DraftKings ‘Taking Rewards To Another Level’ With Tier Credits Upgrade

Dan Malone, DraftKings’ VP of Loyalty, says Dynasty Rewards Tier Credits are in line with entertainment and travel-based rewards programs.

DraftKings Casino and online sportsbook players in PA and elsewhere may notice the Dynasty Rewards program is looking slightly different this week. Gamblers can now earn Tier Credits based on amounts wagered across all products (daily fantasy sports included).

For example, DraftKings online casino slot players will collect one tier credit for every $10 wagered.

However, if PA sports betting is more your game, straight bets and futures also result in one tier credit for $10 wagered. Players will receive exclusive offers, promotions and have the option of doing some Dynasty Store shopping.

DraftKings Dynasty Rewards tier levels

Just like at any Pennsylvania land-based casino, the promos and offers vary based on tier level. Players received an email regarding the changes in advance of the program’s 2023 launch. Answers to many of the Dynasty Rewards FAQs can be found here.

The five new DraftKings reward tiers are:

  • Bronze: 0-499 tier credits
  • Silver: 500 tier credits
  • Gold: 4,000 tier credits
  • Diamond: 15,000 tier credits
  • Onyx: 30,000 tier credits

To get a better understanding of the Dynasty Rewards changes, PAonlinecasino.com caught up with Dan Malone, VP of Loyalty, DraftKings.

What was the main reason for changing to Tier Credits and why now?

Malone: DraftKings continuously looks at ways to improve the customer experience in what is still a relatively nascent industry. Whether it’s product-focused enhancements or changes to our loyalty rewards program, DraftKings is always operating with a customer-first mindset. The change allows us to be more generous in rewarding customers with crowns – the redeemable “points” of the program – without inadvertently inflating customers’ Dynasty Tier Status. The change is in line with other entertainment and travel-based rewards programs.

With Dynasty Rewards, what has worked well, what areas are you looking to improve?

Malone: While still in early days of the Dynasty Rewards program, the response from consumers has been overwhelmingly positive. Through constant communication with our players, we’ve heard that our loyalty program stands out. We’ve leaned into offering our most loyal players with ’money-can’t-buy experiences’ and we are excited to extend through 2023 our Weekly Prize Chest feature – a surprise reward based on a player’s Dynasty Tier.

We always want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to redeem prizes, so this is a constant focus for our loyalty rewards team. Furthermore, as our loyalty program continues to evolve, we’re committed to exploring offers that will bring prizing and rewards to another level, offering customers with jaw-dropping experiences and material items.

What are some of the things DraftKings is doing to increase awareness with Tier Credits?

Malone: Crowns are not coming to an end and will continue to be awarded to players. Customers will still be able to redeem Crowns in the Dynasty Store and for free play across our product suite.

Communication to customers regarding the introduction of Tier Credits and how they work has already been provided. We will continue to email customers and provide site and in-app education to our players over the next several weeks, so they are aware of the changes. We also just launched the Dynasty Hub, a prominent home on our site and mobile app for customers to view their Dynasty Rewards status, redeem Crowns for rewards of their choice, and engage with the many benefits they have earned through their status.

Did Colin Cowherd Win? New Year’s Blazin’ 5 Picks For NFL Week 17

Colin Cowherd is on pace to finish his Blazin’ 5 NFL picks season above .500. Track his favorite five Week 17 New Year’s Day picks here.

Is there anything better than New Year’s Day falling on a Sunday? The 2022 NFL season enters Week 17, with a full slate of games on January 1 to enjoy as you welcome the new year, nurse your hangover or both.

Colin Cowherd has two weeks to go in what has been his best year of Blazin’ 5 picks, winning 55% of his games so far. He is all but a lock to have a winning record for the year, but we all know he’s looking to finish the year decisively.

Each Friday at 1 p.m. ET, Cowherd releases his Blazin’ 5 on his show, The Herd. Keep reading below to see Cowherd’s favorite games of the week, along with Cowherd’s analyses of those picks.

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Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 record

In Week 16, Cowherd had a 2-2 record going into Christmas Day, where his last pick ended up as an L. His 2-3 record brings him to 40-32-3 for the season and 163-158-10 since 2019.

  • 2022: 40-32-3
  • 2021: 37-43-2
  • 2020: 40-41-2
  • 2019: 46-42-3

Week 16 Wins:

  • Carolina Panthers (+2.5) vs. Detroit Lions  (Final Score: Panthers 37, Lions 23)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (-2) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (Final Score: Steelers 13, Raiders 10)

Week 16 Losses:

  • New England Patriots (+3) vs. Cincinnati Bengals  (Final Score: Bengals 22, Patriots 18)
  • Washington Commanders (+6.5) at San Francisco 49ers (Final Score: 49ers 37, Commanders 20)
  • Miami Dolphins (-3.5) vs. Green Bay Packers (Final Score: Packers 26, Dolphins 20)

Week 17 picks from The Herd

“We’ve got a great weekend starting, so let’s not waste any time.”

Miami Dolphins (+2.5) at New England Patriots

Cowherd pick: Dolphins

Final score prediction: Dolphins 27, Patriots 23

Cowherd said:

“I think the Dolphins are a better team. They’re getting 2.5 points at New England. I’m gonna take Miami here, even if Teddy Bridgewater plays. Teddy Bridgewater had 330 yards passing the last time he played in Week 6 against the Vikings.

“New England’s offense – they’ve lost four of five – they can’t score over 20. They’ve been absolutely awful since Week 7 and (have) eight games with less than 200 total yards this year. Only the Texans have more. 

“Teddy Bridgewater’s competent, I still get great skill players, a more clever offensive coach. And you get Matt Patricia. I’m gonna take Miami and the points to win, 27-23 Dolphins.”

Final Score: Patriots 23, Dolphins 21

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

New England Jets (-1.5) at Seattle Seahawks

Cowherd pick: Jets

Final score prediction: Jets 24, Seahawks 20

Cowherd said:

“I’m gonna swallow the 1.5 points and take the Jets here, who have been a good road team, 4-3. Why are they a road team? Because defense travels. So, they’re a very good road team. Held opponents to 20 points or fewer in three straight games. Now, they’re not winning enough in those games, but since Week 4, they have been dominant. Arguably the best defense in the entire league since Week 4.

“And Jets starting quarterbacks not named Zach Wilson, over the last two years, throw for over 300 yards. The offense is competent; Zach Wilson’s not. Mike White’s gonna play, the Seahawks are the only team in the league that has at least one turnover in the game, and their rushing offense has disappeared. The Jets win an ugly one, 24-20.”

Final Score: Seahawks 23, Jets 6

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

San Francisco 49ers (-9.5) at Las Vegas Raiders

Cowherd pick: 49ers

Final score prediction: 49ers 28, Raiders 17

Cowherd said:

“I hate taking big favorites, but I’m gonna take the Niners -9.5. This thing, I don’t even know how the Raiders score. Jarrett Stidham’s career completion percentage is 52. 

