Thursday Night Football: FanDuel Promo Code Serves $1,000 to New Users
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are reeling from one of Tom Brady's most underwhelming games of his career in Week 7 as they quickly pivot to host Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
As Brady and the Bucs fight back to .500 on Thursday, new users at FanDuel can take advantage of a $1,000 no-sweat first bet here.
This means you can place your first bet of anything between $10 to $1,000 and if it fails, FanDuel will reimburse your loss with free bets.
I'll break down the matchup and use it to illustrate how this promo works below.
No-Sweat Betting Preview: Ravens-Bucs
Let's go plus-money wager hunting. It's the best way to use a betting promo. You also accrue more expected value the more you bet.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -132 with FanDuel Sportsbook
It's been a rough couple of weeks for Tom Brady and company — dropping games a pair of the NFL's lowest-ranked teams. Their secondary is hampering several key absences to injury on the short week. Leonard Fournette struggled to produce the efficient numbers the offense usually relied on in Week 7 — posting a measly eight carries for 19 yards in the contest. Fournette should see ample opportunity to bounce back against a Ravens secondary that just allowed 91 yards to Nick Chubb. Mike Evans posted his highest target share of 2022 against the Panthers — recording 15 from Brady. He secured nine of them for 96 yards in a game the Bucs scored no touchdowns. It's clear Brady trusts Evans to help march down the field in the most desperate of situations.
Baltimore Ravens +112 with FanDuel Sportsbook
The Ravens (4-3) just clipped the Cleveland Browns 23-20 in Week 7. They're looking to build on it by taking advantage of a dazed Bucs team pending set backs with some injury question marks. Mark Andrews may not be at full-health alongside both Gus Edwards and Rashod Bateman, who both have designations. Edwards did run well in his first game back from injury — Lamar Jackson may fall back on using his legs a lot with an aggressive Tampa Bay secondary likely to blitz often.
Here's a parlay to consider using a no-sweat first bet on Thursday night:
|Mike Evans ATD||+115|
|Leonard Fournette Over 48.5||-110|
Looking to craft an educated bet on Ravens-Bucs? Watch our experts break it down and predict their best bets.
How This Parlay Unfolds for TNF
So, if you deposit say — $150 for Ravens-Bucs and place it on the above parlay, here are the two scenarios:
- If this parlay hits, you win $591 ($150 x 3.94). You hold on to your $150 deposit, too. You hold a grand total of $741.
- If the parlay misses, you get $150 back in free bets.
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.
Say you lose your first bet on Thursday Night Football.
You take all $150 in free bets and place it on this World Series parlay Friday:
|Aaron Nola Over 5.5 Strikeouts||-118|
|J.T. Realmuto to Record a Hit||+144|
These are the two possible outcomes of this free bet:
- The parlay hits: You win $600 ($400 x 4.00). You lose the $400 in free bets you waged with, but profited $450 since your deposit.
- The parlay misses: You have $0.
Bets to Consider This Weekend
Looking for more plus-money wagers to use for free bets? These columns should help turn some gears:
- Sean Zerillo takes a comprehensive look at how the Phillies and Astros stack up in his World Series betting guide.
- Evan Abrams notes all of the headlines to look for in his Week 8 NFL betting primer.
- Mike Calabrese compiles three of his favorite CFB bets in Week 9 with his Group of 5 parlay.
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