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Top NBA Sports Betting Promotions for Opening Week

by December 21, 2020
LeBron James

The 2020-21 NBA season is set to tip-off on Tuesday, and sportsbooks have put together some intriguing promotions for its return. Here are some of the best offers you can find as Opening Night approaches.

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Top NBA Betting Promotions for Opening Night (12/22)

Double your money if your team doesn’t lose by 76-plus points.
DraftKings: CO, IA, IL, IN, NJ, PA, TN, WV

Bet $50+ on LeBron James’ points total, win $1 for every point he scores.
PointsBet: CO, IA, IL, IN NJ

Top NBA Betting Promotions for Opening Week (12/23 – 12/30)

Bet $1, win $100 if your team wins.
DraftKings: CO, IL, IN, NJ, PA, TN, WV

Bet $1, win $50 if your team’s star scores a point.
FOX Bet: CO, NJ, PA

Bet $50+ on selected player point totals, win $1 for every point the player scores.
PointsBet: CO, IA, IL, IN NJ

DraftKings Sportsbook

Offer: Double your money if your team doesn’t lose by 76-plus points on Opening Night

Bet Now: Click here.
Where: Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia

Who: New users can bet up to $50, existing users up to $25.

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering this promotion on both Opening Night markets. You can get the Nets, Warriors, Lakers, or Clippers as 75-point underdogs at +100, meaning you’ll double your money if your team doesn’t lose by a jaw-dropping threshold.

To claim the promotion, create your account and opt into the promotion on the Sportsbook Promos page. You’ll have to pick which game to boost, and then you’ll receive your single-use Odds Boost to apply to your chosen team. Be careful — you can only make each selection once, and you’re only eligible for one boosted bet.

If you’re looking to take the money and run, play the Nets. They’re 7-point favorites at most sportsbooks and at FiveThirtyEight. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant won’t be an easy matchup for a Klay Thompson-less Golden State.

Offer: Bet $1, win $100 if your team wins.

Bet Now: Click here.
Where: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia

Who: New users only.

Throughout the first week of the NBA season, DraftKings Sportsbook will feature games on which you can boost the moneyline odds up to +10000. You’ll only be able to bet $1 on each game, but you’ll still receive a payout of $100 if it hits!

If you’re looking for smart moneyline plays to target, follow our NBA articles section closely for our experts’ daily picks. You should pick a clear favorite when using this promotion, as boosting a team with -300 odds to win is a much better deal than boosting a team with just +300 odds to win.

FOX Bet

Offer: Bet $1, win $50 if your team’s star scores a point.

Bet Now: Click here.
Where: Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Who: New users only.

New users at FOX Bet can start off the basketball season with an extra $50 in free bets with a bet on their local stars. To be eligible, you must register and verify your account, and you must have made at least one deposit.

Customers in Colorado can bet on Nikola Jokic to score in Denver’s game against the Sacramento Kings (12/23, 7:00 PM MST). The Nuggets are currently 8.5-point favorites in the matchup, so it’s safe to expect Jokic to do some offensive damage.

Customers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania can bet on Joel Embiid to score in Philadelphia’s matchup with the Washington Wizards (12/23, 7:00 PM EST). The Sixers have a 7.5-point advantage against the spread, making this a safe play to target.

PointsBet Sportsbook

Offer: Bet $50+ on LeBron James’ point total, win $1 for every point he scores.

Bet Now: Click here.
Where: Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey

Who: All users.

If you think you know how many points King James will score against the Clippers, put down $50+ and you’ll receive a free bet corresponding to the number of points that he racks up.

PointsBet breaks their player point total market by increments of five. Here’s how the odds break down for LeBron James on Tuesday:

0-10 Points: +1600
11-15 Points: +800
16-20 Points: +360
21-25 Points: +255
26-30 Points: +255
31+ Points: +285

James averaged 25.3 points per game last year, but he only averaged 21.3 per game against the Clippers. In four games, he scored 16, 28, 23, and 18 points. In this one, I would roll with James 16-20 Points, as his final total fell into that range twice last season.

If you’re not confident enough in James’ lines, that’s okay! PointsBet is offering this promotion on different players through the end of Opening Week. You can also target Kevin Durant against the Warriors (12/22, 7:00 PM EST), Zach LaVine against the Hawks (12/23, 8:00 PM EST), LeBron James against the Mavericks (12/25, 8:00 PM EST), and LaVine against the Pacers (12/26, 8:00 PM EST).

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