A Thursday Night Preseason Special On FanDuel!


What’s Going On?

The NFL is starting its first full week of preseason games and there are a couple of Thursday night matchups including the New York Giants at the New England Patriots. Betting these practice games can be tricky and that’s exactly why you need to take advantage of this deal from FanDuel.

When you open a new FanDuel account, you’re eligible for a special treat, it’s a $1,000 No Sweat First Bet. That means your initial wager, up to $1,000 (that’s a rack), is stress-free. Tonight, the Giants are giving 2 ½ and their money line is -150. If you don’t want the points, The home team is +130, while the total is 35 and -110 on both sides.

Why Should You Care?

In the past, caring about an NFL preseason contest could get you labeled as a derelict gambler, but those days have passed. These days most books not only have lines on every one of these early contests, but many even have established point spreads for the first quarter.

Life can be complicated and when you’re a sports bettor there’s always something to be remembering. What’s the injury report look like? Did you get your bets in before kickoff? Thanks to FanDuel you don’t have to worry about making sure you have the correct promo code to get this deal. There isn’t one! You just ask for the bonus, nothing else to remember.

What Can Giants’ Fans Expect From Their Team This Season?

Like all 32 teams, the Giants have to get from 90 players on their roster when camps opened down to their final 53 by the opener against the Titans. If you’re a Giants fan, especially after coming off a 6-10 season, your anticipation level is very high.

Last year, this team went 0-3 in these games but covered twice going 2-1 against the spread. Most reps in these games come from those 37 players that aren’t making those final roster cuts and that’s where having some knowledge of how the organization has fared in previous seasons matters.

Over the last 10 preseason games, New York has gone 6-4 on the field but 7-3 ATS. In their last six road games before the regular season starts, they’re 5-1 but a perfect 6-0 ATS!

How Do These Patriots Handle The Evolution Of The AFC East?

Finishing 7-9 last year, both straight up and ATS found the patriots looking up in the final AFC East standings to both Buffalo and the Dolphins. It had been a long time since Pats’ fans have had to endure that type of campaign. Last year’s early games saw New England win all three (2-1 ATS) and they’re 9-2 straight up in the last 11 of these games (8-3 ATS).

This is only the second early game in Foxboro since the end of the 2019-20 season. They played one game there last season, and the previous year was the COVID "no games" season. At home in the games before the real games, their last five have seen them go 4-1 both on the field and in the sportsbook.

You Couldn’t Have A Better Game To Use That FanDuel Sportsbook “No Sweat Bet”!

Wagering and stress are normally roommates but now you don’t have to worry about a promo code and you’re getting a “No Sweat First Bet” up to $1,000. Isn’t that all you can ask from life, a wager that’s stress-free?

Here’s a game where both teams have a history of caring about the results with wins both straight up and ATS. The line is 2 ½ yet the Team Totals differ by 3 ½. Sure, it’s just one point, how big a difference is that? How many games have you lost by “just one point” in your sports betting history?

Open your FanDuel account and take advantage of the “No Sweat First Bet” deal of up to $1,000 by wagering on the Pats to top that 14 ½ team total. They’ve done that in seven of their last eight in preseason overall and eight of nine at Gillette Stadium.

Written by Chas Filardi, our US sports betting industry expert. Check him out on Sports Betting Weekly.