NFL Playoff Odds Boosts: Looking at the Brady Versus Smith Showdown

NFL Wild Card Weekend means there will be six, not four, games, and NJ sports betting customers have a full menu of boosts, props and promos.

There are six NFL wild card playoff games this weekend. Many New Jersey sports bettors have already found their edge — or lack of one — regarding the teams and players.

It’s a smaller schedule than the regular season and will push more NJ online sportsbook customers in the direction of boosts, props and promos.

Let’s observe the prolific betting landscape.

Fox Bet boosting Nick Chubb

Can Nick Chubb of the Cleveland Browns rush for more than 100 yards and score a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers? Fox Bet has boosted it to an eye-opening +400, up from +333. Chubb is certainly capable, and the Browns are a good rushing team.

Chubb accomplished this feat five times during the regular season. The latest was last week, against the Steelers. Pittsburgh, however, rested some key players.

For this realistic possibility to pay that well, the book is saying the public expects the Steelers to dominate and force Cleveland to throw more.

This bet is as much about where one thinks Cleveland will be in the game as whether Chubb can hit the number.

If the bet hits, it pays very well.

How well?

For Derrick Henry to achieve the same totals in the Tennessee Titans-Baltimore Ravens game, the odds are +100 — a staggering difference for the same achievement.

The intangible thrown into the Chubb bet is the absence of Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, who won’t be behind the bench. He’s out after testing positive for COVID-19.

Will this have an effect on the team’s organization?

The bet offers indirect insight on the game. For Chubb’s prop number to be that large, insiders don’t expect him to be a major factor. It would correlate with Pittsburgh dominating the game.

But will the bettors agree?

Tom Brady vs. Alex Smith

Here’s one from the Washington Football TeamTampa Bay Buccaneers Saturday evening game.

Can Tom Brady of Tampa Bay and Alex Smith of Washington each toss two or more touchdowns? It’s +300 for a reason.

Brady has been on a roll, picking apart defenses with 12 touchdowns against only one interception over recent games. But those performances have come against the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions.

Washington hasn’t allowed two passing touchdowns in a game since Week 13 and will be the best defense Brady has seen in several weeks.

Smith did throw two touchdowns against the Philadelphia Eagles in the team’s last game. Plus, Tampa does have a porous defense, so he will have a chance here. But he looks hobbled and can’t extend plays well.

Nonetheless, two touchdowns apiece is not a ridiculous thing to ask.

Colts-Bills kick off Wild Card Weekend

Here’s a prop to make bettors think about where the Indianapolis Colts-Buffalo Bills game will be during the fourth quarter.

Can each team come up with at least two touchdowns and two field goals?

The yes has been boosted from +225 to +250.

It’s a respectable return, because teams are not locked into scoring in each quarter. The key is believing the game will be close enough for a field goal to matter in the fourth quarter. Both teams are not shy about bypassing field goals and going for touchdowns, even in the red zone.

But with everything on the line, they could be tempted to play more conservatively and grab sure points when possible.

The proliferation of two-point attempts has also changed the number of field goals attempted. In taking this bet, you are hoping for a more conventional style of play.

More NFL betting possibilities

Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints to score twice against the Chicago Bears has been added. It’s gone up to +300.

There are some props for Jared Goff of the Los Angeles Rams, but be wary. His status is uncertain versus the Seattle Seahawks.

Here’s an apples-to-apples comparison to benefit line shoppers

FanDuel Sportsbook has boosted the moneyline payout for Buffalo, Seattle and Tampa Bay to win their games from +160 to +190. This is meaningful because most other books have this one in the +160 range.

Thirty basis points is a substantial edge for the bettor.

Moneyline parlays are a good idea in the first place, especially with clear-cut favorites involved. In most instances, bettors will hit the majority of the wagers and always feel as though there’s a good chance this will hit.

The question is whether they can get that last one, and there usually is one difficult or sweat part of the wager, to make the bet pay.

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DraftKings Sportsbook luring newcomers

If you haven’t joined the parade yet, now is an excellent time.

