or get several fg's at the end of a game. That's why i kno a lot of homies that will pick two games and tease them together in the NFL even tho it pays out pretty much the same as placin a single bet.
Would I suggest parlay's and teasers for a guy startin out or claim its a smart thing to do...NEVER but i also understand why some would play them cuz i'm guilty of playin parlays too (we are ALL tryin to stack our chips the quick and easy way)...remember these words MONEY MANAGEMENT...THe smartest money management/betting system, which I just don't have the discipline to do, would be to place single bets and to keep your bets at the SAME unit EVERY game.
Here is a lil story that might help you...my cousin's boss would take the sunday NFL lines and give them to my cousin and told him to pick ANY 4 games. My cousin's picks could only be the favorite in the game and maybe it was 5 teams...anyways, if all 4 hit the boss would give my cousin something like 4 units but if one of my cousin's bets didn't win, just one underdog comin through, my cousin would just give my boss something like 1 unit. My cousin was the sucka in that deal just cuz its hard to pick 4 games even if they are the favorite...his boss was bankin on the fact that at least one dog would come through see where i'm comin from?
I hope that helps...and betting NBA at the end of the season is a good time to start cuz you have a better idea of which teams are playin for the draft and others on the flip side.
If you have other questions...feel free to ask...minus well, learn from OUR mistakes/experience in helpin find what works for YOU.
Kench...can I go by Kench instead of Ken if you are all gonna shorten my handle?