NBA Finals Boost Aims To Turn Up Heat For Iowa Basketball Betting This Week

Written By Derek Helling on September 28, 2020 - Last Updated on June 10, 2021

NBA Finals betting in Iowa is about to get hot.

Just two teams remain in Orlando to play for the NBA Championship. Wagering on the series between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat could be extra rewarding for Iowa sports bettors this year.

The DraftKings online sportsbook is offering a special boost just for the NBA Finals. Just like how a championship makes victory sweeter, this boost will sweeten wins for IA sports bettors.

DraftKings NBA Finals betting boost details

Essentially, it’s a 200% profit boost for new DraftKings customers.

While DraftKings has other boosts for current DraftKings IA bettors, this one is just for new DK customers.

After registering at any of the Wild Rose Iowa casinos, log into your account on the DraftKings app or website and make a deposit. Then, place any pregame, real-money bet of $50 or less on any NBA Finals game.

Per Iowa’s in-person registration policy, new online sports betting customers must visit a retail sportsbook first. If you are a new DraftKings customer, visit one of its retail sportsbook locations at Wild Rose Clinton, Wild Rose Jefferson or Wild Rose Emmetsburg to register.

You can’t use this boost in a parlay or combine it with any other promotions. Additionally, if you cash out early, you forfeit the extra winnings.

If you win your bet, DraftKings will triple your profit, up to $500. You can use this boost for each and every NBA Finals game, but only once per game.

While the Finals won’t start until Wednesday, Sept. 30, DraftKings’ markets are live now. They include wagers on Game 1, the entire series and props for both.

NBA Finals lines for your consideration

Right now, the Lakers are a -215 favorite to take Game 1, with the spread sitting at -5 (-110) for Los Angeles. The Lakers are also a -400 favorite to win the series at DraftKings.

Props for Wednesday night’s Game 1 at 8:10 p.m. CST on ABC include:

  • First team to score
  • First to listed points
  • Team totals
  • Game to go to overtime
  • Odd/even final score

DraftKings also offers a couple of ready-made parlays for Game 1. One combines the moneyline and total while the other combines the spread with the total.

Taking Miami to win and either the over or the under carries odds of +400 right now, for example. While DraftKings is confident that Los Angeles will take this game and series, there’s reason to possibly hesitate on paying up for the Lakers at the current odds.

The Heat is on

The Heat have dropped just two games — one in overtime — during the playoffs this year. Additionally, they arguably match up against Los Angeles better than any of their other foes.

Defensively, Miami seems to have the talent necessary to slow down the Lakers’ Anthony Davis and LeBron James. Bam Adebayo has been one of the best interior defenders in the playoffs this year, for example.

If the Heat can limit Los Angeles’ stars enough to let their offensive firepower provided by Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson execute, this series could be much closer than DraftKings predicts.

Regardless of how the series goes, if you’re a new user at DraftKings and you wager wisely, the NBA Finals could be lucrative for you.

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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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