NBA Playoff Odds Shifting At NJ Online Sportsbooks After 76ers And Nets Are Eliminated

The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets missing the NBA Eastern Conference Finals left NJ sports bettors stranded with losing tickets.

So much for the best-laid plans. New Jersey online sports bettors had long penciled in the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets to meet in the Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA playoffs.

That will only happen now if they go to the same game, as spectators.

The Milwaukee Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks clash in the most unlikely Eastern Conference finals starting Wednesday. They shocked the Nets and Sixers respectively, taking two highly-favored entities out of the playoff picture with Game 7 road victories.

NJ sports betting customers hardly expected to see this series matchup at DraftKings:

Milwaukee is -480 (and the +100 favorite to win the title). 

Atlanta comes in at+350 (and +1100 to win the championship).

FanDuel Sportsbook offers up these series score scenarios after three games:

  • Milwaukee 2-1, +110
  • Atlanta +2-1, + 320
  • Milwaukee 3-0, +225
  • Atlanta 3-0, +1800

Or the length of series prediction:

  • 4 games, +420
  • 5 games, +190
  • 6 games, +240
  • 7 games, +250

Expect individual game props on Trae Young of the Hawks, Giannis Antetokounmpo for the Bucks, and others.

They will be enticing.  They just won’t be the Sixers or Nets.

Elimination of 76ers and Nets means new Cinderella stories

It’s probably numbing for New Jersey bettors to see that the Bucks became the early-week NBA title favorite at William Hill at +105, followed by the Phoenix Suns at +150. The Los Angeles Clippers are next at +800, while the Hawks are the biggest longshots at +1100.

With so much expected of the Nets and 76ers, no wonder the Suns, who opened the season at +5000 and the Hawks, at +15000 (150-1) are big stories now

The Bucks’ highest title odds at any point were +1600 on June 10, when they were trailing 2-0 to the Nets in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Clippers were at +1700 back in late May, and were at +1600 on June 12, down 2-0 to the Utah Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals.

The other two teams possessed much longer odds at certain points of the season.

The Suns were at +5000 (50-1) when their NBA title futures were released on Oct. 12, as well as in February.  Meanwhile, the Hawks were displayed at +50000 (500-1) from Feb. 28 to Mar. 20.

There are some large bets at both William Hill and DraftKings Sportsbook on the Hawks to win everything, prompting liability to ride above $1 million. But none came from New Jersey.

These are the stories New Jersey bettors were certain they would not discover when the NBA Playoffs began. 

But that’s why they play the games.

The sad irony of Philadelphia 76ers

By winning the Eastern Conference regular-season crown, the Sixers supposedly did themselves a favor. As the No. 1 seed, they positioned themselves to avoid the Nets and Bucks in round two.

So according to the hypothetical blueprint, they would cruise past the Hawks and hope the Nets and Bucks had a long, drawn-out series.

They got the drawn-out series from the Bucks and Nets. But it didn’t matter. They didn’t win their own series, even dropping three games at the Wells Fargo Center. 

Sixers and Nets bettors are now dealing with the aftershock.

How unlikely was it for the Nets and Sixers to both lose Game 7 at home?

In Game 7 NBA matchups, higher-seeded teams were 109-31, a clip of nearly 78%. And two home favorites lost on consecutive nights.

The big money was on the Nets and Sixers. But the smart money was ultimately wagered on the contrarian angle.

NBA betting winners and losers from the weekend

Clearly, backing the underdogs is paying off for NJ online bettors.

The Nets had 74% of the DraftKings wagers at -2 and 71% on the moneyline at -114. Those who had the guts to take the Bucks on the road, in the finale of a series in which every home team had won, prevailed.

DraftKings betting reflected a “jump ball” between the smaller and larger bettors in the Sixers-Hawks finale.

The Hawks obtained 59% of the spread bets at +6.5

But the Sixers garnered 57% of the revenue, meaning that the big money lined up behind Philly.

