World Series Game 1: FanDuel Promo Code Catches $1,000 No-Sweat Bet

The Houston Astros are set to play host to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday for Game 1 of a World Series that could go the distance.

With both teams' respective aces taking the hill, the betting action presents itself with FanDuel's$1,000no-sweat first betpromo.

Want to know more about how this works before placing your Friday wager? I'll break down Phillies-Astros below and give some mock scenarios for this promo.

No-Sweat Betting Preview: Phillies-Astros

This promotion means bettors get insured for any bet of $10 to $1,000 on any sport or event. If it doesn't hit, FanDuel will restore the amount you lost with free bets.

Houston Astros -165 with FanDuel Sportsbook

The Astros are as seasoned as can be at this point — participating in their fourth World Series in six seasons. Justin Verlander is the AL Cy Young favorite again and will start his third postseason contest of 2022. He buckled down to blank the spiraling Yankees in the ALCS after a wonky start against Seattle in the previous series in which he surrendered ten hits and six runs. It should be interesting to see how he handles the potent Philly offense and more specifically, Bryce Harper. The Astros will look to lean on their mainstays that have posted steady numbers through the post season thus far: Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel and Jeremy Pena — all of which have averages upward of .300 and 10+ hits this postseason.

Philadelphia Phillies +140 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Philly carried a torrid late-season streak right into the postseason — winning nine of its 11 postseason games so far. The hits keep coming as the offense has outscored its previous three opponents by a total of 57-35 runs. Bryce Harper is hitting the stitches off the baseball with a .419 average and five home runs. Behind Harper's unearthly play, the lineup doesn't get easier for Verlander. J.T. Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins, Nick Castellanos all hold 8+ hits. Aaron Nola pitched masterfully in his outings in the Wild Card and Divisional Series, but struggled with 7 ER against the Padres.

Here's a parlay I'm betting to use as example for how this promo will work Friday (always take advantage of a promo and bet on plus-money. You also accrue more expected value the more you bet).:

Aaron Nola 5+ Strikeouts-265
Bryce Harper to Record a Hit-210
Phillies +1.5-164

How This Parlay Unfolds for Game 1

Say I deposit $100 on this parlay Friday. The following are the only possible results of this promo:

  • The parlay hits: I win $185. I also keep my $100 deposit and hold a total of $285.
  • The parlay misses: I get $100 back in the form of free bets (more on that below).

Take a comprehensive look at how to bet Phillies-Astros Friday with our Game 1 Best Bets segment:

Free Bets, Explained 

Free bets are like credits. You can use them to place bets, but not withdraw. If the bet wins, you keep the profits, but the free bet money vanishes. Should it lose, you don't profit anything and lose the free bets you wagered.

So there is some risk involved in the long run, because your deposit isn't insured for when it becomes a free bet.

Let's suppose I lose my Friday night bet on Phillies-Astros.

I take $50 of my $100 in free bets and place this CFB bet on Saturday:

Notre Dame ML+100
Auburn +3.5-118
Iowa State +1.5-110

These are the two things that could happen:

  • The parlay hits: I win $300.20 ($50 x 6.05). The $50 in free bets I placed the bet with goes away. I also have the other $50 in free bets I saved and have a total of $350.20 to bet with.
  • The parlay misses: I win nothing, but still have the extra $50 in free bets to use.

If you're a novice sports bettor, check out 12 sports betting tips and a how-to for reading American odds.

More 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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