Baker or Burrow for Thursday Night Football? BetRivers PA Raises the Question

Posted on September 17, 2020 - Last Updated on October 29, 2020

It’s the Battle of Ohio.

Browns vs. Bengals. Baker vs. Burrow.

BetRivers Sportsbook PA is wondering which one you like better.

The NFL’s second Thursday Night Football game — Cincinnati vs. Cleveland — kicks off tonight at 8:20 p.m. on the NFL Network, and BetRivers/PlaySugarHouse have put together some interesting specials.

Of course, you can always bet the traditional spread. The Browns (0-1) are favored by six points over the Bengals (also 0-1) and the game has an over/under of 43 points.

But with so many sportsbooks now operating in Pennsylvania, there are plenty of specials available as well.

So let’s take a quick look at some of the Thursday Night specials and other available NFL wagers to get you ready for some prime-time football.

Will Burrow toss his first TD pass during Thursday Night Football?

Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow ran for a touchdown in his NFL debut last Sunday but has yet to throw a touchdown pass. BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse think Thursday may be the night. Burrow is -230 on a special bet to record his first touchdown pass in Cleveland.

Beyond Burrow, a Bengals win parlayed with the over will bring even bigger returns. Another special from BetRivers/PlaySugarHouse bumps the odds to +525 with a Bengals victory and a game total that eclipses 44.5 points.

What about Baker? Can he toss two?

Another special wager featuring the quarterbacks Thursday night focuses on Browns signal caller Baker Mayfield. Mayfield has pricing of +320 to record over 249.5 passing yards and over 1.5 passing touchdowns.

And another bet offers +1400 if Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and Bengals receiver John Ross both score a touchdown.

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Other PA betting sites offering their own specials and promos too

If you’re planning to play on another site Thursday night, here’s a rundown of some other interesting bets and promotions available at the top PA online sportsbooks:

Fox Bet Bengals vs. Browns specials:

  • Nick Chubb and Joe Mixon to combine for 165+ rushing yards: +130
  • Final score Browns 21 – Bengals 17: +10000
  • Nick Chubb or A.J. Green to score a TD in the fourth quarter: +320
  • Nick Chubb to score the first TD: +700

FanDuel TNF special:

  • Place a $20+ pregame 3+ leg Same Game Parlay on Thursday Night Football and receive a $10 bonus in site credit, whether your parlay wins or loses (requires a login and opt-in)!

DraftKings Thursday Night Football specials:

  • Bet on any player to score the first TD and get your bet back if he scores at any time, up to $20 (requires opt-in)
  • Get a 25% profit boost on every Week Two game, starting with Thursday Night Football (requires opt-in. Max bet $50, max $100 additional winnings)

DFS contests for Battle of Ohio Thursday Night Football matchup

And if that’s not enough, there are always daily fantasy single-game showdown contests. The flagship contest at DraftKings on Thursday night is a $10 entry contest with a $1.5 million prize pool and a top payout of $300,000.

Over at FanDuel, the featured contest is an NFL Thursday Million with a $9 entry fee and a top prize of $250K.

Baker or Burrow? One of them will get their first win

So even on a Thursday night, when the only NFL game involves two winless teams from Ohio, there is plenty of action if you look for it. You just need to find something you like.

Browns or Bengals. Baker or Burrow.

One of them has to win.

And you can too. For more guidance on how to bet the game, check out this detailed Thursday Night Football preview from TheLines.

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Nathan Frederick is an award-winning writer with more than 1,000 published bylines and two decades of journalism experience. His work has won awards from the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, the Keystone Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has also authored three books, one of which debuted as an Amazon No. 1 New Release.

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