PointsBet NJ reported a similar phenomenon. A full 66% of the bets landed on the Hawks +7 but 62% of the money was on the Sixers. 

The public prevailed, the sharps lost.

As for the series, anyone who took the Hawks at +500 at DraftKings, where they drifted to midway through the Sixers series, obtained a huge score.

NJ online sportsbooks are winners, too

 Nobody danced in the aisles more than executives at DraftKings, William Hill, BetMGM, FanDuel, etc. This is their all-time slam-dunk success story because their major, multi-million-dollar liabilities were eliminated.

The Los Angeles Lakers bowed to the Phoenix Suns in Round 1.

The Nets had been the perennial championship favorite most of the year. They took enormous money after spending $115 million to obtain the league’s best three players in Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden.

The Sixers did not approach this betting level, but they did win the Eastern Conference regular-season championship and their post-season odds had ticked downward once the Nets looked vulnerable because of injuries in the Bucks series.

Yes, DraftKings has a $1 million liability on the Hawks to win everything, based on one $50,000 wager, at +2000, but that’s better than having the Sixers in contention.

Losers: 76ers, Nets come up short

Rarely has “a game of inches” meant more than in the Nets loss Saturday.

The Nets nearly stole the series with one second left in regulation.  When they trailed 109-107, Durant hit a miraculous buzzer-beater that was called a three-point shot on television.

And it looked that way. But replay confirmed that Duran’s feet touched the three-point line where he launched the shot, and it was ruled a two-pointer, thus overtime.

How the Nets only scored two points in overtime is another story in their 115-111 loss.

Durant played the game he was brought in for, delivering 48 points and big bucket upon big bucket. At least the Nets bowed in a great game.

Meanwhile, the Sixers just bowed.

After blowing whopping leads of 18 and 26 points in consecutive setbacks to the Hawks, the Sixers had previously choked. In losing to 103-96 Sunday, they simply looked not good enough.

Certainly not mentally tough enough.

At critical junctures in Game 5 and 7, they committed fouls on 3-point attempts, resulting in three free throws. When it happened Sunday, turning a one-point deficit into a four-point, two-possession game in the final minute, it signaled the end.  Joel Embiid then lost the ball, and it was over.

The Sixers were atrocious in crunch time in the fifth and seventh games. Shot selection was bad, as their big men needed to play closer to the basket to get to the free-throw line.

Highs and lows of prop game

Props can keep you on the edge of your seat.

A weekend offer from William Hill on the Nets and Sixers games certainly did.

Combined with a $50 wager, it awarded a $100 free bet if any member of the covering team had a player with any total – points, rebounds, or assists – landing on seven.

Some New Jersey bettors wished William Hill had a bad-beat committee after Saturday.

Brook Lopez of the Bucks had 17 points and the Bucks were about to win by two points over the Nets. With three-tenths of one-second remaining, not even a full second, just a fraction, an inbounds pass came in, Lopez was fouled and it was considered intentional. 

This produced a technical foul, bringing Lopez to the line, where he hit two of three free throws. Goodbye $100 freebie.

And that was the second part of the Bad Beat. Durant’s terrific game-tying two-pointer came with one foot on the three-point line. If he’s a couple of inches back, the Nets win the game and series by one point and the Bucks, at +2, would have come through on this promotion.

So close.

One night later, however, the Hawks produced on that prop. 

Many astute New Jersey online bettors played this promotion both nights and ultimately prospered.

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Will 76ers Deliver A Winning Ticket For NJ Bettors Tuesday Night Versus Hawks?

Following the Philadelphia 76ers Game 1 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, it’s time to revaluate their NBA Playoff odds at NJ online sportsbooks.

Philadelphia 76ers backers must interpret a strange interruption to their NBA betting playoff party.

It continues Tuesday in round two, Game 2, with the Sixers hosting the Atlanta Hawks as medium-sized NJ online spots betting favorite.

