The new NBA season did not get off to the best start for Phoenix Suns fans and folks in Arizona who bet on the Suns to win on opening night.
However, FanDuel Sportsbook is coming to ease some of that pain after Phoenix lost the home opener to the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night.
FanDuel is giving both new and current players a chance to lock in the Phoenix Suns at out-of-this-world odds with its popular “Spread the Love” promo.
FanDuel Arizona’s Spread the Love betting promo for Suns-Lakers
In a rematch of a Western Conference first-round series in last year’s NBA playoffs, the Suns head to Staples Center on Friday night to take on the Los Angeles Lakers. And once again, FanDuel is giving Arizona bettors the best Suns odds for this early-season showdown thanks to the Spread the Love promo.
For every 200 users that wager on Phoenix to cover the spread, the line will move one point in the Suns’ favor. Meaning, users can rally together and push the Suns-Lakers point spread to no-brainer, can’t-miss levels.
Bettors in Arizona who put money down on the Suns to cover will receive the final line of the spread. For example, if you place a wager on the Suns at +20 and they close at +150, that’s the line you will get for your bet. The maximum bet you can place for this promo is $50.
As of early Friday, the point spread already skyrocketed up to Suns +139.5, a line indicating that Phoenix only needs to lost by less than 140 points in order to cover. The promo will only be available to users on the FanDuel Sportsbook app and cannot be selected on a desktop.
Phoenix Suns (0-1) at Los Angeles Lakers (0-1)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 22
Time: 7:00 p.m. MST
Location: Staples Center – Los Angeles, California
TV Coverage: ESPN
Arizona bettors have Spread the Love once before
This will not be the first time people in Arizona have “Spread the Love” thanks to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The first time was when the Arizona Cardinals took on the Minnesota Vikings in their home opener on Sept. 19. Then, sports betting had only been legal in the Grand Canyon State for a little over one week. Arizonans saw the spread hit +140.5, and FanDuel customers won $1.4 million as part of the Spread the Love promotion.
With the growth in sports betting Arizona has seen over the past month, we should expect customers to win just as much, if not more than what was won from that Cardinals game.