“The Niners’ defense is the best by a mile. They’re 11-0 when they win the turnover battle, and you know the Raiders are gonna have some turnovers. Since Week 8, the Niners are just unbelievable in point differential and turnover differential, and their offense has scored 30-plus points three times in the last month.

“The Raiders have lost five times this year when leading at halftime. So, even when they were leading and playing well and had a good game plan, they’re capable of losing because they can’t stop anybody. Jarrett Stidham, in preseason games, completed 62% against scout team guys. I think he’s gonna have a rough afternoon. I’m gonna the Niners, swallow the points, 28-17.”

Final Score: 49ers 37, Raiders 34

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

Minnesota Vikings (+3) at Green Bay Packers

Cowherd pick: Vikings

Final score prediction: Vikings 27, Packers 24

Cowherd said:

“It’s a division game. It’s too close. I’m just gonna take the points. I wish I got the hook at 3.5. I’m gonna take Minnesota +3. Bottom line is they’re 11-0 in one-score games, and this is gonna be a one-score game. That’s my view on it.

“Kirk Cousins is averaging almost 400 yards throwing in the last month. Green Bay, remember, had to overcome a 10-point deficit to beat Miami. And we now learn that Tua had a concussion. They remain awful on third down, 2-of-14 against the Dolphins. And their wins have come against the Bears, Rams and Dolphins when Tua had a concussion in the second half.

“I think Minnesota’s the more balanced team. They blew them out the first time. I don’t know if Christian Watson’s gonna play. I’m gonna take the Vikings here, 27-24. I’m gonna take the points.”

Final Score: Packers 41, Vikings 17

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals (+1.5)

Cowherd pick: Bengals

Final score prediction: Bengals 28, Bills 27

Cowherd said:

“Bengals at home, getting points? A team that doesn’t turn it over as much, that’s getting great offensive line play? I’m gonna take Cincinnati here. They’re on a heater, (winning) nine of ten. At home, the best offense in the league. Five takeaways in the last two games. Joe Burrow’s been on fire since Week 3.

“And this Bills team, prone to turnovers. They’ve got 24; only the Colts have more. And Josh Allen’s had five games with multiple interceptions. So, you’re going to have to score some points because Cincinnati always does at home. 

“I get the better situational quarterback, home field advantage, points, the better offensive line and a turnover-prone Buffalo Bills team. The wise guys, I think, like Buffalo. I’m gonna take Cincinnati to win a really, really fun game, 28-27. Go either way, but I like the team that is less prone to make a big mistake. Buffalo’s Tyson. They’ll knock you out, but if they miss, they leave themselves vulnerable.”

Colin Cowherd weekly record: 1-3

Colin Cowherd 2022 Blazin’ 5 Overall Record: 41-35-3

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NFL Week 16 Picks: Colin Cowherd Blazin’ 5, Barstool Advisors, Erin Dolan And More

Colin Cowherd is taking home dogs and favorites including the Steelers in NFL Week 16. Find our expert picks roundup for Christmas weekend.

Three weeks remain in the 2022 NFL season. Hopefully, you’re as excited about Week 16 as you are about the long holiday weekend.

We know Colin Cowherd is, thanks to a full lineup of games on both Saturday and Sunday. Of those games, Cowherd chooses five each week as his Blazin’ 5 picks, which come out every Friday at 1 p.m. ET on his show, The Herd.

For each of Cowherd’s picks, he provides a full analysis of the game and why he likes his side. Keep reading to check out the picks and analyses, as well as additional choices from the Barstool Sports Advisors, ESPN’s Erin Dolan and TheLines.com’s Eli Hershkovich.

Once you’ve got your picks, head on over to PA online sportsbooks to find the best lines available.

Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 record heating up

Cowherd had a 4-0-1 last week, bringing him 19 games above .500 for the year. He’s also up to a 161-155-10 record since 2019, thanks to a strong showing in recent weeks.

  • 2022: 38-29-3
  • 2021: 37-43-2
  • 2020: 40-41-2
  • 2019: 46-42-3

Week 15 Wins:

  • Indianapolis Colts (+3.5) at Minnesota Vikings (Final Score: Vikings 39, Colts 36)
  • Chicago Bears (+9) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Final Score: Eagles 25, Bears 20)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (-1.5) vs. New England Patriots (Final Score: Raiders 30, Patriots 24)
  • Green Bay Packers (-7) vs. Los Angeles Rams (Final Score: Packers 24, Rams 12)

Week 15 Push:

  • Tennessee Titans (+3) at Los Angeles Chargers (Final Score: Chargers 17, Titans 14)

Cowherd Week 16 picks from The Herd

“It’s a fun weekend. It’s a different weekend. So, Saturday, we have a bunch of NFL games. And then Sunday, we have a bunch of NFL games. So, it’s gonna be a very, very unique weekend. Off a little bit of a heater, here’s my picks!”

(Friday NFL lines from FanDuel Sportsbook PA.)

Detroit Lions at Carolina Panthers (+2.5)

Cowherd pick: Panthers

Final score prediction: Panthers 30, Lions 24

Cowherd said:

“I’m taking the Panthers at home +2.5. They’re 5-2 this year when they rush for over 100 yards. They’re 0-7 when they don’t, and I don’t like the Lions’ defense against the run on the road. Here’s the other thing. Jared Goff home and road splits, you gotta notice. Not the same guy away from home. Eighty-two passer rating; twice as many giveaways as touchdowns. 

“This defense will give Carolina and Sam Darnold opportunities. Carolina’s at home for the holidays, plus the points. I’m gonna take them with an upset win, 30-24 Panthers. Lions cool off a little bit.”

Final Score: Panthers 37, Lions 23

Did Colin Cowherd Win? Yes

Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots (+3)

Cowherd pick: Patriots

Final score prediction: Patriots 24, Bengals 23

Cowherd said:

“How about this for an upset? New England +3 is the side. Off a humiliating loss, perhaps the most of Belichick or Matt Patricia’s career. Remember, this team has scored 99 points off of turnovers. Most in the league.

“The Patriots’ defense, 11 sacks over the last three games. They’re starting to get consistent pressure, and their defense overall has been top three-to-five all year.

“The Bengals trailed the Bucs 7-0 until Tampa imploded. They’re on a six-game winning streak, but only one against a winning team. Cold, super windy, will limit the vertical passing game. Patriots in an ugly game where they control the line of scrimmage, 24-23 upset.”

Final Score: Bengals 22, Patriots 18

Did Colin Cowherd Win? No

Washington Commanders (+6.5) at San Francisco 49ers

Cowherd pick: Commanders

Final score prediction: 49ers 26, Commanders 23

Cowherd said:

“If you can buy half a point or a point, I would. But I’m gonna take the Commanders at +6.5. They averaged 6.7 yards per play last weekend against a good Giants defense. The last five road games, 4-0-1. Strangely, they play better on the road. And since Week 5, this is the league’s best defense, and Chase Young returns.

“The Niners, a little beat up. Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel [and] their top corner. Travarius Ward’s coming off a concoussion. I think the Niners win, but Washington’s defense, with Chase Young, is gonna get pressure on Brock Purdy. There’s now some tape on him; 26-23 Niners. It’s ugly. It’s close. Take the points.”