But the post-season celebration, enlivened after the Sixers had dispatched the Washington Wizards in a five-games, has been threatened. It’s more subdued, and the music is softer.

With the Sixers losing Game 1 on Sunday, 128-124, they won’t have the luxury of breezing through the second round. That would have let them relax and watch the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks make the other conference semifinal a draining marathon.

Brooklyn leads that series 1-0 before tonight’s Game 2 and remains the DraftKings favorite at +160 to win the NBA championship.  That’s even without star James Harden, who suffered a hamstring injury 43 seconds into its 115-107 Game 1 win on Saturday.

The Nets are slight favorites for the second game and will be without Harden.

The books forecast the Sixers at least making temporary amends after the stunning loss to the Hawks.  Stunning is a fitting term being that the Sixers had NBA MVP finalist Joel Embiid back in the starting lineup. He scored 39 points.

The gamblers who had taken the Sixers at betting odds of -2.5 on Friday when it looked like Embiid would be sidelined got a great deal.

Unfortunately, they couldn’t cash in.

Assessing the 76ers odds after Game 1

Bettors have two assessments on the Sixers, based on how the game ended.

What happened?

Embiid played Sunday through a small right tear in his meniscus. Besides the 39 points, he collected nine rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes. The Sixers lost with him after blowing out the Hawks by 66 points in two April contests essentially without him.

New Jersey bettors were practically all in on the Sixers. DraftKings reported that 64% of the moneyline handle backed them at -205.

And 78% of the gamblers took the Sixers -4.5. A high number of players undoubtedly took both bets.

Sixers backers were rewarded in one category at least and that would be total points. DraftKings reported 58% of the customers took over 220.5.

They likely profited in another area too.

Plus, you can’t ignore Atlanta’s Trae Young’s value on the prop board.  He rang the bell twice for bettors on Sunday. His line of over 2.5 for three-pointers was the most popular prop bet at DraftKings. He produced four and rewarded bettors at +125.

Young also had 35 points, far above the 27 needed to bring home an over-under bet on his point total, at -117. That was the second most highly-bet prop.

Look for him to be a big prop target Tuesday as well.

William Hill offered a boosted odds special on Sunday. Take the Sixers and the Los Angeles Clippers on the Moneyline and get +140. The Clippers, who eliminated the Dallas Mavericks with a  126-111 victory, came through. The Sixers did not.

The other viewpoint on Joel Embiid and company

It never happened. The Sixers trailed by 26 before nearly stealing the game late. They found themselves. Momentum will carry over into Game 2. Take a mulligan. The Hawks hit 20 of 47 three-pointers and the 76ers must make sure it doesn’t happen again.

DraftKings underscored that sentiment, installing the Sixers at a decided -4.5 and a -180 on the moneyline for Game 2. Within an hour, it moved up to -5 and -195 on the moneyline.

And as of Monday morning, it moved to -210.

More along that vein, the Sixers showed they can stand up around Embiid too. Tobias Harris had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Seth Curry had 21 points and Ben Simmons delivered 17 points and 10 assists in Game 1. However, Simmons only made three of 10 free-throw attempts.

Harris and Simmons produced winning prop-bet double-double tickets for bettors.

The over-under of 222.5 for Game 2 projects 30 fewer points than the opener and below the teams’ combined 227-point average. It reflects the expectation that the Sixers, who were slow defensively in the opener, will snap back to form.

How will James Harden’s absence impact the Nets’ odds?

Bettors handicap a reduced Harden influence.  This is the same hamstring that saw him miss over a month before returning for the final week of the regular season.

Harden then returned to play in two games before the postseason began, and he had no issues in Brooklyn’s five-game destruction of the Boston Celtics in the opening round.

In his Game 1 absence, Brooklyn got a balanced scoring attack with 29 points from Kevin Durant, 25 from Kyrie Irving, 19 from Joe Harris and 18 from Blake Griffin.

