Best sportsbook promotions and odds boosts for New Year's Day: College football, college basketball, NHL, and NBA

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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA· 3 weeks 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 today are from DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and PointsBet Sportsbook. We’ll discuss whether or not they are worth playing.

Notre Dame to Win the 1st Half and the Game – Boosted from +130 to +160 with DraftKings Sportsbook

This prop will focus on the Fiesta Bowl and we will need Notre Dame to win the 1st half and the game. Our experts already like the Fighting Irish to win and cover in this game, so a complete performance over the full 60 minutes looks to be worth a play here.

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

Over 69.5 Total Points scored in Utah vs Ohio St – Boosted from +150 to +165 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop, we are going to need there to be at least 70 points scored in the Rose Bowl. Ohio State is known for their scoring offense, but Utah’s defense has been good enough this season to suggest they could limit the Buckeyes’ offense. Ohio State will be missing at least two key players, so avoiding this prop looks to be the best option.

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

Golden State Warriors to win by 5+ points – Boosted from +250 to +310 with DraftKings Sportsbook

This prop will need the Golden State Warriors to beat the Utah Jazz by as least 5 points. The Warriors have been one of the best teams in the NBA so far, but so have the Jazz. The Warriors, however, feature the services of a man named Stephen Curry and have plenty of depth, so backing this prop looks to be worth a small play.

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

7+ goals scored in Blues vs Wild – Boosted from +125 to +140 with DraftKings Sportsbook

For this prop we will need an offensive shootout in the St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild game. The Wild are averaging 3.63 goals per game, while the Blues are averaging 3.38 goals per game. Both teams are likely still adjusting from the pause in the league, so backing a ton of goals looks to be worth a small play.

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

Baylor to score 70+ points and win – Boosted from +100 to +120 with PointsBet Sportsbook

For this prop we will need defending NCAAB champion Baylor to score at least 70+ points and win the game against Iowa State. The Bears are undefeated and are averaging 74.2 points per game away from home. Their offense is more efficient and our experts like them to cover in this spot, so backing this prop is worth a play.

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

Both Penn State and Notre Dame to Win – Boosted from +290 to +350 with FanDuel Sportsbook

This parlay will need 2 college football teams to win their bowl games: the Penn State Nittany Lions against the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Our experts would lean towards Notre Dame but like the Razorbacks, so avoiding this prop looks to be the best option.

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

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BetMGM

$200

Bet $10, Win $200 if either team scores a TD on Championship Weekend!

Bet $10 on the Money Line for any NFL team

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Winnings paid in free bets

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

FanDuel Sportsbook

$150

Bet $5, Win $150 CASH on any NFL team to win on Championship Weekend!

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If your team wins, YOU WIN $150 - in CASH!

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DraftKings

$280

Bet $5, Win $280 on Any NFL team to Win on Championship Weekend!

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Win $280 in credits if your team wins the game

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.

PointsBet

$200

Bet $20, Get $200 - Regardless of Outcome!

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Win $200 - no matter whether your initial bet won or lost!

BetMGM

$200

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Place a $10 moneyline bet on any upcoming NBA game.

Win $200 if either team in your selected game makes a 3-pointer

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BetMGM

$200

Win $200 If A Goal Is Scored In ANY NHL Game!

Sign up for a new account with BetMGM, and make a deposit of $10+.

Place a $10 moneyline bet on any upcoming NHL game.

Win $200 if either team in your selected game scores a goal

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Caesars Sportsbook

$1,001

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21+. Terms & conditions apply.

BetRivers

$250

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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

Unibet

$500

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Get refunded up if you lose up to $500

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

BetMGM

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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

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

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

DraftKings

$1,000

Get a $1,000 Deposit Bonus!

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

To get a $100 bonus, deposit $500

21+. Terms & conditions apply.

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!

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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.

TwinSpires

$400

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Register for a new Twinspires account using offer code PICKS400

Place a bet on the Breeders' Cup

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

Yahoo DFS

$25

Get $25 in Site Credit With Yahoo DFS When You Deposit $5!

Register for a new account with Yahoo DFS and deposit $5+

Enter a $5 DFS contest

Upon entry, you will receive a bonus $25 in credit into your account!

21+ and new players only. Full terms available from Yahoo DFS.