CFB Friday: Barstool Sportsbook Promo Code ACTNEWS1000 Unlocks $1,000
Duke heads up to Boston College Friday for a game that could be the nail in the coffin for the Eagles season.
As Duke looks to stay atop the ACC Coastal, Barstool Sportsbook will offer the promo code ACTNEWS1000 to get new users a risk free bet of up to $1,000.
It works like this:
- Bet any amount up to $1,000 on any of Friday’s three CFB games.
- If it loses, you’ll be restored with how ever much you bet in bonus cash.
Let’s take a closer look below.
Digging into Barstool’s Promo
It becomes confusing to follow the different promotion types across books, so we’ll break down how this promo with Barstool functions.
First, let’s come up with a bet and peek into Duke-Boston College as an example.
Duke-Boston College Preview
Friday’s ACC game between the Duke Blue Devils and the Boston College Eagles will be a script of two teams in different worlds. Duke is fresh off a bye week after a dominant 45-21 defeat over Miami in Week 8 to sit at 5-3. On the other side of the gridiron is a Boston College team that’s tailspinning after a stale 13-3 loss to UConn in Week 9 that’s led them to 2-6.
Action Network’s CFB expert Kyle Remillard broke this down in his Duke-Boston College preview column:
Duke: -500 at Barstool Sportsbook
The success of the Duke program can be attributed to its offense thriving this season. The Blue Devils rank fourth in the ACC in scoring with 34 points per game while averaging 420 yards per game against FBS competition.
The Blue Devils have been stout at stopping the run, allowing just 3.6 yards per carry. With a backup quarterback likely at the helm for Boston College, I anticipate the team trying to establish the run — something the Eagles haven’t been successful with this season.
Boston College: +370 at Barstool Sportsbook
It was the worst offensive display from the Eagles this season, which is saying a lot. The group lost two fumbles, threw three interceptions, and allowed five sacks and nine tackles for loss. The Eagles converted just 3-of-13 on third down and averaged only 2.5 yards per carry in the matchup.
That box score sums up the Boston College offense this season.
It all started with the offensive line that replaced all five starters in the offseason. In addition, the group has suffered some injuries that have led this group to be one of the worst in Power Five. The Boston College offensive line ranks 131st in Line Yards this season.
Step 1: Get the free bets
OK, now let’s get down to business.
Here’s a way to think about expected value:
If you have a $10 free bet that you use on a +900 underdog, you will win your bet 10% of the time. This means the EV of the free bet is $90 x 10% = $9 EV.
If you instead were to bet on a -900 favorite you would win $1.11, 90% of the time. That’s just $1 EV.
So, let’s come up with a bet for Duke-Boston College for example.
With that — along with Duke’s heavy advantage in this game —in mind, say you bet $150 on Duke -13.5 at +107 on Friday.
- If the Duke covers: You win $160.50 and keep the your initial $150 for a total of $310.50.
- If Duke doesn’t cover: You’ve got yourself $150 in bonus cash.
Step 2: Using bonus cash
Remember, bonus cash is Barstool’s term for free bets. They are the exact same thing.
You can use them to place bets, but can’t withdraw. The neat perk with Barstool is you get to keep the bonus cash on top of your profits if you win. Most books don’t allow that.
You now have $150 in bonus cash after Friday CFB.
Let’s go plus-money hunting again. Also, for the sake of it, we’ll divide the bonus cash into three separate $50 bets for Week 9 NFL Sunday.
Pretend they settle as such:
|Seahawks ML (W)||+114||$57|
|Falcons ML (L)||+134||$0|
|Rams ML (W)||+130||$65|
You made $122 back plus get to keep the $150 in bonus cash to keep betting.
More Ways to Bet Friday
Should you still seek some betting direction for this Barstool promo, check out our staff’s Week 10 underdog parlay:
Plus, deep-dive into how our staff is betting across the slate Friday:
- Digest our 4 Best Bets for the NBA on Friday — including Cavs-Pistons and Jazz-Lakers.
- Check out our Friday Night Lights CFB betting primer for all three games on tap.
- Peek into Friday night’s lone NHL matchup preview between the Sabres and Hurricanes.
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