As bettors in Arizona prepare to dive into that turkey and stuffing and enjoy a football-filled day, they can also take advantage of a Thanksgiving Day special from Caesars Sportsbook.
As the popular sports betting operator continues to gain footing in the Grand Canyon State, Caesars is whipping out a new promo for new customers.
While it may same like a no-brainer offer on the surface, there is a small bit of strategy that you may need to ensure that you cash in on one of the three Thanksgiving Day NFL games:
- Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions, 9:30 a.m. MST
- Las Vegas Raiders at Dallas Cowboys, 1:30 p.m. MST
- Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints, 5:20 p.m. MST
Thanksgiving NFL new user promo from Caesars Arizona
The NFL will have its typical three-game slate of Turkey Day games. The struggling Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions get things started before the Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys set the stage for the nightcap between the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints.
People in Arizona that haven’t yet jumped on the sports betting train have a great opportunity to make some money through Caesars Sportsbook Arizona.
Here’s how it works:
If you bet $10 or more on any Thanksgiving Day NFL game, and the team you bet on scores a point, you win a $100 free bet credit with Caesars. To opt-in for this deal, enter the promo code LEGALTHX as you register your account and make your first deposit.
Which teams are most likely to avoid being shut out
The one thing that can derail Arizona bettors trying to take advantage of this deal is if the team you place a bet on is shut out and fails to score a single point. An NFL team going an entire 60-minute football game without scoring is highly unlikely.
The last time a team was blanked on Thanksgiving Day was 1999 when the Cowboys beat the Dolphins, 20-0. In the last 42 years, only twice has a team been held scoreless on Turkey Day.
However, it is not impossible. In fact, this season there have been five shutouts. So if you want to play it safe, there may be some teams you’ll want to avoid.
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
For example, both the Bears and Lions face challenges offensively, each dealing with injuries to their starting quarterbacks. Not to mention the rumors swirling around the job status of Bears head coach Matt Nagy. Will Chicago’s players come out motivated with whispers that their coach will be fired on Friday?
Buffalo Bills at New Orleans Saints
The Buffalo Bills, who play in the final Thanksgiving Day game, have already recorded two shutouts this season. Though they take on a Saints team that has lost three straight, the Bills come off an embarrassing loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The Buffalo defense might be revved up to right the ship against New Orleans’ backup quarterback Trevor Siemian. The Saints also might have to play without their best weapon, running back Alvin Kamara, who is dealing with a knee injury.
Las Vegas Raiders at Dallas Cowboys
The safest bet you might make is in this matchup. Both teams, each coming off a loss last week, average over 20 points per game as they make a push toward the playoffs.
All that said, it’s with 99.9% certainty that each team playing Thursday will score. Taking advantage of this AZ online sports betting promo should easily net you a $100 free bet.