Final Score: 49ers 37, Commanders 20

Did Colin Cowherd Win? No

Las Vegas Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers (-2)

Cowherd pick: Steelers

Final score prediction: Steelers 27, Raiders 23

Cowherd said:

“Steelers -2 at home, to me, is the play. You know, they’ve won three of four. Their only loss was to the Ravens, close. And their defense, very strong. The story here is also beyond the defense: Kenny Pickett, concussion protocol, will return. He has not thrown an interception in his last five starts. He’s starting to get it, and he’s 3-1 in his last four healthy starts.

“The Raiders’ defense does not force you into turnovers at all, and the Steelers’ defense does. In fact, the Raiders’ defense is the only team allowing 100-plus passer ratings to quarterbacks all year. If it was three, maybe I pass. But only -2, Pittsburgh’s gonna win it. I think it’s close, 27-23.”

Final Score: Steelers 13, Raiders 10

Did Colin Cowherd Win? Yes

Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins (-3.5)

Cowherd pick: Dolphins

Final score prediction: Dolphins 27, Packers 20

Cowherd said:

“All the wise guys love the Packers. I do not. I think Miami, coming home against a borderline playoff team, is going to thrive…Love how they played against Buffalo in lousy weather. They had 405 yards, almost 190 rushing. It’s their first home game since Week 12, and they’ve been 5-1 at home. Tua, 5-0 at home this year, with a passer rating of almost 109.

“Five of the six Packers wins this year, two have come against the Bears, one against the Rams, the Bucs and the Patriots. This is a high-powered offense and Green Bay’s not. Do you realize Aaron Rodgers has been held under 200 yards passing in two of his last three, and he’s gone 18 consecutive games under 300 yards passing?

“This team isn’t good enough to go on the road to beat a quality team, and I think Miami is. 27-20 Miami over Green Bay.”

Final Score: Packers 26, Dolphins 20

Did Colin Cowherd Win? No

Colin Cowherd weekly record: 2-3

Colin Cowherd 2022 Blazin’ 5 Overall Record: 40-32-3

NFL Week 16 expert picks roundup

Barstool Advisors ‘mortal locks’

The Barstool Sports Advisors cast of Stu Feiner, Dan ”Big Cat” Katz and Jerry “The Kid” Thornton make their “mortal locks” on Twitter before Sunday morning’s games. This week, they’ll announce these picks on Saturday morning, and we’ll update them after they go live.

Remember, mortal locks are never actual locks to win, and you should always bet responsibly. In Week 15, all three experts got crushed in this particular segment.

Week 16 mortal locks:

  • Feiner: Pittsburgh Steelers (-3) vs. Las Vegas Raiders – Push
  • Big Cat: New Orleans Saints (+3.5) at Cleveland Browns – Win
  • Jerry The Kid: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Las Vegas Raiders (Over 39) – Loss

Erin Dolan – ‘Dolan out winners’

Like the Barstool Sports advisors, ESPN’s Erin Dolan goes live before the weekend’s games kick off with her segment, “Dolan out winners.” Dolan’s followers on Twitter and YouTube can see her posts each week with insights and other analyses for game lines, player props and more.

In Week 15, Dolan made six bets and went 3-3.

Week 16 picks: 

  • Miles Sanders (Over 63.5 rushing yards) – Win
  • Tom Brady (Over 26.5 completions) – Win
  • Aaron Rodgers (Over 247.5 passing yards) – Loss

Eli Hershkovich

You need to be following Eli Hershkovich of TheLines.com if you aren’t already. After his third straight undefeated week, Hershkovich is now 43-24 for the year.

Hershkovich appeared to take off the holiday weekend, but we look forward to a strong return in Week 17.

Week 15 recap:

  • Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers (Under 43.5) – Win
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (+4.5) vs. Dallas Cowboys – Win

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NFL Week 10 Picks From Colin Cowherd, Barstool Advisors, Erin Dolan and More

NFL Week 10 picks and predictions are in. Can Colin Cowherd get back on the winning track with his Week 10 underdogs?

We are officially into the second half of the 2022 NFL season, and Colin Cowherd has a winning record of 24-19-2 through nine weeks in his Blazin’ 5 picks.

The Blazin’ 5 airs every Friday at 1 p.m. ET on his show, The Herd. We highlight Cowherd’s Week 10 selections below, commentary and all to back his choices.

Of course, just because Cowherd likes a game doesn’t mean you need to. If he’s not your flavor, we’ve also got ESPN’s Erin Dolan, the Barstool Sports Advisors “mortal locks,” and Eli Hershkovich of TheLines.com on deck.

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Colin Cowherd snapped a three-week winning streak in Week 9, falling just one game below .500 lifetime at 143-144-9.

  • 2022: 24-19-2
  • 2021: 37-43-2
  • 2020: 40-41-2
  • 2019: 42-41-3

Week 9 Win:

  • Seattle Seahawks (+5) at Arizona Cardinals (Final Score: Seahawks 31, Cardinals 21)

Week 9 Losses: 

  • Indianapolis Colts (+4.5) at New England Patriots (Final Score: Patriots 26, Colts 3)
  • New Orleans Saints (+2.5) vs. Baltimore Ravens (Final Score: Ravens 27, Saints 13)

Week 9 Pushes: 

  • Atlanta Falcons (+3) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (Final Score: Chargers 20, Falcons 17)
  • Washington Commanders (+3) vs. Minnesota Vikings (Final Score: Vikings 20, Commanders 17)

Week 10 NFL picks from The Herd

“Blazin’ 5. We like gambling on this show.”

Seattle Seahawks (+2.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cowherd pick: Seahawks

Final score prediction: Seahawks 30, Buccaneers 23

Cowherd said:

“Like it? I love it. I’ll take the Seahawks. Four-game winning streak, all by 10-plus points. It’s a young defense, getting better by the week. They also travel well because defenses and running games do. Their offense under Geno Smith, it’s good and it’s getting better. In fact, since 2021, he’s averaged 72% completion rate, only seven giveaways, a passer rating of 106. There’s no story like Geno in the league, perhaps ever.

“And the Bucs are a mess, the worst rushing offense in the league. Dink-and-dunk offense against a highly aggressive, young and athletic defense. I like the Seahawks to win 30-23. I will take the points.”

Final Score: Buccaneers 21, Seahawks 16

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

Denver Broncos (+3) at Tennessee Titans

Cowherd pick: Broncos

Final score prediction: Broncos 27, Titans 21

Cowherd said:

“I’ll take the points with the Broncos +3. Their defense is fantastic. I know you want to talk about Russell Wilson, but it’s number two in the NFL. This year, they’ve been fantastic against the run and pass. They are loaded all over the place. They felt they could even give up Bradley Chubb.

“And Ryan Tannehill’s missed the last two games for Tennessee with injuries. He was held under 200 yards passing in the three games before he was hurt. This offense is lost. I’ve got to take the points here. By the way, Denver’s coming off a bye. The Titans are coming off a road overtime loss. Rest and prep time leans Denver, I’m gonna take ‘em to win 27-21.

