Betway And Philadelphia 76ers Annouce Partnership For 2021-22 NBA Season

Betway, being one of the newest operators on the Garden State market, is expanding on its brand awareness with NJ and PA bettors.

Being one of the newest operators in the Garden State market, building brand exposure is key for Betway. Partnering up with a pro sports franchise like the Philadelphia 76ers is a big step.

Betway Sportsbook launched in August under the Golden Nugget Online Gaming license (GNOG). And if we are talking bigger picture, the European-based operator is a little late to the NJ sports betting game. Market leaders like FanDuelDraftKings, and BetMGM, recently entered their fourth season of NFL betting.

And for those who are unfamiliar with the Betway Sportsbook name, pay attention when the 76ers play their next home game at the Wells Fargo Center. Betway (also live in Pennsylvania) signage will be displayed throughout the arena during locally televised 76ers regular-season home games.

More details regarding the 76ers-Betway partnership

In terms of what Betway is getting out of this deal, think of increased visibility with the basketball betting crowd. The signage will display on team bench aprons, courtside LEDs, and basket stanchion LEDs throughout the games. Betway’s marks will also be seen on TV-visible signage alongside the scorers’ table.

Plus, the company will get additional exposure through the Sixers official social media accounts.

Anthony Werkman, CEO of Betway, said “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Philadelphia 76ers.”

“As the Betway brand is licensed in Pennsylvania, this is not just a branding opportunity but a chance for us to engage with fans who will also be able to access our product. With an extensive list of marketing assets associated with the deal, we are sure this will be a very successful partnership,” said Werkman.

76ers continues building on sports betting partnerships

This partnership isn’t just about building brand awareness. For 76ers fans, there will be opportunities to win tickets to home games.

Of course, the Betway deal is not the first sports betting partnership for the 76ers. There could be more down the road. The current list of  brands also includes:

  • BetMGM
  • DraftKings
  • Fox Bet
  • BetRivers

As to whether or not Betway will see more 76ers fans opening Betway accounts, time will tell.

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Five Jets Bets From A Tortured Fan: NFL Week 7 at Patriots

The New York Jets (1-4) face the New England Patriots (2-4) at 1 p.m. on Sunday in Foxborough for a battle between AFC East division rivals.

There are not many compelling reasons to watch the New York Jets (1-4) take on the New England Patriots (2-4) in Foxborough on Sunday afternoon.

As a long-suffering Jets fan, I already know how this story goes.

The Patriots have won 11 straight games against New York. New England has won 20 of the last 24 matchups between these two teams.

The last time Gang Green actually won at Gillette Stadium was the AFC Divisional playoff game in 2011. The NY Jets have not won a regular-season game in New England since 2008.

Only a self-loathing Jets fan or an NJ sports gambler looking to cash in on New York’s misery will be tuning in at 1 p.m. Yours truly is both.

After another tough week, my Jets betting bankroll is -$17.90.
Without further ado, here are my five $5 Jets bets for Week 7.

Coming up empty for reasons

I spent all week trying to find a reason the Jets would win this game.
But, c’mon. Those numbers above speak for themselves

Even if you want to make the argument that most of those losses came at the hands of the G.O.A.T, the Hoodie is still scowling on the sideline.

When these two AFC East rivals met in Week 2 at MetLife Stadium, Jets rookie QB Zach Wilson threw four interceptions. Gang Green did not find the endzone the entire game, settling for a field goal in each half.
Pats 25. Jets 6.

Nothing would make me happier than a NYJ win on Sunday. Losing this bet would not bother me in the least.

I’m taking the Patriots moneyline at -300 odds on Fox Bet NJ.

Divisional games are unpredictable

Despite obvious reservations about the Jets winning outright, the game could be close.

The Jets have, historically, shown a tendency to play the Pats tough in at least one of the teams’ two annual meetings.

Gang Green is rested, too. The Jets had a bye last week after a brutal loss in Week 5 to the Atlanta Falcons in London.

