Who says 100-1 shots can’t win?
Barring ties, 15 of them will triumph Sunday and Monday via DraftKings’ creative Week 1 NFL promotion: a 100-1 odds boost on the team and game of your choice.
DraftKings 100-1 odds boost for NFL Week 1 weekend games
This is an innovative way to stoke public betting interest, luring both nationwide and regional markets.
Backers of the Baltimore Ravens at -8 against the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers at -7 over the Arizona Cardinals may already think they will pocket this wager. The Ravens and Indianapolis Colts at -8 vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars, are the most lopsided favorites on the DraftKings odds board.
On a regional basis, how about getting 100-1 on the Philadelphia Eagles as a six-point favorite against the Washington Football Team? Since when does the chalk get treated to plus numbers?
New York Jets backers gain 100-1 if they win as a 6.5-point underdog against the Buffalo Bills, who they always play tough.
For New York Giants bettors, 100-1 looks good for a team hosting a Monday Night Football game. The G-Men battle the Pittsburgh Steelers as 5.5-point underdogs.
How the 100-1 odds boost promo works
This promo officially kicked off after the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans game began Thursday night.
So it’s new and only available for a limited time.
After you decide which team to play, here is how the contest works: Bet $1, watch your team win, get $100.
OK, there’s more to it than that. But first, this offer is for new users only at DraftKings. And the max bet is $1.
To be eligible, the new user must make a deposit of $5+ into your DK sportsbook account. Once the deposit is complete, visit the promotions page and pick the game of your choice by clicking “BOOST THIS GAME.”
DraftKings offers a warning at this point: pick wisely. The boosted game cannot be changed once the “BOOST THIS GAME” button has been clicked.
Here are few other rules to note for the DraftKings 100-1 odds boost:
- All NFL games on Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 are eligible.
- Following game selection, users will be issued with a single-use odds boost to choose either team in that game. The boost is for +10000 (100-1) odds for a team to win that game
- Apply your boost to the team in the matchup desired by adding that team’s moneyline to the bet slip and adding the boost. The first bet with the boost is the qualifying bet.
- There’s one qualifying bet per user.
- The offer excludes live bets, parlays, cash out bets, free bets, and voided bets.
If you experience difficulties, make sure you are logged in and refresh if the boost doesn’t appear at first.
A little something more for Sunday’s games
As an added bonus for bettors on Sunday, all users at DraftKings Sportsbook have the option of a 25% profit boost. What does this mean?
Once users opt into this promo, they will be issued 13 single-use profit boosts for every NFL game on Sept. 13. The 25% boost will apply to the winnings but exclude the original bet.
Of course, the 25% profit boost has other exclusions and rules, so see below:
- The max bet is $50.
- Additional winnings will not exceed $100.
- It includes live bets and same game parlays.
- It excludes free bets, cash out bets, voided bets, and odds boosts.
This means the 100-1 odds boost for any team, any game is not included in the 25% profit boost. Users can use the two promos separately. For instance, if you are a new user, you could start your betting with the 100-1 odds boost. Then, on a separate bet, take advantage of the 25% profit boost.
So, who are you shelling out The Big Buck for? Which game on Sunday or Monday is your pick for a 100-1 odds boost?
Since this is New Jersey, let’s look at the local options for NFL Week 1.
Will it be the Philadelphia Eagles?
Why you would
It’s hard to argue with their December sweep of four NFC East games that propelled them into the playoffs last season.
They also showed heart, nearly winning their first-round postseason game against the Seattle Seahawks after losing quarterback Carson Wentz in the first quarter.
Of the three teams most beloved by New Jersey online football bettors, the Eagles play the weakest opponent this weekend.
Eagles bettors, the likeness of Philadelphia hero Ben Franklin is on the $100 bill. This transformation would be digital, but you can still turn a buck into a “Benny.”
Why you would not
Washington played with an assuredness for quarterback Dwayne Haskins that belied its 3-13 record last year.
Washington led Philadelphia in the final minute before bowing in the second matchup last year. The Eagles have won six in a row against Washington.
Historically, that’s about the point in this rivalry that the other team wins.
Will it be the New York Jets?
Why you would
The Jets match up well with Buffalo.
The Bills don’t blow teams out. The Jets actually did beat them in a meaningless end-of-season game last year and should have toppled them in the season opener.
Quarterback Sam Darnold may have better line protection this year, and Le’Veon Bell is a stud running back.
Why you would not
The Jets have not proven they can close the show against the top teams.
Even one field goal in their last five possessions would have been enough to give them the Week 1-win last year. The Jets instead blew a 16-3 fourth-quarter lead at home.
They still have the reputation for defeating themselves. And the Jets odds at NJ sportsbooks show that.
Will it be the New York Giants?
Why you would
New coach, Joe Judge, from the championship New England Patriots culture.
New offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, from the Dallas Cowboys.
A year of seasoning for turnover-prone quarterback Daniel Jones.
A pronounced intent to use star running back Saquon Barkley more out of the backfield.
There’s obviously a lot of positive aspects to this 2020 Giants team. That makes this DraftKings 100-1 odds boost a good option here, even if Giants odds put them as underdogs.
Why you would not
The Steelers won eight games without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger last year. He’s back.
Both Roethlisberger and head coach Mike Tomlin have won Super Bowl rings. Running back James Conner, receivers Juju Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson give Pittsburgh an edge at some key skill positions.
This line surged from Pittsburgh -4 to -5.5 when the action began heating up this week.