FanDuel is giving new Illinois sports betting customers a 30/1 odds boost on any NBA or NFL game played on Christmas Day.
The Jolly Ol’ Saint Chuck odds boost is simple: Place a maximum of $5 bet on any NBA or NFL game played on Dec. 25, and you’ll win $150 if your team is victorious. This bet isn’t against the spread; just a win will allow you to recover some of the money spent on gifts.
This bet on FanDuel Sportsbook in Illinois will also pay in cash, not site credit. Bets will be fulfilled in 72 hours if your team wins.
Before we share some notable NFL and NBA games to potentially put your $5 booster bet on, be sure to watch PlayUSA’s experience on signing up for FanDuel in Illinois.
Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers odds
Aaron Rodgers will look to add to his case to win MVP when Cleveland heads to Lambeau Field on Saturday. Currently, Rodgers holds the best odds to win the MVP award at +125.
Packers bettors have been living the high-life, seeing their team post an 11-3 record straight up and against the spread. Green Bay is tied with Dallas for the best record against the spread in 2021.
Meanwhile, the Browns are 6-8 against the spread, tying them for 22nd in the NFL.
Despite Cleveland’s 7-7 record, they still have a strong chance to make the playoffs and possibly win the AFC North.
Nick Chubb has been their most valuable asset offensively, ranking fourth in the NFL in rushing yards with 1,017. Green Bay has the 12th-ranked rushing defense, allowing 108 yards per game on the ground.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Arizona Cardinals odds
This promises to be a highly entertaining game with both teams fighting for playoff positioning in their respective conferences. Indianapolis Colts started the year slow, losing its opening three games. Since then, the Colts are 8-3 and riding the high of an impressive Week 15 victory over New England.
The key to the Colts success is how balanced they are in all phases of the game.
Offensively, Jonathan Taylor has been breaking the will of defenses all year. His 1,518 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns lead the NFL in both categories.
Defensively, Darius Leonard has forced a league-high six fumbles and has hauled in three interceptions.
Arizona leads the NFC West with a 10-4 record but is facing a three-game losing skid if they can’t get the job done against Indianapolis.
The most demoralizing loss of the season came in Week 15 against the putrid Detroit Lions. The Cardinals were 13-point favorites at kickoff and lost the game 20-12.
Arizona’s mental fortitude will be tested on the short week with only five days’ rest.
Atlanta Hawks vs. New York Knicks odds
On a day normally spent spreading kindness and joy, Trae Young will receive none of that from Knicks fans. Young and the Hawks beat the Knicks four games to one in the first round of the 2021 NBA playoffs, and Young talked trash to New York fans every chance he got.
Knicks fans gave it right back to the all-star point guard, chanting expletives at him and reminding him of the lack of hair on his head.
Despite making the playoffs last year, both teams are currently on the outside looking in for postseason play in 2022. This game could be a momentum swinger for the winning team moving forward.
Golden State Warriors vs. Phoenix Suns odds
Opposite of the Hawks-Knicks matchup, this game features two of the NBA’s best teams. Phoenix has been out for blood in 2022 after losing to the Milwaukee Bucks in last season’s NBA Finals. It’s 25-5 record is the best in the NBA.
Not far behind are the 25-6 Golden State Warriors. After a down year, the Warriors have bounced back in a major way behind the dominance of Steph Curry.
This will be the rubber match, as the Suns won the first matchup of the season 104-96. In Game 2, the Warriors won a blowout by a score of 118-96.
Fans will be treated to a possible Western Conference Finals preview while ripping wrapping paper and eating gingerbread cookies.