For Wild Card Weekend, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering an easy score for first-time users.

Amid the NFL’s highest-scoring season ever, all you need is a touchdown. It’s what DraftKings likes to refer to as a no-brainer bet. The rules are simple:

  • Sign up for an account using the above link.
  • Deposit at least $5 into your DraftKings Sportsbook account.
  • Bettors will be issued one single-use odds boost (+100) to use for any team to score a touchdown during Wild Card Weekend.
  • The wager must be placed prior to the kickoff of Saturday’s Bills-Colts game.
  • You must select the boost from your betslip before placing the bet.
  • The maximum bet is $50.

There is a similar promo for existing customers, but the maximum wager is $25.

PointsBet says you drink the ‘juice’

PointsBet has an exciting slate of promotions to kick off NFL Wild Card Weekend, including the return of No Juice +100 spread lines. The max bet is $10,000.

This eliminates the vig, or the price of playing the bet, usually 10% of the wager.

The promo has particular significance on large bets. A $10,000 wager will usually result in a vig of about $1,000.

The principle applies for smaller bets, too. A $300 wager, for example, would provide a savings of roughly $30 if the vig vanishes.

William Hill + NFL Saturday playoff bonus

Here’s an if-you-win angle from William Hill. It involves all three Saturday games.

All it takes is wagering at least $50 on a pregame bet, and if you win, bonuses will kick in. Basically, you’ll receive free bet dollars for your team’s top running back’s stats. Here are a few examples:

  • $1 toward a free bet per 10 rushing yards.
  • $6 toward a free bet per rushing touchdown.
  • $6 toward a free bet per receiving touchdown.

Credits will be applied directly to accounts within five business days after the promotion period has expired. The free bet must be used within seven days after it is awarded.

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Week 15 Odds Boosts: Will NJ Bettors Hit The Over Thursday Night In Vegas?

NFL Week 15 includes Eagles at Cardinals, but the NJ sports betting acttion gets underway with a big AFC West showdown that could generate 50-plus points.

Odds Boosts remain a popular NFL betting tool heading into Week 15.

At the least, they eliminate the vig, providing wagering value.

The boosts get an early start this week, with one Thursday game and two on Saturday.

Although the list will increase closer to kickoff, including Sunday games, here are some early NJ sports betting considerations.

High scoring Thursday night affair

Fox Bet NJ jumps out of the gate, boosting both teams to score in each quarter from +400 to +500 for the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers game.

This prop just hit on Monday Night Football, when the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens delivered 89 points.

What makes the prop worth pondering, besides the price, is the Raiders’ style of play. They have an excellent offense and a swiss-cheese defense full of holes. Derek Carr for Las Vegas and Justin Herbert of Los Angeles have a chance to light it up in this one.

This is always one of the most intriguing, yet lucrative props. The game needs to remain close, field goals need to be relevant, and you have to catch a break in a quarter in which a team may only touch the ball once.

The perception is that these teams will march up and down the field. The over-under is 53 at Fox Bet, the highest total this week.

There is an interesting cross-reference on this angle. In its custom bet section, Fox Bet lists the prop of each team getting two touchdowns and one field goal for the game as -188. That prop was more than +400 for the Philadelphia Eagles last week against the New Orleans Saints, indicating NJ online sportsbooks expect a shootout here.

Josh Jacobs to score in the first quarter has been boosted to +500.The Raiders running back is an excellent choice as an anytime touchdown threat wherever you play, and it often pays even money or a little higher. First touchdown and first-quarter bets are always risky because they unfold in a limited time frame, but that’s why they pay well.

More on Chargers-Raiders showdown

FanDuel Sportsbook has an aggressive perspective regarding the Thursday Night game.: Keep it comin with the points.

It is offering an  enhanced a payout from +190 to +240 for the Raiders to win the game outright and for the total to hit 55 or more. That’s slightly more than the over-under number of 53.5.

If you like this prop, it seems logical to separately play the over in this game, a regular bet not connected with the boosts. If the offenses hit big but the Raiders don’t win, you are at least covered.

