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Top NFL Sports Betting Promotions for Wild Card Weekend

by January 8, 2021

Each week, America’s sportsbooks run special offers to entice you away from their competitors. The competitive market creates extra value for bettors, and I’ll be here each week to break down some of the best promotions up for grabs.

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Top NFL and NCAAF Betting Promotions for Wild Card Weekend

Bet $1, win $100 if the NFL team you select scores a touchdown.
BetMGM: CO, IN, NJ, TN, WV

Bet $1, win $100 if the NCAAF team you select scores a touchdown.
BetMGM: CO, IA, IN, NJ, TN, WV

Double your winnings on PIT/CLE with a 100% profit boost.
DraftKings: PA

Bet $5, win $125 on NFL Wild Card betting markets.
FanDuel: CO, IA, IL, IN, NJ, PA, TN, WV  

Bet $5, win $125 on Alabama/Ohio State betting markets.
FanDuel: CO, IA, IL, IN, NJ, PA, TN, WV  

Bet $20, win $100 if the Steelers or Seahawks score a point.
FOX Bet: CO, NJ, PA

Bet $1, win $50 if Alabama scores a point.
FOX Bet: CO, NJ

BetMGM Sportsbook

Offer: Bet $1, win $100 if the NFL team you select scores a touchdown.

Bet Now: Click here to create your account.
Where: Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey, Tennessee, West Virginia
Who: New users only. 

To claim your $100 in free bets, you just need to place your first bet on a team that’s likely to score a touchdown. Sounds easy, right? Simply register your account, make your first deposit, and find the market you’re targeting.

This weekend, I recommend that you target the matchup between Baltimore and Tennessee. It has the highest projected point total on the slate (54.5), and it’s safe to expect a lot of offensive fireworks. The Ravens and Titans combined for 54 points the last time they met, and both teams scored touchdowns through the air and on the ground. Play the Titans as 3.5-point underdogs (-120) to cash in on your free bets.

Offer: Bet $1, win $100 if the NCAAF team you select scores a touchdown.

Bet Now: Click here to create your account.
Where: Colorado, Indiana, New Jersey, Tennessee, West Virginia
Who: New users only. 

If you’d prefer to bet on college football this weekend, you can receive $100 in free bets by betting on those markets instead. All you’ll have to do is pick a side in the National Championship Game and hope that they score a touchdown.

The 12-0 Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the 7-0 Ohio State Buckeyes for this year’s championship. Alabama just toasted Notre Dame by a 17-point margin, and I expect them to beat Ohio State on Monday night, too, as they’re 8.5-point underdogs. If you’re just looking to claim your free bets, play Alabama’s moneyline (-300) and call it a day.

DraftKings Sportsbook

Offer: Double your winnings on PIT/CLE with a 100% profit boost.

Bet Now: Click here to log into DraftKings.
Where: Pennsylvania
Who: Users are eligible for a one-time profit boost.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns on Wild Card Weekend, and bettors can double their winnings on the game at DraftKings Sportsbook. Users who opt into the promotion will receive a single-use Profit Boost that they can then apply to their first bet on the game. Please note that the promotion only applies to winnings, which excludes the money you put down as your original bet.

You can bet a maximum of $50 through this promotion, and you are eligible for a maximum of $250 in extra winnings.

With Cleveland’s head coach, starting left guard, and starting safety now on the COVID-19/reserve list, the Browns will face an uphill battle this Sunday. Unfortunately, that means that there isn’t as much value on Pittsburgh’s lines as there would otherwise be. So instead, I recommend that you target a player prop for this bet. On the anytime touchdown scorer market, consider betting on Chase Claypool (+140) or James Washington (+325).

Why? JuJu Smith-Schuster is nursing a knee injury, and he failed to practice on Thursday. If he’s limited or can’t suit up, Claypool would get some extra work — and he’s scored a touchdown in both games against Cleveland already. Likewise, Washington would also see his snaps increase, and he has also already scored against Cleveland once this year.

FanDuel Sportsbook

Offer Bet $5, win $125 on NFL Wild Card moneylines.

Bet Now: Click here to make your bet.
Where: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia
Who: New users only. 

To promote their app, FanDuel is offering two in-app only promotions this weekend. You must register an account, make a deposit, and place your bet through the app to be eligible.

The first one allows new users to boost the odds of some NFL Wild Card betting markets to 25/1 (+2500). Users can boost the odds for the team they expect to win most up to that threshold, and they can bet a maximum of $5 on that market.

Users looking to cash in on some safe money should target the New Orleans Saints. They have the shortest moneyline odds (-500) of the weekend, and betting on them to win at +2500 is a steal. The Chicago Bears lack the talent necessary to take down the Saints, and FiveThirtyEight gives them an 85% chance to win.

Offer: Bet $5, win $125 on the Alabama/Ohio State moneyline.

Bet Now: Click here to make your bet.
Where: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia
Who: New users only. 

The second in-app only promotion that FanDuel is offering this weekend is for the NCAAF National Championship Game. New users can boost the moneyline odds for that game up to 25/1 (+2500), and they can then bet a maximum of $5 on that market.

With Alabama (-315) listed as heavy moneyline favorites over Ohio State (+240), you’re better off rolling with the Crimson Tide than playing the Buckeyes. There is always a chance that Ryan Day’s team pulls off a big upset, but with the books so convinced of an Alabama win, I would play it safe by boosting their odds instead.

FOX Bet

Offer: Bet $20, win $100 if the Steelers or Seahawks score a point.

Bet Now: Click here to create your account.
Where: Colorado, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Who: New users only.

The folks at FOX Bet offered a promotion like this one on local teams all season, but with the Eagles, Giants, and Broncos all missing the playoffs, they’ve pivoted to focusing on just two teams, the Seahawks and Steelers. New users who bet at least $20 on the Steelers or Seahawks can quintuple their money (in free bets) if the team they select scores a point.

Bettors in all three states are eligible to pick either team. With the Cleveland Browns’ coronavirus troubles, it’s smartest to roll with their opponent, the Steelers. They have played the Browns twice this year, and they scored 38 points against them in Week 6 and 22 in Week 17 — with a backup quarterback! The Browns will not shut out the Steelers on Sunday, and I would target the Steelers this week to cash in on the promotion.

Offer: Bet $1, win $50 if Alabama scores a point.

Bet Now: Click here to create your account.
Where: Colorado, New Jersey
Who: New users only. 

If you’d prefer to bet on the National Championship Game, FOX Bet has a similar promotion on that game as well. New users who place their first bet on Alabama to score a point can win $50 in free bets if they deliver. The promotion is available only to new bettors in Colorado and New Jersey.

This is a safe play because Alabama should score at least once. Not only are they clear-cut moneyline favorites, but they’re also averaging 48.2 points per game. That’s almost five more than the next-best Ohio State Buckeyes! You can rest assured that the Crimson Tide will score at least once, earning you $50 in free bets.

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