With a special offer from FanDuel Sportsbook Virginia, you can make the most of NFL Wild Card Weekend.
The 2021-22 NFL Playoffs formally kick off this weekend. With six games spread out over Saturday, Sunday and Monday, there are plenty of football betting options this weekend.
And with this FanDuel VA offer, you can get 30-1 odds on any NFL postseason team through Jan. 30. With a $5 max bet, that means you can earn up to $150 if your team wins.
Sure, the Washington Football Team and Baltimore Ravens both failed to make the playoffs due to late-season collapses. But with this FanDuel offer, you still have a reason to sweat the action this weekend.
Bet $5, win $150 on Wild Card Weekend
So, how do you take advantage of this Wild Card Weekend promo from FanDuel Sportsbook?
You’re good to go if you’re a new customer.
- Register for a new FanDuel account.
- Make your first-time deposit.
- Place a wager of at least $5 on any NFL Wild Card Weekend team on the moneyline to win.
Please note that you will need to make your wager in the FanDuel VA mobile app. If you register on the desktop version, you’ll be prompted to download the app. Once you do, you can claim the offer.
And best of all? If your team wins and advances in the playoffs, your winnings come in the form of cash. That means you can immediately withdraw the money. Oftentimes, sportsbooks issue free bets or site credit with these promos. But with FanDuel, once you win, you can do with the money as you please.
The winnings will show up in your account within 72 hours. Additionally, you can’t use this promo with any other sign-up offer at FanDuel.
Odds and matchups: 2022 NFL Playoffs opening weekend
So, which game are you going to bet on?
You have options, of course:
Here are the NFL Wild Card Weekend odds from FanDuel VA as of Friday midday:
- Saturday, 4:30 p.m. (NBC): No. 5 Raiders (+188) @ No. 4 Bengals (-225)
- Saturday, 8:15 p.m. (CBS): No. 6 Patriots (-172) @ No. 3 Bills (+205)
- Sunday, 1 p.m. (FOX): No. 7 Eagles (+300) @ No. 2 Buccaneers (-375)
- Sunday, 4:30 p.m. (CBS): No. 6 49ers (+136) @ No. 3 Cowboys (-162)
- Sunday, 8:15 p.m. (NBC): No. 7 Steelers (+500) @ No. 2 Chiefs (-700)
- Monday, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN/ABC): No. 5 Cardinals (+166) @ No. 4 Rams (-198)
(The NFC’s Green Bay Packers and AFC’s Tennessee Titans are No. 1 seeds and have byes this weekend.)
If you already have some rooting interest in one of those teams, we can understand your desire to bet on that one.
But before you bet with your heart, let’s consider wagering with our heads instead. After all, you can greatly improve your chances of winning this bet for the FanDuel VA promo.
Optimal betting for NFL Wild Card Weekend promo
So, with six games and 12 teams, which one should you bet on? How do you bet if you want the absolute best chance of winning the $150?
Let’s look at the odds for the Las Vegas Raiders vs. the Cincinnati Bengals matchups. The Raiders odds have a positive number (+188). That means if you bet $100 on the Raiders and they win, you’d get your $100 back plus another +188.
And because the Bengals have odds with a negative number (-225), that means they’re the favorite. It also means you’d have to bet $225 to net $100 in profit if they win.
In this case, those odds suggest the Bengals have a 69.2% chance of winning. The Raiders have a 34.7% chance. (Those numbers don’t add up to 100 because the house edge of about 4-5% is baked into the numbers.)
The oddsmakers aren’t perfect, of course. (If they were, we wouldn’t have some bettors who are able to beat them.) But there’s a lot of logic that goes into the odds they make, so they’ll give you a good rough estimate of who should win and who should lose.
And based on those above odds, this is the implied win probability for each team. The higher the number, the more likely that team is to win (though anything can happen in a one-game sample size):
- Chiefs: 87.5%
- Buccaneers: 79.0%
- Bengals: 69.2%
- Rams: 66.4%
- Patriots: 63.2%
- Cowboys: 61.8%
- 49ers: 42.3%
- Cardinals: 37.6%
- Raiders: 34.7%
- Bills: 32.8%
- Eagles: 25.0%
- Steelers: 16.7%
The Bengals are still attractive options. However, as you can see based on the odds, the Chiefs or Buccaneers are your best bets for this FanDuel Virginia promo on the NFL’s Wild Card Weekend.