Hard to ignore Davante Adams in Week 15

On Saturday, the best opportunity in the Carolina PanthersGreen Bay Packers  game involves Packers receiver Davante Adams. For him to score a touchdown and the Packers to win has been boosted from -120 to +100 a Fox Bet. Not a big payoff, but it wipes out the vig and then some, changing odds from laying 6-5 to getting even money.

Some players will jump on this for a large bet, depending on what they can get for Adams as an anytime scorer. Bettors can’t touch the moneyline, -400.

This is one wager in which the size of one’s bet may determine its appeal. The larger the bankroll, the better.

How about Bad Beat boosts?

FanDuel and DraftKings Sportsbook have both addressed the final-play fiasco of the Baltimore Ravens’ 42-37 triumph over the Cleveland Browns Monday Night. Both involved priming the pump with refunds, keeping bettors from that game engaged rather than possibly enraged.

For tortured Browns bettors, their team was looking like an imminent moneyline win. Cleveland was  leading 35-34 and Baltimore down to its final offensive play. However, the final result ended up being  a 47-42 Bad Beat at +3. The daggers were a field goal allowed with two seconds left and a crazy lateral-fest resulting in a safety on the final play. And it radically changed betting fortunes.

FanDuel refunded all pre-live, straight spread bets placed on the Browns +3, +3.5 and +4.5 from the game. The total refund was $750k and appeared in customer’s accounts in site credit.

DraftKings has a promotion good through Thursday evening, for anyone having played Cleveland + 3, +3.5, +4, and +4.5.

The Bad Beat promo is available via  the promotions page. Here ae some of the potential rewards:

  • $50 free bet
  • $100 free bet
  • $1,000 free bet
  • $25,000 DK dollars.

Some New Jersey DraftKings customes have reported getting $100 on a free bet after wagering only $15 on the game.

A case like this becomes a no-brainer. If that subsequent free bet hits, a bad break will have turned into good fortune. Some gamblers may try to ensure this by taking the Pittsburgh Steelers on the moneyline against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Monday Night Football game closes out the Week 15 schedule. Pittsburgh  (11-2) won the first meeting against Cincinnati (2-10-1) convincingly, 36-10.

But no matter which game you play, the refund or promo turns losing bets into pushes. Plus, it enables the money to be placed into other wagers while validating the key psychological component of “I was robbed.”

Do we hear more Week 15 free bets?

PointsBet NJ bookends the Week 15 schedule with a pair of free-bet enticements.

Tonight’s Chargers-Raiders and Monday’s Steelers- Bengals contests are part of what’s termed a risk-free offer.

Make an in-play moneyline wager on the underdog in each game.If that team loses, the bettor will be refunded up to $50 in free bets. So Chargers and Bengals bettors, this applies to you.

Bettors will wager $50 on the dogs and receive either an upset win or the $50 free bet. Check the PointsBet app for complete details.  Be sure to play the freebie within the time frame, usually one week.

The free bet refund must be used on another in-play event.

This promotion particularly entices money from Cincinnati Bengals bettors, who bet a prohibitive dog, +550. A key for Bengals backers is to have an idea what free bet you’d like to use next week before making this play.

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Want To Erase A Bad Bet? PointsBet Is Giving New Customers The Opportunity

The PointsBet Good Karma Refund offer for new customers essentially lets New Jersey bettors act like a bad beat never even happened.

We’ve all made decisions that in hindsight look like the wrong choice. That’s something that won’t have to cost new PointsBet NJ customers thanks to the PointsBet Good Karma Refund program.

New Jersey sports betting customers who haven’t wagered with PointsBet before can effectively erase one of their bad beats from the record through the program. They’ll have to get busy to qualify, however.

How PointsBet Good Karma Refund works

The most important piece of information is that this deal is only for new PointsBet customers. It’s also available in addition to other first-time depositor deals.

To be eligible, you have to place at least 10 real money bets on the Nj sportsbook  app before the month ends. Any wager you place with site credit won’t count toward that total.

Once you qualify, you can select any settled wager you lost during the month. Take a screenshot of the receipt and attach it to an email.

