Last week, MLB returned to action and now this week, the NBA will be making their heavily anticipated return. The experiment in the Orlando Bubble has gone well and we’re on track for the re-start for Thursday.
With that, the DraftKings PA Sportsbook is offering a spectacular promo to celebrate. For the re-start games running from July 30th through August 1st, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering 5:1 odds for any money line NBA game-winner (bet $20 and win $100).
Every NBA game between July 30th and August 1st is eligible. Visit DraftKings Sportsbook and you’ll see the promo on the first page. The promo also appears in green on the main NBA page. Click, “Choose Now.” Pick your game by clicking “Boost this game.” Be sure to choose wisely because you cannot change your boosted game.
Apply the boost to the team in the matchup you want by adding that team’s money line to your bet slip and applying the boost. Your first bet with the boost is your qualifying bet. The maximum bet amount is $20, while the limit is one bet per user. It excludes live bets, parlays, cash-out bets, free bets, and voided bets. You must be in CO, PA, IN, IA, NJ, or WV to qualify.
NBA opening weekend schedule
Here’s the list of games and odds according to DraftKings Sportsbook as of Wednesday, July 29th. Please check DraftKings Sportsbook for the up-to-date odds.
Jazz (+114) vs Pelicans (-136)
Clippers (+140) vs Lakers (-167)
Magic (-265) vs Nets (+215)
Grizzlies (+112) vs Trail Blazers (-134)
Suns (-275) vs Wizards (+225)
Celtics (+160) vs Bucks (-195)
Kings (-136) vs Spurs (+114)
Rockets (-105) vs Mavericks (-113)
Heat (+108) vs Nuggets (-127)
Jazz (-105) vs Thunder (-113)
Pelicans (+145) vs Clippers (-175)
76ers (-250) vs Pacers (+205)
Lakers (-175) vs Raptors (+145)
What is the best bet for the NBA bonus at DraftKings this weekend?
There’s 13 games to choose from for this promo and a lot of depleted rosters out there. So, who is the best bet? One safe pick is the Magic, who are facing a Nets team missing key players, core players, and any semblance of chemistry on the court right now. Another strong choice would be the Suns, who will be facing the worst team in the bubble, the Wizards.
The Wizards will be without John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Davis Bertans. If those two teams don’t instill enough confidence in you, just go with the Lakers over the Clippers in the Opener.
Personally, I would choose the Suns and Magic before going this route, but with Montrezl Harrell out and Patrick Beverly likely not playing in the game, the Clippers depth will be limited. You also have to consider what’s going on in Lebron’s head right now, as he has a chance to make a big statement to re-open the season on a national stage.