Final Score: Titans 17, Broncos 10

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (-2.5)

Cowherd pick: Bears

Final score prediction: Bears 31, Lions 24

Cowherd said:

“I like the Bears -2.5. First of all, Goff on the road, forget it. It’s awful. But this offense in the last three games with a young quarterback is on fire. Thirty-one (points) a game, that was a shootout against Miami. They’re running the football, therefore allowing Justin Fields to throw on second-and-five and third-and-three.

“The Bears offense this season, when it comes to rushing percentage and rushing yards per game, is number one. And the Lions under Dan Campbell are 0-11-1 on the road, and Goff is anemic. If you give him a little wind, if you give him a little pocket trouble, he’s not somebody good in crisis. I think the Bears win 31-24, and I think potentially, it could get really ugly in the second half.”

Final Score: Lions 31, Bears 30

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

Jacksonville Jaguars (+9) at Kansas City Chiefs

Cowherd pick: Jaguars

Final score prediction: Chiefs 33, Jaguars 28

Cowherd said:

“Jags +9 is the play here. Again, you wanna talk about Trever Lawrence. Three of the last four games, he didn’t have a turnover. He’s playing, actually, very well. He’s made mistakes – he’s a kid. But all six losses for the Jags are by one possession, it’s the eighth-ranked offense in the league, and Trevor Lawrence leads the NFL – he leads it – with three games with an 80-plus completion percentage. When the kid gets hot, he’s hot.

“The Chiefs, first of all, they’re bad against the spread this year. And their defense, be honest about it. You can push it around. You can score. I think the Chiefs win, but I think it’s close, and I’m gonna take the nine points. The Jags cover here, 33-28. I think it’ll be a wildly entertaining football game. A lot of points, a lot of big plays.”

Final Score: Chiefs 27, Jaguars 17

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers (+2)

Cowherd pick: Steelers

Final score prediction: Steelers 28, Saints 24

Cowherd said:

“The Steelers are coming off a bye; the Saints are on a short week. I’m gonna take Pittsburgh and the points at home. Kenny Pickett’s a kid. That extra time’s gonna be huge for him. And Mike Tomlin, off a bye, is 11-4. So, the veteran coach and the rookie quarterback get time. T.J. Watt returns. It’s a totally different defense with T.J. Watt.

“And right now, the Saints are a mess at the most important position: quarterback. Their turnover differential’s a disaster. I just don’t trust this team. I thought Monday night was, what do you do offensively after that? I’m gonna take the Steelers off the bye, 28-24, I am taking the points.

Final Score: Steelers 20, Saints 10

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

Week 10 Blazin’ 5 Record: 1-4

Colin Cowherd 2022 Blazin’ 5 Overall Record: 25-23-2

NFL Week 10 Expert Picks Roundup

Barstool Advisors

The Barstool Advisors’ crew of Stu Feiner, Dan ”Big Cat” Katz and Jerry “The Kid” Thornton publishes its favorite picks for the week, known as “Mortal Locks.”

Please remember that “mortal locks” are not guaranteed wins, and always remember to bet responsibly.

  • Feiner: New Orleans Saints (-2.5) at Pittsburgh Steelers – Loss
  • Big Cat: Indianapolis Colts (+6) at Las Vegas Raiders – Win
  • Jerry The Kid: Steelers team total over 19.5 – Win

Erin Dolan

Erin Dolan is active on Twitter and YouTube throughout the week, giving both picks and analyses to her followers.

She published a pair of props on Wednesday for the Thursday Night Football matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons, citing that the over/under line on Cordarrelle Patterson’s rushing total was worth jumping on before the market took it higher.

  • Cordarrelle Patterson: Over 51.5 rushing yards. (This jumped to 57.5 on Caesars Sportsbook by Thursday afternoon) – Loss. Patterson rushing total: 18 yards.
  • Falcons Team Total: Over 23.5 points – Loss. Falcons team total: 15 points

Though not a pick, Dolan came across another recent NFL trend: The Indianapolis Colts are 0-9 against the spread in the first half this season. She added that while she finds trends interesting, she does not advise blindly following them.

Dolan added two more picks Sunday morning. She also said that this week’s Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings game was her least favorite in terms of betting lines. 

  • Justin Fields: Over 58.5 rushing yards – Win
  • Travis Kelce: Anytime to score a touchdown – Win

Eli Hershkovich

If you still don’t know about TheLines.com’s Eli Hershkovich, now’s the time to come out of hibernation. In week 9, Hershkovich went 3-1, bringing his 2022 record up to 34-20.

For Week 10, Hershkovich has two games with money already on the line.

  • Cleveland Browns (+4) at Miami Dolphins – Loss
  • Denver Broncos (+2.5) at Tennessee Titans – Loss

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Colin Cowherd NFL Week 1 Blazin’ 5 Picks And Recap

Colin Cowherd makes his NFL Week 1 Blazin 5′ picks against the spread. Also includes odds and totals for all games at PA sportsbooks.

Colin Cowherd is back and so are his Blazin’ 5 picks for the 2022 NFL season. Before giving out his Week 18 picks last year, he said it was “the hardest year of gambling” he’s ever had. Cowherd was used to betting opening NFL lines but when COVID hit and caused players to be ruled out. he waited until Sunday morning.

“I like takin’ points. I take this stuff seriously,” said Cowherd on Friday about the start of a new year making NFL picks.

Can Cowherd bounce back? We post Colin Cowherd’s NFL picks every Friday so you can decide whether to follow or fade when betting on the NFL at PA sports betting apps. Then, on Monday we check in if Cowherd won or lost.

What is Colin Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 record?

Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 record 2019 to present:

  • 2021: 37-43-2
  • 2020: 40-41-2
  • 2019: 42-41-3

Colin Cowherd 2023 Super Bowl prediction

Prior to Week 1, Colin Cowherd picked the Buffalo Bills to beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl (odds +4000).

Colin Cowherd Blazin’ 5 2022 Week 1 NFL picks

The Herd with Colin Cowherd is a sports talk radio show on Fox Sports Radio and Fox Sports 1. Cowherd’s Blazin’ 5 airs Fridays on The Herd at 1 p.m. EST.

Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers (-.5)

Cowherd pick: Panthers

Final score prediction: Panthers 27, Browns 23

Cowherd said:

“I like Baker Mayfield at home against his ex-teammates. The Panthers had the most blown leads in the NFL last year (10). They were in a lot of games. Their defense is excellent – third fewest yards per-play allowed. Carolina has had back-to-back drafts I like. Cleveland is using career average backup. Baker has a history of being inspired for individual games.”

Final score: Browns 26, Panthers 24

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Detroit Lions (+4)

Cowherd pick: Lions +4

Final score prediction: Lions 27, Eagles 26

Cowherd said:

“Detroit +4 and you may be able to get +4.5. The Lions were 3-3 their final 6 games. Once Jared Goff got comfortable at the end of the year he completed 69% of his throws, 11 TDs and two picks. He was very good in his final five starts. They have two of the best tackles in football. The Eagles could not get to the quarterback last year and had the second fewest sacks. Detroit is an inspired football team. I’m going to take the Lions to win one of the more entertaining games of the weekend.”