Then, anytime between Dec. 28 and 31, send the email to [email protected] Within 24 hours, PointsBet will refund the value of your bet up to $100 in site credit.

The upside for bettors is a feeling of vindication around that wager you were so confident about but lost anyway, in addition to up to $100 in free “money,” of course. However, there’s an upside for PoinsBet here, too.

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What’s in it for PointsBet here?

PointsBet, like all other sportsbooks, isn’t in the habit of just giving away money. This is essentially a customer loyalty and marketing ploy.

The hope is that it will inspire bettors to do more business with the company in the future. Additionally, just maybe some positive word-of-mouth marketing will result from the program as well.

“PointsBet’s mission has and always will be to provide our clients with the ultimate sports betting experience, and part of that is to continuously practice what we preach in terms of being the true bettor-friendly sportsbook,” noted Johnny Aitken, PointsBet USA CEO. “We are excited to take the next step in that mission today in unveiling Personal Good Karma Refunds. At PointsBet, we understand that every bad beat is not created equal – some may sting specific clients a bit more than others, should it involve a team they support or an instance where they feel particularly wronged – so as a result, we are excited to put the power back into the hands of our clients and let them decide which bad beat needs to be corrected.”

Additionally, PointsBet is a publicly-traded corporation on the Australian  Stock Exchange. The bigger its customer base, the more easily it can secure funding and the higher experts will rate shares of the company.

Each new account registration works toward that end. For those new PointsBet customers, having a bet graded a loss doesn’t have to mean the end this month.

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Football Five: NFL Week 8 Brings Mix Of The Norm And Unexpected

The NFL Week 8 storylines include a 2-4-1 Eagles team that continues to play mind games with bettors. This week, it’s the Birds +7.5 vs the 2-4 Cowboys.

Football Five carries a package of intrigue for NFL Week Eight bettors.

The slate opens with the Carolina Panthers hosting the luckless Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. And we can’t forget about the searing Tampa Bay Buccaneers invading the one-win New York Giants on Monday night.

In between, the NJ sports betting card is a flood of the norm and the unexpected.

First, let’s touch on the norm. The Pittsburgh Steelers, football’s lone unbeaten team (with four straight covers) visit the Baltimore Ravens in the potential game of the week. And it’s hard to ignore the  Seattle Seahawks hosting the San Francisco 49ers in a potential NFC West barn burner.

The unexpected is the Philadelphia Eagles leading the NFC East and being lopsided favorites against the Dallas Cowboys. Second-string quarterback Andy Dalton’s status is up in the air after he suffered a concussion against Washington. The Cowboys, preseason favorites to win the NFC Least, are the only NFL team without a cover. That’s a shocking stat.

The New England Patriots, for the first time in ages, are underdogs against the Buffalo Bills this week.

Here is the Football Five, a handful of ideas to carry forward into the wagering week.

1. NFL Week 8 + Eagles odds confusion

The Eagles continue to frustrate their backers. Philadelphia left perhaps 10 points on the table while failing to cover a -4.5 point spread against the New York Giants. Bettors who took the moneyline cashed in on the 22-21 victory. Overall, the Eagles are 2-4-1 against the spread and moneyline.

Here’s the laundry list of lost points against the G-Men:

  • An end-zone pick in the first quarter
  • A missed field goal before halftime
  • A bypassed chip shot field goal early in the fourth quarter
  • A failed two-point conversion

The Eagles drove the length of the field late in the third quarter, trailing 14-10. On 4th and goal at the New York 3-yard line, they passed up the chip-shot field goal and failed to score.

So what happened, you ask?

The Giants started the fourth quarter with a drive of eight minutes and scored a touchdown to go up 21-10. The Eagles could not keep one of the league’s worst offenses pinned in near its own goal line.

The translation is the Eagles have an average offense and defense. They can’t afford to drive the length of the field and walk away without points.

And the Jalen Hurts experiment should be shelved when Philly gets in scoring position. When the rookie entered against the Giants, defenders knew he would get the ball and stuffed him. If he can’t be respected as a decoy, he won’t be effective.