Betting confidence remains high on the Nets in Game 2.

They were listed as -2 at BetMGM with a moneyline of -125.

But do you feel lucky?

Think they can win by five points or more, as they did in Game 1? Take that prop and get +135.

Handicapping 76ers odds for NBA Eastern Conference finals

So what happens if the Sixers right this ship?

They will play the Nets, against whom they were 2-1, or the Bucks, who swept them 3-0.

The 76ers never faced a full Nets team, but did beat then twice at home.  They were blown out of the water against the Bucks, going 0-3 and suffering their worst blowout of the season, 132-94, on April 24.

Four days later, they crushed the Hawks by 44 points. Two nights later, it was by 22.

But here they are in a different place against the fifth-seeded team.  Suddenly the Hawks have won four straight, including the three clinching victories against the New York Knicks.

Suddenly, the 76ers face their first must-win of the season Tuesday and then must seize a road victory. They play Friday and Monday in Atlanta.

The optimistic bettor thinks the Nets and Bucks will have a long draining series and the Sixers will play the winner.

The pessimist believes they won’t beat the Hawks.

The realist is in between.

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Philadelphia 76ers Are Big Favorite At NJ Sportsbooks To Defeat Wizards In First Round

The Philadelphia 76ers, the No. 1 seed in he Eastern Conference, are opening the NBA Playoffs at home against the Washington Wizards Sunday.

The Philadelphia 76ers opened the regular NBA regular season on Dec. 23 at home against the Washington Wizards. They will host them again, Sunday, May 23, to start the playoffs.

Could this be good karma?

In between, the Sixers earned their first No. 1 Eastern Conference seed in 20 years while Washington scrapped to obtain the last playoff berth.

This best-of-seven matchup sparks a regional betfest for NJ sports betting customers.

Garden state bettors’ three favorite teams, the Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, and New York Knicks, all sport homecourt advantage for the first round.

Bing, the Nets host the Boston Celtics Saturday at 8 p.m. Put the capital P in prohibitive, as they are -1430 at DraftKings Sportsbook to win the series.

Bang, the Sixers host the Wizards, Sunday at 1 p.m. as big series chalk a -1250.

Boom, the Knicks host the Atlanta Hawks, Sunday at 7 p.m. as the +100-small dog in the series. Atlanta took the most recent money, going to -121 at DraftKings in the Eastern Conference’s most evenly-matched first-round fling

NJ online sportsbooks are offering a myriad of NBA betting options.

They include:

  • Individual game odds
  • Individual game props
  • Over-under total
  • Series winner
  • How many games the best-of-7 series goes

Beyond those, NJ bettors can still get futures action

Here are the odds to win the Eastern Conference at William Hill, requiring three playoff-round victories:

Brooklyn -110
Sixers +300 (down from +440 just a few days go)

And here are the odds to win the NBA title:

  • Nets +220
  • Los Angeles Lakers +425
  • Sixers +750
  • Knicks +8000

NBA Playoff betting preview: Sixers-Wizards

The Sixers, 49-23, attained home court throughout the conference finals for the first time since when they had Allen Iverson, Aaron McKie, and Dikembe Mutombo in 2001. That team lost to the Lakers in the NBA Finals.

Washington cemented the final playoff berth with a   142-117 Play-In tourney pasting of the Indiana Pacers.

So now that the first-round schedule is set, let’s examine the matchup.

The teams combined for 220, 228, and 277 in their three regular-season games, swept by the Sixers. This merits serious over-under considerations.

There were two tight games and one blowout.

The Sixers opened the season with a taut 113-107 triumph.

In the most exciting game of the series, the Sixers captured a shootout, 141-136. NBA MVP finalist Joel Embiid had 38 points and Seth Curry notched 28 for Philadelphia.

But what happened on the other side of the ball?

