Odds boosts not only sizzle, they can turn into steak.
One of the most popular and expansive sectors of NFL betting goes beyond simply grabbing one’s attention. Used wisely, odds boosts can make the difference between winning and losing in an NFL week.
Some boosts eliminate the disadvantage of the vig; others allow bettors to tease, or move the line, without paying. And while there can be special rules such as bet limits, odds boosts represent legitimate deals.
Here is a look at what NJ sportsbook apps are rolling out for NFL Week Seven.
Chase Claypool in play at Fox Bet
Fox Bet is putting star Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Chase Claypool in the spotlight. The combination of a Claypool touchdown against the Tennessee Titans and a Steelers triumph is now +400, up from +300.
This one is enticing because Claypool has emerged as a prime target for quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Claypool can shake free deep and is capable of scoring in close formations. This is when Pittsburgh loads a group of receivers to one side, tosses a quick pass to that side and gets some good blocking for the receiver to notch a short-yardage score.
Tennessee games have become high-scoring affairs. Just last week, against the Houston Texans, the two teams combined for 78 points in a game that went into overtime. The Titans won the game, but they have shown that they can be beaten deep.
On the flip side, defensive coordinators can take anyone out of play by issuing double, even triple coverage. Big Ben likes to target Claypool deep at least a couple of times per game.
Cowboys’ Zeke Elliott seeking redemption
Dallas Cowboys running back Zeke Elliott uncharacteristically fumbled twice in Dallas’ 38-10 blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night.
Here’s the question: Will he redeem himself in Sunday’s NFC East game against the Washington Football Team?
Elliot scoring two or more touchdowns paired with a Dallas victory is now +300, up slightly from +240.
But can both happen?
Fair odds. If Dallas is going to cover its first game this season, it will lean heavily on Elliott to right the ship. He was held scoreless last week.
Looking at Garoppolo + Brady
This week’s Monday night game pits Jimmy Garoppolo and his San Francisco 49ers against the New England Patriots. But will he hoist two or more touchdowns and help his team defeat the Pats?
It’s up to +350, a deservedly rich payout because Garoppolo is an unpredictable mixed bag on this run-first team. Two TDs usually isn’t a lot to ask. However, the combo of two touchdowns and a road win on Monday night is, which is why the bet pays so well.
Tom Brady is +300 to throw for at least 300 yards and his Tampa Bay Bucs to defeat the Las Vegas Raiders. With this expected to be a high-scoring matchup, Brady could easily rack up the yardage. Opposing teams are averaging close to 270 passing yards per game against the silver and black this season.
DraftKings Sportsbook: Seven for Week 7
For NFL Week Seven, DraftKings Sportsbook has seven profit boosts and seven parlay boosts.
The first step is to opt in. From there, users will be issued seven 20% parlay boosts and seven 10% profit boosts.
And the parlay boosts can be applied to NFL parlays of two or more legs. Each leg requires minimum odds of -200 or longer. However, the maximum bet is $25, with the max payout at $250.
The profit boosts can be applied to NFL singles bets. In this case, $50 is the max bet, with the potential for $250 in additional winnings.
Customers must select the boosts from the bet slip before placing wagers. This will apply the boosted price.
This program allows you to select games.
More NFL Week 7 odds boosts
DraftKings also put up some individual wagers worthy of consideration.
The New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos to all lose (yes, lose) has been boosted from -122 to +100 as a moneyline play. So, in a way, bettors are actually backing three of the big favorites on the board:
- The Buffalo Bills are a 10.5 favorite over the Jets.
- The Los Angeles Chargers are +7.5 over the Jags.
- The Kansas City Chiefs have been trending in the -9 range all week versus Denver.
On the flip side, the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints and Steelers all to win is now +485, up from +319. The Packers visit the Texans, Pittsburgh plays Tennessee in a battle of unbeaten teams and New Orleans hosts the Carolina Panthers.
FanDuel Sportsbook + line adjustments
FanDuel Sportsbook has three significant boosts that impact value, all with $50 max pay.
The NFL Week Seven menu is the Steelers +1.5 to cover versus the Titans. More importantly, Pittsburgh is boosted from -110, the normal spread vig, to +110. It’s as if you are the sportsbook and they gave you the vig.
Then there is Extra Points for Extra Pay. Basically, three teams are essentially teased one point in the bettor’s favor. However, instead of paying for the privilege, the bettor is boosted to +450 (from +390).
Here’s what it means:
- The New Orleans Saints are now giving 6.5 points to Carolina rather than 7.5.
- Chicago now receives 7.5 against the Los Angeles Rams instead of 6.
- Instead of laying 3.5 versus Houston, the Packers line is down to 2.5.
Before the age of adjusted lines, moving the spread on these games was called “buying a hook.” Those bets took bettors off spread numbers like 3 and 7, which can result in “pushes,” or ties, and put them in a favorable position to win if the games ended on those margins.
However, a player had to pay a premium for the new spread.
In this offer, you get the new line along with the better odds.
Then there is the enticing big tease, in which gamblers can move the line by roughly six points. Like the previous offer, three teams are in play:
- Buffalo is down to -5.5 from 12 against the Jets.
- Pittsburgh’s line jumps to 7.5.
- Arizona gets +9.5, up from +3.5.
That moves you from +156 to +200.
As with all parlays, one must have all legs hit or the wager will not pay out.