MLB Playoffs & NHL: FanDuel Promo Code Locks in $1,000

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Wednesday's action arrives with the NLDS and a full dose of NHL games. FanDuel's sign-up promotion of up to a $1,000 wager continues for new users.

The no-sweat bet can be used to bet on any sport or event taking place. Users can place any amount up to $1,000 and be insured.

This means if you lose your no-sweat bet, you'll be reimbursed whatever amount you wagered in free bets. Win, and you'll collect your profits like any other bet.

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

Here's some advice on how you can take advantage of this for Wednesday's games.

What to Look For When Placing Your Bet

First, here's some extra context for how FanDuel's no-sweat bets work. I'll explain some scenarios for tonight below, too.

We suggest looking for plus-money wagers when using promos. The higher the line, the more expected value you'll get.

OK, so assume you deposit and bet $250 on Game 2 of Phillies-Braves at 4:35 p.m. ET.

The Phillies carried their assertive performance from the Wild Card into Atlanta for Game 1 of the NLDS. They led the Braves 7-3 through the first five innings with monster contributions from Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos — each with three hits.

With their ace on the mound in Zach Wheeler facing a settling Kyle Wright, the Phillies could keep the momentum.

Here's what our Mike Ianniello suggests:

Kyle Wright entered the year with just 14 big league starts under his belt but had a great season for Atlanta, going 21-5 with a 3.19 ERA and 3.89 xERA. As good as he was all year, Philadelphia still has the advantage with the more consistent pitcher.

After a blistering start for Wright — he posted a 2.95 ERA prior to the All-Star break — he settled down a bit in the second half and had just a 3.58 ERA after the break. Over his final five starts of the season, Wright had a 5.26 ERA. He also ranks in the bottom 25% of the league in hard-hit rate allowed on the season.

As good as Wright can be, Philadelphia has the advantage on the mound in Game 2. Wheeler was dominant his first outing of the postseason and the Phillies lineup is playing with a ton of confidence after winning three straight playoff games.

We saw yesterday that things can get a little sketchy once we head to the bullpens, so I’ll just back Wheeler to get the Phillies out to an early lead again.

Pick: Phillies 1st 5 innings moneyline (+100)

  • If the Phillies lead after the completion of the fifth inning, you win $250 and keep your $250. You'd have a total of $500.
  • If the game is tied or the Braves lead, you'll get back $250 worth of free bets.

Free Bets & How You Should Use Them 

Free bets work as credits. You can't withdraw them, but you can use them to bet and withdraw the winnings as cash.

Suppose you lose the Phillies-Braves bet and have $250 in free bets.

Turn your attention to the 10 p.m. ET puck drop between the Canucks and the Oilers.

This game will showcase two top power plays. While Edmonton's blue line is improved, Vancouver may still have some question marks. Jack Campbell is an upgrade to Edmonton's goaltending situation, but has lots to prove for a team that's doggy paddled to stay above 90 SV%.

Our NHL Expert, Nicholas Martin, relays why he thinks Edmonton should exploit Vancouver on Wednesday night:

Wednesday’s contest may prove the perfect spot for Vancouver’s weak back-end to be exposed against a high powered Oilers club while likely skating without Myers and Dermott.

That could lead to exactly the kind of chances that even Demko cannot keep at bay and likely a solid Oilers output on opening night led by McDavid and Draisaitl.

Thatcher Demko has been an anchor for Vancouver, but the high-danger scoring opportunities mustered by Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are always something to consider.

Edmonton is in the contender conversation after last year's run to the Western Conference Final in which they were swept by Colorado. I'm looking for their elite offense depth to come out of the gates hot.

Pick: Edmonton Oilers Puck Line -1.5 (+136)

  • If Edmonton beats Vancouver by more than 1.5 goals, you win $340 in cash ($250 x 1.36). You won't hold onto the $250 in free bets. So you profited $90 from your original deposit.
  • If this parlay doesn't hit, you have nothing.

Here's some extra sports betting resources:

How to Sign Up at FanDuel Sportsbook

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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