Bradley Beal went off with 60 points for Washington. And Russell Westbrook just missed a triple-double,  20 points, 12 assists, 8 rebounds.

Beal’s 60-point effort was tied with Jayson Tatum of the Celtics for the second, not first,  top-scoring honors (single game) in the NBA this season. The honor went to league scoring leader Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors, with 62.

Looking at the lone rout in which Philadelphia cruised to a 127-101 victory in March. Big difference? Beal only had 19 and Westbrook had 25.

For the Sixers, Embiid notched 23 while Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz tallied 18 apiece.

The Sixers are well-rounded, although Embiid is a player they can’t do without.

The Wizards rely on two ultra-stars

Consider Beal and Westbrook for specialized props, triple-doubles, etc.

Beal is the real deal

The talented guard-forward propelled Washington from well off the playoff picture at the All-Star break to the postseason.

Beal tabbed a 31.3 scoring average, second in the league to Curry, 32.

Russell Westbrook led the league in assists with more than 11 per game and is a born playmaker.

Against Indiana Thursday night, his triple-double prop line at William Hill was -400.  Westbrook is a great player to admire, but it’s not easy to cash in on that.

Westbrook averaged a triple-double for the season. That was 21.8 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 11.2 assists.

Westbrook is the all-time king of triple-doubles, at 182. He must be on his game for the Wizards to have any chance.

76ers-Wizards numbers differential

So where is the statistical smoking gun?

Washington averages 116.6 points per game, third in the league, versus the Sixers at 113.6

Washington averages 45.2 rebounds per game, the Sixers 45.1 Call it even.

Some difference shows up with steals. The Sixers led the league along with the Memphis Grizzlies, 9.1.

Washington is down at the pack a little, but still at 7.3.

So where is it? Defense.

The Sixers allowed 109 points per game, Washington 120. That’s significant.

Points differential per game brings it out further.

The Sixers were +5.5 for the season.

Washington was -1.8.

Put them together and the Sixers would be 7.3 points better than the Wizards. And two results, five and six-point wins by the Sixers, were in that range.

Looking at the other NBA Playoff series

DraftKings and FanDuel Sportsbook both zero in on five games for the Brooklyn-Boston series. But it can be bet a couple of different ways.

At DraftKings, under 5.5 games pays -167. The over is +130.

At Fan Duel, the series to go five games exactly is the shortest payout, +196. Going exactly six is +310.

That over 5.5 games bet returns +130 at DraftKings because it doesn’t require the bettor to nail the exact game total.  It can be six or seven and still pay.

The Knicks and Hawks will be entertaining. It would not be surprising to see each team win a road game.

Here’s a really fun one, the Game 1 and series parlay at DraftKings.

Big money if a team loses the first game and then wins the series. It’s possible in this type of matchup.

Knicks win Game One and the series is +165.

Hawks are +210 for the same thing.

Knicks win Game One, Hawks win the series is +330.

Hawks win Game One, Knicks win series is +500.

What about the defending champs?

If you like betting the Western Conference, the defending champion Lakers are -167 against the Phoenix Suns, despite being the seventh seed and a narrow play-in game survivor. The Suns are +130 despite winning nine games more than the Lakers.

The betting odds reflect the Lakers being at full health. Will they be?

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Philadelphia 76ers Leading Eastern Conference Race, But Nets And Bucks Remain Close

New Jersey online sports bettors still obtain great value on the 76ers’ postseason odds, with Philadelphia trending under the radar.

Welcome to the last hump of the Philadelphia 76ers regular season.

Fifteen games remain in the NBA regular season for the Sixers, who try taking their 39-18, Eastern Conference-leading record all the way to the wire.

New Jersey online bettors still obtain great value on the Sixers’ postseason odds, with Philadelphia trending under the radar.

Before hosting the Phoenix Suns and then visiting the Milwaukee Bucks for two games this week, the Sixers stack up as the sixth favorite team to win the NBA title.

