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There’s no better way to usher in the weekend than with BetMGM sportsbook’s new offer of up to $1,000 in prizes for all new customers that sign up with a BetMGM promo code ahead of the Friday basketball games on NBA TV.
Everything you need to know about the offer and the games (Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors vs Los Angeles Lakers) can be found in this article.
The BetMGM welcome bonus is easily available to all new bettors that do not have BetMGM accounts. All that is required is the completion of five basic steps, and bam, the user will have the chance to win up to $1,000 in prizes.
Those five steps are:
BetMGM is one of the top online sportsbooks in America. Its welcome bonus is just a slight reflection of how it treats its customers.
Not only will BetMGM bettors have access to betting lines in all sorts of sports and markets, but they will also be able to check out ongoing promotions for returning users. These can be anything from profit boosts to referral bonuses to parlay insurance and will help users pile up prizes.
With the NBA playoffs and March Madness on the upcoming calendar, this is truly a great time to join the BetMGM community. Customers must be 21 or older and in a state where the welcome offer is active to redeem the BetMGM promo code and the potential $1,000 in prizes.
Here’s how the BetMGM welcome bonus works: whatever amount a user risks with their first bet will be protected against in full up to $1,000, meaning that if they lose, they will be compensated with bet credits equal to the amount they wagered (again, up to $1,000).
Here’s an example. If Customer A places a losing $300 wager with their first bet, they will receive $300 worth of bet credits. These credits can then be used in place of real money as the stake in another bet(s) and, if that bet(s) wins, will result in cash prizes.
Bet credits have no cash value and cannot be transferred to another sportsbook but can be redeemed in any qualifying market on the BetMGM sportsbook.
Credits are given to customers within 24 hours and have 14 days to be used. Customers who risk $50 or more with their first bet will receive five credits each worth 20% of their initial stake, while those who bet $49 or less will be handed a single credit worth the amount they bet.
The Friday NBA games on NBA TV kick off with the Cavaliers taking on the Heat. These are two teams that pride themselves on defense, especially Cleveland, which has the best-graded defensive unit in the entire NBA. Miami, to its credit, is second in points allowed per game.
The Cavs have a player in Donovan Mitchell that scored 71 points earlier this season. As great of a player as Jimmy Butler is for the Heat, he does not have that type of explosive capability, which is partly why the Cavs have been able to achieve more success thus far and are over five games ahead of the Heat in the Eastern Conference.
This game is a rematch of Wednesday’s matchup, which means that it should be close. It's hard for any team to win back-to-back games against the same opponent, and because of how strong the defenses at play are, this game could be very low scoring. Watch for the under to hit now that the teams have a level of familiarity with one another.
The late game pits the surging Lakers against the Raptors. Toronto is still alive for the play-in but is coming under pressure from the tenth-seed Washington Wizards, whereas the Lakers, although they are also in the play-in, are flying up the standings.
Anthony Davis has been on a tear for LA ever since LeBron James suffered a foot injury against the Dallas Mavericks and is looking like the MVP candidate he was early in the season. LA has also won two games for every loss since trading Russell Westbrook and has the second-best defense during the same time frame.
Jakob Poeltl is playing well, but he is unlikely to stop the wave of momentum that Davis and the Lakers have built. Watch for AD to go over his points total as the purple and gold notch another important win in their pursuit of the postseason.
Location: Miami-Dade Arena in Miami, FL; crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Game Time & Date: Friday, March 10 at 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. ET
TV Network: NBA TV
Streaming: NBA app, league pass, YouTube TV, etc.
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