Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for Friday: MLB and NFL Preseason

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Matthew Lowrimore

NFL· 2 months ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for over a year now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passion is college football and that is the sport he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will do everything he can to make his readers money.

We have put together a list of all of the day’s best odds boosts, which happen to be from DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM Sportsbook, and PointsBet Sportsbook. We’ll discuss whether or not they are worth playing. Let’s dive in.

Miguel Cabrera to hit a home run – Boosted to +280 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Here we will be looking for Miguel Cabrera to show his power against the Cleveland Indians. Zach Plesac will be on the mound for Cleveland and his 4.84 ERA would suggest he could make a mistake. Cabrera only has 12 home runs on the year, but had a home run the other day against the Orioles. Because of the struggles shown by Plesac, this looks to be worth a small play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Max Muncy to record 1+ RBIs – Boosted to +170 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Here we will be looking for Max Muncy to record some offense. The Dodgers will be playing the New York Mets and they will have Tylor Megill on the mound. While Megill has been solid this season, the Dodgers’ lineup just looks too strong. Muncy should have at least a few RBI opportunities, so backing this prop looks to be worth a play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Zack Wheeler to record 10+ strikeouts – Boosted to +450 with DraftKings Sportsbook

Looking to build off his last start, Zack Wheeler will be on the mound tonight against the Reds. Wheeler had 11 strikeouts in his complete game in that previous start and another big game looks likely here. Wheeler now has 181 strikeouts over 156.0 innings, so backing him to dominate again looks to be worth a shot.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Manny Machado to record 2+ hits – Boosted to +170 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this odds boost, we are going to need Manny Machado to have a multi-hit game. Facing the Diamondbacks is not a monumental task and Madison Bumgarner will be on the mound. He has clearly struggled this season, so backing this prop is worth a play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Titans first to 10 points – Boosted to +100 with BetMGM Sportsbook

The Titans will kick off their preseason tonight against the Falcons. It will likely be a slow start for both teams as they adjust to their game-plans, but the Falcons are known for playing poorly in the preseason. If the starters for the Titans play in this game, they might be able to take advantage–so backing this prop would be worth a small play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

Falcons and Lions Both to Win – Boosted to +300 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Looking at a two-team parlay for tonight’s NFL preseason action and we will need the Falcons and Lions to both win. Despite their known preseason struggles, we do like the Falcons to win. However, backing the Lions is not something that will be profitable this season. They are playing the Bills, so avoiding this odds boost looks to be the best option.

Be sure to check out all of our NFL picks for today’s action.

Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays Both to Win – Boosted to +200 with FanDuel Sportsbook

Here we will need two teams to win their games tonight in the MLB. They both have winnable matchups, however; we do not like the Athletics to beat the Rangers. We do like the Rays to win on the run line, but because of the lack of confidence in Oakland this parlay looks to be best avoided.

Be sure to check out all of our MLB picks for today’s action.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr to record 1+ RBI and the Blue Jays to win – Boosted to +265 with PointsBet Sportsbook

Tonight we will be looking for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to record an RBI and the Blue Jays will need to win. We actually like the Mariners on the run line (+1.5), but a Blue Jays win still seems likely. Guerrero Jr. is just 2 for 11 this season against the Mariners and has zero RBI’s. So even though they will be facing Chris Flexen, this looks to be an odds boost best to avoid.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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FanDuel Sportsbook

$150

Bet $2, Win $150 CASH for NBA Tipoff!

Register for a new account with FanDuel Sportsbook and make a deposit of $10+

Bet $2 on any NBA game on Oct. 19 or Oct. 20

If you pick the winner correctly, you win $150 in CASH!

21+ and new players only. Max bet $2, max reward $150. Must deposit $10+ to be eligible for promotion. Full terms available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Unibet

$50

Bet $5, Win $50 if Your Team Makes a 3-Pointer!

Sign up for a new account with Unibet and make your first deposit

Bet $5 on any NBA team to win their next game

If your team hits a 3-pointer during the game, you win a bonus $50 - regardless of the game's outcome!

Max bet $5. 21+ and new players only. Full terms available from Unibet.

DraftKings

$200

Bet $5, Get $200 On The NBA!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account

place a money line bet of at least $5+ on any NBA Basketball game that starts between 10/19 and 11/7

If your team wins, you will be issued a $200 free bet bonus!

Must be 21+ located in AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WY or WV to play. Offer valid only for new customers. Full terms available at DraftKings Sportsbook.

BetMGM

$200

Bet $10, Get $200 If Your Team Scores A Touchdown!

Register for a new BetMGM account & deposit $20+

Bet $10 on your team to win Money Line

Win $200 in free bets if your team scores a touchdown

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

PointsBet

$200

Bet $20, Get $200 If Your Team Scores A Touchdown!

Register for a new PointsBet account & deposit $20+

Bet $20 on your team to win Money Line (NFL or NCAAF)

Win $200 in free bets if your team scores a touchdown

Caesars Sportsbook

$5,000

Get a $5,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new Caesars Sportsbook account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $5,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose - up to $5,000!

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

BetRivers

$250

Get a $250 Deposit Bonus!

Sign up for a new BetRivers account using promo code PICKSWISE

Make a deposit & get it doubled up to $250 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $100

Must be 21+. Play in IA Only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-BETS OFF

BetMGM

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new BetMGM & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Risk Free Bet!

Register for a new FanDuel Sportsbook account & deposit

Place your first bet up to $1,000 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $1,000

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus!

Register for a new DraftKings Sportsbook account & deposit

DraftKings will match 20% of your deposit up to $1,000 total

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

Unibet

$500

Get a $500 Risk-Free Bet!

Register for a new Unibet account & make a deposit

Place your first bet up to $500 risk-free!

Get refunded up if you lose up to $500

New players only. Terms & conditions apply. 21+. VA only.

Monkey Knife Fight

$100

Claim 100% Instant Deposit Match up to $100!

Register for a Monkey Knife Fight account & deposit using promo code PICKSWISE100

Monkey Knife Fight will match your first deposit up to $100

Deposit $100 and you'll get $100 bonus + a free $5 game

18+. Terms and conditions apply. You must live in one of the states where real money DFS is legal.

TVG

$300

Get a $300 Risk-Free Bet with TVG Racebook!

Register for a new TVG account and make a deposit

Place your first single horse win-type bet up to $300

If your horse doesn't win you'll get a refund up to $300

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

BetAmerica Racing

$200

$200 Sign Up Bonus!

Fast, reliable and fast payouts - you'll have your money in 72 hours, if not sooner!

Proud history of providing safe, secure, and fun betting to American patrons

BetAmerica is owned by the iconic Churchill Downs Incorporated, home of 150 years of wagering history and the world-famous Kentucky Derby

Players who sign up using ‘BET200’ code will get a $200 sign up bonus. Offer valid for 7 days after registering on BetAmerica Racing product only. 21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.

TwinSpires

$200

Get a $200 Sign Up Bonus with TwinSpires Racebook!

Register for a new Twinspires account using offer code BET200

Make a deposit and start wagering on horse racing

Earn $100 in bonus cash for every $400 wagered!

21+. T&C's apply. Please gamble responsibly.