The Cowboys are bad, but can the Eagles leave points on the table and still cover?

The team is two games under .500 and favored by more than a touchdown.

2. Pass the blood pressure pills

Several games on Sunday came down to the final play, which is more than any previous NFL week.

The Cincinnati Bengals, who host the Tennessee Titans this week, improved to a league-best 6-1 against the spread, although their bettors endured palpitations. The Bengals were +3.5 and seemingly victorious after pulling ahead of the Cleveland Browns, 34-31, with 66 seconds remaining.

But Baker Mayfield led Cleveland back, and with no timeouts, completed an improbable game-winning 24-yard touchdown with 11 seconds left.  What a dagger. Now the Browns went up by three, 37-34, and lined up to kick the covering extra point.

And then the real Hail Mary came in for Cincinnati bettors.

Cleveland’s Cody Parkey missed the conversion.

For Cincinnati bettors, it was a prayer answered. That never seems to come in on your behalf, but it did here.

For Cleveland bettors, it was a heist. Brown backers are ready to fill out a police report.

2a. PointsBet Karma Kommittee Watch

So the good news is the PointsBet NJ Karma Kommittee was watching and ready to take action.

On Monday, the operator lifted up Cleveland bettors by posting this Tweet:

Bad karma became good karma.

The Browns host the Las Vegas Raiders in a very bettable game. And those who catch the -2.5 will be happy they got it for less than a field goal.

3. Fate giveth, fate taketh away

Here was a real roller-coaster ride for Atlanta Falcons bettors, as their team is 1-6 heading into Thursday’s NFL Week Eight game against Carolina.

Multiple NJ sportsbooks had the Falcons line at -2.5 as of late Wednesday morning.

The problem is Atlanta keeps getting close, but fails to close out games. They trailed the Detroit Lions, 16-14, in the final stages of Sunday’s game as they drove toward a score.

Todd Gurley broke through for a first down and tried to go down at the 1-yard line. This would’ve allowed the Falcons to wind down the clock and kick the game-winning field goal as time expired. It would have been a half-point loss for Falcons bettors, but a badly needed win for the team.

But Gurley accidentally scored, giving Atlanta a 22-16 lead with 1:04 remaining. Falcon bettors had been given a gift, but it was snatched from them in gut-wrenching fashion.

Guess what happened next? Detroit got the ball and scored on the final play. Detroit prevailed, 23-22.

The Falcons could form their own division of any sportsbooks’ bad beat committee. Three epic fourth-quarter meltdowns have turned this team from a should-be 4-3 to 1-6.

4. Steelers play to the number

Entering NFL Week Eight, oddsmakers are uncanny regarding the Steelers, whose games gravitate to the number like a magnet.

Many Pittsburgh contests against the spread are determined in the final seconds. Sunday, it was clinched on the final play. Pittsburgh, +1 at DraftKings and FanDuel sportsbooks, had a 27-7 third-quarter lead.

A breeze for once, right? Nope. Tennessee closed to 27-24 and gained position for a field goal to force overtime on the final play. Fortunately for Steelers bettors, it went wide.

The Steelers remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team, and they are  5-1 against the spread.

5. Think moneyline for NFL Week 8

These cardiac covers present an alternative to snake-bit spread bettors: moneyline parlays.

This four-team parlay paid better than 3-1 at DraftKings:

  • Chiefs –355 versus Broncos
  • Rams -250 versus Bears
  • Chargers -370 versus Jaguars
  • Eagles -240 versus Giants

All bettors needed were straight-up winners.

Lumping prohibitive favorites on a moneyline ticket will usually put you in contention to cash.

What’s wrong with 3-1 odds?

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Thursday Night Football Odds Boosts Put Spotlight On Dolphins-Jaguars QBs

With NFL Week Three looming, New Jersey sportsbooks break out the odds boosts for the Dolphins vs. Jaguars matchup on Thursday Night Football.

What’s the first sign of the upcoming NFL week, besides the chatter?

