The NBA Finals shift down to South Beach for Game 3 in a 1-1 series. No matter what market you bet on Nuggets-Heat Wednesday, the FanDuel promo offer will access a first bet of up to $2,500 in total value.
FanDuel recently increased the maximum bet amount by $1,500 for the NBA Finals. Your bet (on the NBA Finals or any other event Wednesday) will be returned in bonus bets up to $2,500 if that bet loses.
You can follow our NBA Finals walkthrough below if you’re unclear on how a first bet promotion or bonus bets work at FanDuel.
Betting the NBA Finals at FanDuel
As 8-point underdogs, the Heat edged the Nuggets to even the stakes. Now with a 3-point handicap, the Heat look to repeat another balanced effort of three 20+ point performances — most namely by Gabe Vincent, who hit four 3-pointers.
The Nuggets had led by eight points heading into the fourth quarter and were spearheaded by Nikola Jokic’s 41-point, double-double stat line. Jamal Murray was 3-for-8 from beyond the arc, but produced only 18 points, which proved to be the difference by the final buzzer.
I do question whether Denver will try to run Miami off the 3-point line and force the Heat to finish at the rim — thus limiting some of the shooting variance. But it seems as if the conscious effort has been to limit Miami’s paint scoring, which the Nuggets have done effectively.
I bet Denver’s moneyline at the open (-115), and I expect the Nuggets to win this game. However, the line has moved to (-2.5 and -140), and there’s less value there. Denver has won two of its three Game 3s and it’s been excellent in the first (Jokic plays the entire quarter). I like Denver on the first quarter moneyline and obviously for the full game, but if it’s available, the bet I prefer from a value perspective is Nuggets first quarter/full game moneyline.
Imagine we were to use this SGP as our first bet on the house at FanDuel Wednesday. We can bet any amount up to $2,500 and we will see the value back if the bet loses.
We advise betting your full bankroll on this bet because you’re only seeing the maximum value back if so. So let’s say our bankroll is $2,500 and we bet it on +165: We would get $2,500 back if the Nuggets don’t win straight-up and/or they are losing after the first quarter, or we would win the payout of $4,125.
So if we have $2,500 worth of bonus bets after Game 3, what do we do with them?
Action’s +EV betting guide explains how using bonus bets on props from +200 and up is beneficial. The consensus odds for the Heat to win the title are +225 despite taking home court advantage.
If you were to place $1,000 in bonus bets on this futures bet, you would either bank $2,250 ($1,000 is not retained) in winnings orlose your bonus bet with no winnings.
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