In 2001, all-time great street car racer Dominic Torretto famously proclaimed “It don’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile - winning’s winning”. Toretto then raised his hands up in the air as all the adoring street racing fans around him cheered for their king. Shortly after, though, Leon picked up a police signal on the scanner and everyone had to run away from the cops.
Okay, so maybe I just described a scene from The Fast and the Furious. But that line from Vin Diesel’s character has always resonated with me, and it was those words that once again came back to the forefront of my mind this week as we reviewed the results of the most recent edition of The Weekend Sweat.
It was by far our worst week for TWS since we got going four weeks ago, but guess what? We still profited. That’s right, we lost two of our three bets but still managed to come out $64 ahead, just for making smart plays to take advantage of the best promotional offers out there from the sportsbooks.
Winning IS winning. And we’re going to win again this week. Here is your must-have, must-read, must-bet-on survival guide for another big weekend of sport!
🍻 SUNDAY (PART I)
Just like last week we’re going to give you the Saturday off. College Football is on of course, and there are definitely plenty of great picks to choose from on the Dimers’ Bet Hub but for us the real fun starts on Sunday with a massive two-part play which is sure to guarantee another profit.
The ‘book: BetMGM
How much do I put down? BetMGM offers a risk-free bet of up to $500 for new users, but for this one we only need to spend $1.
What’s the play? Those Jamie Foxx ad spots (see below) must be bringing in the big bucks for the ‘King of Sportsbooks’ because BetMGM are once again throwing money at us for no reason at all.
New customers are being offered 100/1 odds on any team this NFL Sunday to score a touchdown. That’s right; any team you want, any game you want. It’s really up to you which one you choose, but we’ve woken up DimersBOT from his slumber on the Quick Picks page and he’s told us that the Saints are a whopping 81% chance to beat the 49ers so we’ll take them to score the TD and pick up a crisp Benjamin Franklin.
Balance Check: You put your 1 buck in, you take your 100 bucks out, and you shake it all about. You do the hokey pokey and you turn around, and that’s what it’s all about.
🍻 SUNDAY (PART II)
Just like the Terminator movies; the first one is good - but the sequel is even better - and boy, do we have a cherry on top to end the weekend.
The ‘book: DraftKings
How much do I put down? New customers can get bonus sign up offers of up to $1000 with DK, but we’re slamming down $100 to give us something to play with for this offer.
What’s the play? DraftKings are giving us a free hit this Sunday, covering any net losses we may incur up to $100, refunding via site credit.
So, when a sportsbook is giving you a free chance to win big, what do you do? Swing for the fences of course. But we also want to play it smart, so we’re going to make three bets. An easy money bet, a 50/50 bet and then a Hail Mary to bring it home.
Here’s what we do:
Easy Money Bet: Keeping things rolling in the NFL, we’re putting together a three-team parlay. We like the Raiders ML (63% chance of winning), Saints ML (85%) and Steelers ML (74%). We’re going to place $50 on that at +152 for a return of $126
50/50 Bet: Both the Bucs and Panthers tasted defeat last week, but at least Carolina pushed the reigning champion Chiefs all the way, while Brady and Tampa Bay were beaten mercilessly by the Saints. DimersBOT loves the Panthers to cover the spread (54% chance), but we’re going to go one better than that. We’re putting $30 down on Panthers to win by 7-12 points at odds of +750 for a return of $255.
Hail Mary: Our Hail Mary play takes us to Green Bay as the Packers take on the Jags. Jacksonville has one of the worst defenses in the league, while Aaron Rodgers is leading one of the best offenses. Could the Packs force a silly mistake of the Jaguars in defense? We’re putting $20 on The first scoring play to be a Green Bay safety at huge odds of +5500, getting you $1120 back if it hits or your money back in site credit!
Balance Check: Another can’t lose promotional offer. We’ll either walk away from this with $1501 from a $100 outlay, or all our money back.
There you have it; another Weekend Sweat in the books. We’ll be back again next week to revel in our success together, but until then, never forget: nobody likes the tuna here.