The Patriots lost an overtime game at home last week to the Dallas Cowboys. They could be emotionally spent. And, it’s probably hard to get up for the lowly Jets after going toe-to-toe with a really good team.

I could see a game where the Pats are overlooking the Jets a bit. NY starts fast and takes an early lead. NE gets it together by the third quarter and wins.

An alternate spread of Jets +4.5 points at +115 odds on DraftKings Sportsbook feels reasonable.

Can the Jets take a halftime lead in New England?

Coming off a bye week, no one really knows what first-year head coach Robert Saleh’s squad will look like. Will the Jets be energized and focused? Or slow and flat?

Based on how things have gone this season, the latter is more likely.

However, I’m going to choose to have faith in Saleh’s game plan.

He is a defensive coach going up against a rookie quarterback for the second time. I expect Saleh and the defensive coaching to have something up their sleeves for Patriots QB Mac Jones.

If all goes well, perhaps Wilson and the offense can take advantage of extra possessions generated by the defense. Maybe it leads to some early points.

Here’s to hoping the Jets can solve their first-half offensive woes this week.
I think the green and white will lead at the half before losing. The double result of NYJ/NE is +500 at Caesars Sportsbook.

Stupid is as stupid does as a Jets fan

Sometimes it can be hard to explain the choices we make. Like, voluntarily rooting for the New York Jets.

I mean, what kind of fool would spend hard-earned money on NYJ tickets and merchandise? Oh.

When it comes to NJ sports betting — or any gambling for that matter — not having a sound rationale for doing something is, well, stupid.

See where I’m going here?

My decision-making is already questionable. So, if the shoes fits …

For no other reason than I desperately want to see this happen, I’m putting money down that the New York Jets will score in every quarter on Sunday.
FanDuel Sportsbook is offering that prop at +440 odds and gleefully taking my $5.

Get Crowder the ball, please

Most of America has not been watching NYJ football games the last few years. No explanation is needed.

For those of us unfortunate souls who have been subjected to Jets football, there has been one (semi) bright spot: Jamison Crowder.

The Jets do not have a superstar player on the 53-man roster. But, since 2019, the 5-foot-9, 177-pound wide receiver has been the Jets best player.

Last year, Crowder averaged 11.8 yards per catch and had six touchdowns.
Wilson and Crowder have developed some chemistry this season, but not much. Crowder has only played in two games. He has 11 receptions and one TD.

If the Jets have any chance of catching the Pats off guard on Sunday, Crowder will have to be involved early.

Maybe the game’s first touchdown scorer?

Bet365 Sportsbook posted +1400 odds for the player prop. I had some free money to play with there, so I’m taking the chance.

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Philadelphia Eagles NFL Week 7 Odds And Props: Time For The Las Vegas Betting Spotlight

The 2-4 Eagles are slight underdogs at NJ sportsbooks in what will be a heavily-watched game against the 4-2 Las Vegas Raiders.

Philadelphia Eagles fans and New Jersey sports bettors shift their focus for NFL Week 7.

It’s party-time, a Sojourn to Sin City and perhaps Moneyline Mardi Gras (the +140 range at most books) as Eagles bettors make the cross-country trip to Las Vegas. A game that has been circled for weeks on people’s vacation calendar comes to life.

The 2-4 Eagles are slight underdogs in what will be a heavily-watched game against the 4-2 Las Vegas Raiders. And that’s only one part of the story.

The other is the getaway to gaming’s original mecca.  It’s part vacation and part symbolism, a triumph of legalized sports wagering linking gambling and fan bases roughly 2,500 miles apart.

What other Las Vegas event could draw so many people from this area on a random October weekend?  Vegas not only has the brick-and-mortar sportsbooks it always had but a new stadium too.

Eagles vs. Raiders odds at NJ sportsbooks

A closer at the Philly vs. Vegas odds

The Eagles being +3 in a game that began at -2.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook received equal attention to the fans’ road trip.

“A lot of Eagles people are coming to town,” Johnny Avello, the director of race and sportsbook operations for DraftKings told NJ Gambling Sites. “The green is going to show up this week. There are going to be a lot of green shirts in the arena. We’re having a lot of fun with that.”

