What’s In A Name? Borgata Rebrands Moneyline Bar To BetMGM Sportsbook

Borgata Casino in Atlantic City changed the name of its Moneyline Bar & Book to BetMGM Sportsbook, a tie-in with MGM’s national sports betting brand.

Borgata is doing a little name change this week. But we are not talking about the casino itself.

As of this week, BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar is the new name of the property’s retail sports betting operation. Moneyline Bar & Book is no more.

It debuted last summer.

During a Sunday visit, Borgata officials told NJ Gambling Sites the signage outside the space was being changed Monday. And the website is already updated with the new name.

Nothing else about the space is changing. At least from a design standpoint. But due to state mandates, the BetMGM-branded space is not serving food and drinks. Plus there is that 25% capacity thing.

Changing Moneyline to BetMGM makes sense

The BetMGM brand is in the process of establishing a national customer base.

BetMGM sportsbook is one of 17 NJ sports betting apps currently available in the Garden State market.

But the platform is live in IndianaColoradoWest Virginia, and Nevada, too.

Borgata is not the first MGM-owned property to do the name swap. Park MGM on the Las Vegas Strip also dropped the Moneyline name in favor of BetMGM.

And by taking a national approach with the branding, BetMGM hopes to expand its customer base across multiple jurisdictions.

Tom Gable, director of race and sportsbook operations at Borgata, said he was helping out with a project in New Mexico. He noted the app is and will be available via properties outside of the MGM umbrella.

“You’ll see it at other properties as well throughout the country and in other states,” said Gable. “They’re live in Colorado now as well as on mobile. So it’s really just getting into other jurisdictions to be able to compete nationally against those other national brands.

“It’s really how BetMGM is being positioned. … It’s going to be that national brand that’s going to compete against the DraftKings and FanDuels of the world.”

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Borgata + NJ sports betting

Talking more specifically about NJ sports betting, BetMGM is one of two brands operating under the Borgata license.

Borgata Sports is the other.

While BetMGM is establishing a national following, Borgata Sports is the more popular offering with Garden State customers.

Gable explains the connection with the property has a lot to do with it.

“Borgata’s is the really strong brand, obviously, in New Jersey and really the tri-state area here,” said Gable.

“People just associate, obviously, more with Borgata in this area than they do necessarily BetMGM. That’s not to say BetMGM is not doing any business in New Jersey. They certainly are. But that Borgata Casino brand, that Borgata Sports brand, it’s really, really strong in this area. … Let’s face it, that’s what resonates with the customer.”

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement does not provide a monthly breakdown of how each app is performing. Looking at Borgata’s sports betting revenue as a whole, and there’s a story. Business is improving for the license holder.

Borgata has earned more than $6 million in year-to-date NJ sports betting revenue. In 2019, the number came in a tad over $1 million over the same period.

Keep in mind the number would likely be much higher had the global pandemic not shut down the sports world.

The 2020 NCAA Tournament being canceled wiped out March Madness betting. Plus, the 2020 MLB season finally got underway on Thursday.

And these are just two examples of the impact the return of sports will have on Borgata and BetMGM’s bottom line.

Could NJ sports betting see a record August?

NBA betting season resumes on Thursday with two games. Plus the NHL restart hits the ice on Aug. 1.

August is typically a month reserved for MLB while NFL teams are in preseason mode. This time around all four major pro sports will be on the menu along with the PGA TourNASCAR, and UFC.

So exactly how big a month could it be? Gable expects high numbers.

“Now with the major sports coming back, [it’s] probably going to be a record August, I would assume, for most books out there. It’s going to be great,” Gable said.

And speaking more specifically about baseball, the Philadelphia PhilliesNew York Yankees, and New York Mets are all attracting significant betting interest.

“You’re always going to have liability in this market on the Yankees and Mets and the Phillies. It’s normal,” said Gable.