Final score: Eagles 38, Lions 35

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans (+7)

Cowherd pick: Texans

Final score prediction: Colts 24, Texans 23

Cowherd said:

“I know you think I’m nuts. I’m going to take the Texans. I like the number more at +7.5. Davis Mills was good last year. You just didn’t watch him play. He was a rookie. He was second among rookies for completion percentage, pass TDs, and passer rating. The Colts have lost 8 straight season openers. The Colts are on to another quarterback with Matt Ryan. They don’t really have a No. 2 receiver. I think the Colts will win the division but they are not dynamic offensively. Shut down Jonathan Taylor and there are limitations over the top on what they can do. Davis Mills is young and ascending. Matt Ryan is 35 and last year he really looked old. Too many points to lay in an in-division game.”

Final score: Colts 20, Texans 20

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

Jacksonville Jaguars (+2.5) vs. Washington Commanders

Cowherd pick: Jaguars

Final score prediction: Jaguars 28. Commanders 20

Cowherd said:

“Like it, I love it. Jaguars +2.5. I think they are going to win outright. They spent over  $300 million in free agency. Teams that spend that much usually improve. They got Trevor Lawrence, an offensive coach, Evan Engram at tight end, Zay Jones and Christian Kirk at wide receiver, and they have upgraded the offensive line. Carson Wentz, total disarray, for this franchise. It’s another quarterback, he didn’t have a great camp. A few months ago Alex Smith said ‘you can’t concentrate on football with this organization.’ The Commanders defense last year struggled against the pass. I think the Jags are one of the surprise teams in the league this year. They won’t be great but in that division, they will be a real threat week-to-week.”

Final score: Commanders 28, Jaguars 22

Did Colin Cowherd win? No

Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings (+1.5)

Cowherd pick: Vikings

Final score prediction: Vikings 26, Packers 23

Cowherd said:

“I’ve been on this one for six months, Vikings +1.5. I don’t know how they are getting points at home. They were in the most 1-possession games last year and that is with a lot of injuries and quarterback who didn’t feel supported. Kurt Cousins was one of two quarterbacks who had 30 TDs and less than 10 picks. Only Aaron Rodgers was the other quarterback who did that. The Packers are usually great at home but they were a 5-4 road team last year. They struggled through the years with Minnesota. Allen Lazard, Christian Watson, and Robert Tonyan are hurt. The Packers are beat up and don’t have a No. 1 receiver. I think the Vikings should be favored.”

Final score: Vikings 23, Packers 7

Did Colin Cowherd win? Yes

Week 1 Blazin’ 5 record: 3-2

Colin Cowherd 2022 Blazin’ 5 overall record: 3-2

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The Exciting Super Bowl History of our Two Keystone State NFL Franchises

With Neither Pennsylvania NFL team in SB 56, let’s look back at some of the better times involving the Super Bowl History of our PA teams.

The dawn of Super Bowl 56 prompts a flashback of the Keystone State’s rich Super Bowl history. With both PA teams making an early exit in this year’s playoffs, we wanted to cheer ourselves up a bit by looking at some of the better times when it comes to our Pennsylvania NFL teams and the big game.

Super Bowl 56 Betting Lines

Before we jump into the history of the Eagles & Steelers, we have compiled a list of the best betting lines at the top online sportsbooks in PA for those interested in betting on Super Bowl 56 in PA:


Super Bowl History – Keystone State of Champions

While the Pittsburg Steelers and  Philadelphia Eagles rarely play one another by virtue of being in different conferences, many Pennsylvania fans follow both teams.

They were once actually the same team.  The 1943 Steagles combined Philadelphia and Pittsburgh players, because World War II had diminished the pool of available athletes.

In the spirit of Steagles and for the pleasure of all Pennsylvania football fans, here’s a look at each team’s Super Bowl history. Let’s take a look back at the final scores, location, opponents, dates, attendance, and even the actual point spreads of these historic games.

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers are 6-2 in the Super Bowl, with their last triumph coming in 2009.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-2, with their victory coming in one of the most visually pleasing games ever.

Super Bowl IX – Steelers vs Vikings

  • Steelers 16, Minnesota Vikings 6
  • Tulane Stadium – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • January 12, 1975; Attendance: 80,997
  • Super Bowl 9 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -3

Projected as a low-scoring game because of Pittsburgh’s Steel Curtain and the Vikings’ Purple People Eaters defense.

Dwight White scored the first-ever Super Bowl points for Pittsburgh. He notched the first tally of the game, a safety.

Game MVP Franco Harris had a nine-yard touchdown run for the Steelers. This would be the first of four Super Bowl triumphs in the 1970s


Super Bowl X – Steelers vs Cowboys

  • Steelers 21, Dallas Cowboys 17
  • Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
  • January 18, 1976; Attendance: 80,187
  • Super Bowl 10 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -7

The game featured three unbelievable catches by game MVP Lynn Swann, all bombs.

 One was a grab between two defenders as he tight roped to stay in bounds.

The second was the famed Levitating Leap, in which he maintained concentration after the pass was tipped by a defender, and he came down with it.

The third was Pittsburgh’s final touchdown, a 64-yard catch putting Pittsburgh up 21-10,

Pittsburgh quarterback Terry Bradshaw was knocked unconscious on the play and did not return.

The Steelers had to survive a last-second Hail Mary and end-zone tip to secure their second straight Super Bowl triumph.

A lasting image among Steelers faithful is Jack Lambert throwing Cliff Harris of the Cowboys down in the third quarter. Harris was taunting kicker Roy Gerela, who had just missed a field goal.


Super Bowl XIII – Steelers vs Cowboys

  • Steelers 35, Dallas Cowboys 31
  • Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
  • January 21, 1979; Attendance: 79,484
  • Super Bowl 13 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -4

Known in Las Vegas as Black Sunday, when the books got muddled. The game opened at Pittsburgh -3.5 and Steelers bettors jumped on it.  The line expanded to Pittsburgh -4.5 and Dallas gamblers lit it up. The line came back to Pittsburgh -4. Bettors on both sides collected and the books were shellacked.

As for the game, Pittsburgh gained a 35-17 lead on two touchdowns by John Stallworth, one from Lynn Swann and Rocky Bleir, Dallas scored twice late to make the game look closer.

Swann had 124 yards and Stallworth 115. They became the first teammates to have 100 yards of receiving in the same Super Bowl.

Bradshaw threw for four touchdowns and was named MVP.


Super Bowl XIV – Steelers vs Rams

  • Steelers 31, Los Angeles Rams 19
  • Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
  • January 20, 1980; Attendance: 103,985
  • Super Bowl 14 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -10.5

Again, showing they were a great fourth-quarter team, the Steelers overcame a 19-13 fourth-quarter deficit with two touchdowns. One was a 73-yard hookup between Terry Bradshaw and John Stallworth.

The finale was a one-yard touchdown run by Franco Harris with 1:49 remaining.

