Barstool Sportsbook Promo Code ACTNEWS1000 Fetches $1,000 Sign-Up Bonus
Barstool Sportsbook'spromo code ACTNEWS1000 gets all new users a $1,000 new-player sign-up bonus ahead of a huge sports weekend.
How does it work? If your first bet loses, you'll be refunded the same amount in free bets (Barstool calls 'em bonus cash), up to $1,000.
Still confused? Don't worry, we'll dive into some more examples below.
How Barstool's New Player Bonus Works
There are two parts to this offer — making your first bet, and getting the free bets if it loses. You of course don't want it to lose; you'd rather win that initial wager.
Here's how it works.
Step 1: Making the First Bet
Once you make your first wager as a new user at Barstool Sportsbook, that's now your risk-free bet. You don't get to choose a $1,000 risk-free bet.
Let's use Friday night's college basketball slate as an example. Let's say you sign up and deposit $200, then bet it all on Baylor +115 against TCU.
- If the bet wins, you pocket about $230, and keep the original $200. You'll now have $430 in your account to play around with or withdraw.
- If you lose, your bet amount is refunded in free bets. So if TCU wins, you'll get $200 back in Barstool bonus cash.
Our Collin Wilson loves Baylor to cover and win against a TCU team that's already locked up a Big 12 title game spot.
Dykes’ postgame comments about Texas were those of relief, not just in beating Texas but securing a spot in the Big 12 Championship. Predicting letdown spots in college football can be dicey, but TCU clearly had its sights set on Texas and securing a spot in Arlington.
This TCU team has already far exceeded preseason expectations, but it needs wins over Baylor and Iowa State in its remaining games to stay in the national title picture.
Aranda has had no issues getting his team to respond after a loss. The Bears hold a distinct advantage in rush explosiveness in this game, ranking 18th in rush expected points against the Horned Frogs’ defensive rank of 70th.
The key to the game will be in a rebound performance from Shapen against a defense that is poor in eliminating explosive passing. The sophomore’s turnover-worthy play rate is cut in half when no pass rush is present, an area where the TCU defensive front struggles.
While Shapen works against a 3-3-5 stack defense that he previously dominated with three touchdowns against Iowa State, Duggan will work against a multi-scheme from Aranda’s defense. With scrambling limitations for the TCU quarterback, Baylor will have the advantage in defending the explosive pass.
We project TCU as just a one-point favorite with a total of 60.
The Horned Frogs may be in hangover mode after beating former coach Gary Patterson at Texas. But more importantly, Baylor has the resume to stop explosive plays and knock TCU out of the national title picture.
Step 2: Getting the Free Bets Back
OK, but what happens if you lose? How do the free bets actually work?
Barstool has an advantageous setup where you get to keep the free bet amount as cash if your bet wins. Either way, you should always use your bonus cash/free bets on plus-money wagers, due to the expected value.
Here's how the bonus cash works.
Say you get the $200 in bonus cash back because Baylor loses and put it all on UCLA against USC on Saturday (elite uniform matchup, by the way).
- If USC wins, you lose the bonus cash. It's gone, and your deposit is gone.
- If UCLA wins, you profit $220 because UCLA was +110, and you keep the $200. You now have $420 in your account.
It's almost like a second chance, which most books don't give you.
Here's why our CFB analyst Stuckey loves UCLA as his favorite moneyilne underdog of the week:
USC has played only two teams currently ranked in the top-30 of my latest power ratings. It lost at Utah and pulled out a lucky win at Oregon State. It’s certainly not the most sparkling resume in the country.
These are two very similar teams. Both have top-10 offenses and horrid defenses. However, I think the USC defense and special teams are a bit worse.
UCLA should run wild behind its elite offensive line against a USC defense that ranks in the bottom 10 nationally in EPA per Rush, Rush Success Rate and Opportunity Rate. That spells trouble against a Bruins offense that ranks first in the country in yards per rush (6.3). UCLA should stay ahead of the sticks all night.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s mobility and scrambling ability should pay dividends against a USC defensive front that can generate pressure, but has yet to see a true mobile quarterback in 2022.
USC should also have success moving it on the ground. However, it won’t have the services of star running back Travis Dye. Plus, both star wideouts (Mario Williams and Jordan Addison) may not be 100% healthy.
Lastly, the turnover regression monster could show up and bite USC on Saturday night. On the season, USC has an FBS-best +17 turnover margin that simply isn’t sustainable. For reference, UCLA sits at a much more normal +3. A few bounces finally going against USC is all it will take in a game that will likely only require the winning team to steal a possession or two.
Ultimately, I make UCLA a slight favorite even with not factoring in any home-field advantage, which is marginal at best. I think we are getting value on the Bruins after their loss last week to Arizona in which they may have been caught looking ahead a bit.
For what it’s worth, Chip Kelly is 16-8-2 ATS (66.7%) as a conference underdog, covering by 8.2 points per game. That includes a 9-0-1 ATS mark as a short underdog between 1-3 points.
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