This week’s Thursday Night Football game brings a special opportunity for NFL betting fans, as FanDuel Sportsbook is giving $150 in free bets to new users of its sports betting app.
All you have to do is wager $5 on the Thursday Night NFL game and you’ll receive $150 in free betting credits from FanDuel. This limited-time offer is available until Oct. 21. As such, you can also use it to seed your upcoming weekend NFL betting, but you must register by Friday, Oct. 21. This promotion also comes with a 3-month subscription to NBA League Pass. The NBA season tipped off Tuesday, Oct. 18.
The Arizona Cardinals host the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, in a meeting of NFC teams hoping to wedge into the playoff picture. Both teams are 2-4 and coming off losses on Sunday.
How to Claim Both of Your FanDuel Offers
This FanDuel promo code is only going to be available this week, until Friday, Oct. 21:
- Download the FanDuel Sportsbook app from the App Store or Google Play, depending on your device. Or go to the Fanduel Sportsbook website on your desktop or laptop computer. Either way, use this FanDuel Promo Code link to register to ensure you receive the $150 in free bets. No code is required.
- Complete the registration process by verifying your age and identity. You will be required to enter a form of payment to place your qualifying bet.
- Make a deposit and place your first bet of at least $5 to be eligible for this offer. You can wager on the NFL, NBA, MLB Playoffs, or any sporting event available from FanDuel. Futures bets will not apply.
- Immediately upon placing a wager of $5 or more, FanDuel will place $150 in free betting credits into your account. Read more below to learn how free betting credits work.
- FanDuel will also send you a code to get your free 3-month subscription to NBA League Pass.
How do Free Betting Credits from FanDuel Work?
When FanDuel gives you free betting credits, they are added to your total available to place wagers. However, unlike your own money that you’ve deposited, betting credits must be used to bet in order to have cash value. Place a wager with the betting credits, and if you win, that money is available for withdrawal or use on future bets. If you lose, you have not lost any of your own money.
Even though free betting credits are often awarded after you register with FanDuel and meet qualifying criteria (such as betting on a specific sport, or event, or placing a wager of a minimum amount), you can typically use the free betting credits for any wager. There may be an expiration date, so pay attention to those details. Often the expiration is 10-14 days from when the credits are issued.
The exclusive, limited-time offer is available to new users in 16 states where FanDuel is available: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Through Oct. 21, this NFL betting offer substitutes for FanDuel’s $1,000 No Sweat First Bet.
New Orleans Saints at Arizona Cardinals (-1.5)
Cardinals Thursday Night Football Trends
- Arizona is 3-3 against the spread.
- The total has been Under in four of Arizona’s last five games.
- The Cardinals are 3-9 on Thursday Night Football since they moved to Arizona.
- Arizona has lost its last five games on TNF, including its last four at home.
- The Cardinals last played New Orleans in Phoenix in 2016, when they lost 48-41.
Saints Thursday Night Football Trends
- The Saints are 2-4 against the spread.
- In Saints games against the Cardinals on the road, the total has gone Over in four of the last five.
- New Orleans is 10-5 against the Cardinals since they moved to Arizona.
- The Saints have lost three of the last four games they played in Arizona against the Cardinals.
- The Saints are 8-9 all-time on Thursday Night Football
- New Orleans played twice on TNF last season and lost twice.
- The Saints have lost five of their last seven Thursday Night Football games.
After opening at +2.5, the Saints are now +1.5 as road underdogs for this TNF matchup against the Cardinals.
The key to this game may be one roster move by Arizona: the return of receiver DeAndre Hopkins from suspension. That gives Kyler Murray another option for throws of any distance, as Hopkins is adept at finding space short, medium, and downfield.
The Cardinals’ defense is finding its stride. It has allowed fewer than 21 points in four straight games and four touchdowns in the last three games. The Cards have lost three of four, but it can’t be pinned on Budda Baker and this defense. Murray must get his 10 teammates on offense to sustain drives and push the football into the end zone.
We think the Cardinals will outclass the Saints on Thursday in what will likely be a low-scoring game.