Pennant chases, a full slate of college football–including three Top 25 matchups–and NFL Week 3 lead the way, providing sports bettors with an insane amount of action to jump in on.
Let’s take a look at what FanDuel is offering up, including promos and odds boosts:
The fun starts Friday with 15 Major League Baseball games and three college football contests on the board, highlighted by a battle of unbeaten teams on the blue turf when Air Force travels to No. 20 Boise State.
On Saturday, 21 more Top 25 teams take the field, including key showdowns such as No. 8 Auburn at No. 17 Texas A&M, No. 11 Michigan at No. 13 Wisconsin, and No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 Georgia.
The action-packed weekend finishes up on Sunday with a full offering of NFL games. Local teams like the Eagles, Steelers, and Jets look to bounce back after rough Week 2 performances, while Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones makes his first NFL start at Tampa Bay.
But wait, there’s more!
FanDuel Sportsbook PA is bringing the house with promo offers and odds boosts in addition to its generous $500 risk-free bet offer to new users.
Let’s run through some of FanDuel’s best deals and take a closer look at this weekend’s top games.
FanDuel’s Best Weekend Promos
NFL Close Loss Insurance
Bettors can avoid a soul-crushing close loss this week thanks to FanDuel’s Close Loss Insurance. Those who place a $50 moneyline bet will be issued up to $50 in site credit if their team loses by six points or less. Just know that while you’re free to wager on multiple Week 3 games, the insurance only applies to your first wager.
Notre Dame vs. Georgia Close Loss Insurance
In New Jersey, FanDuel is also offering Close Loss Insurance on Notre Dame-Georgia. Those who place a moneyline bet on either side prior to kickoff will be refunded up to $50 if their team loses by six points or less.
Multi-sport Parlay Insurance
Place any parlay of 4+ legs on any sport in any market and get your money back if all but one leg of your bet hits ($25 max refund).
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds Boosts
This week’s college football odds boost features Texas, Georgia State, and Washington all to win. That payout has been boosted from +385 to +420.
In the NFL, the Bills, Eagles and Texans all to win has been boosted from +360 to +400.
Over in the EPL, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal all to win has been boosted from +470 to +550.
College Football Odds at FanDuel Sportsbook PA
Jim Harbaugh’s No. 11 Michigan Wolverines take the field for the first time since surviving a 24-21 overtime win at home against Army two weeks ago, and they’ll be facing quite the test against No. 13 Wisconsin–a team that has outscored opponents 110-0 over its first two games–in this Big Ten clash.
|Michigan||+3.5 (-110)||+145||O 44.5 (-110)|
|Wisconsin||-3.5 (-110)||-170||U 44.5 (-120)|
Jim Harbaugh is 16-14 ATS as a college head coach against Top 25 teams, including 9-9 ATS with Michigan. He’s 2-3 ATS against ranked opponents as an underdog while at Michigan and 1-2 ATS as a road underdog.
Harbaugh’s Michigan squads are also only 7-9-1 ATS on the road in Big Ten games.
Michigan has lost its last four games on the road to Wisconsin and is only 2-4 ATS against ranked opponents on the road since Harbaugh took over.
Michigan and Wisconsin have split the last 10 meetings.
The Wolverines roughed up the Badgers at home last October in a 38-13 rout.
They say good teams win, but great teams cover. If that’s the case, this game features two great teams as each comes into this one 3-0 ATS. Here are the odds at FanDuel Sportsbook PA:
|Auburn||+3.5 (-110)||+150||O 48 (-105)|
|Texas A&M||-3.5 (-110)||-180||U 48 (-115)|
Auburn has won three of its last five games against Texas A&M.
The Tigers are 5-7 ATS under Gus Malzahn as a road underdog, 5-6 ATS as a road underdog against ranked teams, and 3-4 ATS as a road underdog against ranked teams when his teams are also ranked.
Texas A&M is 7-1 ATS as a home favorite under head coach Jimbo Fisher.
No. 7 Notre Dame at No. 3 Georgia is the weekend’s marquee college football matchup, but you wouldn’t know it based on the current odds. After opening at several sportsbook in the neighborhood of a 12-point favorite, Georgia is now favored by more than two touchdowns over the Fighting Irish.
|Notre Dame||+14.5 (-110)||+460||O 57 (-105)|
|Georgia||-14.5 (-110)||-650||U 57 (-115)|
When two Top 10 teams play each other and one team is favored by 10 or more points, those teams are 21-14 ATS. When they’re favored by 13 or more points, they’re 10-5 ATS, and when favored by 14 or more points, they are 8-4 ATS. Finally, when such teams are favored by 14 or more points at home, they’re 6-2 ATS.
