The first round of the NBA playoffs is off to an exhilarating start. After just a few games in each series, NBA fans have witnessed some great action, including several upsets.
Those in the Mountain State can bet on each game in a variety of ways through West Virginia sportsbooks. They provide lots of team, game and player props for every postseason matchup on the hardwood.
Besides betting, residents can also participate in a bunch of different free games and pools for the NBA playoffs at WV online sportsbooks. You’re able to compete against others completely free of charge, with the opportunity to earn some cash prizes.
The NBA playoffs feature multiple games each day for the foreseeable future. With a lot of series splitting the first two contests, it’s possible that a few of these opening-round matchups will reach seven games.
Let’s break down the best free pools offered for the NBA playoffs in WV.
FanDuel NBA free games
FanDuel Sportsbook WV is always releasing free games for its customers to take advantage of. Right now, you can enter a free contest for every playoff game on the schedule.
With the online sportsbook’s Over/Under game, you can win a share of $5,000 for each game that’s aired on TNT. Tonight, that includes the tilt between the Heat and Bucks, as well as the Lakers and Suns.
In this free pool, you’re required to choose whether every prop will go over or under. FanDuel poses 10 different props for every game.
Those who answer the most questions correctly can earn a portion of the prize pool.
Unlike with most free games, bettors don’t need to have their entry submitted until after the game begins. You must have your picks in prior to the end of the first quarter, or 45 minutes after the opening tip.
Props vary but often involve a player’s personal statistics or how many players will record a double-double. Of course, two of the props are always the game’s total and which team will come away victorious.
FanDuel also has its NBA InPlay contest available for the playoffs. Here, you’re able to make free live bets with the chance of coming away with cash payouts.
At the start of each quarter, FanDuel will give you 2,000 tokens to use to wager with. Your goal is to acquire as many tokens as possible by betting up to 100 tokens for each possession in the game.
Participants with the most tokens at the end of each quarter will take home some of the prize fund. FanDuel rewards the top 10 players with prizes in the form of site credit.
This NBA InPlay contest is available for every playoff game.
Hulu Hoops Challenge
FanDuel’s Hulu Hoops Challenge is another free option. While it is only available before the start of each round in the postseason, it’s a free shot at $35,000 in prizes.
By picking which team will advance and the number of games it will take, you can acquire points. There is a new contest every round of the playoffs, and those with the most points win part of a $10,000 pool.
The top 1,000 entries on the overall leaderboard make the final round, with the opportunity to be crowned champ and win some of the additional $5,000 in prizes.
DraftKings NBA free pools
DraftKings Sportsbook WV is set up with free games for the NBA playoffs as well. It offers a free $5,000 pool for multiple games every day.
Tonight, the online sportsbook’s Playoff Edition pools are based around the Lakers-Suns Game 3, along with Denver vs. Portland.
For both games, players need to answer eight different props. Of course, picking these correctly gets you points and increases your odds of winning.
The top 2,225 entries earn a portion of the $5,000 for each game. The overall winner for each pool takes home $100.
Props include which team will cover the spread, who will hit more threes and the total points, rebounds and assists for specific players.
Your picks need to be submitted by 10 p.m. EST for the Lakers game, while the pool for the Blazers game locks at 10:30 p.m. EST.