CFB Saturday: FanDuel Promo Code Gives $1,000 No-Sweat Bet to New Users

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Week 8's ensemble of CFB Saturday arrives with FanDuel's signature $1,000 new-user promotion. 

This is called a no-sweat bet, which means you can wage any amount up to $1,000 on any game or event Saturday.

Here's how it plays out:

  • If your first bet wins: you keep the winnings and your deposit.
  • If your first bet loses: you’ll get refunded in free bets equal to your wager.

No code is needed — you can sign up with this link.

I've provided some examples, how-to's and insight into betting on the CFB slate with a no-sweat bet on Saturday.

Your No-Sweat First Bet and CFB Saturday

We always suggest betting plus-money wagers when using a betting promotion. You're sure to collect more expected value over time that way.

Expected value means the margin between the real odds of something happening and the odds posted by the sportsbook.

Suppose you have a spare $200 to bet on Clemson-Syracuse at 12 p.m. and consider this play from Collin Wilson's Week 8 Betting Card:

Syracuse’s defense may have issues defending Clemson despite high rankings in advanced categories. Purdue threw for more than 400 yards and left numerous scoring opportunities on the table. With a 3-3-5 scheme that’s fresh on the Tigers’ minds, a rank of 99th in Defensive Stuff Rate suggests Uiagalelei and Shipley will be hitting the line of scrimmage at full speed.

Action Network’s projection makes Clemson two-touchdown favorites with a total in the high 50s. The total continues to bounce between two of the biggest key numbers in 51 and 48.

Considering both offenses prefer to move the ball on the ground and will have success in Death Valley, there will be scoring opportunities that give value to the over.

Clemson ML-610
Over 49.5 Total Points-110
Clemson -14.5-104
  • If this parlay hits, you win $416 and keep your original deposit of $200. You would hold a total of $616.
  • If one or more legs of this parlay doesn't hit, you receive $200 worth of free bets.

If you're looking for some inspiration, check out these other plays to target from our latest CFB best bets for Week 8.

How to Use Free Bets for Later CFB Games

Think of free bets as betting credits of a sort. You can place bets with them to win real cash, but can't withdraw them. If your bet wins, you can collect the profits.

So, you have $200 in free bets and turn to the late slate of games. Let's say you bet this parlay:

Hawaii +6.5-112
East Carolina +4.5-105
California +7.5-114

This is how free bets would work in this scenario:

  • If all legs of the parlay hit, you win $1,186 in cash ($200 x 5.93). The $200 goes away, but you profited $986 from your original deposit.
  • If the one or more legs of the parlay doesn't hit, you have $0.

If you're thinking of taking this bet, here's some additional context to these picks as per our CFB expert Stuckey:

Hawaii vs. Colorado St. at 4 p.m. ET: Since 2011, Hawaii has gone just 47-80-5 (37%) ATS. Only UConn has cost bettors more money over that period.

East Carolina vs. UCF at 7:30 p.m. ET: Since 2005, UCF head coach Gus Malzahn has thrived against the number as a road conference favorite with a 16-7 ATS (69.6%) record. That makes him the sixth-most profitable coach (of 324) when laying points against a league foe over that span.

California vs. Washington at 10:30 p.m. ET: Cal head coach Justin Wilcox boasts an impressive 22-9-1 ATS (71%) record as an underdog, covering by an average margin of 4.4 points per game. That includes an absurd 16-3 ATS (84.2%) mark when catching seven-plus points (6-0 at home). In contrast, he’s just 8-15-1 ATS (34.8%) as a favorite.

Are you new to sports betting? here's 12 sports betting tips and a how-to for reading American odds to reference.

What Else to Know About FanDuel:

FanDuel makes it super simple to sign up. Here's how:

  1. Use this link, no FanDuel promo code required (the link includes what you need!)
  2. Enter all your real signup information (name, address, etc.)
  3. Deposit using a bank account, credit card, or PayPal
  4. Make your first bet!

You can do everything but bet from the state you live in — sign up, withdraw, deposit, etc. You just can't bet until you're inside state lines of a legal state.

So if you place a bet on Sunday Night Football and then leave the state Sunday afternoon, you can still withdraw on Monday if it wins.

Here's an FAQ on everything you need to know about traveling to a legal betting state.

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