They are an eye-opening +1200 at DraftKings Sportsbook and William Hill.

Looking at the current NBA standings, the Sixers shouldn’t be ignored.  From an NBA betting perspective, however, a strong argument could be made regarding any one of the top-six teams.

A closer look at the DraftKings NBA odds

Heading into Wednesday night’s action, the Sixers still hold a half-game advantage over the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference standings. However, DraftKings still has the Nets at +240 to win the NBA crown, even with stars James Harden and Kevin Durant nursing injuries.

The Los Angeles Lakers, +350, are being bet as though stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis are still in their lineup. Davis may return this week, but James is not close.

The Lakers, currently the No. 5 seed in the West, look overbet and this enhances the values of other teams, like the Sixers.

The Los Angeles Clippers, whom the Sixers nudged last week in an exciting contest, are +650.

The Western-conference leading Utah Jazz are +700.

The Milwaukee Bucks, whom the Sixers lead by four games, are +750.

And then, only then, come the Sixers, at +1200.

Does anybody notice the 76ers?

ESPN does.

It put the Sixers atop their power rankings for the entire league at the beginning of the week.

Ahead of the Jazz in second, the Suns in third. and the Nets in fourth.

Philadelphia squandered some prestige by losing to the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, without ailing defensive stalwart Ben Simmons. Starting forward Tobias Harris also missed the game.

The Sixers also will have a hard time staying No. 1 after this week, but at least they began there. If they can match ESPN’s optimism, + 1200 is a steal.

Lining Up Bucks-76ers bets

Returnees Giannis Antetokounmpo (left knee), Donte DiVincenzo (right big toe), and key reserve P.J. Tucker (left calf) all played Monday, but could not prevent a 128-127 overtime loss by the Bucks to the Suns.

The Bucks, who lost their entire starting five at one point and suffered a 6-8 stretch, are getting key people back.

Just in time for the Sixers.

For Philadelphia, Simmons isn’t being rushed back but should return this week. Check his status before each game.

Milwaukee must sweep the Sixers Thursday and Saturday in order to maintain contention.

Betting odds will be fun to watch for these contests.

Will they anticipate the Bucks playing with desperation? What happens to the second-game line if the Sixers win the opener.?

It’s not easy to defeat the same team twice in a row with just one day off between games. How the betting line looks before the second game will be interesting. If the Bucks win Thursday night, do they pour everything into a sweep?

If the Sixers take the first game, do they rest some players for what would be their third game in four nights?

Philadelphia will put the Bucks away for the regular season with a split, or better.

Johnny Avello, the director of race and sportsbook operations for DraftKings, noticed the Eastern Conference juggling. But the money, right now, is out West.

“There is certainly some value out there to get once you look past the Nets and Lakers,” Avello, told NJ Gambling Sites. “The West is really loaded. Teams like the Suns are playing great. The Denver Nuggets are having a tremendous season, too.

“Right now, you’d have the Lakers as a fifth seed. Every game is a tough game for the teams in the West. Whoever wins that would probably end up playing the Memphis Grizzlies in the opening playoff round.

“That would be a bargain.

“When the playoffs begin, the betting atmosphere is going to be phenomenal,” he added. “Once that happens, these guys have to play every game. No more of the players resting.”

Why finishing first in the East matters

Few talk about the prize for winning the Eastern Conference regular season because teams want to be rested for the playoffs. And there is still some time left in it.

But this is a unique situation.

The top seed in the East could have major significance in the second round of the playoffs.

Should the Sixers win the conference, say with the Nets second, the Bucks third, and any number of teams fourth, here’s what happens if they all advance on cue through the first round.

The Sixers avoid the Nets and Bucks in round two and play the worst-seeded remaining team. The Nets and Bucks then go head-to-head and one of them is eliminated for the conference finals.

Winning the conference is a free trip around the Nets or Bucks.

