We’re now just a few days away from Philadelphia Eagles football. If you’re like me, you’re eyeing up those week one spreads and thinking about betting behind the Eagles not just to beat the Lions, but to win the NFC East and the Super Bowl. It can be hard to know where to place bets and if you already have an account with a sportsbook, can feel like quite a routine procedure. But what if I told you there were ways to get more bang for your buck?
Current Eagles odds
|Eagles (-4) vs Lions||-110|
|Eagles to win the NFC East||+150|
|Eagles to win the Super Bowl||+2200|
Now that we know the odds, let’s look at how to maximize them by bettng with the right books.
Bet $5, Get $150 on the Philadelphia Eagles regardless if your bet wins or loses
Anytime you can get a promo from one of the biggest sportsbooks in the game, you grab it with both hands. The great thing with this is that there are no real requirements, but there is a tactical element.
Let’s say you are betting $5 on the Eagles to win the Super Bowl (returns $115). You could then bet $150 on the Eagles to beat Detroit in week one (returns $286). If they win, you have $286 to bet on the Eagles for the rest of the season, and a $5 locked in already for them to win the Super Bowl. You’re welcome.
Bet any amount up to $1,000 on college football this weekend, get a refund if your bet loses
So what if you want more bang for your buck? BetMGM are offering new users something a little different. If you bet any amount up to $1,000 on a single bet, they’ll refund your stake as a free bet if it loses. So if you wanted to bet $1,000 the Eagles to win against the Lions, there’s no risk as you get your money back if it loses as a free bet. Talk about value. If the bet wins, you have double your initial stake to bet on whatever you choose, or pull that money out and just play around with house money!
Bet $5, get $200 in risk-free bets
DraftKings is taking a similar approach to FanDuel only they’re 1-upping the competition. Instead of a free $150, have a risk-free bet worth $200 just for betting a measly $5! Take the same approach as the FanDuel bet and have yourself a bonus $50 to bet on the Eagles!
A matched deposit is a little different than a free bet and actually gives you more freedom. A free bet can typically only be used on one wager, so you have to get creative to maximize the returns. A matched deposit will see a cash balance added to your account that can be spent on anything. If it’s a $50 matched deposit, you may want to spend $10 on the Eagles to win the NFC East, bet $20 on the Eagles to beat Detroit, or even try your luck at the roulette wheel. The choice is yours.
Risk-free bet worth $500
New Jersey: $250
Unibet are offering users a risk-free bet up to $500 depending on your location. They’ll refund any losing bets up to that amount, so it’s not as fancy as the DraftKings and FanDuel offers, but they do give you another avenue to get a free shot at some big money.
On top of that, they run live boosts during events such as NBA and MLB games, where odds will be given a 10/20% boost. This frequently sees Unibet offering the very best prices on a lot of the betting markets they offer.
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