New DraftKings NFL Bettors Can Turn $1 Into $100; PointsBet Offers Blackhawks No-Brainer

Written By Joe Boozell on January 15, 2021
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Eight teams are still alive in the NFL Playoffs, and new DraftKings users have a chance to turn a big profit this weekend.

If new customers deposit $5 or more into their DraftKings Sportsbook account, they can turn a $1 bet into $100 if the team they choose wins.

That’s right — you can choose any team to win the moneyline. So, if you take the Kansas City Chiefs over the Cleveland Browns and Patrick Mahomes comes through, you’ll win.

After your deposit, visit the “Sportsbook Promos” page. From there, choose your game by clicking “Boost this Game.” Once you choose, you will be issued a single-use odds boost on either team to win the game. The boost will appear as +10,000.

Make sure you choose wisely because you can’t change your mind once you’ve clicked on “Boost this Game.”

NFL divisional round odds

So, which team should you choose? Here are the odds for this weekend:

If you’re going strictly by the numbers, the Chiefs are the wise play here.

That’s because the moneyline payout is the same for this promotion, regardless of which team you select.

As of this writing, the Chiefs are -10 over the Browns.

But if you were swayed by the Browns’ emphatic win over the Steelers last week, the Packers are another promising option.

Green Bay is a 6.5-point favorite over the Rams, who will be starting Jared Goff at quarterback.

Goff has played in just two games with a temperature below freezing at kickoff. In those two games, the Rams are 0-2 against the spread, and Goff has zero touchdown passes to five interceptions.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, meanwhile, has plenty of experience playing in the cold. And he might be the MVP this season.

The Rams-Packers games will be the first of the weekend to kick off, and it will do so at 3:35 p.m. CST on Saturday.

There are two games on Saturday and two on Sunday. This promotion is available until right before the final game of the weekend, though obviously, you would only be able to play that game.

If you’re not going to go with one of the bigger favorites, the Saints are short favorites over the Buccaneers, while the Bills are favored by a field goal over the Ravens.

And if you take an underdog with this boost, more power to you.

While this promotion only applies to new users, DraftKings is also dishing out a 25% boost for any three-team NFL parlay this weekend.

PointsBet handing out free NHL money

If you’re reading this before Friday night, PointsBet is doing a “Blackhawks On the House” no-brainer to celebrate the start of hockey season.

If the Blackhawks come within 15 goals of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night, you can double your money.

The maximum bet is $20. Puck drop is at 6 p.m. CST.

The Lightning are the defending Stanley Cup champions, and they beat the shorthanded Blackhawks 5-1 in the season-opener on Wednesday.

With that said, we like Chicago’s odds to cover here thanks to the PointsBet boost.

Be sure to check PlayIllinois for the latest on sports betting bonuses and bonus bets.

Photo by Charlie Riedel / AP
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