A Near Lock For Lakers-Nuggets And 4 Other NBA Promos At Michigan Sportsbooks

Written By Derek Helling on February 11, 2021

Ever wanted to place a bet on a basketball game for which a sportsbook’s line on the total is literally zero points? Among all the currently available Michigan sportsbook NBA bonuses, this is arguably the most difficult to pass up.

DraftKings has such a deal for first-time depositors in Michigan right now. That isn’t the only legal sports betting app in Michigan with a promo for NBA action, however. There are four others worth considering.

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DraftKings Hammer The Over: Nuggets vs. Lakers

DraftKings Michigan is making a serious play to add to its customer rolls in MI this week. Hammer The Over, a promotion for the Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers game on Sunday, Feb. 14, is about as can’t miss as they come.

For every 1,000 bettors who put money down on the total for the game, DraftKings drops the line by a point. As of Wednesday afternoon, that line already dwindled down to zero. That means if either team scores a single point in the game, the bet pays out.

Here are a few other things to know about this DraftKings deal:

  • Odds are +100, boosted from -10000, so you double your money if the game results in at least one point.
  • The maximum bet is $25.
  • New DraftKings depositors must take advantage of this offer by 10 p.m. ET on Sunday.

While other MI sportsbooks may not have such generous terms on their promos, others are much more flexible in how you use them. Here’s a shortlist of the best ones available across the spectrum of online betting sites. In most cases, the bonus is available for both new and existing customers.

BetMGM One Game Parlay Insurance

The best kind of parlay is the kind that you can’t lose.

BetMGM has really worked on making its platform friendly to bettors who like to place parlay wagers, especially those on single games. BetMGM Michigan has taken that further by offering NBA One Game Parlay Insurance.

With this “coverage,” MI bettors can place a same-game parlay wager up to $25 with zero risk. The maximum number of legs for this offer is 10. If your bet loses, the sportsbook will issue you a free bet matching the value of your wager up to $25.

FanDuel NBA First Basket Insurance

FanDuel Sportsbook also offers same-game parlay insurance, with the same value of $25. However, another type of guarantee you can get at FanDuel is for NBA single-event wagers. The NBA First Basket Insurance covers you if you pick wrong on a prop bet for a certain player to score the first basket in his game.

Say you pick Wayne Ellington to score the first basket in a Detroit Pistons game, for example. If that ends up being anyone but Ellington, but Ellington goes on to score at least 25 points in the same game, FanDuel will give you $25 in site credit.

It’s really just that simple. And just like with the other insurance offers, the max bet here is $25.

If you’re in the market for other single-event promos, another MI online sportsbook has an NBA bonus for you.

Star Stats at William Hill Michigan

William Hill, one of the oldest sports betting brands in the world, has an NBA promo that can turn straight bets on NBA games into free wagers. The Star Stats promo asks you to put at least $100 down on either side of a moneyline market for select NBA games.

William Hill will then keep track of how many points the leading scorer for the team you staked to win finishes within that game. That total will be the value of your free bet.

So, if you take Detroit to win on a $100 bet and Jerami Grant leads the team in scoring that night with 27 points, you’d get a free bet worth $27.

Boost a parlay at PointsBet

This sportsbook bonus is not just for NBA games, but it’s a nice one to consider nonetheless. PointsBet Michigan added a new feature to its app that allows users to place a single game parlay and boost the odds.

The Single Game Parlay Booster works like this:

  • Build any 3+ leg single-game parlay.
  • Any market that can be parlayed is eligible.
  • No minimum or maximum bet required.
  • Apply the booster before you submit your bet.

The number of boosters available on any given day will vary, and the cash-out feature won’t work for booster bets. The markets available for the single-game parlay and the booster are noted by PointsBet. Other T&Cs apply so be sure to read the fine print. But as long as you build an SGP with a minimum of three legs and use the booster, this promo is yours. Good luck!

Regardless of how you want to bet on the NBA, you should be able to find a market to your liking on MI sports betting apps. Some pop up on game day and are available for a short window before tipoff. But others, like the ones listed above, are ongoing.

Always check the “Promos” tab of your sportsbook app of choice. If you can take advantage of a promotion and maybe get a free bet out of it, that’s all the better.

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Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Chicago, IL. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law. Recently, he has written about the expanded gambling industry in Michigan, including online sports betting, online casinos, and the cornerstone land-based casino market.

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