“I’m really interested to see day-to-day, now that we’re open to the general public, how their teams fair. I mean, with the condensed schedule this year, you have two really strong divisions. The AL East and the NL East are going to be playing the majority of their games in the division and against each other. So some of those stronger teams could get hurt, just the way the schedule’s set up.”

With so many sports returning and NFL betting just a month away, it was probably the perfect time to change the sportsbook’s name.

When next you visit Borgata, look for BetMGM Sportsbook & Bar to place your bets.

Dollar Deal: New BetMGM Sportsbook Customers Could Win $200 In Free Bets

BetMGM Sportsbook in NJ has a new customer offer that is hard to refuse. One touchdown by any team in one of the NFL playoff games will payout in free bets.

Hey Philadelphia Eagles fans, are you rooting for Andy Reid in Sunday’s AFC Championship game?

More importantly, are you taking the Kansas City Chiefs over the Tennessee Titans?

BetMGM Sportsbook is making the idea a little more enticing for new customers in the Garden State with the BetMGM Dollar Deal.

How does $200 in free bets sound?

All it takes is a $1 wager. NJ sports betting customers can even pick the wrong team and still win.

The only thing bettors need to worry about is one touchdown at any point from either the AFC or NFC Conference Championship games.

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No need to worry about studying the point spreads for this promo. The lines are not in play (Of course, there are no rules against making separate wagers.).

The offer is available for Jan. 18 and 19.

The first step is to register for an account using the link above. Here are the rest of the steps:

  • Deposit funds.
  • Use the promo code TOPBET.
  • Place a $1 moneyline bet on either the Chiefs, Titans, Packers or the 49ers to win the championship game.
  • As long as one of those teams scores a touchdown, participants will earn $200 in free bets.
  • This offer is valid through kickoff of the NFC Championship game (6:40 p.m. on Fox).

Normally, we would say not to count your money before the bet comes in, but it seems highly unlikely that it will be a touchdown-free weekend.

The over/under on the AFC Championship game (3:05 p.m. kickoff on CBS) is 51.5. On the NFC side, BetMGM has total points at 44.5.

Big NFL betting weekend

While the BetMGM dollar deal may sound great, the NFL playoffs are the time to build that bankroll.

After all, Super Bowl betting is just two weeks away.

On the NFC side, the Niners are a 7.5-point favorite over the Packers. San Francisco won the regular-season meeting convincingly, 37-8.

The stakes are much higher this time around.

On the AFC side, the Titans, the No. 6 seed, have been thriving in an underdog role. So far, they have knocked out the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens.

Could the Chiefs be next?

The Titans are getting 7.5 points.

Of course, Reid and the Chiefs are well aware of what it’s like coming up short. They lost to the Pats, the eventual Super Bowl champs, last time around.

Super Bowl futures Final Four

It is not too early to put some money down on the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl. They currently have the best odds of the four reaming teams.

Here are the latest futures from BetMGM:

  • Chiefs +130
  • 49ers +150
  • Packers +650
  • Titans +750

With the possibility of earning $200 in free bets, there could be another big score coming on Feb. 2.

Talk about stretching $1.

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How would you like to start every week with a $10 Free Bet? Opt-in to the Money Monday Club on BetMGM Sports and you can.

As long as you place a total of at least $50 in qualifying bets during the previous week, BetMGM will hand you $10 free on the following Monday.

Plus, just being a member of the Money Monday Club also gives BetMGM users access to exclusive price boosts, chances to win tickets for major sporting events, and other big prizes.

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All BetMGM account holders are entitled to the $10 Free Bet every week and can claim it by following these four simple steps:

  • Log in to the BetMGM Sports NJ app on iOS or Android
  • Opt-in to the “Money Monday Club” promotion
  • Place $50 or more in qualifying bets throughout the week
  • Get a $10 Free Bet

The promotion is available through the end of December 2020. Although, online customers claiming the offer are not eligible to receive any other “New Customer” free bet promotions.