Bradshaw won a second straight game MVP award.

This cemented Pittsburgh’s status as the team of the 70’s. Although their subsequent slogan “One for the Thumb in ‘81”, the goal for a fifth Super Bowl ring, they had a remarkable decade.


Super Bowl XXX – Steelers vs Cowboys

  • Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17
  • Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ. 
  • January 28, 1996 Attendance 76,347
  • Betting Line: Dallas -13.5

The Steelers covered +13.5 and did come back from a 20-7 deficit to crawl within 20-17 on a Bam Morris touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

But a late pick-by-game MVP Larry Brown set up Dallas for a putaway score.

It was the first Super Bowl loss for the Steelers.


Super Bowl XL – Steelers vs Seahawks

  • Steelers 21, Seattle Seahawks 10
  • Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
  • February 5, 2006; Attendance: 68,206
  • Super Bowl 40 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -4

Two Super Bowl milestones for Pittsburgh.

Running back Willie Parker exploded for a 75-yard scoring run, the longest in Super Bowl history.

Antwaan Randel El, who played quarterback while in college, later became the first wide receiver to throw a touchdown pass. After Willie Parker took a pitch from Ben Roethlisberger and handed it off, Randle El hit game MVP, Hines Ward, for the 43-yard putaway score.


Super Bowl XLIII – Steelers vs Cardinals

  • Steelers 27, Arizona Cardinals 23
  • Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
  • February 1, 2009; Attendance: 70,774
  • Super Bowl 43 Betting Line: Pittsburgh -7

Take your pick of phenomenal plays.

Was it game MVP Santonio Holmes’ six-yard catch in the corner of the end zone for the eventual winning score?

Or was it the incredible 100-yard interception return by James Harrison on the final play of the first half? That boosted Pittsburgh’s lead from 10-7 to 17-7.

Steelers fans won’t mind the debate. What a choice.


Super Bowl XLV – Steelers vs Packers

  • Green Bay Packers 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 25
  • Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Tx
  • Feb. 6, 2011. Attendance 103, 219
  • Super Bowl 45 Betting Line: Green Bay -3

The Steelers clawed back from a 21-3 deficit, pulling withing 28-25 on a Mike Wallace fourth-quarter touchdown.

Mason Crosby added a late field goal for Green Bay.

In a matchup of future Hall of Famers, quarterback Aaron Rodgers was not intercepted but Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger was, twice. One went for a touchdown.


SUPER BOWL HISTORY: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

While their SB history may not be as impressive as the Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles have an impressive NFL history or their own. You be the judge.

Super Bowl XV – Eagles vs Raiders

  • Oakland Raiders 27, Eagles 10
  • Superdome, New Orleans, La.
  • Jan. 26, 1981. Attendance 76,135
  • Super Bowl 15 Betting Line: Eagles -3

Known for big plays and missed opportunities.

An interception by eventual game  Rod Martin set Oakland up for the first score.

Later, Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Rodney Parker but the score was nullified by an illegal motion penalty on wide receiver Harold Carmichael and the Eagles ended up being forced to punt.

Rather than being tied 7-7, the Eagles remained behind.

With the Eagles trailing 24-3 in the second half, Martin picked Jaworski again in Oakland territory.

Super Bowl XXXIX – Eagles vs Patriots

New England Patriots 24, EAGLES 21

Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Fla.

Feb. 6, 2005. Attendance 78,125

Super Bowl 39 Betting Line: New England -7

One of the few Super Bowls tied at halftime, 14-14.

Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, and Terrell Owens kept the Birds in it, but they came up just short.

The game is noted for the deliberate nature of an Eagles drive that chewed up much of the fourth-quarter clock when they trailed 24-14. They got the score but failed with the ensuing onside kick.

Irony: the Patriots got a touchdown from Mike Vrabel, now the coach of the Tennessee Titans.

The Patriots became the last team to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

And they almost did it again the following year until…

Super Bowl LII – Eagles vs Patriots – You Want Philly Philly?

  • EAGLES 41, New England Patriots 33
  • U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Feb. 4, 2018. Attendance 67,612
  • Betting Line: New England -4

The Eagles’ first Super Bowl title will be forever immortalized by the Philly Special.

Game MVP Nick Foles became the first quarterback to ever catch a Super Bowl touchdown. Cory Clement to Trey Burton to Foles slipping out of the backfield is one of the most iconic plays in Super Bowl history.

But there’s more.

The Eagles and Patriots set a Super Bowl record for combined yardage, 1,151, fewest punts (one), the most yards gained by a team (613) for New England) and most points scored by a losing team.

By standards of Philadelphia Eagles fans, it is about as perfect as a game can get.


Featured image credit: Rich Schultz – AP

Opinion: Ortiz Headlines Hall Of Fame 2022 Class, MLB Legends Get Shunned By Biased Writers

David Ortiz was the lone inductee in the MLB Hall Of Fame this year. Is MLB Hall Of Fame voting becoming too personal & petty?

Major League Baseball has a new Hall of Fame class. The votes have been counted up and David Ortiz is the headline act. Meanwhile, for an umpteenth consecutive year, the likes of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Curt Schilling all failed to make the 75% threshold – this time in their final year of eligibility for the MLB Hall of Fame. Many fans are mad, and they should be.

Why are we still using the same group of biased old-school sportswriters who seem to become increasingly petty every year? This year’s MLB Hall of Fame voting results prove more than ever, this system is outdated and flawed. Let’s take a closer look at Ortiz’s HOF selection and the writers who decided to pass on more deserving players.

Who Are These Writers Who Vote & Should This System Change?

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Jayson Stark is known as one of the few MLB HOF voters to remain unbiased and professional

In case you’re wondering who is on this clandestine committee who gets to pick and choose who goes to the Hall of Fame, it’s actually a group of voting members in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). This year, there were 394 ballots submitted and players need to receive 75% of the votes, so that meant that they had to have 296 votes this year.

But a bigger question is who are these so-called Guardians of the Galaxy?

  • Are they people that we should, in fact, entrust with who gets enshrined?
  • Or is this an archaic system that needs to be changed to fit modern times?

In truth, many people feel that a change is coming. For many years, the writers of the BBWAA didn’t take analytics into account, so some players were left behind even though the game had become more advanced. That’s slowly changing now, though.

And now some are wondering just how fair they are treating some of the legends of the game like Bonds, Clemens and Schilling. This group seems quite biased against them – especially since guys like Bonds shunned much of the media for many years.

Is this their way of paying him back or is this a statement towards players in the steroid era? It’s hard to say. But, even Derek Jeter knows this to be true.

It does feel odd – maybe even uncomfortable – that a set number of writers, maybe who are a tad too full of themselves at times, get to choose who gets inside the pearly gates and who misses out. Is there really no better system?mlb hallf of fame ballot

At the end of the day, many other leagues do the same. For example, the NFL has a Selection Committee that makes the call and almost everyone there is in the media in some way. They just make their picks, though, while the baseball writers do a vote that gets publicized. It’s probably not the best system but it’s all we’ve got for now.

