If you’re looking to get into the world of online sports betting, the FanDuel Sportsbook has just the new-user promotion to help get your feet wet.
*The FanDuel Sportsbook is live in New York.*
As a first-time FanDuel Sportsbook user, your initial bet is risk-free up to $1,000. So if your wager doesn’t win, you get your money back in the form of a free bet in the amount you lost.
This promo is for new users only and it’s simple to get in on the action:
2) Make your initial deposit of at least $10.
3) Place your bet. There is a $5 minimum bet.
4) Enjoy the game.
That means you can bet any NFL wild-card playoff game this weekend risk-free. You can wager on the point spread, over/under, moneyline, parlays, prop bets, or any other bet you like. All of them come with that risk-free guarantee.
Not an NFL fan? No problem. The risk-free promo is good for any sport and any bet.
There are six games this weekend spread over three days. Here’s the quick schedule and early point spreads (from FanDuel Sportsbook), but we’ll get into the odds and game details a bit later:
- Las Vegas Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals (-6)
- New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (-4)
- Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-8.5)
- San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys (-3)
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (-12.5)
- Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams (-4)
Sports You Can Bet on With FanDuel
Pick a sport and you can likely place a wager on it with the FanDuel Sportsbook. Here’s a list of the sports you can bet on:
- Aussie Rules Football
- Baseball (MLB)
- Basketball (NBA, WNBA, NCAA, multiple International leagues)
- Football (NFL, NCAA)
- Ice Hockey (NHL, International leagues)
- Racing (NASCAR, Formula 1)
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Soccer (MLS, multiple International leagues and championships)
- Table Tennis
Types of Bets You Can Place on FanDuel Sportsbook
There are certainly no shortage of bets available on the FanDuel Sportsbook.
Obviously, types of bets depend on the sport.
For instance, football, basketball, and hockey share similar bet options, including the point spread, total (over/under), and moneyline. As individual sports, golf, NASCAR, and Formula 1 bets are straight odds.
But those are just the tip of the betting iceberg.
Nearly every sport listed on FanDuel has multiple betting options.
FanDuel Sportsbook also has the unique “Single Game Parlay” option. Per the website, the SGP allows you to “combine multiple bets from one matchup or team into a single parlay to go for an even bigger win.”
Some other available betting options include:
- Straight wagers (most sports)
- Player propositions (props)
- Game props (most sports)
- Parlays (most sports)
- Teasers (most sports)
- Live Wagers (most sports)
- Half and quarter wagers (football, basketball)
- Round robins (most sports)
- Futures (most sports)
- Spread wagers (most sports)
- First 5 innings (baseball)
- Spread betting — run line (baseball)
- Double result (hockey)
- Set wagers (tennis)
- Total goals (soccer)
States That Have Legalized Online Sports Betting
There are currently 13 states that have legalized online sports betting. They are:
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia
Other states, including Louisiana, are in the process of legalizing online sports betting, although exact dates for launching are unknown at this time.
Louisiana appears to be on the brink of a FanDuel Sportsbook launch. While they aren’t taking actual bets just yet, you can create a FanDuel Sportsbook in Louisiana. If you sign up, you’ll receive $100 in free credits which will be added to your account the day Louisiana goes live with online betting.
Back to the states that have already legalized online sports betting.
If you are physically present in one of the 13 aforementioned states, it’s legal to use FanDuel Sportsbook.
If you don’t reside in one of these states, that’s OK. You can travel to one and place your online wagers. You just need to be at least 21 years old.
NFL Wild-Card Playoff Games Betting Odds & Info
Odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook
Las Vegas Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals, Saturday, 4:30 p.m. ET
Point Spread: Bengals -6
Moneyline: Raiders +220 & Bengals -270
Both teams enter the game at 10-7 straight up (SU) with the Bengals coming in as the AFC North Champions. Vegas is 5-3 in away games, while Cincinnati is 5-4 at home.
Against the spread (ATS), the Raiders are 8-9 overall, including 4-4 on the road; Cincy is 10-7 overall and 4-5 at Paul Brown Stadium.
Both squads are 8-9 overall with the over/under (O/U). Las Vegas is 3-5 away, the Bengals are 6-3 at home.
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills, Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET
Point Spread: Bills -4
Moneyline: Patriots +164 & Bills -196
Buffalo clinched the AFC East title on the final day of the season, finishing 11-6. The Patriots lost in Week 18 to go 10-7. The Bills are 6-3 at home, while the Pats are 6-2 in away games.
New England is 10-7 ATS overall and 5-3 on the road; Buffalo is 9-6-2 and 4-3-2 ATS.
The Patriots are 9-8 with the O/U overall and 3-5 away from Foxborough. The Bills are 8-9 overall and 3-6 in Highmark Stadium.
Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
Point Spread: Buccaneers -8.5
Moneyline: Eagles +320 & Buccaneers -405
The Bucs (13-4) host the Eagles (9-8) to kick off Sunday’s slate of wild-card games. Tampa is 7-1 at home; Philadelphia is 6-3 on the road.
Philly is 8-8-1 against the spread (ATS) overall and 5-4 in away games. The Bucs 9-8 overall with a 6-2 mark at Raymond James Stadium.
The Eagles were 10-7 against the total in the regular season (4-5 away), while the Buccaneers were 9-8 and 5-3 (home).
San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, 4:30 p.m. ET
Point Spread: Cowboys -3
Moneyline: 49ers +138 & Cowboys -164
The 49ers (10-7) won 4 of 5 to end the regular season and will travel to Dallas to meet the Cowboys (12-5), the NFC East winners. Dallas is 5-3 and San Francisco is 6-3 on the road.
Against the spread (ATS), San Fran is 9-8 overall and 5-4 on the road; Dallas is 13-4 overall and 5-3 at home.
Both teams are 8-9 when it comes to the over/under. The 49ers are 4-5 in away games and the Cowboys are 5-3 at home.
Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET
Point Spread: Chiefs -12.5
Moneyline: Steelers +500 & Chiefs -700
The Steelers enter wild-card weekend with a 9-7-1 overall record with a 3-5 mark on the road. The Chiefs (12-5), who won the AFC West Division, are 7-2 at home.
Both the Steelers and Chiefs were 8-9 ATS overall. Pittsburgh was 4-4 ATS in away games, Kansas City was 5-4 at Arrowhead Stadium.
When it comes to the total, the Steelers come in at 6-10-1 overall (4-4 away) and the Chiefs are 10-7 and 4-5.
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams, Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET
Point Spread: Rams -4
Moneyline: Cardinals +168 & Rams -200
In the first-ever Monday Night Football wild-card game, the Rams (12-5) host the Cardinals (11-6). Los Angeles is 5-3 and Arizona compiled an impressive 8-1 road record.
The Cards come in 10-7 ATS with a 8-1 mark on the road. The Rams are 8-9 ATS overall and 4-4 as hosts.
Arizona 8-9 with the over/under (4-5 away) and L.A. has gone 9-7-1 overall and 4-4 at SoFi Stadium.
Do I Have to Bet on the NFL to Use the Risk-Free Promotion?
No, you don’t. You can bet on any sport and any type of wager you’d like to qualify for the risk-free guarantee.
You just need to be a new user and it must be your first-ever bet on the FanDuel Sportsbook.
Note: This promotion cannot be used with any other offer.