The DraftKings Sportsbook Hammer the Over promotion has returned and leads to the weekend’s  Los Angeles ClippersDallas Mavericks NBA playoff opener.

It’s a $25 gift wrapped in a group activity for New Jersey online gamblers and beyond. The offer extends to Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, and several other markets, too.

Make the maximum wager of $25 before Saturday night’s Game 1 and you’ll have $25 more.

 

 

Why Hammer the Over promo is a gimme

DraftKings rolled out the NBA betting promo Monday afternoon, leaving bettors nearly a week o adjust the line.

Every 1,500 bettors hammer the real over-under point total of the game down by one point. It may start around 220, but DraftKings gamblers throughout the country will hammer that total into guaranteed victory territory, probably even zero, well before the game.

For reference purposes, the pomo line was already down to 117 points by mid-Tuesday afternoon. And in three regular-season meetings, the Clippers and Mavericks averaged combined to score nearly 200 points per game.

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How to take advantage of Hammer the Over promo

New users will need to create a DraftKings account and make an initial deposit to cover the wager.

New and existing customers simply need to find the Hammer the Over promo. Place a bet on the special Mavericks vs. Clippers (Game 1) to cover the Hammer the Over total points promo market. Original Price: -10000. Boosted Price: +100.

You must select the boost in your bet slip before placing the bet. Boosted odds bet must be placed on an individual bet slip. Max bet is $25. One qualifying wager per user.

The boost expires at tipoff of Game 1. The offer excludes live bets, parlays, cash outs, free and voided bets,  and odds boosts.

The Hammer the Over special will settle as a winner if the points Total in the game exceeds the final promotional points total. Or in other words, when the game happens.

Talk about one of the more creative ways to give people $25.

Building sports betting community spirit

New Jersey gamblers have allies in every state where sports betting is legal, literally cutting the number down to size. Every bettor gains the same over-under number at game time.

DraftKings bettors can even track their imminent payout, tick by tick, throughout the week.

Now that the total is well below 175 points, it will be fun to watch, like the ball dropping in New York’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve.  Just as the New Year is inevitable, so is this triumph.

More fun can come from having your own imaginary pool about when it hits zero. Or conducting a competition with your friends. That could inspire a future prop. Predict Zero Hour on Hammer the Over.

This is one of the most popular DraftKings promotions because it does not distinguish between new and frequent users.

It also builds betting anticipation for the game. See an event hammered for several days and there’s a good chance you’ll make an isolated wager upon it.

Some gamblers may put the $25 on a companion bet. Or try some multi-leg parlay they would not have played before. Some will turn Hammer the Over into Parlay the Promo.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been the darlings of these promotions A Valentine’s Day game between them and the Denver Nuggets received a prop drop all the way to zero. The first bucket made everyone a winner.

But the defending NBA champs were not available for this promotion. They are stuck in the Play-in-Tournament and must hammer out a victory to officially reach the first round of the postseason. They face the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday (10 p.m. tip).

The Lakers have an uncertain immediate future.

Hammer the Over bettors do not.

In the parlance of Hammer Time and in deference to rapper MC Hammer, You Can Touch This. It’s Too Legit to Skip.  And it may yield Fists Pumps and a Bump.

 

 

 

About

Dave Bontempo, a multiple national award-winning boxing commentator and writer, authors NFL betting columns for the Press of Atlantic City and IGaming Player, among others.