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FanDuel Promo Code: $3,000 Offered in Ohio & Other States for Thursday NBA, Super Bowl

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BetMGM CBB, 02/09/2023

If you’re in Ohio and looking to bet on the native Buckeyes, No. 1 Purdue or No. 4 Arizona Thursday, FanDuel promo code will access up to $3,000 of bet value. If your first wager loses, you’ll be refunded in bonus bets equal to whatever you lost, up to $3,000.

It’s available in all states, including the newly-launched Ohio.

New bettors will sign up and place a first bet on the house with a threshold up to $3,000. Don’t worry about having to enter a promo code anywhere.

Think of it this way: I place my first bet of $100 on USC to beat Oregon, which is +152 at  FanDuel Sportsbook. I’d either get my $252 payout or $100 back in bonus bets if Oregon wins.

So how would one want to take advantage of a “no sweat” opportunity? Let’s talk further below.

Betting With FanDuel’s Promo Code

This offer is designed to allow bettors with all different unit sizes to bet the size of their bankroll. The full $3K doesn’t have to be bet; it can be any amount.

Since it’s a bet with a safety net beneath it, it’s not only wise to bet your bankroll, but to also bet on something with a comfortable payout.

If this first bet on the house wins, you’ll have your payout and the promo is effectively over.

Step 1: Get Bonus Bets

Let’s use an example from Thursday night’s college hoops schedule.

We’ll take two best bets from Action’s experts and combine them to make a parlay:

  • Shane McNichol on Purdue -8 va. Iowa:

Zach Edey is already polishing National Player of the Year trophies in early February, thanks to a dominant campaign throughout Big Ten play.

Even in a league stacked with talented and productive big men, Edey stands above the rest (literally). The 7-foot-4 giant in the middle is a tough matchup, even for teams with a bigger center.

Iowa does not have that kind of player on the roster. The Hawkeyes start 6-foot-9 Filip Rebraca at center and don’t give meaningful minutes to anyone taller.

That lack of true size has bit Iowa in Big Ten play, where the Hawkeyes are second-to-last in cleaning the defensive glass. Purdue is the top offensive rebounding team in America, led by Edey, who paces the nation in offensive rebounding rate.

The Boilermakers will be too much to handle in the paint and on the glass, leading to quality shots and extra possessions.

  • Cooper Van Tatenhove on Northwestern +5.5 vs. Ohio State:

Given this tendency to attack the rim, Ohio State attempts just 30.2% of its field-goal attempts from beyond the arc.

This lack of outside shooting is important to note, as perimeter defense has been one of the few weaknesses for this Northwestern defense. The Wildcats give up 39.5% of their points from the 3-point line, the ninth-highest rate in the country.

Ohio State’s offense, which has struggled, will be forced into low-percentage outside looks as a result of Northwestern’s strength at the rim.

Lastly, Northwestern has thrived on the road. According to Haslametrics, the Wildcats rank fifth nationally in away/home court advantage, winning five of their seven true road tests.

I will gladly take the points with Northwestern against an Ohio State team that has the wheels falling off.

This two-way parlay would cash at +282 odds. With $1,000 placed on this first bet on the house, here’s how things would look:

Outcome Profit Total $
Parlay Hits $2,820 $3,820
Parlay Misses $0 $1K (bonus bets)

Step 2: Wager Bonus Bets for Profit

In the case of a loss, let’s strategize with the $1K in value that was reimbursed.

Since we won’t keep the bonus bets after we bet with them (even if the bet wins), we want to maximize profits on the return. In doing so, let’s keep on to the tune of betting plus money.

We’ll take a couple pages out of Billy Ward’s book in his list of unique Super Bowl 57 prop bets:

  • Opening Kick-Off to Not Be a Touchback — +126:

Games played on grass saw the touchback rate drop to an implied -122. That’s a significant change, particularly if the roof is open at State Farm Stadium. With most teams choosing to kick first, the receiving team gets to pick which end zone to start (and finish) the game from. They’re likely to pick the end with the wind in their favor.

All things considered, that makes the “no” side of this bet the sharper side. While it’s not plus-EV in and of itself, we aren’t sacrificing much in terms of expectation. It’s a reasonable choice if you just want to get some action on the first play of the game — or qualify for a certain field goal kicking promotion from FanDuel.

  • Chiefs to Punt First — -110:

With the Eagles slightly favored, they’re implied for a bit more scoring. Now we factor in Dr Nick’s aggressiveness ratings, and we just might have something.

Philadelphia also played much more conservatively later in games, and lead the Chiefs in time of possession spent while leading and overall time spent leading. That likely led to more punting than we’d see in a neutral game script.

Therefore, I’ll take the Chiefs to have the first punt of the game at -110.

  • Over 5.5 Total Sacks — +104:

Fortunately, this game is expected to be close, with a spread holding in the 1.5-point range. Additionally, both teams should have very similar sack rates. The Chiefs allow far less sacks, but the Eagles’ defensive front forces more than their counterpart.

Based on comparing each team’s sack rates to the league average, then multiplying by their opposing sacks allowed, I came up with a rough estimate for the expected sack percentage from each team. Then, adjusting for each quarterback’s expected pass attempts in Sean Koerner’s projections, I was able to come up with a median total.

That number works out to just over 6.2, making the over a clear value at plus-money on FanDuel.

Together, these three props make up same game parlay odds of +780, which is the juicy longshot we’re looking for with bonus bets. We’ll use $100 worth of them on this:

Outcome Profit Total $
SGP Hits $780 $1,680 ($900 in bonus bets)
SGP Misses $0 $900 (bonus bets)

FanDuel Sign Up

Here’s how to actually get started at FanDuel.

  1. Use this link if you’re in Ohio, and remember, no FanDuel promo code is required (the link includes what you need!). Residents in other states can sign up for FanDuel here.
  2. Enter all your real signup information. If you try to fake your address or the address of a friend you’re visiting, FanDuel won’t be able to verify your identity and you can’t make a deposit. So even if you live in Minnesota but are in Ohio, use your Minnesota address.
  3. Deposit using a bank account, credit card, or PayPal (minimum $10)
  4. Make your first bet of $5 or more to claim the FanDuel promotional offer

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