  • We can’t have former players voting because they’ll be biased.
  • We also can’t have league personnel and current coaching staff involved, because they’ll be biased too.
  • And we surely can’t have fans voting to make this important decision because we know how that will end up.

So what should be done? I’m not sure exactly, but things need to change.

Ortiz Makes The Cut In First Go – MLB Hall of Fame

This was the first time around that Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz was on the ballot and he got enough votes to be welcomed to Cooperstown. Ortiz received 77.9% of the votes. It’s not a huge surprise as he had 541 home runs in his career and only 34 other players in the game have ever created more runs. And by the way, each of those 34 players are in the Hall of Fame.

The main question with Big Papi is did he do enough in the field? If you take a look at his Wins-Above-Replacement (WAR), it might make you think that he doesn’t deserve to be there. After all, he was a designated hitter and he didn’t do much – if anything – in the field. However, the DH is a job in baseball and Big Papi wore it about as well as anyone we’ve ever seen.

What really cemented not only Ortiz’s invitation to the Hall but also his legacy was his performance in the playoffs. He was one of the most clutch hitters in the game when the lights were brightest. He batted .289 in the playoffs with 17 home runs, 61 RBI’s, and 51 runs. And don’t forget that he was one of the most instrumental players in overturning the Boston Red Sox curse. In one of the most critical playoff series in franchise history – the 2004 ALCS against the rival New York Yankees – he batted .387 with three jacks and 11 RBI’s – two of which were walk-offs – in seven games.

The main concern here is that Ortiz was linked to Performance-Enhancing Drugs but most of the voters overlooked that. It’s a bit difficult to explain when you see who didn’t get in.

2022 MLB Hall Of Fame Voting Count


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Bonds, Clemens, Sosa & Schilling Don’t Make The Cut

Two of the players who are most synonymous with PED’s – Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens – didn’t make the cut. It was their 10th and final year in the running, so that was it. Curt Schilling, one of baseball’s greatest pitchers of all time is another MLB legend who was on his last year eligibility and didn’t make it. But why? He never had any ties to steroids or cheating. Is the MLB Hall of Fame voting becoming too personal and do the writers who actually place the votes have too much power? We think so.

It is a bit surprising that Ortiz eased in right away and he had issues but these players did not. Each of these three players are legends in Major League Baseball. If there ever was a book written on the game with all of the seasons in it, these would be main characters. Many players used PED’s in the “Steroid Era” but only a few are being scapegoated.

Which Players Have Future Hopes?

Ortiz was the only inductee this year but many players don’t make it on their first go. That’s likely going to be the case with a number of players and the early voting shows that.

Scott Rolen received 249 votes, which was 63.2% of the vote. That’s a really good sign and he’ll probably make the cut either next year or shortly after. Andruw Jones and Todd Helton are basically in the same category. Jones and Rolen should continue to get strong love from the analytics community, which is only growing.

It will be interesting to see what happens with Carlos Beltran next year. There have been questions about PED’s and he was also busted in the sign-stealing incident of the Houston Astros. We’ll have to see what the voters decide to do with him.


Featured image credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez, Steven Senne, Pablo Monsivais – AP

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect PlayPennsylvania’s position.

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Betting Props, Daily Offers & Exclusive Odds Boost for January 27, 2022

Almost every PA sports betting app offers a variety of daily offers and sportsbook promos in PA, but sometimes you miss them because of their quick turnover rate. So, let’s take a look:

BETMGM – NBA & NHL Cross-Sport Parlays:

Cross-Sport Parlay: 76ers & Penguins both to win (+135)

    • Joel Embiid looks to continue his MVP campaign, and a win versus LeBron James and the Lakers on national television could help cement him as the voting favorite.
    • In his last four games, Embiid is averaging 42.5 points per game and 12.8 rebounds.
    • With a win, the 76ers can tie the Brooklyn Nets for first place in the Atlantic Division. 
    • Winners of six straight and 10 of 12, the Penguins host the expansion Seattle Kraken. Pittsburgh is averaging 3.4 goals per game, while the Kraken are allowing 3.6 goals per game, tied for 29th in the league.

NBA Parlay: Lakers & Warriors both to win (+450)

    • LeBron and the Lakers travel to Philadelphia for a date with Joel Embiid and the 76ers. The Lakers are currently ninth in the Western Conference at 24-24 but are getting healthier with Anthony Davis returning in their last game.
    • The Warriors will look to build on their current three-game winning streak in the nightcap of the NBA Thursday night doubleheader on TNT. The Warriors have been bitten by the injury bug of late and will be without Draymond Green (back) and Andre Iguodala (hip) while still working back Klay Thompson, who recently returned from a 941-day stretch without a game.

DRAFTKINGS – Lakers vs 76ers:

  • Lake Show: Lakers to win by 10+ points (+425)
    • Can LeBron and the Lakers blow out the 76ers? If the Lakers are able to work the ball down low to Anthony Davis and get Joel Embiid into foul trouble, maybe they’re able to name their own score. 
  • Who won the trade?: D’Angelo Russell & Andrew Wiggins to combine for 40+ points (+190)
    • The Warriors and Timberwolves struck a deal swapping these two before the 2020 trade deadline. Russell is averaging 19.1 points per game this year while Wiggins is averaging 18.1 points per game. 
  • Cover Boy: Jack Hughes to record 2+ points (+450)
    • Hughes and the Devils travel to Tampa to take on the Lightning. He has registered a point in four straight games and in nine of his last 11 game

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  • Bet Boost: Pulisic to score and USA to win (+160)
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    • The Golden Gophers have come back down to earth after their 6-0 start to the season when they host the Buckeyes in Big Ten action. Ohio State enters tonight with a two-game winning streak after falling to Wisconsin last week. Minnesota holds a 6-3 record at home this year.

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Props, Parlays & Odds Boosts, Oh My.! Get Em While They’re Hot…

Check out today’s hottest sportsbook promos in PA, Wednesday 26, 2022. So if something jumps out at you, don’t hesitate to make your move!

Almost every PA sports betting app offers a variety of daily offers and sportsbook promos in PA that are different from all the other Pennsylvania online sportsbooks. We’re talking about the ever-changing, limited-time-only promos that can only be used on specific games or a specific sport that same day.

Hottest Daily Sportsbook Promos in PA

These offers tend to be very popular, but they only last for so long. It’s hard to separate the best from the rest in time to take advantage of the offers you prefer. So, we are going to take a look at the hottest props, parlays & odds boosts that are being offered to us by several of the top sportsbooks across the state of Pennsylvania.

All of these offers are for games that take place today, Wednesday, 26 2022. So if something jumps out at you, don’t hesitate to make your move!

