Start the season with a win. Or maybe even a few of them. The NBA regular season — and NBA betting in PA — tips off Tuesday, and DraftKings Sportsbook is making sure its players get out to an early lead.
On Tuesday, both new and existing users can get any team’s point spread boosted to +75, essentially a guaranteed victory. New users can get a max bet of up to $50 while existing users are limited to $25.
But that’s only the beginning. Between a great first week schedule (featuring a solid Christmas Day slate) and an extensive list of promotions at DraftKings, the NBA season should start with a bang.
And perhaps a few wins too.
Let’s take a quick look at the schedule and the DraftKings promotions to get you ready for tip-off.
Kevin Durant’s new and old teams meet in season opener
Brooklyn and Golden State meet at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday in the first game of the NBA season. DraftKings has Brooklyn (who now have both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving) as a 6.5-point favorite in the matchup. But remember, with the DraftKings promotion in play, either team can be boosted to +75, essentially ensuring a win. Brooklyn is -286 on the moneyline, while Golden State is +225.
And in the late game (there are only two games Tuesday), the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers meet in a crosstown shootout. DraftKings has the Lakers as a two-point favorite with a moneyline price of -136. The Clippers are +110. And once again, either team could be boosted to +75 with the DraftKings promotion if you are not using it on the earlier game.
DraftKings’ Big Trey promotion adds excitement to the final minute
Another fun offering that starts Tuesday is something DraftKings is calling the Big Trey Promotion. Users who opt in can get a ticket to a free $100K daily fantasy contest if there is a three-pointer made in the final minute of select games. Here’s the fine print and the applicable games:
- Opt-in required.
- Instant rewards issued as cash, DK Dollars or DFS ticket.
- DFS ticket and DK Dollars have no cash value and must be used on DraftKings.
- Must be 18+; not available to those located in AZ, HI, ID, LA, MT, NV and WA.
- Select games apply.
- Nets vs. Warriors
- Lakers vs. Clippers
- Bucks vs. Celtics
- Mavs vs. Suns
- Pelicans vs. Heat
- Warriors vs. Bucks
- Mavericks vs. Lakers
- Clippers vs. Nuggets
Eight points by Joel Embiid pays out in 76ers opener
Another player-friendly promotion from DraftKings arrives during the Philadelphia 76ers‘ first game Wednesday. The Sixers host the Washington Wizards in a game they are favored to win by 7.5 points.
But the safest bet is likely a boosted wager from DraftKings that provides +100 odds if Sixers center Joel Embiid scores over 7.5 points. The bet is good for both new and existing users but carries a max of $25.
If you’re interested in the game’s other lines, Philadelphia has a moneyline price of -315. Washington is +345.
New DraftKings PA users can also get 100-1 odds this week
Finally, the best bonus available this week is a gift given to new users at DraftKings. Following an initial deposit, new users can get 100-1 odds on one featured game from this week’s schedule, which will include all the Christmas Day games. The Christmas Day schedule, which has become a flagship date for the NBA, is as follows:
- New Orleans at Miami, 12 p.m.
- Golden State at Milwaukee, 2:30 p.m.
- Brooklyn at Boston, 5 p.m.
- Dallas at LA Lakers, 8 p.m.
- LA Clippers at Denver, 10:30 p.m.
Odds for those games should be posted at PA online sports betting apps a few days before tip-off. Daily fantasy players can also expect some massive contests on Christmas Day.
So a big week for the NBA has grown even bigger thanks to all the incentives at DraftKings.
There are promotions available all week, a perfect complement to the return of pro basketball.
It all starts on Tuesday.
And you’re set up perfectly to start the season with a win.
Maybe even a few of them.
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