The NHL Playoffs and NBA Playoffs have a break today, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t quality matchups to bet. Friday’s sports slate is loaded with 14 MLB games, European soccer, golf and more, which means it’s a great time to sign up with FanDuel’s “No Sweat First Bet” up to $1,000. Here’s everything you need to know.
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After that, you’re ready to make your initial deposit and scout through your favorite bet ideas to make your first bet. The “No Sweat First Bet” bonus is something to keep in the back of your mind while looking for your first bet.
If your first bet loses, FanDuel will match your stake (up to $1,000) in bonus bets. These bonus bets can then be used on future bets for up to two weeks before they expire.
If you need help coming up with a first bet idea for this Friday, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a look.
How to bet on Friday’s MLB slate
Use FanDuel’s “No Sweat First Bet” for a two-team money line parlay
The first game to look at when analyzing today’s MLB slate is the Cardinals-Guardians matchup in Cleveland. This is the first game of this series and it’s one that’s sure to bring some intrigue. Neither team has lived up to preseason expectations to start the season and both teams have the talent to turn things around. For this game, I like the Cardinals.
Matthew Liberatore is scheduled to take the mound for St. Louis and he had a great outing in his first and only start of the season thus far. He’s established a stronger base to his pitching form and it looks like it’s paying dividends. Plus, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Willson Contreras all had off days yesterday in Cincinnati. They should be rested and ready to go.
The second game to consider is the night cap featuring the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros. This one simply comes down to betting against the Athletics. With all due respect, the talent on that team is unquestionably lower than any other team in the big leagues. And the Astros are the Astros. The odds aren’t favorable, but that’s why we’ll parlay them with the Cardinals.
If you parlay the Cardinals moneyline with the Astros money line on FanDuel Sportsbook, you’ll get +168 odds. That’s great value. Consider using your “No Sweat First Bet” on this MLB parlay.
If you bet $100 as your first bet and it wins, you’ll profit $168 and keep the $100 you bet. If it loses, you’ll get $100 back in bonus bets.
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