The Final Four is upon us and NJ sports betting sites are offering a range of action on Virginia Tech-Michigan State and Auburn-Virginia, including odds boosts, promos and more. Here’s what you need to know and the best bonuses for new players.
Final Four exclusive offers
There is no shortage of offers to take advantage of, and now is a better time than ever to sign up or add a new sportsbook to your repository as you search for the best lines and value. Here’s our favorites:
DraftKings Sportsbook is the most popular betting app. We’ve compiled a full DraftKings Final Four betting guide, but what matters most is that they are offering their best signup bonus in a while— $550 in first bet matches.
This replaces DraftKings’ regular offer of a $500 first bet match.
How does it work?
New users who deposit at least $5 will get their first Final Four bet matched up to $50 with a second bet that can be used on the National Championship. You can actually split the $50 and apply it to multiple bets as long as they are on the same bet slip. In addition, any other bet is matched up to $500– DraftKings’ regular offer. You can get the offer here.
PointsBet is the best new betting app in New Jersey. As a company, PointsBet puts the user first. And while that may sound like lip service, you can sense the difference from the moment you open the app. They routinely offer good karma payouts for crushing blows, their customer service is top-notch, and there’s immediate value in the lines.
PointsBet offers the best signup bonus in the industry, available exclusive to Crossing Broad readers— get a $50 free bet with no deposit and then up to $1,000 in risk-free bets with promo code BROADLINES.
There’s more: PointsBet offers the lowest juice of the Final Four— all spread and moneyline bets on the tournament are -105. The best you can find elsewhere is typically -109. This might seem like a small thing, but over time this extra savings can be the difference between being in the red or the black… which just happen to be PointsBet’s colors.
For the tournament you can also take advantage of their “make it rain” bonus, which will pay you $3 for every three-pointer your team hits on a spread bet with a minimum of $100.
FanDuel Sportsbook grants new users a $500 risk-free bet. Beyond that, they have a “bet $25, get $25” Final Four bonus.
How does it work?
If you place a $25 pre-game spread bet for any Final Four game, you’ll be given a $25 bonus if you win.
Beyond that, FanDuel offers a range of Final Four odds boosts to go with their recurring boosts and bonuses.
As the recent leader in NJ sports betting, FanDuel is worth checking out. You can get the risk-free bet offer by signing up here.
BetStars is lesser known than its peers, but they offer a clean interface and consistent boosts and promos, making them worth checking out for those in search of value. Anecdotally, we find their lines tend to differ most from their competitors, so that’s always welcomed.
BetStars is offering a $20 free bet to new users and any current users who didn’t make a deposit yet. You can get the offer here.
In addition, they offer a bunch of odds boosts— but be careful, sometimes their boosts aren’t as good as regular odds that can be found elsewhere.
Texas Tech at Michigan State
We’ve put together a full post with betting analysis for Texas Tech-Michigan State. But Michigan State is a 2.5-point favorite, down from 3 when it opened. PointsBet tells us they are taking an overwhelming majority of bets on Texas Tech. The over-under is 132.
Auburn at Virginia
We’ve also put together a betting guide for Auburn-Virginia, but Virginia holds steady as a 6-point favorite with an over-under of 131.5. DraftKings tell us most of their action is on Auburn.
Last chance to dance?
The Final Four may mark the last time New Jersey sports betting sites can capitalize on a big major sporting event for a while. While the Masters next week will certainly represent a huge activation period and the NBA playoffs are sure to generate betting interest, March Madness provides the last contained event of the major sports to take action for some time, so it’s likely these will be among the strongest signup offers new users can expect.
Also worth considering is that PA sports betting should launch before NFL season, meaning Pennsylvania bettors who might drive over the bridge to bet won’t need to do so anymore. This is a big weekend for New Jersey betting. And the ball is tipped!