DraftKings Nails It With ‘Hammer The Over’ Promo For Tonight’s Bulls Game

Written By Joe Boozell on April 12, 2021

Online registration may be no more, but DraftKings Sportsbook is still dishing out generous promotional offers to Illinois sports bettors.

The Bulls take on the Grizzlies on Monday night in Memphis. The normal over/under point total is 228.

In DraftKings’ “Hammer the Over” offer, the sportsbook will lower the total by one point for every 400 bettors who take the over. It is possible to go all the way to zero, so if the Bulls or Grizzlies score a single point, the bet would cash.

Bet $5 Get $200 + Up to $1,050 Bonus

The sports betting promotion is only available in Illinois and Tennessee, and the maximum wager is $25. At even odds, a winning bet would net $25.

PlayIllinois has the live odds on the Bulls vs. Grizzlies game. The game will tip off at 8 p.m. CST, and air on NBC Sports Chicago.

DraftKings Bulls playoff odds

At 22-30, the Bulls are currently 10th in the Eastern Conference standings.

That will likely put them in the play-in tournament, which will start on May 18. If the season ended today, the Bulls would play the seventh-seeded Boston Celtics.

By the rules of the tournament, the Celtics would have two chances to win a game against the Bulls to go to the NBA playoffs. The Bulls would need to win both games in order to make the Playoffs.

Right now, Chicago is +320 to reach the playoffs at DraftKings, and -455 to miss them.

The Bulls currently have a two-game lead on the Raptors, who are 11th in the East. Chicago is three games behind the Pacers for the No. 9 seed.

The Bulls made a splash at this year’s trade deadline when they acquired All-Star center Nikola Vucevic from the Magic.

Vucevic has been as good as advertised, but that hasn’t translated to more wins. Chicago is 2-7 since acquiring him, albeit while playing a difficult schedule.

The Bulls are 2.5-point underdogs on Monday against the Grizzlies, who are the No. 8 seed in the superior Western Conference.

No more online registration in Illinois

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker ended online sports betting registration in early April. But existing DraftKings users are still reaping the benefits of promotions like these.

We received February revenue numbers last week, and DraftKings once again led the state in handle, taking in about $200 million in wagers.

Since DraftKings at Casino Queen is downstate, there isn’t an easily accessible retail location near Chicago.

As such, it will be interesting to see how much sportsbooks try to entice their existing users to continue betting. A no-brainer Bulls promotion likely falls under that category.

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Joe Boozell has also been a college sports writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FoxSports.com and NBA.com. Growing up, Boozell squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene ... you can imagine how that went.

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