But if the Sixers don’t win the conference, they will likely have to defeat both teams in a postseason series.

You will hear more of this as the season winds down.

Sixers, Nets, have different plans

The top seed is attainable for the Sixers because the Nets are coasting into the postseason, strategically resting players.

With a capital “R.”

Brooklyn has nursed Harden, Durant, and Kyrie Irving, who are the league’s highest paid players, intensely.  Combined, they played 99 of the first possible 171 games. When the season ends, the three stars will have the minutes of a player and a half.

But Durant and Irving are injury prone and the trio averages 80 points a game when healthy.

That’s the Brooklyn strategy. Get to the finish line and roll it all on the playoffs.

The Sixers, Nets, and Bucks run the Eastern Conference show. But tip your hat to the New York Knicks.

Find the person, if one exists, to have predicted that the longest NBA winning streak right now belongs to them.

Yes, the Knicks have won seven straight, are going to the playoffs, and surged all the way to +25000 (250-1) at DraftKings futures. They are half a game out of fourth.

Julius Randle, the runaway choice for the league’s most improved player, sparks the resurgence.

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Turn $1 Into $100 With A Made 3-Pointer At DraftKings Sportsbook

A new DraftKings Sportsbook basketball promo for first-time depositors offers $100 in free bets for a wager of just $1. You pick the bet.

Most men’s college basketball and NBA games involve one team hitting at least one 3-point shot attempt. Thus, a new DraftKings basketball promo for first-time depositors has the same feel of maximizing an offensive possession.

New Jerseyans who haven’t yet made a deposit at DraftKings Sportsbook can turn a wager of just a dollar into $100 in free bets with this deal. However, it’s important to understand the terms of the promotion beforehand.

You must use this link to claim this DraftKings Bet $1 Get $100 with a made 3-pointer

The details of the latest DraftKings basketball promo

The deal is now active, through the rest of February 2021. It’s only for bettors who haven’t deposited funds with DraftKings yet, though.

To activate the deal, make a first deposit of at least $5. Then, wager at least a dollar on either the moneyline or spread of any men’s college basketball or NBA game before the game tips off. There is no maximum, but wagering more won’t increase your bonus here.

If any player on the team you stake hits at least one 3-point shot during the game, you get the bonus. The bonus funds are independent of your moneyline or spread wager.

Say, for example, you took the Brooklyn Nets odds to cover +2.5 points at -109 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Further, suppose you wagered just a dollar on that market.

If Kyrie Irving (or any other Nets player) hits a three, you’d get the $100 in free bets regardless of whether Brooklyn covers the spread. If the Nets were to end up covering, you would also get $1.92 in winnings.

If Brooklyn failed to cover, you would still get the free bets. There’s some more information you need from that point, though.

The free bets will come in four $25 increments instead of one $100 credit. Additionally, the promotional funds expire after seven days. The site credit is not redeemable for cash.

While you can’t wager on NJ college teams, there are still many other options over the final week and a half of this month of local relevance.

Dates to consider for using this promo

The Lakers and Nets square off in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Other highlighted dates for the rest of February include:

  • Friday, Feb. 19 – Chicago Bulls at Philadelphia 76ers
  • Saturday, Feb. 20 – No. 13 West Virginia at No. 12 Texas
  • Sunday, Feb. 21 – Nets at Los Angeles Clippers
  • Monday, Feb. 22 – Stanford at No. 17 USC
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 – 76ers at Toronto Raptors
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Nebraska at No. 5 Illinois
  • Thursday, Feb. 25 – Dallas Mavericks at 76ers
  • Friday, Feb. 26 – SIU at No. 22 Loyola
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 – Dallas at Brooklyn
  • Sunday, Feb. 28 – No. 11 Iowa at No. 4 Ohio State

With these dates and more filling the calendar for the rest of this month, there are plenty of opportunities to turn a dollar into $100.

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