The NFL is finally back and for fans and sportsbooks that means it’s time for the excitement and emotional rollercoaster that only the biggest driver of wagering action provides.
NFL Week 1 odds
FanDuel Sportsbook offers some great opportunities to earn site credit or boost winnings on various sports. For the NFL season, there are three excellent options.
On the futures market, opt-in on a $50 or more bet on FanDuel’s “Pro Football Championship 55” offer. Bet on a team to win the championship and you’ll receive $5 for each game that team wins during the regular season. The payout will cap at $50, which means a team could win the minimum bet back before the NFL playoffs start.
For single-game plays, bet up to $50 on a pre-game moneyline and double your winnings if your team scores 35 points or more in FanDuel’s “Football Double Up.” This could be a really nice option on games that could become shootouts, especially early in the season when teams might have better chances to pull off upsets.
Last is FanDuel’s “Bet & Get Gridiron Bonus.” This involves parlay betting, where you place a pre-game $20 or more 3+ leg game parlay on Thursday Night Football. By doing so you receive a $10 bonus in site credit, whether your parlay wins or loses.
Free Play Pick’ems
FanDuel has done a really good job getting fans activated with free play options, either through FanDuel DFS or in pools. For the 2020 NFL season, this means some opportunities at big bucks.
This year, FanDuel will partner with The Ringer for their season-long contest. Pick five games a week, with one as a “double-down” confidence play. Those who finish in the top 100 will advance to a championship format and compete for $25,000 in prizes.
Don’t like the full season competition? No worries. FanDuel has brought back its weekly Pick’Em. This requires picking all the games straight-up, not ATS, for a share of $5,000 in payouts.
Players and games will receive odds boosts each week. Always check the site for rotations offers on prop bets.
With the expansion to new states like Colorado and legal sports betting in Michigan, this gives FanDuel a chance to highlight teams in their new markets. Right now, fans can get +210 for the Denver Broncos to make the playoffs, +480 for the New York Jets to make the playoffs, and +210 for the Ravens, Vikings, and Colts to all win Week 1. These boosts usually have a max bet of $50.