The bulk of the NFL Week Three schedule is around the corner. Want a boost?
Odds boosts and promotions become more sophisticated by the week, earning increased prominence and attention in one’s weekly betting budget.
Two boosts spelled “cha-ching” on Thursday night. DraftKings returned +355 for the Miami Dolphins to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars and for the 31-13 final to be less than 48 points.
A Fox Bet boost awarded +200 for each team to score a touchdown in each half.
Very nice returns. But NFL Week Three is not over yet. Let’s look at Sunday’s odds boosts.
Fox Bet: Eagles to fly high each quarter
Fox Bet NJ offers another attractive boost. Can the Eagles score in every quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals? It has been boosted from +125 to +200.
This merits a look.
The price makes this play attractive, along with the nature of the challenge. The appeal of this one is that it ensures relevance for each quarter of the game and pays on a broad outline — the team to score — rather than the yardage or touchdown considerations that can be left to chance.
Key factors that determine the outcome: A team will often have at least three possessions in one quarter.
But sometimes it will be two, if a clock-eating drive carries over into a subsequent quarter, or if a team scores late in one period and their opponents get the ball to start the next quarter.
This NFL odds boost includes a challenge
You may be on edge if the Eagles have a third-down play deep in Bengals territory late in a quarter.
You want an incomplete pass to end the drive so that a field goal can be kicked. But your moneyline, spread or over-under bet for the game (even a quarter) may reflect the need for a touchdown.
Nonetheless, this is an attractive play for bettors who like team-type props, versus those of individual players.
Can the Eagles score against the Bengals in NFL Week 3?
The Eagles scored in two quarters in their season-opening loss to the Washington Football Team. They tallied in three quarters of last week’s 37-19 setback to the Los Angeles Rams.
This NFL odds boost would have lost in those two weeks.
But now they face the Bengals, who did give up points in every quarter of their 35-30 loss to the Cleveland Browns last week. And this one is a price.
If the Eagles odds boost above doesn’t entice you, Fox Bet released several more on Friday morning.
One of them calls for Josh Allen to pass for more than 300 yards for the Buffalo Bills against the Los Angeles Rams.
It’s been hiked from +200 to +300. Allen did clear 300 last week against the Dolphins, but his propensity to run usually cuts into his passing numbers.
Cam Newton to rush for one touchdown and for the New England Patriots to defeat the Las Vegas Raiders is +270. Newton has four rushing TDs already this season.
FanDuel: Say goodbye to the vig
Here is a spread pick consideration for Philadelphia Eagles backers. Philadelphia -4.5 against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday has been boosted from -110 to +105.
What is this bet, really? The elimination of the vig and then some.
The -110 price would represent the normal 10% vig, the price bettors pay for sportsbooks taking their action. One would normally wager $110 to win $100 (or $55 to win $50) on the Eagles.
Here, a FanDuel Sportsbook bettor can opt for the maximum $50 and win $52.50. It’s a few bucks and a large principle — a 15% boost in one victory.
Philadelphia -4.5 is down from the -6.5 line set on Monday. Bengals backers loved that opening line, and those who bet early must be licking their chops about getting 6.5 versus the 4.5 on Friday.
The Bengals have covered in both of their games, despite being 0-2. The Eagles have not covered in either of their games in an 0-2 start.
DraftKings: Profit boost rather than odds boost
DraftKings Sportsbook app did not try to capture a segment of the market with a specific boost.
It put every game into play. And all users are eligible for this.
Following an opt-in for all Week Three NFL games, bettors will be issued a single-use profit boost to use on all games.
You must select the boost from your bet slip before placing your bet to apply the boosted price (20% profit boost will apply to the winnings, excluding the winning bet). The max bet is $50.
The profit boosts expire at the end of respective games and include live bets and same-game parlays. It excludes free bets, cash-out bets, voided bets and odds boosts.
BetMGM: Dog day afternoon?
We close with a BetMGM Sports promo that’s not an odds boost, but a parlay and a striking number.
The Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams will return a substantial +1200 if they all win.
Why the long odds? All are underdogs, and two play on the road.
But they are not big underdogs. Chicago is +3.5 against the host Atlanta Falcons. The visiting Rams are +2 against the Buffalo Bills and taking so much money they have moved the line down from +3. The Minnesota Vikings are +3 against the visiting Tennessee Titans.
However, each team has a tough assignment.