Early Raiders money pushed the spread back to a field goal in a game that should gain heavy attention.

“This is going to be one of the most interesting games of the week,”
Avello said, “not only in Las Vegas, where we have the brick-and-mortar books, but across the entire NFL network.

“There is a limited slate and a few of the matchups are not that attractive. There are only four afternoon events (The Eagles are a 4:05 p.m. ET start).

Avello noted the Houston Texans-Arizona Cardinals game is not going to attract too much attention and the Detroit Lions against the Los Angeles Rams is not going to draw that much viewership.

“The Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers might. And then you look at this game with a competitive line, and gamblers will be interested,” said Avello. 

Eagles vs. Raiders by the numbers

To his point, 52% of the gamblers took the Eagles at -3 according to Thursday’s DraftKings numbers. There was some big money there too because the Eagles only drew 36% of the actual bets. The big gamblers are going green with their financial green, while the overall public remains divided.

The same holds true for the over-under of 49.5. It’s close, with 54% of the bettors taking the under.

Both teams have confused bettors in this area.

The Raiders have been involved in shootouts, like Week 1’s 33-27 triumph over the Baltimore Ravens. They also laid an egg two weeks ago, at home, in a puzzling 20-9 loss to the Chicago Bears.

That snapped a streak of six straight overs at Allegiant Stadium.

The Eagles?

They’ve been involved in a 72-point game, a 42-30 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and a 28-pointer, the 17-11 setback to the San Francisco 49ers.

The Raiders hit the “over” last week, beating the Denver Broncos 34-24 and the Eagles came in just under the 52-point mark in a 28-22 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bettors are keenly aware of the ironic relationship gambling has to the game. Had the Eagles’ defense made one more play and forced Tampa Bay to kick a late field goal, the Bucs -7 and the over would have been cashed.   Because the Eagles’ defense was inefficient, they covered the spread, and the under bettors held on.

What an industry.

Wagering angles for NJ bettors

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has a 248.5 yards hurdle for the over-under. Each side is -115.

QB Derek Carr of the Raiders has a 288.5 standard, -115 on either side.

And as far as early game props go, the Raiders have lopsided odds. The value would be if the Eagles deliver on these.

Here is a look at some:

  • Will the Eagles score first?  Yes is -110
  • Will they be the first team to reach 10 points? Yes is +125
  • Will they hit 20 points first? Yes is +155
  • Total field goals in the game. Over 3.5 is -110, the under is -120

Weighing first score of the game odds

NJ bettors have two factors to weigh here. The first is which team will score first. The other is how will they score. Here is the breakdown:

  • Raiders touchdown +180
  • Eagles touchdown +255
  • Eagles field goal +390
  • Las Vegas field goal +320
  • Safety by either team +5500

Another angle is will the game’s first score come before or after 6:00?

Before is -125, after is -105.

And what about the highest-scoring quarter?

  • First is +750
  • Second is +175
  • Third is +600
  • Fourth is +190

Two-minute warnings and timeouts give huge advantages to the second and fourth quarters, but there are exceptions.

Eagles-Raiders prop board at Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook has Jalen Hurts passing touchdowns over 1.5 is +100. The under is -130

Hurts rushing attempts over 8.5 is -105, the under is -125.

DeVonta Smith reception yards prop is over 8.5 with the over and the under both -115.

Smith’s longest reception is over-under 22.5 yards and is -110 for the over and -120 for the under.

Switching to the Raiders odds, tight end Darren Waller reception yards is over 62.5 yards for -120 and the under is -110.

And here’s an intriguing one: How many quarters will the Eagles win?

  • None is +700
  • One is +140
  • Two is +128
  • Three is + 575

All of them. Seriously?

It’s +3000.

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New York Giants NFL Week 7 Betting Preview: Why Aren’t The G-Men A Bigger Underdog Versus Panthers?

NJ sports bettors are scratching their heads assessing the New York Giants, who take a hospital-like injury report into Sunday’s home game against the 3-3 Carolina Panthers.

