The 2021 NBA Finals continue Thursday night after an exhilarating opening game. Phoenix took the first contest by 13 points in front of more than 16,000 fans at its home arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to rebound in Game 2, and should have some confidence even following a loss. Despite being listed as doubtful early in the day, Giannis Antetokounmpo was solid in his first action back.
Obviously, it wasn’t enough to lead the Bucks to a victory, but Antetokounmpo’s 20 points and 17 rebounds helped keep them alive. It’s also an encouraging sign of how well the Greek star could perform now that he’s played a game.
With the second tilt on Thursday, West Virginia sportsbooks feature plenty of different promotions to utilize when betting. Some of them include games and pools that are completely free to play, too.
Let’s break down all of the options that are available for the next game and for the remainder of the NBA Finals.
2021 NBA Finals Promotions At WV Sportsbooks
DraftKings Sportsbook NBA Pools
DraftKings WV has a couple of different ways for bettors to cash in during the series. For most games, it includes at least one free pool to play where the top entries can earn part of a cash prize.
For the second game on Thursday, the online sportsbook has two free pools in place. Through its Free $5K DraftKings Pools – Playoff Edition, users can win a portion of $5,000 in prizes.
If you are correct about the majority of the eight props, you could walk away from this free pool with cash. The top 2,225 entries are paid out.
Questions include normal markets you would bet on, like the point spread and game total. There are also player props and head-to-head matchup options.
The other free pool posted on DraftKings is its Free $1K Action Network Pool. This is very similar to the other offer; however, there are a couple of distinctions.
As the name suggests, there’s only $1,000 in the prize pool; only the top 160 places receive money. And there are 10 props to get right in this contest, compared to just eight.
NBA fans must have their picks submitted for both of these pools prior to the start of play. The second game is scheduled for 9 p.m. on ABC.
Although the sportsbook doesn’t have any promos up at the moment, there are several odds boosts available.
One provides odds of +150 for Suns guard Chris Paul to record 30 or more combined points and assists to go along with a Phoenix win.
Those who like the Bucks might be interested in taking Antetokounmpo to score 25 or more points and a Milwaukee triumph at +380.
FanDuel Sportsbook NBA Finals Promos
FanDuel WV is also equipped with deals for bettors in the Mountain State.
The online sportsbook has two different promotions up for the last series of the season. With the Taco Bell 2021 NBA Finals Comeback Bonus, you can earn bonus credit with your normal bet.
Placing a moneyline wager of at least $25 before the game makes you eligible to receive an extra $10 if your pick overcomes a halftime deficit. So if your team is down five points at the half but comes back to win the game outright, you’ll get bonus money on top of your winnings.
The $10 bonus comes in the form of site credit.
Your bet can include either team’s moneyline, and they need to be trailing by just one point at halftime to be eligible.
FanDuel’s other NBA Finals deal provides a Risk-Free Same Game Parlay. For any NBA Finals game this season, the online sportsbook will give you up to $10 back for your unsuccessful parlay.
By placing a parlay with at least three legs involving the NBA game, you’ll get $10 refunded if it loses. Bettors can utilize this promo twice during the duration of the series but only once per game.
The parlay’s final price needs to be at +400 or greater.
FanDuel includes a free game for its customers, too. Just like during the regular season and the rest of the playoffs, you can participate in NBA InPlay.
This free game allows you to make live picks during each quarter, with a chance to win cash prizes. You’ll start with 2,000 tokens to bet with at the start of every quarter and those with the most tokens after the quarter ends will win.
The online sportsbook is giving away $400 in site credit with tonight’s matchup.
William Hill Sportsbook NBA Deals
William Hill WV is in on the action for the NBA Finals, too.
Through its First Half Frenzy, bettors will earn free bets when their team scores in the opening half.
If your wager of at least $25 on the first half spread of Thursday’s game is a winner, you’ll receive a free bet that totals your team’s points for the half. Bettors only get the bonus if they successfully pick the first-half point spread.
Since the Suns covered this spread in Game 1, their 57 points in the opening half would result in a $57 bonus.
This is a great offer to potentially get a bonus of that size for a commitment of just $25.
The funds come as a free bet and are credited to your account within five business days.
BetMGM Sportsbook NBA Finals Promotions
Betting on the NBA Finals at BetMGM Sportsbook WV is also a great option.
Just like the online sportsbook provided for NHL fans, it features NBA Finals Overtime Insurance.
When you place a moneyline bet on either team to win the game, you’ll be insured if your team loses in OT. BetMGM will give you up to $20 back in the form of a free bet if you catch the bad beat.
This offer is available for every game between the Suns and Bucks.
Another deal will have you rooting for Antetokounmpo to score regardless of your wager. After betting $50 on the game, you’ll get $2 back in free bets for every field goal he makes.
The best part about this deal is you’ll get the bonus money whether your bet wins or not.
It should be noted that the $2 is awarded for made field goals, not just points. In the first tilt, Antetokounmpo hit six shots from the field, which would result in a bonus of $12.