DraftKings Sportsbook fans, rejoice. The 100-1 odds boost is back for another NFL weekend.
Despite having both no preseason and no fans in the stands thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NFL season kicked off last week. NJ sportsbooks like DraftKings were quick to celebrate with odds boosts and promos.
One of the biggest and most tempting odds boosts was the 100-1 odds boost. Well, this particular odds boost was so popular that DraftKings decided to bring it back for NFL Week 2, which is good news for players in New Jersey.
The DraftKings 100-1 odds boost promo is only for new DraftKings Sportsbook players and is only playable on the Sunday and Monday NFL Week 2 games.
That’s right. Any NFL game on Sunday and Monday is once again up for grabs for this odds boost.
How to get the 100-1 odds boost at DraftKings
If you are signing up for DraftKings and want to use the 100-1 odds boost on a Week 2 game, there are a couple of steps to follow but it’s simple to do.
First, you have to deposit a minimum of $5 into your newly created DraftKings Sportsbook account. After making your initial deposit, head over to the Promos/Rewards page, and pick the game that you’d like to use the odds boost for by clicking the “Boost This Game.”
Be careful though because once you make your pick, you can’t go back and change it.
After picking the game that you’d like to boost, you will be issued a single-use odds boost to choose for +10000 (100-1) odds for a team to win that game.
From there, you can apply your boost to any Sunday or Monday (Sept 20-21) football game by adding that team’s moneyline to the bet slip and applying the boost.
The maximum amount that can be bet on this odds boost is $1, which would pay out $100 and can’t be used as part of any live bets, parlays, cash-out bets, free bets, and voided bets.
Note that the Thursday Night Football game is excluded, but there are other odds boosts available for the Bengals-Browns game.
Bet $1, win $100… but on which game?
Ideally, you should use this odds boost in one of these two situations: either on a favorite that you are 1,000% certain on winning or on a slight underdog that has a spread that can be easily covered.
Based on DraftKings’ lines, there are four potential options that would be good plays for the 100-1 odds boost.
Unfortunately, for DraftKings players in the Garden State, none of the three local teams are one of those four plays. In fact, two of the three are on the opposite end.
The New York Jets are hosting the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, and the Niners are favored by a touchdown. As a fan of Gang Green, it pains me to say this but based off of Week 1 and Le’Veon Bell now on injured reserve, I see the Niners covering the seven points with ease.
The Philadelphia Eagles are only one-point underdogs to the Los Angeles Rams, making this a borderline toss-up. But I feel the Rams are a better team than the Eagles, especially after Philly’s collapse against Washington.
Other good bets for NFL Week 2
Week 1 saw the Baltimore Ravens completely run through the Cleveland Browns. In NFL Week 2, the Ravens are favored by a touchdown over the Houston Texans.
While Houston is a good team, they fell apart in their loss to the defending Super Bowl champs Kansas City. The Texans couldn’t keep up against a high-powered offense. I expect another double-digit win for the Ravens on Sunday.
The final potential play is the Sunday night game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks. The Pats are four-point underdogs at DraftKings against the Seahawks. But the team showed no real slowing down, even with the loss of Tom Brady and the addition of Cam Newton.
Your DraftKings 100-1 odds boost is a good bet for this game, too.