How do you handicap this? New Jersey sports bettors scratch their heads assessing the New York Giants, who take a 1-5 record and hospital-like injury report into Sunday’s home game against the 3-3 Carolina Panthers.

The line opened at Carolina -2.5 on Sunday night. Enough bettors jumped on the line to push it to -3 on Monday, but that’s where it stayed as of late Thursday.

NY Giants vs. Panthers odds at NJ sportsbooks

Why hasn’t the Giants-Panthers line moved?

Given the Giants’ injuries to key players like Saquon Barkley (ankle), Kenny Golladay (knee), Kadarius Toney (ankle), and members of its offensive line, it seemed like that line could go higher.

It didn’t.

Should it have?

No, according to Johnny Avello, the director of race and sportsbook operations for DraftKings. He noted some intangibles, which are always hard to project onto a point spread, as examples of why the line is where it belonged Thursday night.

“I don’t think the Panthers are playing all that well,” Avello said of a team that has lost three straight, including a blown lead against the Philadelphia Eagles, after starting 3-0. “The Giants have been in a few games and it’s not like the Panthers are the Kansas City Chiefs.

“When [running back Christian] McCaffrey is not there, they are not the same team,” he added.

Avello considers the injured  McCaffrey (hamstring) a two-to-three-point handicapping variable all by himself.

When the Giants got seven points against the New Orleans Saints in Week 4, Avello said they looked ready to give the Saints a tough game. Big Blue prevailed in overtime.

He can neither endorse nor rule out the Giants this week.

“There are reasons to look at the Giants here,” Avello indicated. “When you analyze them, they have covered the spread a couple of times, [against Washington in Week 2 and New Orleans in Week 4]. “With the exception of last week against the Rams [a 38-11 loss], they generally play pretty well at home.

“I don’t think the line should be more than it is, but this is a tough call, it really is.”

Tracking New York-Carolina betting at DraftKings

New Jersey bettors continued pounding Carolina to the tune of 85% at -3 through Thursday evening. If that line is nudged up to -3.5, Carolina betting would likely cool.

As of early Friday morning, the Panthers were a 2.5-point favorite.

The wagering difficulty Avello alluded to carries into the props. Both quarterbacks, Sam Darnold of Carolina and Daniel Jones of the Giants, had the exact same yardage prop, 233.5 yards at DraftKings.  That almost never happens. Darnold’s line moved slightly by Friday morning. Both are -115.

Both are favored to throw less than two touchdowns.

The injuries to the Giants will make many of their players hard to find in the prop area.

What props are NJ sportsbooks offering?

Caesars Sportsbook customers will notice several possibilities for anytime scorer.  Running back Chuba Hubbard of Carolina is +101 as an anytime scorer. Darnold is +340 and Daniel Jones is +360.

Watch for props on D.J. Moore as a scoring threat and turnover totals for Jones and Darnold as kickoff draws closer. A defensive score is possible in this situation.

It’s tough to know whom New Jersey bettors can trust regarding individual wagering, besides Jones.

The return of Darnold, a former New York Jet, creates interest. Through three games, he looked reborn after being traded to the Panthers.

In the last three games, he’s looked like a Jet.

Darnold has thrown six interceptions over his last three games and has seen drastic dips in his completion percentage, yards, and passer rating.

This is, in some respects, a make-or-break game for him. Criticism is mounting for him in Carolina. A bad game here will encourage sentiment to bench him.

If the Giants rattle him into enough mistakes, they may cover that number.

With depleted personnel, this one may be too tough to call. But New Jersey bettors will try anyway.

Because of injuries, these may not be the real New York Giants. But this is real money and it is an NFL Sunday.

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How New BetMGM NJ Sportsbook Customers Can Win $200 In Free Bets During NFL Week 7

NFL Week 7 is here, and new BetMGM Sportsbook customers from NJ can jump on a $10 moneyline promo where one TD results in a big payout.

