Double Your Money With DraftKings No-Brainer NFL Wild Card Weekend Promo

Written By Joe Boozell on January 6, 2021
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If any NFL player scores a touchdown this wild card weekend, you can double your money with DraftKings.

The NFL playoffs kick off on Saturday, and there will be six games throughout the weekend.

To claim the offer, first-time depositors in Illinois must put at least $5 in their sportsbook account. They can then place a bet — for first-timers, the maximum wager is $50 at +100 odds.

If you’ve already deposited on DraftKings Sportsbook, you’re also in luck. The only difference is that the maximum wager is $25 instead of $50, also boosted to +100 odds.

The promotion excludes live bets, parlays, bonus bets, cash out bets and voided bets.

The offer expires at 12:05 p.m. CST on Saturday. You must click “opt in” button before applying the boost to your bet.

DraftKings continues to offer no-brainer promotions regularly. Two weeks ago, it gave users the chance to double their money if any NBA team came within 75 points of its opponent.

NFL wild card weekend odds

Here’s a look at the best NFL odds at Illinois online sportsbooks this weekend:


If you’re looking to parlay favorites on Saturday, also make sure to check out FanDuel. A Bills, Seahawks and Buccaneers moneyline parlay would normally pay out +135, but FanDuel has boosted those odds to +160.

Bears the biggest underdog of the weekend

This wager will be decided long before the Saints and Bears kick off at 3:40 p.m. CST on Sunday. But if Illinoisans are looking to bet on the home team, they’ll have plenty of leeway if they bet the spread.

The Bears opened at +8 at PointsBet, but the number is up to +10.5 in some places.

As of this writing, the Bears and the Washington Football Team are the only squads who are expected to lose by more than a touchdown.

Chicago and New Orleans squared off on Nov. 1, and the Bears were actually quite competitive, losing 26-23 in overtime. But the Saints defense has kicked things into high gear since then, as it is now second in weighted DVOA.

The Bears are also banged up, as Roquan Smith and Darnell Mooney left the Packers game and did not return. Mooney was in the midst of a career day, totaling 11 catches for 93 yards.

As far as over/unders are concerned, the Bears and Saints are in the middle of the pack. The Rams and Seahawks have the lowest point total, while the Titans and Ravens have the highest.

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