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Visit BetMGM Sportsbook to take advantage of these daily promotions:

  • Cross-Sport Parlay: Blackhawks & Bulls both to win (+210)

    • The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Detroit trying to snap a four-game losing streak. Detroit Redwings won the first meeting back in October by the final of 6-3. Chicago has struggled with a 7-12-4 road record this year, while Detroit is 13-6-3 at the Little Caesars Arena. 
    • The Bulls host the Toronto Raptors in a battle of Eastern Conference foes. Chicago is looking to get back to full strength with several contributors on the shelf. Zach LaVine returned in Chicago’s previous game and DeMar DeRozan should return after resting on Monday.
  • Cross-Sport Parlay: Nuggets & Avalanche both to win (+195)

    • Denver Nuggets will play game two of their current six-game road trip traveling to the Barclays Center to square off with James Harden and the Brooklyn Nets. Denver looks to build on its two-game winning streak and 7-3 record in their last 10. Brooklyn has dropped two straight and will be without Kevin Durant (knee) and Kyrie Irving (ineligible). 
    • The Colorado Avalanche have been the hottest team in the NHL, earning points in 13 straight games, winners in 12 of their last 13. During their seven-game win streak, the Avs have limited their opponents to just nine goals, including three shutouts. Boston is kicking off a three-game road trip tonight and currently sits 4th in the Atlantic Division.

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The PGA Farmers Insurance Open Kicks Off With Top Names & Big Bet Opportunities

The PGA Farmers Insurance Open kicks off on Wednesday, January 26. Big bet opportunities with the top-ranking golfers competing.

The PGA continues the California stretch of their 2022 schedule this week as they head to Torrey Pines, in La Jolla, California for the Farmers Insurance Open.

The PGA has altered their traditional Thursday through Sunday tee times due to Sunday’s NFL Conference Championship doubleheader. The first round of the Farmers Insurance Open will tee off on Wednesday, January 26 with the final round concluding on Saturday, January 29

The winner of the Farmers Insurance Open will also receive 500 FedExCup points.

Farmers Insurance Open Winner Odds – Top 10 Favorites

Top Ranked Golfers Create Action for Sports Bettors

The tournament features some of the top names in the sport, with 17 of the top 25 ranked golfers teeing off. 

Jon Rahm, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele, and Bryson DeChambeau, all ranked in the top 10 in the Official World Golf rankings, will be hitting the links at Torrey Pines

Other notable names that will be teeing off this week are Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka, Hideki Matsuyama, and Phil Mickelson

With all the talent entered in this tournament, there will be an opportunity to find plenty of value in the PA sports betting market. Check out the odds on your favorite PA sports betting apps to see what bets you want to make.

Which PGA Golfer Should Get Your Bet?

Two of the first things that I look at when betting on the PGA, are recent form and course form. The recent form is obviously how the golfer has performed in his most recent outings. Course form looks at how a golfer performs on that specific course. 

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Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm, the number one ranked golfer in the world, will be playing in his third tournament of the calendar year, and can be considered a “horse for the course.”

  • He finished second at the Sentry Tournament of Champions shooting 33-under par and finished off this past week at the American Express with a 14-under par, tied for 14th, nine strokes back. 
  • Rahm opened as a +750 favorite on BetMGM and has a good history at Torrey Pines, having won the Farmers Insurance Open in 2017, taking second place in 2020, and finishing T7 last year.
  • He also won the 2021 U.S. Open which was held at Torrey Pines.
  • DraftKings Sportsbook also posts “To Finish” props, which gives you an option to bet on a golfer to finish in the Top 5, Top 10, Top 20 or even Top 40.
  • You can get plus money on Rahm to finish in the Top 5 (+160). A bet on Rahm to finish Top-10 will cost you -125. 

Hideki Matsuyama

Looking at players with strong recent form, Matsuyama has also had a solid start to the 2021-2022 season.

  • He fired a 23-under at the Sony Open in Hawaii two weeks ago, defeating Russell Henley in a playoff.
  • Matsuyama also finished 13th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions with a 21-under par and also won the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP back in October. 
  • Matsuyama is currently listed at 21-1 on FanDuel, however, in his last two outings at the Farmers Insurance Open, he placed 53rd and 45th. 

Jason Day

If you want to look a little farther down the PA sports betting odds board, you can take a look at Jason Day, who is a two-time winner at this event and has five Top 10 finishes.

  • DraftKings is offering Day at 100-1 odds.
  • However, Day has missed the cut three times since 2013.

Brandt Snedeker

  • Another two-time winner Brandt Snedeker has the longest odds of former winners, currently sitting at 110-1 on DraftKings. 
  • Snedeker won the tournament in 2012 & 2016.

Other Notable Golfers

Defending champion Patrick Reed (50-1 at DraftKings), Marc Leishman (40-1 on DraftKings), and Justin Rose (66-1 on BetMGM) are all former winners of the Farmers Insurance Open.

Leishman is an interesting consideration to finish in the Top 10. Along with his 2020 win, he has a pair of second-place finishes (2010, 2013). You can bet Leishman at DraftKings +500 to place Top 5, +250 to finish Top 10, and +110 to finish Top 20.

Phil Mickelson is a three-time winner here at the Farmers Insurance Open, however those three wins came over 20 years ago (2001, 2000, 1993).

  • Phil finished T30 at the Sentry two weeks ago, but this past week, Phil shot an uninspiring 7-over par and missed the cut.
  • While Phil doesn’t have a lot of recent success here, aside from a 2nd place in 2011 and 14th in 2017, he also has five missed cuts or withdrawals since 2012.
  • Phil does have 13 Top 25 finishes and has made the cut in 22 of 30 appearances.
  • You can get 160-1 odds on the leftie at FanDuel. 

Other notable odds to win:

  • Justin Thomas (12-1 on DraftKings)
  • Xander Schauffele (17-1 at FanDuel)
  • Bryson DeChambeau (22-1 at DraftKings)
  • Dustin Johnson (22-1 at DraftKings)
  • Brooks Koepka (36-1 at FanDuel)
  • Jordan Speith (40-1 at BetMGM)

PGA Odds – Farmers Insurance Props & Head 2 Head

DraftKings doesn’t just offer individual player odds for this week’s tournament, you can also play several props. 

  • Will there be a Playoff? Yes is +300 and the No is -450.
  • Will there be a Hole in One? Yes, is -200 and the No is +140. I call this one the “No Fun Bet.”
  • You can also bet if there will be a Wire to Wire winner at 12-1 odds. 

DraftKings also has matchups for your betting pleasure. 

The trio of John Rahm (+120), Justin Thomas (+210) and Xander Schauffele (+230) are grouped together in a matchup. 

If you would rather have all three of them in your pocket instead of picking one to finish better than the other two, you can get a nice juicy price of +275 if either of them wins the tournament. 

The folks at FoxBet have a bunch of head-to-head matchups as well that you can take advantage of. The option to bet a tie is available for every matchup at 16-1. 

  • Dustin Johnson (-105) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (+100)
  • Xander Schauffele (-118) vs. Bryson DeChambeau (+110) 
  • Jon Rahm (-138) vs. Justin Thomas (+130)
  • Jordan Spieth (+100) vs. Brooks Koepka (-105)

You can also bet ties at 16-1 for each matchup. 

With so many different ways to bet on golf, it’s the perfect bridge to get us through the week and into the weekend, just in time for the NFL Conference Championships. 


Feature image credit: Chris Carlson – AP