It’s never too late for a Christmas bonus.
And thanks to DraftKings Sportsbook, there’s one being delivered to new users just in time for college football’s best bowl games.
DK’s latest promotion will give new users a chance to turn $5 into $200. All they have to do is make a winning moneyline wager. And with a plethora of football games on deck, the timing couldn’t be any better.
Pitt plays Michigan State at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl. The College Football Playoff games kick off Friday.
And Penn State faces Arkansas in the Outback Bowl at noon on Saturday.
New users could choose any of those games for the DraftKings promotion. And if that’s not enough, any NFL or NBA game is eligible too. There is no promo code needed, just follow our links below to sign up.
Let’s take a look at the details.
Just win baby. Five bucks on the moneyline can bring $200 in return.
The DraftKings promotion gives new users $200 in free bets (in addition to the original wager) if their chosen team wins. It’s really that simple.
Here’s the info:
- First time DraftKings Sportsbook customers only
- Must be 21+ years of age or older (18+ if in NH/WY)
- Make a deposit of $5+ into your Sportsbook account
- Place a wager of $5+ on any NBA, NFL or College Football moneyline between 12/27/2021 and 1/10/2022
- If your bet wins, you will receive $200 in free bets in addition to any cash winnings from your original wager
- Your first placed wager on any of the three markets will be your qualifying wager
- Bet must be placed prior to the start of your selected game
- Bonus paid as eight (8) $25 Free Bets
- Free Bets valid for seven (7) days. Failure to use the Free Bets will void the award
- Free Bet amount is not included in any returns or winnings
- Free Bet also not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-refundable
- One (1) qualifying bet per customer
- Excludes odds boosts, live bets, parlays, free bets, cash out bets and voided bets
Now, let’s cover the College Football’s Playoff Games and some others of local interest to help you make your selection.
December 30, Chik-Fil-A Peach Bowl: Michigan State (10-2) vs. Pittsburgh (11-2)
Unfortunately, this game has received more attention for who isn’t playing than for what will happen on the field. Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett, who finished third in Heisman Trophy voting, will sit out to focus on the NFL Draft. The same goes for Michigan State star running back Kenneth Walker, who finished the season with 1,636 rushing yards.
Beyond that, the game is a big one for both teams, who exceeded expectations this season. Pitt finished 11-2 and ended Clemson’s six-year streak as ACC Champion. Michigan State went 10-2 after winning just two games in a pandemic-altered season a year ago. Both teams would be grateful for one more win in the Peach Bowl Thursday.
Pitt vs. Michigan State Peach Bowl odds at PA sportsbooks
December 31, TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl: Wake Forest (10-3) vs. Rutgers (5-7)
Rutgers was a late addition to the Gator Bowl after Texas A & M withdrew from the game because of COVID concerns. The Scarlet Knights went 5-7 this season and have not been in a bowl game since 2014, the second-longest drought among Power 5 teams according to ESPN. Wake Forest is more than a two-touchdown favorite at most PA sportsbooks, but Rutgers would love to engineer an improbable upset in the Gator Bowl.
Wake Forest vs. Rutgers Gator Bowl best odds at PA sportsbooks
December 31, Goodyear Cotton Bowl: Cincinnati (13-0) vs. Alabama (12-1)
Cincinnati is also viewed as approximately a two-touchdown underdog in the first game of the college football playoff. The Bearcats’ defense has allowed only 16.1 points per game this season, but will face an imposing test against Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young and the Alabama offense.
The Crimson Tide has averaged 42.2 points per game this season. Cincinnati also has the added pressure of representing a non-Power 5 conference (American) and will want to have a good showing in the Cotton Bowl.
Cincinnati vs. Alabama CFP odds at PA sportsbooks
December 31, Capital One Orange Bowl: Michigan (12-1) vs. Georgia (12-1)
In the College Football Playoff nightcap, coach Jim Harbaugh and Michigan take on what is widely viewed as the nation’s best defense. Georgia struggled in the SEC Championship game against Alabama (losing 41-24), but surrendered just 9.5 points per game this season.
On the other sideline, the Wolverines hope to continue their late-season momentum after scoring 42 points each in consecutive games against Ohio State and Iowa. But at present, Michigan is about a touchdown underdog in the Orange Bowl.
Georgia vs. Michigan CFP odds at PA sports betting apps
January 1, Outback Bowl: Penn State (7-5) vs. Arkansas (8-4)
Penn State suffered through a rather disappointing 7-5 season, but could add some shine with a win over Arkansas. The Razorbacks are favored in a game that should have featured two dynamite receivers, but instead will be lacking in star power. Penn State’s Jahan Dotson had 91 receptions, 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, but opted out of the bowl game.
The same is true for Arkansas’ All-SEC receiver Treylon Burks, who finished the regular season with 66 catches, 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns. So Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford and Arkansas QB KJ Jefferson will have to look for other targets in the Outback Bowl on Saturday.
Penn State vs. Arkansas Outback Bowl odds in PA
No shortage of betting options for DraftKings promo
Clearly, there are plenty of games to pick from for the DraftKings promotion.
Pitt is in the Peach Bowl. Penn State is playing in the Outback. And any other NFL, college, or NBA game will work too. Find current NFL odds and NBA odds here.
Consider it a late-arriving Christmas bonus.
And don’t let it go to waste.
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman