It has been four months since legal online sports betting kicked off with a bang in Arizona. Now bettors are expecting more of the same in 2022.
To help keep up that momentum, DraftKings Sportsbook AZ is offering a bonus offer for new users that is too good to pass up. The deal includes football and basketball games.
With the highly anticipated College Football Playoff national championship coming up — one featuring bitter SEC rivals Georgia and Alabama — and the NFL playoffs right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to try and bring in new customers into the growing sports wagering landscape in Arizona.
DraftKings Arizona: Bet $5, Win $200 in free bets
Some Arizonans still haven’t dipped their toes into the massive sports betting pool since legal online sports betting in Arizona went live in September. But they can still take the plunge into the new year with a load of free bets from DraftKings Sportsbook.
The “Bet $5, Win $200” is a common new user promo for DraftKings. However, this time around, you can widen your sports wagering net by placing a bet on a college football, NFL or NBA game. Typically, the promo focuses on one league.
Here’s what you need to do to claim DraftKings Sportsbook’s New Year’s free bets offer:
- Register a new account with DraftKings Sportsbook
- Make an initial deposit of $5 or more
- Place a $5 bet on any NBA, NFL or college football moneyline
If your bet wins, you will receive $200 in free bets in addition to any cash winnings from your original wager. The bonus is paid as eight $25 free bets. It is important to note that these free bets will expire after seven days. The promotion runs until Jan. 10.
What AZ sports betting moneyline picks to consider
This promo runs through this upcoming weekend. So a weekend of NBA action falls in range of the deal, along with Week 18 of the NFL season. Not to mention there are two college football championship games to think about. We’re going to run through some of the most interesting moneyline bets you can find in every sport to cash this promo.
NFL, Sunday: Indianapolis Colts (-1,000) at Jacksonville Jaguars
On paper, this one should be a slam dunk. The Indianapolis Colts have everything to play for. If they win here, they clinch a spot in the NFL playoffs. The Jacksonville Jaguars have everything not to play for. They will clinch the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft if they lose.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Colts are -1,000 on the moneyline. A $5 bet here would only net you an extra $0.50. However, you would lock in $200 in free bets.
NBA, Saturday: Utah Jazz at Indiana Pacers (+155)
At first glance, you may think there is a typo here. The Indiana Pacers, a middle-of-the-pack Eastern Conference team, could very well beat the Utah Jazz, one of the powers in the Western Conference and a legit NBA Finals contender. There is no mixup here.
It’s not a fair fight. The Jazz could be without five of their best six players due to injuries and health and safety protocols. The Pacers have some injury issues of their own and are on a six-game losing streak. However, they will have their best players available to play.
NCAA FCS Championship, Saturday: #8 Montana State Bobcats vs. #2 North Dakota State Bison (-310)
No way I’m pushing anyone to bet on the CFP title game between Alabama and Georgia. Instead, let’s slide down one division in college football to focus on the Alabama of the FCS.
North Dakota State has been a pillar of consistency on the FCS level for over a decade. Now, the Bison are looking to win its ninth championship in 11 years. DraftKings has them as -310 on the moneyline. Meaning, a win on a $5 bet would net you $1.61.
The Bison will not have it easy going up against Montana State. The Bobcats have looked like a completely different team in the postseason now that freshman quarterback Tommy Mellott is taking the snaps. His ability to throw and run the ball allowed his team to beat Sam Houston State, the No. 1 ranked team in the FCS, in dominating fashion with a 42-19 win on the road.
But it’s difficult to go against experience. For NDSU, it is “been there, done that.” The Bison are once again bringing a top defense and a top rushing attack to a championship game. And that, as it has so often over the last decade-plus, should prove to be too much. Expect the Bison to bring home another title and help you reel in $200 in free bets.