There’s an adage in basketball that teams that live by the 3, die by the 3.
Of course, that’s in reference to the 3-pointer.
Since the 3-point line was only introduced to the NBA in 1979 and the NCAA in 1986, it makes you wonder what the saying was prior to that.
“Live by the layup, die by the layup.”
For Colorado sports betting, a made 3-pointer means you could win.
DraftKings is running a new users bet “$1 win $100” promo between now and Feb. 28.
To get this offer, you have to deposit at least $5 in your account.
Following your deposit, place at least a $1 bet on any NBA or college basketball game.
If the team you bet on hits a 3-pointer during that game, you’ll be issued a $100 bonus. Your bonus is paid as four, $25 free bets.
Your bonus is valid for seven days, and failure to use it will void the award.
To get started, just click on this link to receive the DraftKings offer.
Too good to be true?
Since the launch of sports betting in Colorado, users (and non users) have been inundated with ads and promos.
As the state inches closer to its first March Madness betting, this is viewed as another opportunity for operators to attract new users. The college basketball fans who have been on the fence but haven’t taken the plunge.
This kind of free-money promo is a great way to pique their interest and perhaps give this sports betting thing a whirl.
Yes, it sounds too good to be true, but if the team you wager on hits a 3, you win.
It truly is that simple.
As the Ringer pointed out, in the first NBA Finals to feature the 3-point line in May 1980, the Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers combined for one 3.
In six games.
So it’s always possible a team pulls a Philip Seymour Hoffman from Along Came Polly, but that’s incredibly, incredibly, incredibly unlikely.
Whether college or NBA, the team you wager on will get you that $100 in free bets.
The payoff for DraftKings is when it gets those new users into the app and, it hopes, become a regular user.
Now while this promo will almost certainly win, it’s crucial to point out that no bet is a guaranteed lock.
Listen to your gut and trust your instincts.
For those new to sports betting or gaming, if it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.
Local teams from downtown
If you want to go the Denver Nuggets betting route for this promo, that’d be a safe wager.
As of Friday, the Nuggets are ninth in the NBA in 3-point percentage (37.8).
If you want to go the college basketball betting route, all of the teams are at least decent.
And, yes, unlike some of the other states that recently launched sports betting (Illinois and Virginia), you can wager on the local Colorado college teams in this market.
In terms of attempted 3s per game:
- University of Wyoming (10.0)
- Colorado State University (9.1)
- University of Northern Colorado (8.5)
- University of Colorado (7.7)
- Air Force (7.6)
As the road to March Madness comes into sight, anticipation will only heighten.
If a new DraftKings user bets $1 on any basketball game between now and Feb. 28, you could win $100.