Preseason games are fully underway with a full slate of games last night followed by the rest of the league playing Friday and Saturday. For those looking to get down on either of the Friday games, PointsBet is offering a promotion that you will surely want to get involved with. For Friday’s games only, if your team loses but misses the point spread by three or less, PointsBet will refund your wager up to $50. The money will be returned in the form of Bonus Bets, which you are free to spend at your discretion.
Being that the promotion is only applicable if your team loses, the value could potentially lie on the underdogs Friday night. Let’s take a look at Friday night’s matchups, which both opened as three-point spreads, to see what teams are in play for this bettor friendly promotion.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+2.5, 37 O/U) at Pittsburgh Steelers, 7:30 PM EST
Head coach Bruce Arians makes his debut for a Buccaneers team that is in desperate need of an identity and stern leadership. Quarterback Jameis Winston, after another turbulent offseason away from football, just doesn’t seem to have the maturity so many had hoped would come. Mississippi quarterback Nick Fitzgerald will get his first shot to suit up and earn his way onto this opening day roster.
Minnesota Vikings (+2.5, 37.5 O.U) at New Orleans Saints, 8:00 PM EST
The name of the game this season for the Saints will be trying to move past the horrendous missed pass interference call that cut their 2018 season short. Both of these depth charts are stacked with big-name college quarterbacks and this game will probably come down to whose young guns can perform better in the fourth quarter.