DraftKings Offers Bump Up The Bet For Nuggets Vs Lakers

Written By Ian St. Clair on 08/09/2020 - Last Updated on January 19, 2021

Business is about to pick up for the Denver Nuggets.

And not just for the franchise, but potentially for fans of Mile High Basketball as well.

The Nuggets are more than halfway through their eight seeding games, with LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on the docket. This is after an incredible 134-132 double overtime win over the rival Utah Jazz on Saturday.

As it stands now, Denver is in the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, and only one game behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 2 seed. So a move up isn’t out of the question, but the Nuggets have no room for error in their three remaining games.

What does that have to do with Colorado online betting and Denver fans?

Multiple CO online sports betting apps will run Nuggets-specific promotions over the next few days and for the month of August.

Any time James is involved, you know it’s about to get serious.

‘Bump Up the Bet’

Starting today, DraftKings is running a promo for the Nuggets and Lakers game at 7 p.m. MST on Monday, Aug. 10.

As of Sunday morning, DraftKings has the Nuggets as a slight underdog. Lakers are at -121 on the moneyline betting and the Nuggets at +102.

The point spread betting has LA at -1.5 (-110) and Denver at +1.5 (-109).

In order to qualify, you must place at least a $1 bet on the game before tipoff to earn an additional bonus. The additional bonus will increase by $1 for every 1,000 users who place a bet. There is no limit to how big it could get.

For example, if 20,000 users place an eligible bet, all users in the group will receive a $20 bonus in addition to the winnings of their initial wager.

The promo is available for all users, both new and existing. There are no minimum odds, but it excludes live bets, parlays, bonus, cash-out bets, voided bets and odds boosts.

And there is only one qualifying bet per user.

The Nuggets and Lakers have a storied history going back to the 1980s.

Any time Denver has been on the cusp of NBA greatness, the Lakers are there to bring the Mile High dreams back to sea level.

The 2020 season is no different.

For the Nuggets to finally clear the Western Conference hurdle, they’ll have to get past James and the Lakers. Monday’s game is the first test since the NBA returned to play, gathered in the Orlando bubble.

If you play it right, you could win, too.

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Ian is an award-winning sports journalist and a University of Northern Colorado graduate. He’s a Colorado native and has over a decade of experience covering college and professional athletics. He broke into the gambling industry right as Colorado launched legal sports betting in 2020. Ian now manages the sites for some of the biggest gambling markets in North America and is an analyst for PlayColorado.

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