Welcome to the show, Cajun Kings and Queens. It’s time for some Louisiana Lightning in the online sports-gaming stage, now that DraftKings Sportsbook is live in LA.
Louisiana bettors join the sports betting party today, amid a wave of industry enthusiasm and a timing second to none. Their favorite son, LSU quarterback Joe “Burreaux” pilots the Cincinnati Bengals against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game Sunday.
Burrow, a native of Iowa and then Ohio, adopted a Cajun-esque interpretation of his name to salute LSU faithful while winning a Heisman Trophy and national championship for the Tigers.
In just his second professional season, he became an NFL star. Fans can now officially back him after they sign up at DraftKings Sportsbook Louisiana, which has an easy sign-up process.
DraftKings Louisiana New Player Welcome Bonus
With DraftKings Sportsbook launching in the Bayou State on Jan. 28, new customers get access to a generous sign-up bonus. You do not need a DraftKings Louisiana promo code to get this offer.
- Claim your $50 free bet here plus 20% up to $1000 on deposit.
Follow the steps to register and make your first deposit, and you are set up in time to start “Burreuxing” into the extensive NFL betting lineup.
AFC Championship odds at DraftKings Louisiana
Odds on Sunday’s Bengals vs. Chiefs matchup have settled at Cincinnati +7. Find updated odds up until kickoff here:
There are many ways Louisiana residents can bet on Joe Burrow
Start with a Same Game Parlay with two chances to hit one wager at DraftKings.
To activate, go to the promo section to see Championship Sunday, Each Game Risk-Free SGP. Opt in.
Return to the game lineup and look for the green SGP marker above the game spreads. For new bettors, SGP stands for same-game parlay. And then you can create your own.
Props to consider for your same-game parlay at DraftKings Louisiana
Here is something modest: Burrow to throw for more than 249 yards and at least two touchdowns is -110, the same odds of a normal game. A customer would have to bet $110 to win $100 if Burrow exceeds those totals.
Going a bit deeper: Burrow’s same passing yardage, and an anytime touchdown from Joe Mixon and Ja’marr Chase is +380.
Burrow to pass for more than 249.5 yards and Chase to reach 95 receiving yards is +150.
There’s logic to it. Chase has cleared 100 yards in each Bengals post-season victory but hasn’t scored. He’s due. Chase notched a whopping 266 yards against the Chiefs in the Week 17 regular-season game against Kansas City won by the Bengals 34-31.
Load up the chances and take your shot. The more legs, the higher the payout and the tougher the odds. Some players will take many legs on the theory that the wager is covered with a free bet afterwards.
Here, a winning bet collects. A losing bet triggers a match of your wager up to $25 in free bets that must be used within a week.
Will Burrow have the most passing yards on Sunday? You can bet on that, too.
The prop section offers most passing yards on championship Sunday. This is not a parlay, merely a prop.
Burrow is a co-favorite at +175 along with Patrick Mahomes, his opposite number for the Kansas City Chiefs. This game is expected to be an aerial shootout.
Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams is +225. Jimmy Garoppolo of the San Francisco 49ers is +600.
Louisiana fans should quickly become fluid with the mixing, matching and selection of parlays. One piece of excellent news: betting odds are always evident before one pulls the trigger. Gamblers can keep juggling to find the right prop at the right price now that legal betting is live in Louisiana.
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert