FanDuel Extends $1,000 Promo Code for World Series Game 4

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The Philadelphia Phillies hosted a 7-0 home run barrage of the Houston Astros in Game 3 with shots from five different batters.

The Astros look to keep the series within reach on Wednesday and FanDuel grants a $1,000 first bet for new users.

If you'd like to know more about how this works, I've broken it down with previews, picks and examples below.

No-Sweat Bet Preview: Astros-Phillies Game 4

We delved into how FanDuel’s no-sweat bets work previously, but it basically means you can wage anything from $10 to $1,000 on any sport or event with insurance. Whatever you lose will be restored in free bets.

Seeking plus-money wagers is the best way to approach using betting promos.

An efficient way to do that is by creating a parlay.

Let's look at how Game 4 stacks up first.

Philadelphia Phillies: -108 at FanDuel Sportsbook

The Phillies lights-out display in Game 3 has sportsbooks second guessing a favorite; they've priced Game 4's moneyline odds as a coin toss. Rob Thomson will pivot back to Aaron Nola for the second time this series. Nola had a rocky start in Game 1 — allowing five runs in six hits through four-and-a-third innings.

The RHP needs a steady performance as it's now been back-to-back starts that things have escaped him early. The Astros have had more success against left-handed pitching, so that is a start. The Phillies are now 6-0 at home this postseason.

Houston Astros: -108 at FanDuel Sportsbook

The weight falls on Cristian Javier's shoulders to figure out how to stump this blazing Philly offense. Although Javier has only pitched six-and-two-thirds innings this postseason, he's delivered so far. He holds a 1.35 ERA and has allowed two hits.

However, the challenge Javier will face on Wednesday is sure to be different than the helpless Yankees offense he shutdown. Like their counterpart, the Phillies have also been more effective against left-handers than righties. It's hard not to expect that — with as experienced as the Astros are — they won't reel it in with a tight pitching performance after getting blown out.

Here's a suggested parlay to help explain how the no-sweat first bet works at FanDuel:

Under 7.5 Total Runs-120
Cristian Javier Over 5.5 Strikeouts-104
Aaron Nola Over 5.5 Strikeouts-158

Understanding the No-Sweat Promo

Pretend I deposit and bet $100 on this parlay Wednesday. This is what can happen:

  • The parlay hits: I win $375. I also keep my $100, so I have a total of $475.
  • The parlay misses: I get back $100 in free bets.

Listen to what our analysts have to suggest about betting Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday:

Free Bets Advice & How They Work

You can only place bets with free bets. If they win, you keep the profits, but not the free bet money. Lose, and you lose the free bet money.

Remember, the higher the line, the more expected value you gather over time. Expected value means the margin between the real odds of something happening and the odds posted by the sportsbook.

Here’s an analogy from Action Network to think about:

A coin toss is always the easiest example — the fair odds of a coin toss are 50/50 or +100.

  • So if you had +120 odds on tails, the EV would be (120-100) * .5.
  • That’s $10 expected winnings on a $100 bet, or 10% EV.

If we make 100 of these 10% EV bets we would expect to net $1,000 on those 100 bets.

Let's say I lose the Game 4 World Series parlay from above. I take my $100 in free bets and place it all on this parlay for Thursday Night Football between the Eagles and Texans:

Eagles -14-110
Jalen Hurts ATD-125
A.J. Brown 80+ Receiving Yards+134

The outcomes are as such:

  • The parlay hits: I've won $563. The $100 in free bets disappears. However, I've profited $463 since my deposit.
  • The parlay misses: I get nothing.

Your deposit isn't insured for when it becomes a free bet, so there is an eventual risk.

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

Sign Up Details for 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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