As NBA Playoffs Arrive, It’s Time To ‘Hammer The Over’ And Cash In At DraftKings

Posted on May 18, 2021 - Last Updated on May 31, 2021

What better way to welcome the arrival of the NBA playoffs than another as-good-as-free-cash “Hammer the Over” promotion?

DraftKings in Virginia is offering new and existing customers an easy way to score some cash. Barring an epic scoring drought for the ages, this DraftKings promotion is all but a guaranteed winner.

After the NBA Play-In Tournament schedule concludes on Friday, the official NBA postseason kicks off on Saturday with 16 teams.

And for Hammer the Over, DraftKings sports bettors will be paying special attention to Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers, as well as Luka Doncic and the rest of the Dallas Mavericks.

Win $25 with the NBA playoffs

After a second-place finish in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference, the No. 4 seed Clippers (47-25) host the Southwest Division champions and No. 5 seed Mavericks (42-30). The game takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles (game time TBA).

During the regular season, the teams were largely middle of the pack in scoring:

However, for Hammer the Over and this special totals bet, it really doesn’t matter.

After all, for every 1,500 DraftKings bettors who wager on the over, the line will move down a point. The more people who take part, the better the line will be for everyone. And as of Thursday morning, the total had already dipped to 66 points.

Don’t be surprised if the teams end up easily covering the over by the end of the first quarter.

The maximum bet is $25 for the promotion. And once you opt in, you’ll get even-money odds (+100) on the bet. Just be sure to place your bet before the Game 1 tipoff on Saturday.

As usual, live bets, parlays, cash-out bets, free bets, voided bets and odds boosts are excluded.

Other DraftKings offers for new players

If you’re new to DraftKings, you’re missing out on one of the best sports betting apps in Virginia.

The sportsbook giant frequently rolls out free bets, odds boosts and other special promotions.

In addition to Hammer the Over, DraftKings is offering first-time depositors the chance to bet $5 and win $200 in free bets.

To take part, simply deposit at least $5 into your sportsbook account. Then, place a $5 moneyline bet on the winner of any basketball game through the end of May. Once your wager settles and if your team wins, you’ll get $200 in free bets.

Be sure to place your wager before the start of the game. If you and if your team win, your bonus will be paid as eight $25 free bets. Also be sure to use that bonus cash within seven days, or the free bets will be void.

Or, if you prefer, you can wager $1 and win $100 in site credits. The other conditions still apply.

Additionally, all DFS and sportsbook customers are invited to play in DraftKings’ daily free pools. These free games have $250,000 in prizes.

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Dann Stupp is a longtime sports journalist who’s written and edited for The Athletic, USA Today, ESPN and other outlets. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.

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