For the qualifying bets, the previous week starts at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning and ends Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

Participate every week

You can participate in this promotion every week and only need to opt-in once. You will continue to receive the $10 Free Bet weekly as long as you place $50 or more in qualifying bets throughout the week before.

Although, using the $10 Free Bet will not help you qualify for the Free Bet in the following week.

For a bet to qualify the minimum odds must be -300 or greater and the bets must settle within the week, ruling out most futures.

Free Bets will be automatically credited to your account within 24 hours of the end of the week.

Online only

Players can only redeem the $10 Free Bets online or through the BetMGM Sports App. Plus, players must use each as a single bet within 7 days.

That means players cannot use the bets at the Race & Sports Book or Moneyline Bar & Book inside the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa.

Placing a Free Bet for less than $10 means forfeiting the reaming portion of the bet. Free Bets have no cash value. Players cannot redeem these bets on any BetMGM or Borgata Casino, Poker, Casino, Live Casino, Games or Slots online.

From playMGM to BetMGM

PlayMGM became BetMGM on Sept. 5 as part of the Roar Digital rollout, a joint venture between GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts International.

The name change also came with a platform upgrade for the online and mobile sportsbook. The original playMGM sportsbook first launched with IGT software in August 2018.

Jersey Sides & Totals: Patriots Vs. Eagles Game Gets A Lot Of Attention At BetMGM

The Philadelphia Eagles are the underdogs against the New England Patriots. Here are BetMGM’s best bets and odds for Patriots vs. Eagles.

When the New England Patriots hit Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday, it will have been 651 days since both teams met in the 2018 Super Bowl.

While this rematch is seemingly worthy of a prime-time Sunday night slot, the game was not originally scheduled by NBC or “flex scheduled” into the Sunday Night Football slot.

So it maintains its original 4:25 p.m. slot. (Sunday Night viewers will see the Bears visiting the Rams in Los Angeles.)

In the 21 months since the Eagles Super Bowl 52 win over New England, the Patriots have continued their “business as usual” dominance of the 2000s. They won Super Bowl 53 in February 2019 and raced to an 8-1 start this season.

The Eagles, on the other hand, struggled through a challenging 2019 first-half schedule at 3-4 but have won their last two games and a victory over the Patriots on Sunday puts them in first place in the NFC East.

Memories of a Super Bowl win

While the task at hand for the Eagles is to win on Sunday, for Eagles fans, it’s still great to look back a little in the rearview mirror at the momentous 2018 Super Bowl victory.

There were many epic plays that contributed to the Eagles win, including Zac Ertz’ catch and goal-line stretch for a TD and Brandon Graham’s strip-sack of Tom Brady

The most memorable though? Head coach Doug Pederson’s “Philly Philly” fourth down play call at the end of the second quarter:

The key pieces from the Eagles “Philly Philly” play have now moved on to other teams, with tight-end Trey Burton in Chicago and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles set to return from an opening week injury to start this weekend for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

While Foles is no longer an Eagle, he will always maintain sports legend status in Philadelphia. He will also stand in bronze forever in the “Philly Philly” statue memorialized at Lincoln Financial Field:

NFL betting trends for Patriots vs. Eagles

Looking at this Sunday, the scheduling of the game is notable as both teams are coming off a bye week.

Since Pederson become the Eagles coach in 2016, the Eagles are 2-2 straight up and against the spread following a bye week. In the same time frame, the Patriots are 5-1 straight up and ATS off a break. 

Here are some other key betting trends worth noting this week for Patriots vs. Eagles:

Eagles betting trends

  • Under is 14-6 in last 20 games following a bye week.
  • Under is 6-1 in the last seven games following a straight up win.
  • Under is 12-5 in the last 17 home games.
  • Over is 6-2 in the last eight games vs. a team with a winning record.
  • 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following a straight-up win.