Now that NFL Week 7 is here, new NJ BetMGM Sportsbook customers can bet $10 and win $200.

And no, there isn’t a catch where the Philadelphia Eagles must defeat the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday afternoon. Basically, pick an NFL team playing this week and if they score one touchdown, the $200, payable in free bets, is yours.

If we go by the NFL Week 6 results, the Houston Texans and Los Angeles Chargers were the only two NFL teams not to find the end zone. So NJ sports bettors have pretty good odds of hitting the payout.

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Simply sign up for an account using the link above. If you don’t have the BetMGM Sportsbook app, download it for your iOS or Android device.

Deposit at least $10 to cover the bet promo. Now, here’s the important part: Place an NFL Week 7 moneyline wager on any team. Sunday along with Thursday and Monday night games are all eligible. And if that selection finds paydirt, the $200 in free bets is yours.

Unfortunately, this offer does not apply to existing BetMGM customers. However, the sportsbook operator is constantly updating its promo and odds boost menus, which are available to all users.

NFL Week 7 moneyline plays

So the upside to this promo is NJ bettors have the opportunity to cash in twice.

For instance, if you think the Denver Broncos (+105) will win outright tonight versus the beaten-up Cleveland Browns, the odds would result in a double of the initial wager. Call it a potential added bonus to this BetMGM offer.

The Browns will be without starting quarterback Baker Mayfield (shoulder), along with running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt (calf injuries). As far as potential Denver touchdown scorers go, wide receiver Courtland Sutton is coming off a game in which he caught eight passes for 94 yards and a TD.  Tight end Noah Fant is another option. He racked up 97 yards and a touchdown last week versus Las Vegas.

And speaking of the Raiders (-160), they’re playing in one of the most anticipating NFL Week 7 games for Eagles fans. Many of them are traveling to Las Vegas for Sunday’s game. If you think the Eagles (+135) are capable of pulling off the upset, the line favors the bettor.

But if you’re looking at things from a TD-scoring perspective, think Eagles QB Jalen Hurts. In last week’s loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs, he rushed for two scores and connected with Zach Ertz for another. His season tally is now at eight. So even if you take the Eagles moneyline and lose, but Birds offense finds the endzone at least once, the $200 in free bets would still be yours.

For the Raiders, QB Derek Carr has 10 TDs so far this season.  And with the total points set at 48.5, it seems highly likely both of these squads will find the endzone.

So, new BetMGM NJ bettors could consider either of these games a winning score.

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NBA Is Turning 75 And WynnBET Is Celebrating With A Props Party

WynnBET is offering props comparing the 2021-22 season for select NBA stars versus all-time greats tied into the league’s 75th anniversary. 

Who sports a better NBA career year, Michael Jordan or Kevin Durant? Allen Iverson or LaMelo Ball? Sir Charles Barkley or Zion Williamson?

It’s impossible to settle the endless debate of players from different eras.

 But believe it or not, there are NJ sports betting angles here. 

WynnBET posted a prop board comparing the 2021-22 season for select NBA stars versus a great individual year from past NBA legends. Call it a betting celebration tied into the NBA’s 75th anniversary. 

The league will be announcing its 75th-anniversary team during the opening week of the regular season.

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WynnBET unfurled this prop party, located at the book’s futures section in its NBA menu. Many of the wagers must be made before the Oct. 19 season tipoff, but some can be made later. 

No betting limits have been set, as the props are new, although some may be established later.

Season-long action is official after one game, according to a WynnBET spokesman. Odds may adjust at some point during the season and some changes could be made, but for now, the important thing is, it’s up.

It’s caught on. Some lines have already moved.

Joel Embiid vs. Hakeem Olajuwon

So who would win a points and rebound per game battle between two of the game’s most dominant big men? We are talking about the 1993-94 version of former Houston Rockets center Hakeem Olajuwon (39.2)  versus the 2021-22 version of Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid. The current odds are

  • Olajuwon: +100
  • Embiid: -120

Variable: Embiid’s number was 39.1 last year.