Notre Dame is 7-7 ATS against ranked opponents on the road under Brian Kelly, but 6-4 ATS as a road underdog against ranked opponents. They are also 2-3 ATS as an underdog of 10 or more points.
Notre Dame is 0-2 all-time against the Bulldogs and 5-5 straight up against SEC opponents over its last 10 games against the conference.
Kirby Smart has Georgia clicking at home. The Bulldogs have won 15 straight games in Athens by an average of nearly 30 points per game.
Dating back to the 2016 season, Georgia has covered 12 of 17 contests against ranked teams.
Georgia is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games against opponents that enter with winning records, while Notre Dame hasn’t covered in any of its last four road games.
NFL Odds at FanDuel Sportsbook PA
The Eagles look to bounce back against the Lions this week at Lincoln Financial Field after a gut-punch 24-20 loss in Atlanta last Sunday night. They’ll likely be without both Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson, but they’re still a strong favorite at FanDuel Sportsbook this week, thanks perhaps to the fact that PA bettors typically bet the Birds heavy.
|Lions||+6 (-110)||+215||O 46 (+105)|
|Eagles||-6 (-110)||-250||U 46 (-125)|
Watch the line in this one, particularly if it gets back to the 6.5-7 range. Home favorites of at least 6.5 points against a team coming off a cover are 15-8 ATS and 3-0 ATS in September dating back to 2003.
When teams that fail to cover its first two games of the season play a team coming off a cover at home, they are 8-4 ATS.
Matthew Stafford is 2-7 ATS when he starts as an underdog of 7-10 points on the road and 4-9-1 ATS when an underdog of seven points or more.
When the game total closes between 46-48 points, Stafford is 4-11-2 ATS on the road and 2-7-1 ATS as a road underdog.
Carson Wentz is 1-6 ATS as a home favorite dating back to last season.
Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph will make his first career NFL start on Sunday at San Francisco in place of the injured Ben Roethlisberger with his team badly needing a win. Standing in his way will be a 49ers squad that demolished the Bengals in a 41-17 beating last week.
|Steelers||+6.5 (-110)||+230||O 43.5 (-105)|
|49ers||-6.5 (-110)||-270||U 43.5 (-115)|
With Rudolph making his first career start, you basically have to throw out all of the Steelers’ recent trends because the team’s dynamic has been drastically reshaped. For instance, the Steelers have won 9 of their last 12 meetings against NFC West squads, which sounds great, but 1) they lost to the Seahawks last week 2) Roethlisberger was the starter in those nine wins.
Still, I feel compelled to provide some knowledge here, so you should know that AFC North teams are 7-12 ATS as a road underdog over their last 19 games against NFC West opponents and 4-7 ATS when an underdog of six points or more.
This is one of two games in which there’s a spread of 20 points or more (Dallas-Miami) this week. Should be an instant classic.
|Jets||+22 (-110)||+1700||O 43.5 (-110)|
|Patriots||-22 (-110)||-2200||U 43.5 (-110)|
Since 2007, teams favored by 20 or more points are 5-0 straight up, but 0-5 ATS. The average margin of victory is only 11.4 points per game, and four of those five games involved the Patriots at home. The only game in this spread range not involving New England came back in 2013 when the Broncos hosted Jacksonville as a 27-point favorite.
However, it’s not as if NFL teams can’t cover big spreads. Consider that teams favored between 17 and 19 points are 6-3-1 ATS over the last 10 games.
Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones makes his first start for the Giants, and I guess they’re hoping he cures their lack of wide receiver talent and suspect defense.
|Giants||+6 (-110)||+215||O 48 (+100)|
|Bucs||-6 (-110)||-250||U 48 (-120)|
Here’s another game with a new starting quarterback, so team-specific trends are a bit tougher to gauge, but the Giants are 7-1 ATS over their last eight road games and 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games at Tampa Bay. Furthermore, they have beaten the Bucs in six of the last seven meetings.
Pat Shurmur’s Giants teams are 6-2 ATS as road underdogs and 3-1 ATS as an underdog of six points or more.