Patriots betting trends

  • Over is 6-1 in the last seven games following a bye week.
  • Under is 15-6 in the last 21 games overall.
  • Under is 5-1 in the last six road games.
  • Under is 4-0 in the last four games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
  • Under is 13-3 in the last 16 games following a straight up loss.
  • 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following an ATS loss.
  • 12-5 ATS in their last 17 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games.

When it comes to betting the Patriots-Eagles game this Sunday, each of the available NJ sports betting apps allow and offer a multitude of NFL bets

Let’s take a closer look at some of the promotions and props available for this week’s game on BetMGM Sports.

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BetMGM best bets: Patriots vs. Eagles

To start us off, BetMGM has an overtime insurance promotion that provides up to a $25 refund if your NFL team (and bet) loses in overtime:

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An awesome feature unique to BetMGM is the “Edit My Bet” feature.

This allows a bettor to change any straight or parlay bet that has the “Cash Out” option available. So, if you’re feeling great about how your team has played in the first quarter, you can increase your bet size during the action.

It’s a feature worth checking out:

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Patriots vs. Eagles odds at BetMGM NJ

For the Patriots-Eagles game, BetMGM currently lists the Patriots as a 3.5-point favorite over the Eagles, with an over/under total of 44.5.

In addition to offering alternate spreads and totals, BetMGM offers several interesting props for the games.

There are several “First or Last to Happen” game scenarios to bet on:

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BetMGM sportsbook also has posted the “over/under” yardage for the shortest touchdown in the Eagles-Patriots game at 1.5 yards:

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And kudos to BetMGM by offering some unique props! That includes which team will receive the first penalty, which will call the first timeout as well as which team will be the first to use a coach’s challenge for a play call:

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It’s worth checking out BetMGM Sports for the Eagles-Patriots game as well as the rest of the weekend’s NFL action.

From the overtime guarantees and Edit Your Bet features to some unique props, there’s no shortage of action at BetMGM.

The NFL local line: Eagles, Jets and Giants odds for NFL Week 11

Here are the current odds as of Friday afternoon via BetMGM:

BetMGM SportsMoneylineTotalSpread
Jets vs. RedskinsNYJ +115 WAS -139Over 38.5 (-115)
Under 28.5 (-106)
NYJ +2.5 WAS -2.5
Patriots vs. EaglesNE -189 PHI +155Over 44.5 (-115)
Under 44.5 (-106)
NE -3.5 PHI +3.5

The New York Giants have a bye week as do the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans.

My three picks for NFL Week 11

Last weekend was an absolute shellacking for me.

The Alabama-LSU was “over” by early in the third quarter. The Giants came back to take the lead vs. the New York Jets but couldn’t hold to get the win in the battle of New York/New Jersey.

And Brian Hoyer wasn’t able to stop doing “Brian Hoyer things” as the Indianapolis Colts (with no help from kicker Adam Vinatieri) lost outright to the Miami Dolphins at home. 

My Week 10 recap

Week 0-3, Season YTD 13-16-1

  • Alabama vs LSU – UNDER 63.5 Points (LSU 46, Alabama 41)
  • GIANTS (-2.5) over Jets (Jets 34, GIANTS 27)
  • COLTS (-10) over the Dolphins (Dolphins 16, COLTS 12)

My Week 11 NFL picks

This weekend’s schedule features eight 1 p.m. starts and three 4 p.m. window games. Here are my picks for this week: 

VIKINGS (-10.5) over Broncos

The Vikings come off a huge Sunday night win in Dallas to return home against the Denver Broncos.

As well as the Vikings played on the road against the Cowboys, they are an even better team playing at home. The Vikes are 4-0 at home while outscoring their opponents 119-55. 

The Broncos are coming off a bye week, which gives new QB Brandon Allen more time to acclimate to the offense since taking over for injured Joe Flacco in the Week 9 win over the Browns.