Odds boosts. They arrive in time for the Thursday night games and progress closer to Sunday’s kickoffs. They come in varied forms and reach different betting sectors, from individual to team props.

It’s important to know which ones are simply fun and which may entice a strong wager, perhaps one of the most important bets you’ll make this week.

Let’s assess some for the Miami Dolphins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football.

DraftKings has a strong odds boost lineup

We’ll start off with a good pick from DraftKings Sportsbook. Jacksonville quarterback Gardner Minshew to throw for more than 250.5 yards and the Jags to win has been boosted from +130 to +150.

This is a good price.

The yards should be attainable, as Minshew threw for 339 on Sunday when the Jags authored a shootout with the Tennessee Titans, losing 33-30.

Minshew Mania was in full force as he led the Jags back from a big deficit.

Conversely, the Dolphins allowed 417 yards to the Josh Allen-led Buffalo Bills in a 31-28 loss. If you think Minshew’s team can follow with a win, this is the most realistic prop on the board.

What you’ve got for this prop +150 is a moneyline favorite of -157 in the Jags and a yardage total Minshew normally hits.

Worth the attempt.

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A moneyline victory for the Dolphins

Go to the flip side of the moneyline. The Dolphins to win outright and the game to stay under 48 points now pays +355, up from +325.

This is an intriguing prop because a moneyline victory by the Dolphins is feasible. They opened as a 1-point underdog and it became +3 on Tuesday.

Still, being an underdog by a field goal or less represents a realistic win chance.

The tricky part will be keeping this game under 48 points. The Jags-Titans scored 63 points, and the Dolphins and Buffalo Bills clicked for 59 points last week.

Do you think this can go 10 points lower and the Dolphins can prevail? Miami doesn’t win many shootouts, so there is a sentiment that if they win, it will be a lower-scoring game.

DJ Chark odds boost

Crapshoot: If you take a stab in the first touchdown department, DJ Chark has been boosted from +900 to +975. A nice payout becomes even nicer.

But how much will he play? Chark is battling a chest injury and will be limited. A chest injury impacts a player’s ability to reach out for the pass.

Will the Dolphins be nursing him on a short week, trying to preserve him for the long haul? First touchdowns are tough calls anyway because they have a limited time frame.

Fox Bet: Money in the TDs

Here’s a good one with a history of coming out.

Fox Bet NJ offers an odds boost if each team scores a touchdown in each half. The odds have been hiked from +125 to +200.

In Week Two, Miami scored touchdowns in each half of a 31-28 setback to the Bills.

Jacksonville tallied touchdowns in both halves in losing one of the week’s most thrilling contests, 33-30, to the Tennessee Titans.

Both teams have freewheeling, talented quarterbacks. Neither team has much of a defense.

PointsBet: Dolphins-Jags boosted to playable

Minshew and Ryan Fitzpatrick combined for 667 passing yards in NFL Week Two. They are presented as a prop of 500 yards between them and reduced from -140 to -110 at PointsBet NJ.

Not attractive at -140, but a play, maybe a strong one, at -110.

This is a sensible number, as you can forecast either quarterback to get hot. If either team falls a few points behind, it’s a must-throw. The odds on the prop indicate there is roughly a 50% chance of the yardage being reached.

And they both cleared the number last week. Can they do it again?

The boost brings this wager into play.

This is a nice companion ticket to the over-under 48 play. You are doubling down on hopes of offense and rooting against freak plays, like a deflection that gets picked off in the end zone.

Why odds boosts are a good bet

Odds boosts are a significant benefit for players because a boost often eliminates the effect of the vig.

That’s the 10% premium gamblers pay the books for the privilege of taking their bets. At one time, it was how books made money. They balanced the books on each side, took their cut and pocketed some revenue.

But the new age of gambling, with high-volume play and quick-betting access, makes book-balancing difficult. Operators now toss out enticements to lure action, especially on isolated Thursday night games.

Players must decide which props and odds boosts have the best value. In budgeting terms, a good feeling on a Thursday night odds-boosted prop may be more beneficial than a Sunday bet you don’t love.