Want to bet on some legends you couldn’t play during the era that pre-dated legalized sports wagering (outside of Nevada)?

More NBA 75th anniversary props

Barkley fans may like this one. His third season of combined points and rebounds per game (37.6) versus third-year man Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans.  By the way, the Sixers open the NBA regular season in NOLA Wednesday night.

Here are the odds:

  • Barkley: -170
  • Williamson: +125

Can Barkley win a prop bet from the TNT broadcast booth? He got the early wagering love, driving the price up.

Here is some more 76ers love: Iverson’s second season points and assists per game totals (28) versus LaMelo Ball, who is entering his second season with the Charlotte Hornets. The odds are:

  • Iverson: -170
  • Ball: +150

Iverson is a legalized sports betting pitchman now for PointsBet. He might want to wager upon himself, but not at this price.   That’s the drawback of having a great career.

Current Lakers versus Wilt

The Los Angeles Lakers starting lineup now features All-Stars Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis. But in tonight’s season opener versus the Golden State Warriors, will they score 100 combined points? NBA Hall-of-Famer Wilt Chamberlain had a 100-point game in 1962.

  • No: -1500
  • Yes: +600

They’re going three-against-one on the Big Dipper, but he’s still the big chalk.  Did you know Chamberlain hit 28 free throws in his 100-point game?  (That’s even more than Ben Simmons). Wilt was a 51% lifetime free-throw shooter, but nearly 90% on this night.

Brooklyn Nets prop angles

WynnBET currently has the Brooklyn Nets favored to win the NBA title at +250. The Lakers are second at +400 followed by the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks at +800. 

But here is another futures bet to think about: Magic Johnson’s PPG + APG in 1986-87 (36.1) vs. James Harden’s PPG + APG in 2021-22. The odds are:

  • Johnson: +195
  • Harden: -230

And here’s a battle of the heavy-hitters: Michael Jordan’s Career PPG (30.1) vs. Kevin Durant’s PPG in 2021-22. The odds are:

  • Jordan: -310
  • Durant: +255

Durant has it in him once in a while. Can he do it for a whole season.?  The payout is substantial.

NBA nostalgia buffs

WynnBET has put former Laker all-time great Jerry West in the mix versus Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks. For this one, it’s West’s PPG + APG in 1969-70 (38.7) vs. Young’s PPG + APG in 2021-22. The odds are:

  • West: -160
  • Young: +140

The Laker great from the 1960s jumps into the fray as a prop favorite. Sixers fans might jump all over Young after what he did to the Sixers in helping the Atlanta Hawks eliminate them in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.

It has gotten some significant action, enough to move the line. Young opened at +125, but the West money clocked in.

“Response in the media has been terrific right after we put this up on Thursday (Oct. 14),” Alan Berg, the senior trading manager for WynnBET, told NJ Gambling Sites.

“… People love to debate who is the best, who did this, who did that, etc.,” he adds. “I am a kid from the 1990s,  so to me, Jordan had to be on that list. It was interesting to see which players were going to be used. In the case of Iverson, for instance, is the second year really the season in which he peaked? And how good is the other guy going to be?”

However, how much of a player’s prime do fans and bettors recall?

“Even in the room where we were putting this together there were different levels of connection between us regarding what players we saw,” said Berg. “That’s what makes it charmed is these types of conversations.”

Kobe, Curry, Bird & Shaq

Because gamblers start inside their favorite market and expand, here are a few other considerations.

Kobe Bryant’s career PPG (25) vs. LeBron James’ PPG in 2021-22:

  • Bryant: -115
  • James: -105

Larry Bird’s three-point field goals in one game (seven) vs. Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors to record more in one game in 2021-22:

  • Bird: +160
  • Curry: -180 

Shaquille O’Neal’s PPG + RPG in 1999-2000 (43.3) vs. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s of the Milwaukee Bucks PPG + RPG in 2021-22:

  • O’Neal: -200
  • Antetokounmpo: +175

Call this an offshoot for a bar discussion, or any type of video or board game that pits players from different eras against one another.

This goes one step further.

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