Allen performed admirably in the win, but it’s hard to envision the Broncos doing much offensively, having scored 16, 16, 1 and 20 points in their four road games thus far.

I look for the Vikings to keep things rolling on Sunday with an easy win over the Broncos. 

RAIDERS (-10.5) over Bengals

The Oakland Raiders are quietly one of the surprise teams of the 2019 NFL season.

They endured a brutal first half schedule that included a trip to London and only three of their nine games played in Oakland. The outlook continues to brighten this Sunday as they welcome a winless Cincinnati Bengals team to the Black Hole.

The Bengals have committed themselves to the future with rookie Ryan Finley replacing nine-year vet Andy Dalton. The Bengals were outmatched in every phase of the game last Sunday at home against the Ravens.

It’s difficult to think much will improve this weekend. The only drama left in their season is whether they will win a game and then moving on to whom they will draft with their #1 pick next spring. 

Eagles and Patriots OVER 44.5 Points

The Eagles combo of Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders should be able to run with some success against the Patriots. On the other side of the ball, though depleted in the receiving core, the Patriots still have enough options in Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett and the recently acquired Mohammed Sanu to keep the pressure on the Eagles sometimes shaky secondary.

I don’t see this one as a “shootout” per se, but there’s a chance this one ends up as a 28-24 final. The over is a good bet for this Sunday.  

Yahoo Sportsbook To Launch In New Jersey Today With Assist From BetMGM

Corporate giants Yahoo and MGM are testing the sports betting waters together via an integrated sportsbook app with BetMGM odds available in New Jersey.

It seems everybody wants a piece of the NJ sports betting pie. Even Yahoo. Yes, that Yahoo.

The Yahoo sportsbook app powered by BetMGM is expected to roll out in New Jersey today. To access, users need to download the Yahoo Sports app on iOS and Android devices or via the web at sports.yahoo.com.

But unlike the other 17 sports betting apps out there in NJ, this one is not exactly taking the betting action.

Instead, it’s integrated with the BetMGM sportsbook app.

More about Yahoo Sportsbook and how it works

Fans nationwide will be able to view betting odds for popular sports such as football, basketball, baseball and hockey via Yahoo Sports. However, those located in NJ are now able to place wagers via BetMGM.

So the land-based partnership rule does not apply. BetMGM operates via the Borgata license, and Yahoo won’t need one.

Here is a brief description from the press release:

“Yahoo Sportsbook powered by BetMGM elevates the experience for sports fans, getting them closer to the games they’re passionate about and closing the loop from content to transactions.”

In a nutshell, NJ sports betting fans can download or view the Yahoo Sports app and easily flip between the BetMGM odds and the media giant’s sports news and fantasy games.

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BetMGM gets creative with Yahoo deal

The Yahoo sportsbook announcement is not exactly one of those surprise announcements.

News of Yahoo teaming up with MGM for sports betting came about in late October. The story did not include a launch date for the app, but referenced that it “will take place next month.”

So here we are in the second week of November. And NJ is the first state to get this partnership going.

The attraction for MGM is the pure numbers that Yahoo generates on a regular basis. We are talking millions of active visitors to Yahoo Sports alone.

Granted, they are not all in the Garden State, but it’s still a very impressive number.

Yahoo + BetMGM = sports betting

Is this a one-of-a-kind setup? Not really.

A similar example is the connection between TheScore and TheScore Bet. The latter joined the market in September under the Monmouth Park license.

Like Yahoo Sports, the Score is a sports news app with 4-5 million monthly active users.

So if a bettor reads news regarding LeBron James or Joel Embiid on theScore, and suddenly is intrigued to wager, it’s one click away. This is where theScore Bet comes into play. And the same goes for Yahoo Sports fans who want to place a bet.

Of course, New Jersey will just be the first of many states where this Yahoo/BetMGM collaboration will exist. Future rollouts of this integrated sports and sportsbook app are in the works.