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Level Up, NFL Fans: NJ Sportsbooks Kick Off Week 1 With Odds Boosts, Free Bets

There’s more than just a couple of NFL free bets and odds boosts to consider from New Jersey online sportsbooks, but here are some of the good ones.

Promos, odds boosts, and free bets… oh my. Must be NFL Week 1 at New Jersey online sportsbooks.

Players love sportsbook enticements because they increase value and often eliminate the natural “vig” of 10%. Operators love them because the props entice new players. And current players, too.

Bettors can target Thursday night’s opener, the rest of Week 1, or the entire NFL 2020 season. Of course, this is just a selection, and it’s only Week 1. Who knows what will happen in the next 17 weeks.

Anyway, let’s dive in and see what NJ sports betting apps have to offer.

Thursday Night Football odds boosts and no-brainer bets

There is still some time left to jump on DraftKings’ no-brainer prop. To celebrate the NFL’s 101st season, DraftKings Sportsbook lets you bet on the Kansas City Chiefs at +101 against the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

It’s called the biggest no-brainer ever because, well, it is.

The maximum bet is $50, and you must select the boost in your bet slip before making the wager. This excludes live bets, parlays, free bets, cash out bets, voided bets, and odds boost. And of course, it’s one qualifying bet per user.

And here’s a mini no-brainer odds boost at DraftKings.

Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes combining for more than 4.5 passing touchdowns between them for Thursday night. It has been boosted to +140.

What’s deceiving is that Kansas City runs the ball more near the goal line than one would think and both quarterbacks are rushing touchdown threats. Nonetheless, this gets a piece of my bankroll.

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Sunday NFL free bets and promos

For Sunday games you have some time to think, but here are a few good ones from a few of the top NJ sportsbooks.

DraftKings: Making an impossible bet possible

The Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win is boosted from +334 to +380.

The Colts are -400 on the moneyline as an eight-point pick against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The New England Patriots are -295 against the Miami Dolphins as a 6.5-point favorite.

You can’t play either team on the moneyline, but here you can by taking them with the Buccaneers, who are +148 as a standalone moneyline bet against the New Orleans Saints. They are 3.5-point underdogs.

FanDuel and a Monday Night Football bet

FanDuel Sportsbook has several beauties.

One is the Road to 55 promo, a nod to Super Bowl 55.

Bet $50 on any NFL team to win Super Bowl 55 and gain $5 in site credit for every regular-season game the team wins. If that team wins 10 games, for example, your real bet was zero, plus the possibility exists for that club to win it all.

FanDuel tantalizes New York Giants bettors for Monday Night Football, too.  The G-Men to win outright in a game that hits 48 points or higher has been boosted to +420. That’s a sweet price if the Giants can win a shootout.

Here’s a nice odds boost: The Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, and Indianapolis Colts all to win. Hiked from +171 to +210.

Now, you can’t touch the Ravens at -360 against the Cleveland Browns and the Colts at -420 against the Jaguars. But combine them with the big-risk bet, the Vikings, who are -156 against the Green Bay Packers for a game in which they are only favored by 2.5 points entering the week.

Bet three teams with big minus moneyline numbers, they all win, and you have +210.

PointsBet: The rainmakers make it rain

Barkley, Bell, and free bets. Need we say more?

OK, we’ll say more.

PointsBet NJ has a season-long promo in which Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants or Le’Veon Bell of the New York Jets provide you money every time they score.

All it takes is a $25 bet in the NFL Futures Props Promo Markets. When you bet, you will receive a $6 free bet for each touchdown the player you selected scores after each game.

But be advised: Free bets will be paid out within an hour of each game and are valid for only one week of issue.

So put them right back in play.

BetMGM and a $20 free bet just because

To be fair, these NFL free bets from BetMGM Sportsbook are for both Thursday and Sunday games.

But they deserve a mention here because all customers have to do to get the free bet is log into their BetMGM account.

BetMGM is gifting users in New Jersey $10 free on Thursday ahead of the Chiefs-Texans NFL opener. Then, on Sunday, BetMGM will give users another $10 free.

Not too shabby.