MLB Postseason & NBA: Barstool Promo Code ACTNEWS1000 Catches $1,000 Wednesday

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The ALDS and NLDS are set in gear and Barstool Sportsbook is giving new users a $1,000 for them with the sign up code ACTNEWS1000.

This comes in the form of a risk-free bet (new player bonus in Barstool terms). It can be used on anything — MLB, NBA, NHL, college football, soccer. You name it.

Barstool also has a live NFL offer, which is the bet $20, get $150 in bonus cash. That can be used for Thursday's Saints-Cardinals game, which is redeemable with code ACTNEWS150.

I'll use more context below.

Barstool's New Player Bonus & Phillies-Padres

We've already gone in-depth on what the different types of mean, so check that out if you want a high-level overview into sign-up promotions and bonuses.

There are only two outcomes with a new player bonus:

  • If your first bet wins: you keep the winnings and your deposit
  • If your first bet loses: you'll get refunded in bonus cash (aka free bets) equal to that first wager.

If you use your bet on Game 2 of Phillies-Padres at 4:35 p.m. ET Wednesday, you'll want to look for a plus-money wager. We always recommend that for promo opportunities; you'll get more expected value over time this way.

OK, so you deposit $250.

Philly's offense has been silencing odds left and right since the Postseason's start. They only knocked three hits in Game 1, but two of which were solo shots laced from Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper. The win was also secured by masterful pitching from Zach Wheeler who turns the hill over to Aaron Nola.

Nola will face San Diego's Blake Snell, who's 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA against the Phillies in 2022.

Suppose you want to ride Philly's dark-horse momentum into Game 2.

Pick: Phillies -1.5 (+163)

  • If the Phillies cover: You win $412.50 ($250 x 1.63) and keep the original $250, so you'll have $662.50 in your account to withdraw or bet.
  • If the Phillies don't cover: You get $250 back in free bets — aka bonus cash at Barstool.

Here's an in-depth look at this pitching matchup from our Sean Zerillo:

Like Wheeler, Nola can frustrate the Padres’ offense with well-placed fastballs and use those to get ahead in counts to deploy his curveball and changeup.

After the Juan Soto trade, the Padres stopped swinging the bats completely; they had the lowest swing rate overall (45%) and on pitches inside and outside the zone, alongside the second-highest called-strike rate and the lowest first-pitch strike rate.

They might be able to wait out pitchers like Ranger Suarez, Noah Syndergaard, Bailey Falter and Kyle Gibson. Still, Wheeler and Nola can consistently put them behind in counts if they’re not going to swing.

Blake Snell finds himself in a sub-optimal matchup against a Phillies offense that crushed left-handed pitching (123 wrC+, 3rd) after the deadline. Snell’s velocity and slider usage peaked late in the season, but both have reverted toward his 2022 baseline in two playoff starts.

I projected the Phillies as 54.1% favorites (-118 implied) for the first five innings (F5) and 52.4% favorites (-110) for the full game on Wednesday. 

Barstool's Bonus Cash & Yankees-Astros 

Suppose the Phillies don't cover the spread. You've got some time to place the $250 in bonus cash (free bets) on Yankees-Astros first pitch at 7:37 p.m. ET.

You don't have to bet the full $250 all at once, but let's say you do for thrills.

This matchup is tight considering two high-powered offenses with success against opposing pitch types. The Yankees pitching staff is on short rest after defeating Cleveland just 24 hours before this game. The Astros will deploy Cy Young-favorite Justin Verlander against Jameson Taillion.

Both pitchers have faced this opposition once in 2022: Verlander surrendered 4 hits and 1 ER in 7.0 IP to New York. On the other hand, Taillion gave 10 hits and 6 runs in 5.2 IP to Houston.

Pick: Astros -1.5 (+123)

Here's an example of bonus cash with this bet:

  • If the Astros cover, you pocket $307.50 ($250 x 1.23) and you keep the original $250. So now you have $557.50 in your account that you can withdraw and bet.
  • If Astros don't cover, you have $0.

Most sportsbooks don't let you keep the stake from the free bet, so you'd end up with just $240.

Here's more from Zerillio on Yankees-Astros:

The Yankees will play for the fourth time in five days — and after a quick turnaround following their divisional series win over the Guardians on Saturday. They had to fly into Houston on Tuesday night to face an Astros team that has been off since Saturday.

Bullpen rest points towards Houston for Game 1, with Clay Holmes, Jonathan Loaisiga and Wandy Peralta having pitched at least three times since Friday.

And Houston gets to line up its No. 1 starter in Justin Verlander (2.66 xERA) against the Yankees’ No. 4 starter, Jameson Taillon (4.20 xERA).

Houston has a slightly better offense and a superior bullpen, while the Yankees are the better team defensively.

How to Sign Up for Barstool 

Signing up for most legal sportsbooks is pretty simple and can be done in just a few minutes. Here's how it works at Barstool.

  1. Follow this link
  2. Put in your name, address, last four of SSN, etc.
  3. Enter Barstool Sportsbook promo code ACTNEWS1000 at checkout to qualify for the bonus offer
  4. Deposit using a bank account, credit card, or PayPal
  5. Make your first bet risk-free, up to $1,000

Barstool's promo code bonus offer is available in 13 states — Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

You can still sign up if you live in a different state but are traveling to a state with Barstool available.

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