In the meantime, Yahoo users can look forward to seeing betting and content experiences such as live events and productions. Alongside those BetMGM odds at Yahoo Sports.

Jersey Sides And Totals: Don’t Overreact With NFL Week 2 Up Ahead

For Week 2 of NFL season, we take a closer look at PointsBet, BetMGM and the newcomer theScore Bet and what NJ online sportsbook specials they have on tap.

It was great to see the NFL back and in full force last weekend.

As always, reflecting on the results yields questions that may not be resolved in Week 2 if not much later in the season.

In any case, here are some of my top-line thoughts:

  • Are the Patriots this good?
  • Are the Dolphins this bad?
  • Who are the Cleveland Browns?
  • Is Todd Gurley 100%?
  • Why were the Texans playing a “Prevent Defense” up 1 point with 40 seconds left to play?

As we dive into Week 2, it’s always important to not overreact to what happened during Week 1.

That’s the puzzle within sports betting to determine the myths versus reality. Forming an opinion on a game, a team, or a trend based on doing your homework is essential and placing and cashing a wager on your homework is a great feeling.

For all in New Jersey, there’s plenty of betting hub options. 

Several NJ sportsbooks raced to refresh their apps before the start of the NFL season, including BetMGMBorgata, and William Hill

TheScore betting app officially launched last week, and Unibet launched this week, bringing the number of NJ sports betting apps to 17.

In fact, there are enough apps for a New Jersey bettor to use a different one each week of the NFL regular season.

As I will do each week, this column will highlight up to three New Jersey sportsbooks and take a closer look at the promos, props, and specials that you should be aware of heading into the weekend’s football action.

For Week 2, I am looking at PointsBet, BetMGM, and theScore Bet.

Plenty of options at PointsBet

PointsBet made headlines Week 1 when a bettor used the points betting option to accrue cash as the Baltimore Ravens crushed the Dolphins, to the tune of $600,000.

I will spare you a long dissertation of explaining how points betting works here, so we will focus on the “standard” NFL betting opportunities that are available on PointsBet NJ sportsbook.

First off, PointsBet offers a cool promo rewarding bettors whose team scores first in Thursday’s or Monday’s games:

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Looking locally, PointsBet is offering local promos for the Jets, Giants, and Eagles games with a $6 bonus for every touchdown scored:

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Each week, PointsBet offers customized team parlays with corresponding odds boosts:

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In addition to the team parlays offered above, there are also some customized player props available:

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Keep in mind that you can also tweet to @PointsBetUSA to suggest ideas for any props that aren’t available.

In addition to the wide range of promos and props, PointsBet offers 70+ bet types on NFL game lines and totals:

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In addition to these traditional baseline bets, PointsBet also offers wagers on areas, such as:

  • Quarterback completion percentage.
  • Player rushing yards and player receiving yards.
  • Time of first touchdown (in seconds).

All things considered, there’s a ton of action for you to choose from on PointsBet.

What can BetMGM do for you in Week 2?

Prior to Week 1 of the NFL season, MGM rebranded its app … and gave it a new look and platform upgrade. BetMGM includes “NJ” as part of the branding refresh.

All season long, BetMGM is offering a Bet $10, Get $10 promotion in which the bettor will get a $10 free bet for any upcoming game on the schedule:

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But I think the real headline with BetMGM NJ is its “Edit My Bet” feature that allows you to change any straight or parlay bet that has the cash-out option available. 

For example, if you are hyped about how your team played in the first quarter, this BetMGM feature allows you to increase your bet size during the action.

Here’s more direct from the app:

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And speaking of parlays, BetMGM offers some pre-set “geographic” team double parlays for this week:

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There are times, however, where BetMGM has a lapse that reminds us that they aren’t always up to 2019 standards. 

Case in point: Below is a listed prop for this weekend’s Buffalo BillsNY Giants game. The sides are inexplicably listed as Team 1 and Team 2.

