With the news that Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers will miss Sunday’s NFL game in Kansas City, many bettors might have given the contest the “stay away” label. A FanDuel Chiefs-Packers promo could give a big reward for taking a little risk, though.
Michigan bettors who are new to FanDuel Sportsbook can get a +3000 odds boost on moneyline wagers on either team. It’s a way to counteract the unknown quantity of Rodgers’ unexpected absence on the game.
Details of the FanDuel Chiefs-Packers promo
As with any other gambling offer in MI, you must be at least 21 years of age to participate. This deal is also for new users only. If you have an active account with FanDuel, you’ll have to check out the other promos for all bettors.
This offer expires at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. The game kicks off at 4:25 ET on Fox.
It’s essentially an odds boost for the Packers at Chiefs game. As of early Thursday evening, the moneyline odds at FanDuel on this contest are Green Bay +265 and Kansas City -330. Live odds are below.
No matter which side you pick, the sportsbook will boost your odds to +3000. The maximum wager for this deal is $5. Thus, if you correctly pick the winner, your payout will be $150.
The best part of this deal is that’s actual money, not in free bets or site credits. You could turn right around and withdraw that to your bank account or as cash at MotorCity Casino in Detroit. Because FanDuel seemingly has more integrity than Rodgers, given the reports surrounding his COVID-19 diagnosis, you can be sure to get your payout on this bet quickly after the game ends.
Getting in a position to make your bet with this deal is easy. Handicapping which side is more likely to win might not be so straightforward, however. That is crucial to actually enjoy those boosted odds, too.
How to take advantage of the boosted odds in MI
If you haven’t already, download and install the FanDuel app onto your Android or iOS device. Then, follow the prompts to register your account. Once the sportsbook verifies your eligibility, make your first deposit of at least $10.
At that point, just place a moneyline bet on either the Chiefs or Packers to win the game. You can bet more than $5 if you wish, but only the first $5 of your wager will get paid out according to the odds boost. As this is an odds boost instead of a promo with a free bet or site credit, you do need to actually win the bet to enjoy the extra payout.
If you pick the loser instead of the winner, FanDuel will keep your wager as normal. So, how do things look on that end? That depends on several factors, like how much weight you give to Rodgers’ absence.
Taking Rodgers’ COVID-19 absence out of the equation, one team has a slight edge on offense. The Chiefs have scored 25 touchdowns to the Packers’ 22. Kansas City averages 423 yards of total offense per game, while Green Bay averages 353 yards.
Without Rodgers, that edge for the Chiefs might grow larger. However, there’s the other side of the ball to consider. Only three teams have allowed more passing yards so far this season than Kansas City, and the Chiefs are 25th in terms of total rushing yards allowed. Don’t forget, too, that the Chiefs have committed an NFL-high 19 turnovers.
By comparison, the Packers’ defense is about league average in both of those categories. So, while Rodgers’ absence might mean the Green Bay offense is less comfortable, the Kansas City defense is far from imposing.
It’s up to each player in the Michigan sports betting community to decide how much they think these factors will ultimately affect the game. If they pick right, however, FanDuel is set to reward them handsomely.