West Virginia Sportsbooks Present Several Promotions For NBA And NHL Playoffs

Written By Chris Imperiale on May 20, 2021 - Last Updated on March 22, 2023

The NBA and NHL playoffs are officially in full swing as both sports look to crown a champion for 2021.

Besides there being plenty of betting opportunities at West Virginia sportsbooks for postseason games, there are also lots of deals available.

Every online sports betting app in WV is offering some type of promo for either the NBA or NHL playoffs.

While the NBA postseason technically starts on Saturday, the play-in tournament began on Tuesday night. Once the final seeds are solidified in each conference, then the rest of the teams can get underway.

On the ice, the hockey playoffs are a few games in for most series, with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens playing their Game 1 tonight.

Let’s take a look at each of the WV sportsbooks and break down the best deals to utilize during these playoffs.

DraftKings Sportsbook NBA playoff promos

The DraftKings WV Sportsbook is littered with promos for NBA fans. The online sportsbook lists a variety of ways to cash in on the playoffs.

The first is mentioned under its No Brainer Bets section, so we’ll address that one immediately. These types of deals are can’t-miss and essentially the sportsbook handing out free money to its customers.

DraftKings’ current promo is called Hammer the Over. For every 1,500 bettors who wager on the over in the Dallas Mavs vs. Los Angeles Clippers game, the game’s point total will drop by one.

As of now, the total is set at just 62 points, when the game’s actual total is 219. Depending on what the number finishes at, it’s likely to hit in the first quarter.

Bettors must select the promo’s boosted price from their bet slip prior to confirming it. The maximum wager is set at $25, and the boosted odds are +100.

All DraftKings customers should get this bet in before they forget. The matchup between the Mavs and Clips is scheduled for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. EST.

The online sportsbook is running another good deal regarding NBA futures. This promo gives you a $5 free bet for every round a team advances, after you put a $25 future on them.

Once you opt in, you’ll need to place your qualifying bet on any team before Friday at midnight.

This is a great deal for those who were looking to put a future in for the playoffs anyway. With the promo, you could recoup a good portion of the wager even if they don’t win the title.

DraftKings provides other ways to earn money back as well. Through its NBA Playoff Daily Bet And Get, you can get a $5 free bet daily.

Each day you wager at least $25 in total in bets on the playoffs, you’ll get $5. Your initial wagers need to have odds of -250 or greater.

These bets can include live markets as well as parlays. The promo is available through May 31.

BetMGM Sportsbook playoff time offers

It’s playoff time at BetMGM WV Sportsbook. The online sportsbook promo called It’s Playoff Time is up and running to reward you for your futures bet.

This promo is available for both the NBA and NHL.

With the deal, your futures bet on any team will net you a risk-free token each time your team advances in the playoffs. The most the free bet can be is $25; however, it’s possible to receive four tokens total.

A great thing about this promotion is that you don’t need to wager very much at all to qualify. If you simply bet $1 on a team to win the title, you’re in.

As mentioned, this is posted for both the NBA and NHL. Bettors do need to opt in to the promos for each separately, though.

BetMGM also features a different deal just for NHL games. By using its NHL Playoff Overtime Insurance, you’ll feel much better about your late defeat.

By placing a moneyline bet on a team prior to the game starting, you’ll be fully refunded up to $20 if they lose in OT. Live bets are not included.

Not only is this offer up every day, but also, you can take advantage of it once for every postseason game.

Refunds are credited to your account within 24 hours of losing the bet. The deal is available through July 9.

FanDuel Sportsbook Stanley Cup insurance

FanDuel WV is ready to go for the NHL playoffs, too. It highlights a couple of ways for hockey bettors to take advantage.

With its NHL Correct Score Insurance, you can basically wager risk-free if you pick the right side. When you place a pregame, straight bet on the “60 minute correct score” market, FanDuel will give you a full refund up to $25 if your bet loses but your team still wins.

Right now, this offer is only eligible for featured games. At the moment, those include the following:

  • May 20: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
  • May 21: Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes
  • May 23: St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche

If you feel comfortable about a team taking home a victory, then this promo is perfect. Most correct score props include sizable payouts of at least +1500, so it’s worth taking a shot on one.

It should also be noted that FanDuel’s NHL Parlay Insurance is still offered as well.

Although there are fewer games to work with, the online sportsbook will refund your parlay of five or more legs if you can hit on four of them.

If you miss just one, FanDuel will refund your account with up to $25 in credit.

Each selection of the parlay must have odds of -200 or greater, while the final price of the parlay needs to be +200 or longer.

This promotion is good through May 25.

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Chris Imperiale is currently the Managing Editor of Catena Media's US online lottery site, PlayiLottery. He used to be the Managing Editor of PlayWV, covering the sports betting and online casino industries in the Mountain State. He has a journalism degree from Rutgers University and was formerly on staff at Bleacher Report.

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