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Overall, there are some nice adds to the MGM offering, specifically the “Edit a Bet” feature. That said, there are always more opportunities to improve and add the scale and depth of props and promos.

How to score with TheScore sportsbook

TheScore Bet app launched just before Week 1 of the NFL kicked off.

It is a Canada-based sports information app that has a sleek, user-friendly design. Its sports betting app in New Jersey is a mirror image in format and design.

TheScore offers subscribers the opportunity to seamlessly switch from the news and information app to the betting app. 

For example, let’s say you’ve just read the news on theScore that Sam Darnold is out on Monday night versus the Cleveland Browns. So, you could then quickly click on theScore Bet icon embedded in the Browns-Jets game details to make a wager on the game:

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In terms of promotions, theScore Bet is offering an NFL promotion this week, awarding a $20 bet for anyone that bets a four-plus leg parlay:

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With a news and information hub as a backdrop, theScore sportsbook app delivers up-to-date stats and game information to help further educate the bettor. 

An example below as it relates to injuries for Sunday night’s Eagles-Falcons game:

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There is also a very handy stat-line statistical comparison of key offensive and defensive match-up categories:

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With all this great news and statistical information as a base, theScore Bet does fall a bit flat on its menu of current NFL betting options. 

For example, the list of available wagering options for Thursday’s Panthers-Buccaneers is extremely slim. 

Here is a “First Score Will Be” prop:

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Also, if you are looking ahead to Sunday’s games and specifically the Giants-Bills game, as of midday Thursday, no props had yet to be posted. 

TheScore needs to do better than this:

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Right now, theScore sportsbook is an excellent resource for pregame news, stats and information.

The options on the betting side of the equation right now are the equivalent of a “3 and Out” in NFL offensive parlance.

Other NJ sports betting promos of note

One other notable NFL promotion available this week is from DraftKings called the “Overreaction Redo” where DraftKings will provide up to a $25 free bet for any futures bet placed this week. 

It requires an “opt-in” with details below:

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In looking ahead to the local NY and PA teams, here are the current Week 2 lines as of Thursday via PointsBet:

  • Giants +1.5 (-105) vs. Bills, a total of 43.5
  • Eagles -1.5 (-110) vs. Falcons, a total of 52.5
  • Jets (with Darnold out) +6.5 (-110) vs. Browns, a total of 43.
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Looking ahead to Sunday

To wrap up each column, I will be making three NFL picks.

Last week, after making my first three picks, I was quite content to finish at 2-1 as the Ravens and Vikings games were essentially over by halftime.

My third pick, the Redskins, were getting 10 points in Philly. The ‘skins raced to a 20-7 lead at halftime, only to be outscored 25-0 by the Eagles in the second half. 

Cue a Case Keenum touchdown pass with 0:12 left in the fourth quarter that delivered the classic “back-door cover” for me:

Last week: 3-0; season year to date: 3-0

  • Redskins: +10 over Eagles (Eagles 32-Redskins 27)
  • Viking: -4 over Falcons (Viking 28-Falcons 12)
  • Raven: -6.5 over Dolphins (Ravens 59-Dolphins 10)

NFL Week 2 picks

Eagles at Falcons total points 52.5, under

Over the last five head-to-head meetings, the Eagles-Falcons have combined to score 50 points only once: a 26-24 Falcons win in Atlanta in 2015, with the previous three meetings yielding totals of 30, 25, and 39.

Texans -9 over Jaguars

The Texans play their home opener after suffering an excruciating last-second loss in New Orleans on Monday night.

They need to bounce back quickly and avoid an 0-2 start by beating the Jaguars who will now have to start rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew II with Philly legend Nick Foles out indefinitely with a broken collarbone.

Steelers -4 over Seahawks

The Steelers offense could not have looked any more inept last Sunday night, putting up a measly 3 points at New England.

The play is that they will rebound in this spot versus a Seahawk team that’s not as formidable away from their home field of screaming “12s.”